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"Prepper" mom prepares for sudden economic loss
KTAR ^ | 7/29/11 | Bob McClay

Posted on 07/29/2011 1:21:49 PM PDT by Kartographer

One Valley "prepper" is stocking up on food for her family even though she isn't worried about the world ending in 2012.

Lisa Bedford is a prepper. She stockpiles food and supplies for something that "could" happen like the loss of a job or the economy getting worse.

Lisa Bedford thinks it's foolish for people to prepare for a certain doomsday date. "Y2K still haunts people who wasted a lot of money getting ready for one day. And when they discovered the morning after that nothing severe had happened, they felt foolish. They had wasted a lot of money."

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ChocChipCookie (Lisa) is getting to be quite the star! But will she remeber us little people here on FR? ;-)
1 posted on 07/29/2011 1:21:51 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

PING!!!!


2 posted on 07/29/2011 1:23:25 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Just bought 50 lbs rice & 50 lbs bread flour for $34.
Ain’t great and ain’t “complete”, but that’s enough to at least fill bellies and energize calories for the family for a month on nothing else - decent backup supplies for darn near dirt cheap.


3 posted on 07/29/2011 1:25:15 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Kartographer

One day I can sell the posts she’s made to me and I’ll be rich!!!


4 posted on 07/29/2011 1:25:42 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Kartographer
the morning after that nothing severe had happened, they felt foolish

"Prepping" isn't a deadline, it's a way of life. Dad's response to first depiction of a Y2K doomsday scenario: "so I'll throw another log on the fire and go back to my book."

5 posted on 07/29/2011 1:27:29 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Kartographer

All You Need Is Love!


6 posted on 07/29/2011 1:28:27 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper ("Don't Call My Bluff")
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I thought all we needed was:"Hope and Change!"
7 posted on 07/29/2011 1:31:11 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

JMHO, you shouldn’t be advertising that you are “prepping”.


8 posted on 07/29/2011 1:31:52 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: ctdonath2

Where did you find THOSE deals? Lemme know.


9 posted on 07/29/2011 1:34:29 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: LibsRJerks

Costco. Nothing special, just the cheapest they had. $16.99 rice, $15.99 flour.


10 posted on 07/29/2011 1:35:54 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Kartographer

We’ll never know how bad Y2K would have been, if there had been no preparation for it. Many billions were spent upgrading or replacing legacy systems. Perhaps, not all of it was wasted.


11 posted on 07/29/2011 1:37:59 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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JMHO, you shouldn’t be advertising that you are “prepping”.

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Likely relatively safe for anonymous posters on internet forums, doncha think?


12 posted on 07/29/2011 1:38:48 PM PDT by dmz
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To: ctdonath2

And the worst thing you can do is run up a credit card because you’re going to buy a year’s worth of freeze dried food

Noone I know who has been even slightly prepping has done that. I do things like have a years worth of coffee on hand. It was all bought cheaper than now. I buy a case of tuna when it is on sale, etc. This woman has no clue what a prepper is.


13 posted on 07/29/2011 1:40:50 PM PDT by sheana
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MHO, you shouldn’t be advertising that you are “prepping”.

Now that's just dumb.

Where do you expect to get the bodies to scare off the scavengers?

14 posted on 07/29/2011 1:42:43 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
"We’ll never know how bad Y2K would have been, if there had been no preparation for it."

You got that right and I like to point that out to those who like to point to it as a reason NOT to prep. Y2K wasn't on anyones RADAR until people started waving the flag. Many companies and systems were being updated right out to the very end. Using Y2K as an explample of why you don't have to prep is like saying that because no one was killed by a huricane that hit a city that was evacuated there's no need for a evacuation for huricanes.
15 posted on 07/29/2011 1:44:48 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: sheana
Someone does it. Costco sells a 4-person 1-year supply of freeze-dried food for $3000. They wouldn't keep offering it if people weren't buying.
16 posted on 07/29/2011 1:45:43 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: papertyger

Now that’s funny.


17 posted on 07/29/2011 1:47:04 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: ctdonath2

Then they are idiots. Noone I know has done that.


18 posted on 07/29/2011 1:48:49 PM PDT by sheana
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
We’ll never know how bad Y2K would have been, if there had been no preparation for it. Many billions were spent upgrading or replacing legacy systems. Perhaps, not all of it was wasted.

In my opinion, it was important for corporations, small businesses and government to prepare for Y2K. Individuals? Not so much. I was visiting a church in a small town one time before Y2K, and the discussion was "what should we do to be ready?" I pointed out that no businesses were going to want to lose money by not being ready for this, and that the preparation they should do would be the same as any they would do for a major snowstorm or ice storm. This is Wisconsin, after all! :-)

19 posted on 07/29/2011 1:49:48 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Kartographer
My prepper stash is nothing but ramen... O NOES!!!



20 posted on 07/29/2011 1:50:10 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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