Skip to comments.Ready for the apocalypse! One American family shows what it takes to prepare
Posted on 03/24/2013 6:28:49 AM PDT by dennisw
Imagine if suddenly, and completely without warning, the world experienced a total blackout no electricity, no mobile phones, no banks, no internet, no TV, no emergency services.
As it becomes apparent that the lights are never coming back on, nations are plunged into chaos, mass riots break out in major cities and, without electricity, governments are toppled. Into the vacuum step ad-hoc militias, armed and ready to enforce their own rule of law.
This is the apocalyptic premise of the hit American TV series Revolution, which begins on Sky 1 this week. In the first episode, viewers are pulled through this nightmarish chain of events.
So, what would you do? Its a question that members of a burgeoning subculture known as Preppers people who are prepared for any kind of disaster have been asking themselves for years.
Preppers look at the world around them and see all kinds of potential threats economic collapse, global warming, terrorism, nuclear war, dwindling energy supplies, asteroid strikes and, yes, a prolonged blackout.
Theyve largely reached the same conclusion: the end of the world as we know it is just around the corner, and time is running out to gear up for the total collapse of society.
Furthermore, the recession has seen Prepping become a multibillion-dollar industry, with many American Preppers spending thousands every year stocking up on supplies
Ron Douglas has seen business boom in the past 12 months. A founder of the Red Shed Media Group in the States, hes enjoying what might be described as the profits of doom.
Last year, Red Shed organised five Self Reliance Expos, which pulled in 40,000 punters at $10 a head, while its radio network has notched up over two million podcast downloads.
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Alas, Brave New Babylon.
Oh dear Gawd. Boys and girls, ya gotta see this.
Yet another example of “Doomsday Mediawhores”...
31. Heirloom seed bank
Good beginning - hope they are planning to farm, raise livestock and grow corn etc., for the long term. Unless they plan on shooting wild turkeys, deer & rabbits.
While I applaud this family for doing this I see no board games or other form of “primitive” entertainment for the kids? Eventually the little ones are going to get bored.
That’s an awful lot of assorted staples. Guess they have lots of papers to attach together.
Thanks for the publicity == now everybody knows where to go when they run out.
Looks like they are stockpiling kids as well!
Dad’s survival would be much more assured with daily trips to the gym.
# 46 —— firearms , but no ammo in site
If they don't know how to/aren't currently gardening, they are going to be very disappointed and hungry.
I spent most of a decade making all the common mistakes and losing some crops before I got really good at being able to count on putting enough food back to last until next spring.
At that, I'm out of tomatoes from last summer's harvest, but I'm still good on jalapeno peppers.
Having the stuff doesn't give you the skillsets to use it.
I need his address. I need to take what he’s got in the ZA.
6 children so father has a standing army to fire on would be pillagers, post-apocalypto zombies and desperate Democrat hacks
They’re going to need a gas supply, and lots of it.
Definitely a very useful neccesary idea
Just started watching Revolution - the first season is available online.
“While I applaud this family for doing this I see no board games or other form of primitive entertainment for the kids?”
A few packs of playing cards could do the trick - but definitely more than one pack. The little one on the end looks kind of shifty and she might mark the deck...
“6 children so father has a standing army to fire on would be pillagers, post-apocalypto zombies and desperate Democrat hacks”
They also have a small “community” of their own, which would be of mental and emotional help.