Skip to comments.Preppers: ‘Anywhere from Incredibly Practical to Practically Certifiable’
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.
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I had programs that would strip out certain posters from mail-lists and newsgroups that I subscribed to, back in the 300 baud days.
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.
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.
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.
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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?
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.
Aren’t the Mods supposed to explain if you ask them?
And it doesn't require adding structure to the foundation of the house.
AM, SM (should you not be drowned) can you offer an explanation?
Man! You could have given us a LITTLE more of warning!
Have you heard back from the Mod. yet? What did you say?
Thanks for the kind words and for mentioning an excellent point that I omitted. I freeze all starches (flour, rice, pasta, mashed potatoes, grits, etc.) for a week, based on hints I've read here. So far I haven't had any bug problems with prepper food, and I credit freezing the food with preventing those problems. As you said: This is what sharing thoughts and experiences on these threads is all about.
Here’s a minor little ting I just started doing lately.
I travel a lot for my job. Hotel stays 2-4 nights a week. When I leave I take the shampoo, conditioner, bath soap, make-up remover wipes, etc. They expect the guests to use these so what the heck. (I usually pack my own shampoo, etc.)
It’s amazing how fast the stuff starts piling up.
Perhaps it's because people can see the world coming apart at the seams.
We're coming apart morally, society is breaking down, and we have technology that we no longer have the integrity or wisdom to keep pace with using.
I don't know that any other generation has had quite the capability to annihilate itself, or be annihilated by some madman starting a chain reaction of strikes and counter-strikes.
Certain segments of humanity have shown us recently what humankind is capable of and it isn't a pretty sight.
Under normal circumstances underestimation can be fatal. In a disaster, it WILL be fatal.
The margin for error is going to shrink dramatically in a SHTF scenario.
I was just at a museum the other day. You know, there's something really wrong about going to a museum and finding yourself tripping down memory lane. I should NOT be reliving my childhood in a museum.
Now, that’s bad.
There was no call for that sort of thing.
I agree with Metmom on this one. I don’t think I have preps for that.
Louisiana Superdome post-katrina
This is a great reference that should complement your information.
There was another post deleted today due to the following: “Doug Hagmann is Northeast Intelligence Network, not welcome on FR”.
If there is something nefarious about some of these people, I wish there was a link on the FR homepage to explain what it is about each one that makes them untrustworthy.
(Possibly influenced by British slang “plonk” for cheap booze, or “plonker” for someone behaving stupidly; usually written “*plonk*”) The sound a newbie makes as he falls to the bottom of a kill file. While this term originated in the Usenet newsgroup news:talk.bizarre, by 1994 it was widespread on Usenet and mailing lists as a form of public ridicule.
Another theory is that it is an acronym for “Person with Little Or No Knowledge”.
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