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Preppers: ‘Anywhere from Incredibly Practical to Practically Certifiable’
SHTF Plan ^ | 5/3/12 | Mac Slavo

Posted on 05/03/2012 5:28:24 PM PDT by Kartographer

With the 2012 Doomsday date quickly approaching, anxiety and fear are gripping more and more people across the globe. According to a recent survey of individuals in over twenty countries, 15% of people worldwide believe the end of the world as we know it will happen in our lifetime.

“Whether they think it will come to an end through the hands of God, or a natural disaster or a political event, whatever the reason, one in seven thinks the end of the world is coming,” said Keren Gottfried, research manager at Ipsos Global Public Affairs which conducted the poll for Reuters.

“Perhaps it is because of the media attention coming from one interpretation of the Mayan prophecy that states the world ‘ends’ in our calendar year 2012,” Gottfried said, adding that some Mayan scholars have disputed the interpretation.

Source: Reuters

(Excerpt) Read more at shtfplan.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: preparedness; prepperping; preppers; selfreliance; shtf; survivalping
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To: Kartographer
Anyone remember what I could have possible posted that was offensive?

You didn't say something really offensive like "Christ is Lord" or something, did you?

41 posted on 05/04/2012 1:58:42 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Kartographer
I didn't notice anything.

/johnny

42 posted on 05/04/2012 1:59:12 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

Got me! I didn’t see anything that was “offensive.”


43 posted on 05/04/2012 1:59:44 PM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: Sarajevo

I remember part of the post was about how there has be proven research that show’s that plane that crash have a higher precentage of people who miss the flaigh than planes that don’t that the little voice in the back of your head is something you should listen to. I also talked about my own experience of putting around in the morning when I should be leaving for work (which isn’t like me) and then finding that a major accident had occured somewhere on my route to work.


44 posted on 05/04/2012 2:00:24 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: MrB

For some, it’s the Mayan calendar thing, or planet X, or pandemic, or financial collapse, or the Tribulation.

Or, something as seemingly benign as LOSS OF INTERNET.

Think about it...

Preppers will survive.


45 posted on 05/04/2012 2:07:29 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: MrB; JRandomFreeper; Ladysmith

The most offense thing I posted all week was post #8 in this thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2879929/posts


46 posted on 05/04/2012 2:08:18 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
Anyone remember what I could have possible posted that was offensive?

I don't recall anything.

47 posted on 05/04/2012 2:11:45 PM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Kartographer

This is all I found, with #1 removed:

Preppers: ‘Anywhere from Incredibly Practical to Practically Certifiable’
Thursday, May 03, 2012 8:29:57 PM · 2 of 46
Kartographer to appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!
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Sorry, I don’t specifically remember #1.


48 posted on 05/04/2012 2:15:09 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: immadashell
Am I a prepper? Yes, I am. Why? Simple. It's not because I'm afraid to die when TEOTWAWKI happens, it's because I'm afraid I'll survive.

Repeat
That needed Repeating!

49 posted on 05/04/2012 2:21:26 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Sarajevo; wtc911; patton; JRandomFreeper

Back in the mid-60s high school, “plonking” was a nice way of saying ‘screwing’, or the f-word. Maybe it’s got a new definition these days?


50 posted on 05/04/2012 2:39:53 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: carriage_hill
In the 80s, it meant ignoring all postings by an individual, which may reflect on the meaning you describe. ;)

I had programs that would strip out certain posters from mail-lists and newsgroups that I subscribed to, back in the 300 baud days.

/johnny

51 posted on 05/04/2012 2:44:10 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I still have one of those 120Mb Super Drives that uses the double thick 3.5" disks...and I have the driver disk. Not really Old School...yet...but I refuse to throw it out because it is so cool and so much better than 1.44MB drives.

Forget the fact that it is totally useless in any PC platform today. It would make a fromidable projectile...if propelled by sufficient velocity. And it would freak out and kill a zombie...so I'm keepin' it.

52 posted on 05/04/2012 3:02:39 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Wow, a trip down memory lane.

I started with an ‘82 IBM PS2/50 (microchannel), w/ 2 40k floppy HD-drives (still have it in the basement), DOS2, and accessed CompuServe BBS w/ 9600 baud modem.


53 posted on 05/04/2012 3:04:32 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
That made me snort part of my 5pm Friday beer onto the keyboard. LOL!

/johnny

54 posted on 05/04/2012 3:06:45 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: carriage_hill
I built an IMSAI S-100 bus that ran CP/M. Remember the pip command?

Started with paper tape, and upgraded to mag tape and then the 8" floppies. Also upgraded to a Z80 card. With an extra 4K of memory. That cost real money.

We have it good today with cheap and fast computers.

And I am grateful.

/johnny

55 posted on 05/04/2012 3:12:02 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
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We do have it easy today. That PS2/50 cost me $4500, which was (and still is) a lot of bucks in '82.

The good old days, huh?

56 posted on 05/04/2012 3:59:53 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Pollster1
Hard to prep without any money.

It's surprisingly easy with just a little money.

You posted a good, helpful constructive response.
This is what sharing thoughts and experiences on these threads is all about.

Just saw a 50 pound bag of rice at Sam's Club for less than $18. A big 7 pound #10 can of Showboat Pork and Beans is $3.78. A #10 can of Tomato Sauce is still only $2.67. Tins of Vienna Sausage are still only 50 cents in most local stores. All of these products can last in storage for years.

In my area someone usually has pasta on sale every week They are buy-one-get-one so it comes out to about 70 cents a pound.

We have had two occasions where popular selling, national brand pasta we brought home developed weevils. They spread fast and are tough to get rid of. So it is advisable to put pasta in the freezer for a while if you are going to keep it for any length of time. Freefing kills the eggs (if any) before they can hatch. We like to freeze it for at least 10 days.

Your comments on water point out the most obvious, least expensive and one of the most important steps any prepper should take. Without water in an emergency you won't live long enough for food to become a problem.


57 posted on 05/04/2012 4:03:07 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: Kartographer

Aren’t the Mods supposed to explain if you ask them?


58 posted on 05/04/2012 4:06:59 PM PDT by Melian ("Where will wants not, a way opens.")
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To: carriage_hill
The frustrating old days, anyway. I bought an HP TouchSmart not long ago for 600 bucks. I did load linux on it. But it's basically a flat screen with a wireless mouse and keyboard and processors that move fast enough for me. Much easier than keying in octal commands to load a paper tape boot loader.

And it doesn't require adding structure to the foundation of the house.

/johnny

59 posted on 05/04/2012 4:07:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer; Admin Moderator; Sidebar Moderator
Time to go to the source and just ask. Every time I've had a post yanked, I've requested it or got a freepmail smackdown with 'don't do that'. And I have had posts yanked. 'Single men in barriks don't grow into plaster saints'

AM, SM (should you not be drowned) can you offer an explanation?

/johnny

60 posted on 05/04/2012 4:17:56 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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