Skip to comments.Donít talk to your neighbors without reading this!
Posted on 05/16/2012 8:57:52 AM PDT by Kartographer
The problem with approaching neighbors (with whom you have varying levels of familiarity) and/or total strangers nearby, is that the likelihood that you will actually convince these people to make serious efforts to prep is, unfortunately, small. The unemployment rate may be awful and European economies may teetering be on the verge of a collapse that will start a domino effect, but the average American is more interested in keeping track of who is ahead on Dancing with the Stars. These types are sometimes referred to as sheeple, and they comprise the great mass of the American population.
So what happens if you fail to produce any changes in your neighbors preparedness level? Well, frankly, you have made it very obvious to everyone around you that your house is the neighborhood supply depo.t When an emergency occurs, your unprepared neighbors will view you as their source when they need anything if the emergency becomes very prolonged.
Even if nothing worse occurs, can you imagine the chants of Hoarder! Hoarder! from those standing on the street in front of your house? From their perspective, a hoarder would be anyone who was wise enough to put aside anything for hard times which they now want to share (in essence, a socialist mentality on steroids).
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Would you care for some more beef and mushroom over noodles?
The first rule of Prep Club is: you do not talk about Prep Club.
Having said that, I fully acknowledge the usefulness of prepping.
The voices and others. They chant in a low moan; “Hoarder, Hoarder”.
They have dead eyes and a pungent odor.
Some times they chant “hoarder”. Sometimes other phrases such as “Got any spare change?”; or “Pay your fair share”; or even “Hope and Change”...
I agree with that. I also know I have been instructed to prepare and remain prepared.
Those are the ones I see!!!
Well at least your brain is safe. They don’t want any part of that.
I think the book “Wicked Plants” would be a good addition to one’s self-sufficiecy library. Just saying.
How can I cook my ribeyes without the whole neighborhood knowing?
The running generator will be a giveaway also.
I knew I bought those guns an ammo for some reason.
They'll have to pry those ribeyes from my cold dead hands!
God knows all things, but he gave man free will. If a man rapes a woman or kills another man is that God’s will or a man exercising his free will to do evil?
I agree with you God knows all things, but God does not order all things that men do. Otherwise there wouldnt be an evil act commit nor would we have free will.
I buy lots of the Walmart brand of canned mini-ravioli in the small and big cans. It's yummy, satisfying, cheap and will last a good while in sealed cans.
Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
>>The first rule of Prep Club is: you do not talk about Prep Club.<<
Exactly right. Even people you trust can, and most likely will, turn against you when the chips are down. It’s a razor thin veneer between civility and madness, and as we’ve seen recently in the US, it would only take Wal-Mart being closed for a day or so for things to go sideways very quickly.
I don’t even tell members of my own family the degree to which my wife and I are prepared. However, she, having the softer heart, would insist on as many people as possible coming to live with us when SHTF, most specifically the older children from her previous marriage (all in their 20’s and living on their own). I try to explain the danger in that, because they would tell others, who would tell others, etc - and before you know it, you’ve got 50 people in your yard all wanting a piece of what you’ve got. All because no one would listen to me for the last 2 years that serious things are coming down and it’s time to get ready.
I joke with her that I’m fully prepared to take my minor children and head into the woods alone w/ them if need be. She laughs because she knows I’m joking.
She thinks I’m joking anyway...lol. And I am.
But not really.
I will say that most Californians will talk about being prepared in an emergency.
In fact, our neighborhood has had meetings to discuss our preparations.
So any evil I do I am not responsible as God created that evil and ordained it to be committed?
My mind lives full-time in the gutter anyhow, but your statement made me LOL.
My lazy-assed, garage dwelling neighbor is 37 years old and lives with his mommy. He got a SS award for being “bipolar” (which IMO is a skittles and rainbows diseases that lawyers use to f#ck the system and profit).
Anyhow, I’m looking forward to watching his fat ass starve slowly if the SHTF. None of my neighbors know squat about my basement stash. If they figure it out and come for it, they’ll find out about the ammo stash shortly thereafter.
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