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Doomsday Preppers
National Geographic Channel ^

Posted on 02/05/2012 10:44:56 AM PST by Kartographer

NEW-SERIES PREMIERE TUES FEB 7 9P et/pt

Doomsday Preppers explores the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Unique in their beliefs, motivations, and strategies, preppers will go to whatever lengths they can to make sure they are prepared for any of life’s uncertainties. And with our expert’s assessment, they will find out their chances of survival if their worst fears become a reality.

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TOPICS: Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: nationalgeographic; preparedness; preppers; survival
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1 posted on 02/05/2012 10:44:58 AM PST by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ Ping!

OK guys back to business.


2 posted on 02/05/2012 10:46:49 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
I don't prep for doomsday (besides being right with God), I prep for tornados and severe weather events. I would hope that folks along the Mississippi prep for floods, and folks in California prep for earthquakes, fire, mudslides and Gov Brown.

It just turns out that my preps for tornados work pretty well for just about any kind of disaster, including mutant biker zombies.

/johnny

3 posted on 02/05/2012 10:52:25 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer
OK guys back to business.

No shit?

4 posted on 02/05/2012 10:56:05 AM PST by null and void (Day 1112 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: null and void; Kartographer

“OK guys back to business.

No shit? “

LOL.

Glad to hear it, Kart.


5 posted on 02/05/2012 10:59:36 AM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: Kartographer
Saw ads for this.
Can't help but expect it to be a paint-them-crazies piece, given the political leanings of National Geographic.

Don't plan to watch it.

6 posted on 02/05/2012 11:00:45 AM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: null and void; JRandomFreeper

I hope so, but JRandomFreeper tirade about the term Doomsday has me a bit worried! ;-)


7 posted on 02/05/2012 11:00:54 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: JRandomFreeper
Years before household "buying in bulk" became mainstream, I recall reading an Andrew Tobias tome praising how a penny unspent is two pennies earned, avoiding income tax.

Buying on sale, and rotating a 3 month store of staples is economically smart, not to mention a great backup in case of a disaster.

Tobias even mentioned the fabulously wealthy founder of Revlon (Charles Revson?) buying his mouthwash by the case so he'd always have minty fresh breath.

8 posted on 02/05/2012 11:03:26 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Kartographer
;)

Still waiting on a bug-out-bag prep thread.

/johnny

9 posted on 02/05/2012 11:03:26 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: grobdriver

The last one was OK. I think the rating they give at the end of each Prepper’s segment was far from fair though. Like I said tivo it and zap through the bad parts.


10 posted on 02/05/2012 11:04:42 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: JRandomFreeper

I prep for Obama and the government. Correction, I’m trying to as there’s no 100% or even 10% safe guard against them.


11 posted on 02/05/2012 11:07:35 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: null and void

Best laugh I’ve had all day!


12 posted on 02/05/2012 11:08:42 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
It just turns out that my preps for tornados work pretty well for just about any kind of disaster, including mutant biker zombies.

I'm in trouble. I've only been prepping for biker zombies. I don't have anything for if they're mutants too.

13 posted on 02/05/2012 11:09:27 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: grobdriver

Just watched several of the videos online and I think it will be just the opposite. Very informative.


14 posted on 02/05/2012 11:09:50 AM PST by bigbob
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To: JRandomFreeper; null and void

I am getting to it, but lately I’ve been knee deep in s.... Well let’s just not go there OK? ;-)


15 posted on 02/05/2012 11:09:57 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: bigbob; grobdriver

Good to hear!


16 posted on 02/05/2012 11:11:43 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Saw previews being advertised but I don’t get the Nat Geo channel. Maybe I can come here and see what FReepers have to say about it.


17 posted on 02/05/2012 11:13:26 AM PST by Pipe Dog (Need a helping hand.... check the end of your own arm first.)
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To: Kartographer

I’m prepping for doomsday if Obama wins a 2nd term. Withdrew all my money from stocks already, had it converted to cash which I stored in my underground bunker, which is buried 50 feet underground and reinforced with 5 feet of concrete and steel. I have it loaded with 4 years of food and water. It is IRS resistant, EPA resistant and all around general government intervention resistant simply because they do not know it exists. If the Obama ghouls discover it and try to break it up and divide it so everyone gets a fair share, it will then self destruct in 30 seconds.


18 posted on 02/05/2012 11:15:36 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Bug out bag?

Simple.

Have a pack ready to go on a 3 day backpacking trip at a moment’s notice. Tailor to geography, region, season, and hostility.


19 posted on 02/05/2012 11:16:26 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Pollster1; JRandomFreeper
Yeah JRandomFreeper what are you going to do if they turnout to be: mutant ninja biker zombies?
20 posted on 02/05/2012 11:16:26 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Pollster1
I don't have anything for if they're mutants too.

Just double down on ammo. It's not like it's going to get any cheaper.

Back in the '90s, I bought enough .22 plinking ammo to last the rest of my life, and I'm glad I did. I paid less than 1/3 of what they want for it today.

/johnny

21 posted on 02/05/2012 11:18:27 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

OK who leaked the plans for my bunker to you?


22 posted on 02/05/2012 11:18:58 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
Double down on ammo. ;)

That's my solution to lots of problems.

/johnny

23 posted on 02/05/2012 11:21:14 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ctdonath2
Not quite so simple, even though that's the basic idea.

How often do you inventory it, check flashlight batteries, expiration dates on meds?

I inventory mine on the 1st of every month.

But I think the topic deserves a thread of it's own, so we can hear what people put in theirs, and how they manage it.

/johnny

24 posted on 02/05/2012 11:24:41 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer
Food, water, ammo, medicines, seeds, radios, and diesel fuel. I'm set for a year at least if I don't get killed by roving hoards of diversity.
25 posted on 02/05/2012 11:27:31 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

So from your sarcasm I take it you think ‘prepping’ is a waste of time. good for you

history proves you wrong but each to their own


26 posted on 02/05/2012 11:28:52 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Kartographer

No serious “Prepper” would allow their preparations to be known by the whole world.


27 posted on 02/05/2012 11:28:58 AM PST by JohnKinAK
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To: Calvin Locke
"penny unspent is two pennies earned"

Given taxation, in effect money isn't free. It costs two dollars to buy one dollar.


28 posted on 02/05/2012 11:29:25 AM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: Kartographer
Bump

Essential Investor Preparations For The Big Crisis

29 posted on 02/05/2012 11:30:05 AM PST by blam
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To: vetvetdoug

Have you ever really tested your food? I did and was very surprised at how fast it disappears.


30 posted on 02/05/2012 11:31:37 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Just double down on ammo

Just set mythtv to record this. The first episode is named "Bullets, lots of Bullets".

31 posted on 02/05/2012 11:34:13 AM PST by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: JRandomFreeper

There might be times when bug out is the only option and you have no other choice.

But in general, I tend to think bug out is a bad choice.
You and 3 million other people will be out there on the roads, probably not moving very fast if at all, each and every one in bug-out zombie mode.


32 posted on 02/05/2012 11:34:41 AM PST by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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To: JohnKinAK
"No serious “Prepper” would allow their preparations to be known by the whole world."

EGGSactly Batman.

Myself my only "preparing" is the Tater Salad System.

1. Buy a Helmet.

2. Put on the Damn Helmet.

33 posted on 02/05/2012 11:35:42 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Kartographer

I’m not a DOOMSDAY preppar. I do take prudent preparations for a possible breakdown of societal institutions. Do you want to put your family’s existance totally in the hands of the Government? Especially this Government? If there was a breakdown the low life in the cities would be looking to take what the Government could no longer provide to them...


34 posted on 02/05/2012 11:37:01 AM PST by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: Kartographer

If there is really a preppers’ ping, please add me to it! Thanks!


35 posted on 02/05/2012 11:40:16 AM PST by georgiagirl_pam (Step One: SECURE YOUR DOOR! (it will give you time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: djf
Considering my primary survival threat (outside of government) is tornados and severe weather events, I may not have a choice about bugging out.

But if any structure on the property is sound, I'll shelter in place.

Oh, btw, roads and shelters are for targets. I can be camped in the woods less than 10 minutes of walking from my place.

It helps to have grown up in the area and know every nook and cranny of it. ;)

/johnny

36 posted on 02/05/2012 11:41:17 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer
I notice in the previews for this show that the preppers they show mention every form of disaster *except* for economic collapse, while virtually all the many preppers I know are almost universally most concerned about preparing for an economic disaster.

This alone suggests to me that "Doomsday Preppers" is going to be off-base (and probably deliberately so).

37 posted on 02/05/2012 11:42:58 AM PST by The Duke
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To: Kartographer
I notice in the previews for this show that the preppers they show mention every form of disaster *except* for economic collapse, while virtually all the many preppers I know are almost universally most concerned about preparing for an economic disaster.

This alone suggests to me that "Doomsday Preppers" is going to be off-base (and probably deliberately so).

38 posted on 02/05/2012 11:43:02 AM PST by The Duke
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To: Kartographer

At Last, our 5 seconds of fame!


39 posted on 02/05/2012 11:49:34 AM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Tell me about it. I just bought some more .22 ammo. I have the same box of 525 bullets I bought 5 years ago, and it was $10.00 cheaper. I got 10,000 rounds plus or minus 1,000. Looking to stock up to 25,000. I have most of my weapons at .22 and it makes it easier to buy ammo since they all take the same.

Too bad about the others I lost in that tragic boat mishap.


40 posted on 02/05/2012 11:50:34 AM PST by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: vetvetdoug
if I don't get killed by roving hoards of diversity.

More ammo!

41 posted on 02/05/2012 11:53:55 AM PST by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

There are a gazillion threads about BOBs all over the web.

I’ve followed the subject close for a long time. While a thrilling inspiration to one’s imagination, upshot is it’s packing for a 3 day self sufficient hike - and the realization that it’s for either getting home or out of a limited area, because outside those goals you’re doing the wrong thing.


42 posted on 02/05/2012 11:54:32 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: djf

But in general, I tend to think bug out is a bad choice.

Good thinking. I’m one of those folks who are well prepared and live out in the country. I’m well prepared to feed me and mine and protect what I have from the mobs of unprepared who will be slithering out of the cities.
If you don’t prepare you have a problem but none of the people who live where you intend to go will be willing to share what they have. They will share hot led but that is about all.
Local law enforcement in those areas are going to keep the mob on the highways and send them on down the road.
All of those unprepared who are fleeing the socialized beehive cities are soon going to find that they are entitled to nothing and will get nothing from those who have worked and planned for survival.
Keep going, nothing here for you.
Lock and load.


43 posted on 02/05/2012 11:56:44 AM PST by oldenuff2no (Rangers lead the way...... Delta, the original European home land security)
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To: Kartographer

There are so many ways things could go horribly wrong that eventually the preppers will be right. It will be good that someone might survive when the rest of us fall. May they fly the flag when we are gone.


44 posted on 02/05/2012 11:57:32 AM PST by dog breath
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To: MichaelP

The potential for an economic reset of our US dollar currency is the most likely SHTF scenario for the US because this has happened to other nations including world powers like the Soviet Union when its currency/economy imploded and reset. The huge US debt has to be paid and each year/decade goes by our ability to pay it with austerity and taxes is getting less likely politically and financially. That means the US gov has only one recourse, inflate our way out of debt thru money printing and hoping not to ignite hyperinflation or lose world reserve currency status rapidly. BOTTOM LINE - middle class will slowly lose their buying power. Wealth preservation is the main objective for all and protecting ones accounts in case an MF Global type bankruptcy which allows banks to seize people’s accounts, and 401k before they declare bankruptcy and place customers at the end of the line with other creditors. What happen with MF Global is frightening. Remember when the gov or bank is broke, all promises are broken. Worst the upper 1 percent will get together to make sure their accounts and claims are secured first by looting the customers (99 percent) and then fashion a bankruptcy that is legal for them to screw the customers. The bank CEO will claim he does not know where the missing customer money went and demand gov (ala taxpayers 99 percent) to bail them out or else. This type of SHTF scenario is more likely then all the other 2012 type doomsday claims.
If every Japanese citizen took their savings and brought precious metals in lieu of Japanese T bonds and zero interest savings accounts, many of them will be able to retire well off twenty years later as they turn their gold back for more Yens.


45 posted on 02/05/2012 12:00:12 PM PST by Fee
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To: dog breath

Just a thought but there is something my dad used to tell me. I’m ranch raised in a culture where you are your own plumber, mechanic, carpenter, welder, vet, and security. You have to learn to do it all to financially survive.
He used to tell all of us that, “Folks who count on luck rarely have any.” What he was telling us was that we should plan and prepare and depend on our knowledge and ability. Don’t depend on luck because you are not prepared for a situation because it will never work.


46 posted on 02/05/2012 12:10:15 PM PST by oldenuff2no (Rangers lead the way...... Delta, the original European home land security)
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To: The Duke

“Doomsday Preppers” is going to be off-base (and probably deliberately so).”
________________________

No doubt. I just saw the “Bullets, lots of bullets” sound clip commercial and laughed. Bet the farm that we’ll be painted as big-time kooks.


47 posted on 02/05/2012 12:16:33 PM PST by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: Kartographer

Are some preparations in order? Perhaps. Some very faithful Christians may even say its a must. But in the end, what I believe with everything in my heart is that there is no amount of physical preparation that will bring you salvation. It may delay some suffering for a bit, but it will never be enough. So whether you stock up for an ice age or you stock up your treasures in heaven, the only REAL solution is faith in Jesus Christ.


48 posted on 02/05/2012 12:18:32 PM PST by wolfman
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To: wolfman

You are entitled to your faith and beliefs. Salvation and survival are two totally different things. You are fully entitled to raise your arms and heart to the heaves and ask for help in surviving. I will pray for the strength, vision, guts to help me and mine survive. There are a lot of Christians through out history who honestly believed that faith was all they needed to survive. They died right beside the non believers.


49 posted on 02/05/2012 12:24:38 PM PST by oldenuff2no (Rangers lead the way...... Delta, the original European home land security)
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To: JRandomFreeper
...including mutant biker zombies.

Did you know that if a mutant biker zombie is left in the wilds of the forest, he will grow long mangy hair all over his body and develop an ape-like face? Yes, I talking about...sasquach.

50 posted on 02/05/2012 12:26:58 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (Neo-communist equals Neo-fascist)
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