Skip to comments.The Prepper Movement: Why Are Millions Of Preppers Feverishly Preparing
Posted on 10/25/2011 10:59:43 AM PDT by Kartographer
In America today, there are millions of preppers that are working feverishly to get prepared for what they fear is going to happen to America. There is a very good chance that some of your neighbors or co-workers may be preppers. You may even have noticed that some of your relatives and friends have been storing up food and have been trying to convince you that we are on the verge of the end of the world as we know it. A lot of preppers like to keep their preparations quiet, but everyone agrees that the prepper movement is growing. Some estimate that there are four million preppers in the United States today. Others claim that there are a lot more than that. In any event, there are certainly a lot of preppers out there. So exactly what are all these preppers so busy preparing for?
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Underestimation can be fatal.
I’m not quiet about it. I used to laugh at survivalists. Not this time. I quit my job in Seattle, bought a farm in Kentucky, found work here, and am most definitely preparing. It’s called putting your money where your mouth is.
My biggest concern is getting my adult kids here if this thing goes down fast.
Why? Obama! President Robespierre! Entitlement Zombies when the money stops growing on trees....
Smart ones, that is. If everyone knows you are prepared, they'll know where to come for help, and eventually you'll have to deny the help or will be faced with defending what you've got against others trying to take it.
I wish I could find preppers in my area to work with. I talked to my local selectment about having the town prepared, and you would have thought I grew a second heat.
I ran across this link a few minutes ago. Thought you’d be interested. It’s a pretty large index of various links:
“...and you would have thought I grew a second heat.”
Trying just to picture it.
As someone pointed out in previous thread, this is the first time in America’s history that having more than a couple of weeks worth of food in your home is considered strange.
I was trained by a para-military youth organization.
One tenet: “Be Prepared”.
Here’s another good link for lots of preparedness type books and articles:
And then of course there’s my own Preparedness Manual available at:
Thanks! I’ll have a look. :-)
I'll go so far as to state flatly that 90% of the aware do their thing and shut up.
The ones that can't help themselves as to how clever and prepared they are, are the attention whores, painting targets on themselves.
Not exactly the sharpest tools in the box.
Don't get me started on the "gold nuts."
My brother was telling me that he heard a guy on the radio over this past weekend talking about us ‘horders’; he was accusing people of causing food shortages and that all of this was BS and purchases should be limited etc etc.
Point being, you can bet that this is an idea being considered by the insane government we now have. Even if it isn’t being talked about I would bet in some dark conference room somewhere in D.C., ideas are being formulated on how to control the food supply.
Kartographer, have you seen this? Incredible first hand experiences posted by a man who was in Bosnia during that conflict. I’m just starting to read it now.
Maybe it’s been posted on FR already, I would have no idea if only a link could be posted or Selco’s comments copied and posted. It would be a real eye opener for people who haven’t thought things through...
Please don't start that. They know that if things break down they can eat, drink, heat themselves, shelter themselves, and repel criminals and invaders with gold. Just HOW that happens has never actually been explained...
my shtf expirience-wartime:
OK, i wanna share with you my own experience. (be patient with my English, i am from far away )
I am from Bosnia, and as some of you may know it was hell here from 92-95, anyway, for 1 whole year i lived and survived in a city of 50 000- 60 000 residents WITHOUT: electricity, fuel,running water,real food distribution, or distribution of any goods, or any kind of organized law or government.The city was surrounded for 1 year and in that city actually it was SHTF situation.
We did not have organized army or police force, there was groups of defenders, actually anybody who had a gun, fight for his own house and his own family.
Some of us was better prepared, but most of families had food for couple of days, some of us had pistol, few owned AK-47 when all started.
Anyway, after one month or two, gangs started with their nasty job,hospital looked like butchery, police force vanished, 80 percent of hospital staff gone home.
I was lucky, my family was big in that time (15 members in one big house, 5-6 pistols, 3 Kalashnikov s) so we lived and survived, most of us.
I remember US Air force dropped MRE every 10 days (god bless USA for that) as help for surrounded city, it just was not enough.Some of houses had little gardens with some vegetables, most did not.
After three months rumors started abouth first deaths from starvation,deaths from low temperatures, we stripped every door , window frame from abandoned houses for heating, i burned all my own furniture for heating, lot of people died from diseases, mostly from bad water (two of my family members), we used rain water for drink, several times i ate pigeons, once i ate rat.
Money did not worth sh..
we traded things, black market worked, few examples: for 1 corned beef can you could have woman for couple of hours(sounds bad, but it was reality) i remember, most of that womans were just desperate mothers, candles, lighters,antibiotics,fuel,batteries, rifle ammo and of course food, we fight like animals for that.
In situation like that lot of things change, most of people turned to monsters, it was ugly.
Strength was in the numbers, if you were alone in the house, you ve been probably robbed and killed, no matter how well armed.
Anyway, war ended, again thanks to America (and again god bless USA for that)
It is not important witch side had right in that war.
It was almost 20 years ago, but believe me, for me it was just like yesterday, i remember everything, and i think i learned a lot.
Me and my family are prepared now,i am well armed, stocked and educated.
It is not important what going to happen, earthquake,war, tsunami,aliens terrorists, important thing is that something gonna be.
And from my expirience, you can not survive alone, strength is in the numbers, be close with your family, prepare with them, choose your friends wisely and prepare with them too.
And at the end, this is my first post, and my English is not so good, so don t judge me too hard.
I’m now on page 6 of the thread. Selco answers many questions and tells a great deal about his experiences. Everyone should read.
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