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Donít talk to your neighbors without reading this!
The Survivalist Blog ^ | 5/16/12 | M.D. Creekmore

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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To: MrB
I worry (not really) especially about foraged mushrooms that have a known ability to show no symptoms for hours and then are always fatal.

Would you care for some more beef and mushroom over noodles?

/johnny

21 posted on 05/16/2012 9:35:06 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

The first rule of Prep Club is: you do not talk about Prep Club.


22 posted on 05/16/2012 9:37:13 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Kartographer
Well then count me as a prepper heretic because I am 100% certain that all things are in God's sovereign control. Without descending into philosophical debate, I know God is absolutely sovereign over all things. He is not surprised by events, nor is He taken by surprise. He knows all things and has complete control over all matters and events. To deny any of this is to deny the very existence of God.

Having said that, I fully acknowledge the usefulness of prepping.

23 posted on 05/16/2012 9:37:44 AM PDT by Obadiah (2008: Hope & Change -- 2012: Fear & Retribution)
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To: JRandomFreeper
There are advantages to being semi-rural and knowing all the neighbors for that long.

Yep. Hooterville is a wonderful place to be. I've been here for almost 20 years and have connections in every little town across the county to the little town where I grew up.
24 posted on 05/16/2012 9:39:26 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Ray54
“Where do you hear it?”

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”...

25 posted on 05/16/2012 9:41:08 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
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26 posted on 05/16/2012 9:43:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Obadiah
all things are in God's sovereign control

I agree with that. I also know I have been instructed to prepare and remain prepared.

/johnny

27 posted on 05/16/2012 9:44:02 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cripplecreek

Those are the ones I see!!!


28 posted on 05/16/2012 9:48:22 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Well at least your brain is safe. They don’t want any part of that.


29 posted on 05/16/2012 9:49:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I think the book “Wicked Plants” would be a good addition to one’s self-sufficiecy library. Just saying.


30 posted on 05/16/2012 9:52:16 AM PDT by Ellendra ("It's astounding how often people mistake their own stupidity for a lack of fairness." --Thunt)
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To: Kartographer; waterhill; ixtl
A viable concern, especially for those with neighbors in close proximity.

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!

31 posted on 05/16/2012 9:55:38 AM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: ottbmare

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 wouldn’t be an evil act commit nor would we have free will.


32 posted on 05/16/2012 9:55:46 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: gundog
Went to Wal-Mart this morning to check out the “prepper foods.”

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.

33 posted on 05/16/2012 9:59:47 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: Kartographer

Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.


34 posted on 05/16/2012 10:00:10 AM PDT by OHelix
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To: DuncanWaring

>>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.

Sort of.

But not really.


35 posted on 05/16/2012 10:01:24 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow (Can't afford a ticket back from Suffragette City)
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To: GraceG

36 posted on 05/16/2012 10:02:04 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: Kartographer

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.


37 posted on 05/16/2012 10:06:02 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: OHelix

So any evil I do I am not responsible as God created that evil and ordained it to be committed?


38 posted on 05/16/2012 10:14:29 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: ottbmare
"A few of the neighbor ladies know that I’m the go-to person when their husbands are out of town and something has to be done."

My mind lives full-time in the gutter anyhow, but your statement made me LOL.

39 posted on 05/16/2012 10:14:44 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: Kartographer

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.


40 posted on 05/16/2012 10:22:52 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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