Skip to comments.Preppers: Who's Crazy Now?
Posted on 10/31/2012 12:33:08 AM PDT by GeronL
After Big Sandy, I wonder how many people who thought preppers were "crazy" have changed their minds??
Those are sad images. I wonder, will those who have not prepared to take care of themselves blame the Obama as Bush was blamed after Katrina?
Imagine all those who rushed home on Friday or Saturday and stopped to buy supplies at the store and found those scenes.
We all know that feeling in our stomachs. We messed up by waiting too long. It’s going to be a bad week.
Imagine if the disaster was national and longer term. Those who don’t plan ahead, at all, are going t be in deep kimchi
Good question, but I think the sheeple will blame whoever the MSM leads them to blame.
Not just the milk which, when considered, has limited value. But the tomatillos and bay leaves too. There's some water! Wait.. ew, look at that. No wonder it's still here. Chicken broth, turkey gravy mix.
I'm getting all misty, Mr. G.
defending his food stocks
Imagine trying to make meals out of whats left for a few days
I learned where my shortfall was
it was a learning and is an on-going experience.
Honestly, it is a life style change that I found difficult to change old habits ; my kids think I am some type of quack , or worse “Rambo “
My son is doing some “vollie” fire rescue/ cold water rescue on Long island , and they’re going to be accompanied by police as there is some looting going on .
Imagine trying to assist in a rescue , and someone shooting at you thinking you are a “ looter “ ?
They have been told that electric will be resumed in 7 - 10 days .
do they still think your nuts?
I would hope not.
I wonder if this is really true. A week after hurricane Ike in Houston there was still canned goods on the shelves. No milk, fresh meat or produce and the store had no electricity. You had to take your flashlight if you wanted something from the back of the store. It was weird.
Yeah, not planning isn’t good. I have food, water, guns, ammo, NOAA Weather Radio w/ Extra Batteries, walki-talkies with extra batteries, police scanner, camping gear, first-aid kits and cash all stored in my RV. I wouldn’t say I am fully prepared but I’m probably more prepared than most.
Got 5 cartons before it hit. Gotta run now, I have some big time smoking to do.
Imagine what a national infrastructure breakdown, economic catastrophe, declaration of martial law, clamp-down on movement and transportation, etc. would do in just 4-5 days. Urban area bodegas, box stores, etc would be cleaned out in that time.
With no replenishment, riots and civil breakdown follows.
The absolute worst place one could be is in one of these areas. You can’t win against a whole city of what is the equivalent of “The Walking Dead.”
Does anyone relying on a gasoline-powered generator feel guilty? Gee, I hope not! Ya gotta do what ya gotta do, right?
Being from the hurricane prone Gulf coast, we stay up on storm prep stuff at all times so not to have to deal with the rush of last minute people when the news says “hurricane coming” I just gas up our vehicles and gas cans for the generators. We can eat from our stocks for a couple of months, same for TP and toothpaste, clean water and such. As far as prepping for SHTF, long term survival after EMP, nuke attack or such, we are as screwed as most Americans. Though we garden, we could never live off the land at our ages and physical conditions. Just not having our meds would do us in in a short time.
I don’t have a problem with households having a few days worth of food and water on hand...particularly in anticipation of a big storm,for example.Same goes for a generator.It’s the 50,000 rounds of ammo,the nuclear-blast-proof basements and the weekly night-long drills that reveal some of them to be absolute whackjobs.
How about the motion activated nightvision cams aimed at the sky to catch UFO’s?
If the crap really does hit the oscillator, those on meds, dialysis and stuff are going to be some of the first to go
Why only a few days? Why does it even bother you that some people prepare for emergencies? Millions of us have lived in conditions where 2 weeks has been revealed as the minimum for preparedness. Many need tornado proof shelters and what is the reasonable limit for buying ammo to you?
With all the notice they had, why the heck were there so many floating cars in NYC? Oh, right, it’s a way to get the insurance company to buy you a new car.
Those who live in tornado country or hurricane country may well have good reason to prepare for tough times.If that means a week or two (or maybe even three) of food,water,etc it may be wise and reasonable.It's the ones who have gas masks,food supplies that have a 20 year shelf life,1,000 doses of penicillin and 50,000 rounds of ammo who are the whackjobs.
That guy in your picture better hope he doesn’t get caught in flood waters and have to swim for his life........or run for his life for that matter.
All the supplies in the world don’t mean a thing if your home has been destroyed and you’re walking or trying to drive around in waist deep flood water..... I wonder how many of the people who stocked up eventually had to evacuate out of the area?
being ready to scutter is part of being prepared
Until someone swipes your RV. (Kidding - kind of)
It might be worth having a hidden electrical shut off so it can’t be hot wired.
I tend to mind my own business. It's the purest form of tolerance.
“Whackjob” is a sliding scale.
My libinlaw thinks I’m a whackjob, and that’s only because she’s seen that we have a “lot” (by her standards) of canned food.
You clearly have some emotional issue with preparedness.
Why only days worth of supplies when we know that weeks are more realistic? Why do you limit your permission only to tornado and hurricane regions and not approve of people preparing in earthquake and blizzard regions, or any region where they may have to endure unemployment?
Why do you keep going after ammunition? What is wrong with food that has a long shelf life instead of a short shelf life?, what is wrong with people in Manhattan being prudent enough to buy a couple of Israeli gas masks, like Israel issues?
I don’t get your whole thing against self sufficiency and being independently prepared to take care of one’s self and one’s family.
It seems weird to be talking to an ‘anti-preparedness’ advocate.
And you know how many of them?
Not sure what it means, but Bi-Mart has instituted a 5 carton limit on purchases of Phillip Morris cigs.
Hello. If you are enough of a prepper to stock up like that, you are enough of a prepper to have figured out that you live in an area you may need to bug out of and have contingency plans, like a more disaster proof place to go to where your supplies WON'T be blown or washed away.
Real prepping is more than just buying and hoarding lots of food, water, and ammo.
Sheesh, Please engage brain before putting mouth in gear.
I buy coffee once a year to last all year. Bulk again, green coffee beans that will last many years. Buying bulk coffee around harvest season from a broker in Costa Rica brings my price for truly fantastic coffee way, way down. Since I roast it myself, I have some of the best coffee in the area. Beats Starbucks hands down.
Same with powdered milk. I buy in bulk every few years because it lasts, and I don't use fresh milk in my cooking. A quart would go bad before it got used up.
I do that with LOTS of items that I regularly use. Seems pretty fiscally conservative to me.
The other option is depending on government handouts and bailouts.
GSC will end up standing in line waiting for Uncle Handout to send in the National Guard with supplies that he can sell his freedom and soul for.
IOW > what f'n business is it of yours that someone wants to pile up a bunch of Spam & beans out of their own resources ?
Does my two-week supply of survival essentials meet with your majesty's approval ?
Would you prefer it be listed on some register somewhere ?
Or that I pay a tax on it for all those silly enough to sit with thumb inserted, waiting on the nanny vans to come save their sorry asses ?
See, the problem with control freaks is they won't stop till they've bled you dry .. all for your own and everyone else's good of course .. and all by *their* whimsical standard of 'reasonable'.
And your problem with this is????? I've got some long term supplies in my mix and I'm not a wackjob.
1,000 doses of penicillin
Anyone you personally know or just expressing wackjob hyperbol.
50,000 rounds of ammo
Though I don't have that much - whats it to you? Doesn't make one a wackjob, perhaps got a good deal buying in bulk.
But then someone has to stand on the bridge waiting for FEMA to bring them a bottle of water, an MRE and a warm blanket so as to provide the Network Anchors their background Money Shot. I wonder how that will workout for them?
As some unknown FReeper pointed out once a while back, this is the FIRST generation who considered preparing for whatever (like winter) out of the ordinary.
Our ancestors lives depended on them preparing for survival on a daily basis. THEY didn’t have the depend on someone else mentality that we have today. This culture is so spoiled rotten with its instant gratification mentality, that people presume that stores will ALWAYS have supplies and that supply lines with ALWAYS be open to replenish the shelves.
What myopic thinking.
I am betting he wouldn’t have a problem as long as their ‘shared’ with him.
What a stinkin' control freak.
What (fill in the blank) business is it of yours if they do?
How does it affect you if they do? Are they hurting you? Imposing on YOUR First Amendment rights any? Trying to control YOU in any way?
Why is your business what other people want/like/choose to do with their own time, money, and resources?
What government agency do you work for?
And you know what, nobody really gives a flying rip what you have a problem with cause it's none of your business.
I’m used to being questioned about the necessity of being prepared, and I am used to some friendly, good natured teasing, when one persons idea of being prepared is more or less than another persons, but I am surprised to run into someone who is actually against it, and takes the time on the internet to engage in mockery of such a basic part of human existence and family responsibility.
Yep, that would be me.
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