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Posted on 02/05/2012 10:44:56 AM PST by Kartographer
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
As a prepper the last thing I’d want is be on TV.
Much better to stay quiet. Why give Big Sis a clue?
Which makes you wonder how Obama found his wife. I never figured him for hiker.
Yeah, I love Michelle's Jack Links Jerky ads.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
InB4 after society collapses everyone will go to the homes of the Doomsday Preppers featured on the National Geo show. LOL.
I'm expecting it to be as you stated.
However, I will watch it via DVR. I'm only going to be looking for tips and tricks that other folks use so I can fine tune my own preps.
One of the most under reported attributes of us preppers, is the peace of mind it brings.
In the history of the world men and nature have often caused such devastation that people have cried out for the Lord to end it all.
Knowing that that would be the case maybe is why the Bible contains many such verse as:
In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but the foolish man devours all he has.Proverbs 21:20
Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.” Proverbs 6:6-8
A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. Proverbs 27:12
Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 1 Timothy 5:8
I’ll DVR it and watch at some point. I’m sure most featured on the show will be made to look like nutcases. Always interesting to see the many ways people prep.
Thanks for the passages, Kart!
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