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Preppers: Who's Crazy Now?
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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??



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Society
KEYWORDS: prepper; survival
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1 posted on 10/31/2012 12:33:13 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Kartographer

ping


2 posted on 10/31/2012 12:35:25 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

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?


3 posted on 10/31/2012 12:37:24 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: GeronL

4 posted on 10/31/2012 12:38:34 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: South40

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


5 posted on 10/31/2012 12:44:58 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: South40

Good question, but I think the sheeple will blame whoever the MSM leads them to blame.


6 posted on 10/31/2012 12:45:51 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
Kinda feel sad for the food left behind. Like the last person picked for a team.

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.


7 posted on 10/31/2012 12:46:27 AM PDT by I see my hands (Dictators don't lose, you do.)
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To: JoeProBono

defending his food stocks


8 posted on 10/31/2012 12:46:27 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: I see my hands

Imagine trying to make meals out of whats left for a few days


9 posted on 10/31/2012 12:47:57 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

I learned where my shortfall was
it was a learning and is an on-going experience.

Prepping
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 .


10 posted on 10/31/2012 12:54:47 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Bapak O6ama : Russian for the "STAND DOWN PRESIDENT" ~ DA ! Wait until I can be more flexible !)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

do they still think your nuts?

I would hope not.


11 posted on 10/31/2012 1:03:14 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

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.


12 posted on 10/31/2012 1:11:33 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: GeronL

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.


13 posted on 10/31/2012 1:11:54 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: GeronL
The only thing I like about the no-smoking agenda is that there were plenty of ciggies left on the shelves.

Got 5 cartons before it hit. Gotta run now, I have some big time smoking to do.

14 posted on 10/31/2012 1:13:21 AM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: South40

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.”


15 posted on 10/31/2012 2:18:40 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: GeronL

Does anyone relying on a gasoline-powered generator feel guilty? Gee, I hope not! Ya gotta do what ya gotta do, right?


16 posted on 10/31/2012 2:30:12 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: GeronL
Nice not to have to jostle in the stores with those engaged in "anxiety prepping".
These are good trial runs for us to get a better look at where we can improve on what we have.
* More empty gas cans
* Syphon pump (so I don't get a mouthfull of gasoline)
* More candles
* More stored lumber to affect emergency house repairs
Not that I needed any of that, but nice to see the best way to spend ever more-precious (and dwindling) monetary assets.
17 posted on 10/31/2012 4:18:36 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: GeronL

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.


18 posted on 10/31/2012 5:01:29 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (Left behind; 4 Americans in Libya)
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To: GeronL

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.


19 posted on 10/31/2012 5:13:39 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Gay State Conservative

lolz

How about the motion activated nightvision cams aimed at the sky to catch UFO’s?


20 posted on 10/31/2012 11:19:53 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: rightly_dividing

If the crap really does hit the oscillator, those on meds, dialysis and stuff are going to be some of the first to go


21 posted on 10/31/2012 11:21:12 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Gay State Conservative
I don’t have a problem with households having a few days worth of food and water on hand..

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?

22 posted on 10/31/2012 11:32:24 AM PDT by ansel12 (Vote, but don't pretend.)
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To: GeronL

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.


23 posted on 10/31/2012 11:43:50 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: ansel12
Why does it even bother you that some people prepare for emergencies?

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.

24 posted on 10/31/2012 12:01:48 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: JoeProBono

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.


25 posted on 10/31/2012 12:04:27 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: GeronL

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?


26 posted on 10/31/2012 12:09:24 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

being ready to scutter is part of being prepared


27 posted on 10/31/2012 12:15:11 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: South40

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.


28 posted on 10/31/2012 12:22:43 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Gay State Conservative
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.

I tend to mind my own business. It's the purest form of tolerance.

29 posted on 10/31/2012 12:31:03 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: Gay State Conservative

“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.


30 posted on 10/31/2012 12:34:21 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Gay State Conservative

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.


31 posted on 10/31/2012 12:42:25 PM PDT by ansel12 (Vote, but don't pretend.)
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


32 posted on 10/31/2012 1:26:55 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Darksheare

ping...


33 posted on 10/31/2012 1:37:55 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1380 of the Obama Regime - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: Gay State Conservative; ansel12
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.

And you know how many of them?

34 posted on 10/31/2012 1:39:38 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: this_ol_patriot

Not sure what it means, but Bi-Mart has instituted a 5 carton limit on purchases of Phillip Morris cigs.


35 posted on 10/31/2012 1:41:29 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Hot Tabasco; Kartographer
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?

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.

36 posted on 10/31/2012 1:43:57 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Back when I was shooting a lot more than I do today, and had the family here helping me burn through ammo, 75,000 rounds was just smart bulk purchases. The price of ammo NEVER goes down, and the discounts for bulk were significant.

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.

/johnny

37 posted on 10/31/2012 1:46:06 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ansel12; Gay State Conservative

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.


38 posted on 10/31/2012 1:46:57 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: ansel12; Gay State Conservative
Those with issues will be the among the first to either, try to steal, blackmail or ‘Rat’ on prepper’s who have beyond what ever limit of preps they deem appropriate should the emergency last.
39 posted on 10/31/2012 1:50:37 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: metmom; Hot Tabasco
I wonder how many preppers are safe warm, dry and eating good at their Bug out Location and thanking God that they got out of town before it truned into 'WET' Hell?

”A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.“ Proverbs 27:12
40 posted on 10/31/2012 1:53:59 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Gay State Conservative
Reading the underlying tone of 'nanny' in your several pontifications on this thread, some might reasonably wonder if you've not stumbled onto the wrong website.

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'.


             

41 posted on 10/31/2012 1:56:30 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Gay State Conservative
food supplies that have a 20 year shelf life

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.

42 posted on 10/31/2012 1:57:10 PM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: metmom

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?


43 posted on 10/31/2012 1:59:02 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Gay State Conservative
I don’t have a problem with households having a few days worth of food and water on hand

Why would you have a problem with whatever people have on hand and particularly a deep larder?
44 posted on 10/31/2012 1:59:20 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Kartographer; ansel12; Gay State Conservative; Hot Tabasco

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.


45 posted on 10/31/2012 2:00:44 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: PA Engineer; Gay State Conservative

I am betting he wouldn’t have a problem as long as their ‘shared’ with him.


46 posted on 10/31/2012 2:03:54 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: equaviator
And when the gasoline runs out and my generator stops running, what will I have? Oh yeah, six solar panels, four deep cycle batteries, a charge controller and a 1500 watt inverter. Over the last two days I’ve decided to add two more batteries and get a 5,000 watt inverter. Keeps the freezer and the refrigerator running as long as the sun shows up occasionally.
47 posted on 10/31/2012 2:06:09 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: Gay State Conservative
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.

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.

48 posted on 10/31/2012 2:06:32 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Kartographer; Gay State Conservative

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.


49 posted on 10/31/2012 2:09:08 PM PDT by ansel12 (Vote, but don't pretend.)
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To: GeronL

Yep, that would be me.


50 posted on 10/31/2012 2:19:14 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (Left behind; 4 Americans in Libya)
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