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Stocking up for Doomsday: As economists predict meltdown, meet the families ready for the worst
Daily Mail ^ | 12/17/11 | Tom Rawstorne

Posted on 12/19/2011 6:55:25 PM PST by Kartographer

Picture the scene: It’s the end of January 2012 and already it is clear the year to come will make that which has just passed seem something of a picnic. The last strains of Auld Lang Syne had barely faded before Greece defaulted on its debts. Over the next few weeks, Italy and Spain will follow. Across Britain and the Continent, bank after bank goes down, a domino effect exacerbated by panicking customers desperately withdrawing their savings. Where three years ago the giants of High Street banking were seen as too big too fail, now they are too big and too many for any Government to save. Panic ensues. Within hours, the cashpoints are empty of money and the supermarket shelves stripped bare.

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KEYWORDS: beprepared; getreadyhereitcomes; preparedness; prepperping; preppers; selfreliance; stockupandsave; survival; survivalping; urbansurvival
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Siege mentality: George and Karen Shaw have enough food to last them a year.

That picture will look good when the government prints poster wanting information on HOARDERS.
1 posted on 12/19/2011 6:55:35 PM PST by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Prepper’s Ping!


2 posted on 12/19/2011 6:56:54 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Black clouds cover the horizon, the lightening is flashing and there is the distant sound of thunder! The storm flags are going up, who you heed them?

I am very aware that if it’s the great end that there is nothing I can do to stop or change it, but history is full of instances and times when man or nature have caused such a calamity that people have cried out and begged God to end it all.

The bible has many verse such as this:

A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
NIV Proverbs 22:3

This verse and others are there for a reason and I urge all to take heed of them, because we are clearly on the edge. Everyday there is a new story about the ‘Yutes’ who grow more restless everyday and when you add the fact that because of the economy people are already on edge it won’t take much to set things off.

Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes:

“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Siege of AR-558 (#7.8)” (1998)
Quark: Let me tell you something about Hew-mons, Nephew. They’re a wonderful, friendly people, as long as their bellies are full and their holosuites are working. But take away their creature comforts, deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers, put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those same friendly, intelligent, wonderful people... will become as nasty and as violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon. You don’t believe me? Look at those faces. Look in their eyes.

Today we have ‘yutes’ who roam our streets who are with out morals, without respect for law or life itself. They will look are you with the same ‘doll eyes’ a shark does before he eats you and they will feel no more compassion than the shark does.

That will be the test of many. Most preppers I know are Christian people and they will hesitate to do what they might have to do to stop the ‘yutes’. On the other hand the ‘yutes’ won’t think twice nor lose a minute of sleep, in fact they will smile and laugh about it.

For those who are just starting or are old hands at prepping you may find my Preparedness Manual helpfull. You can download it at:

http://www.tomeaker.com/kart/preparedness1i.pdf

(NOTE THIS DOWNLOAD IS FREE AND I DO NOT MAKE A DIME OFF OF IT. ALSO NOTE THAT THE MANUAL IS CLEARLY MARKED AS NOT BEING FOR SALE. I PUT TOGETHER THIS MANUAL FOR ONLY ONE PURPOSE AND THAT IS TO HELP FELLOW PATRIOTS TO PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR WHAT I BELIEVE IS COMING.)

For those of you who haven’t started already it’s time to prepare almost past time maybe. You needed to be stocking up on food guns, ammo, basic household supplies like soap, papergoods, cleaning supplies, good sturdy clothes including extra socks, underwear and extra shoes and boots, a extra couple changes of oil and filters for your car, tools, things you buy everyday start buying two and put one up.

For a somber, yet realistic look at what SHFT is like read some of Selco’s post:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2798007/posts

If you like to read more about what SHTF in Bosnia was like take a look at this post on Bosnia War Survivor Selco’s Blog at:

http://shtfschool.com/

“There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger. Underestimation can be fatal.”

As the LDS say “When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.”


3 posted on 12/19/2011 6:58:14 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

George and Karen Shaw have made themselves targets when the SHTF


4 posted on 12/19/2011 6:58:53 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Kartographer

Unlike last summer, the rioters on the streets aren’t looking for trainers and flat-screen TVs — just food.


Yep.


5 posted on 12/19/2011 7:01:15 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Kartographer

He’s got cigarettes stashed. Damn. I forgot to toss a couple cartons of cheap ass smokes into my stash....


6 posted on 12/19/2011 7:01:24 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: GeronL

George and Karen Shaw have made themselves targets when the SHTF


They certainly have.

Not very smart.


7 posted on 12/19/2011 7:03:48 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Kartographer
“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Siege of AR-558 (#7.8)” (1998) Quark: Let me tell you something about Hew-mons, Nephew. They’re a wonderful, friendly people, as long as their bellies are full and their holosuites are working. But take away their creature comforts, deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers, put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those same friendly, intelligent, wonderful people... will become as nasty and as violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon. You don’t believe me? Look at those faces. Look in their eyes.

One of my favorite Star Trek quotes, by one of my favorite Star Trek characters.

8 posted on 12/19/2011 7:05:13 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Lurker

I know someone who just purchased 4 cases of 1/2 pint cheap Vodka to barter.


9 posted on 12/19/2011 7:05:41 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Kartographer

Oh man.....looks like they forgot the BEER!!!!

(if they were in America, they’d be sent to Guantanamo for being prepared....by Bath-House Barry!)


10 posted on 12/19/2011 7:07:28 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: 6SJ7

“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Siege of AR-558 (#7.8)” (1998) Quark: Let me tell you something about Hew-mons, Nephew. They’re a wonderful, friendly people, as long as their bellies are full and their holosuites are working. But take away their creature comforts, deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers, put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those same friendly, intelligent, wonderful people... will become as nasty and as violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon. You don’t believe me? Look at those faces. Look in their eyes.


Exactly!


11 posted on 12/19/2011 7:07:28 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Kartographer

Sadly the brits who prep will be tragically defenseless when the hordes come a-calling. With their dying breathes they can thank their government that made damned sure that they were as defenseless as a newborn babe.


12 posted on 12/19/2011 7:08:00 PM PST by Grunthor (Unrepentant breeder.)
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To: Kartographer

So the Klingons are model citizens when their belly’s aren’t full?


13 posted on 12/19/2011 7:09:26 PM PST by TwoSwords
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To: Grunthor

......from cradle to grave.


14 posted on 12/19/2011 7:09:29 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Kartographer

Did the Shaws give their address. Would make it much simpler to find them ... but then the bad guys could just Google them.


15 posted on 12/19/2011 7:12:11 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Kartographer
They certainly don't look to have much. And that freezer may not do them much good after a tornado, earthquake, or global financial meltdown.

/johnny

16 posted on 12/19/2011 7:12:40 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

Wait till the rats and mice start nibbling on every package they can. It’s happened to us this year...


17 posted on 12/19/2011 7:17:05 PM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: unkus
I know someone who just purchased 4 cases of 1/2 pint cheap Vodka to barter.

Check. We do those little airline type bottles of various liquors when they're less than a buck. Whiskey, vodka, rum, tequila, whatever. We do the same thing with that cheap wine in the little bottles. If they're a buck, I toss two in the cart, one red and one white. I figure they'll be great barter bait. If nothing else we cook with them.

Next to go in is bulk cut tobacco and rolling papers.

18 posted on 12/19/2011 7:19:37 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

I have been stocking up on 5 gallon it’s of water at BJs. 4.99 is a great deal.


19 posted on 12/19/2011 7:20:51 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Kartographer

The Shaws have not only exposed themselves to the government but roaming gangs of thugs........- know, what’s the difference.


20 posted on 12/19/2011 7:21:00 PM PST by STJPII
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To: unkus
Not very smart at all to advertise publicly the fact that you are "prepared" with a year's supply of food. And it's not the government that the Shaw's should be most worried about but their neighbors. For they will be beating a path to their door at the first sign of trouble, knowing that they have a full year of food and supplies.

I can hear the neighbors now..."But George, you have a whole year's worth of food down there...surely you can spare a box of crackers and a little cheese so my pregnant wife can have something to eat.

They will start out being polite and civil about it but as conditions worsen, they will simply show up in the middle of the night with torches.

The true survivalists do not brag on how much they are storing away. They keep a low profile and when the crap hits the fan, they will pretend to be just as inconvenienced as everybody else. They will also not be firing up a generator at night as they know that will attract looters to their door like a porch light attracts moths.

21 posted on 12/19/2011 7:21:18 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 45 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: Kartographer

I keep buying extra food and my teenage son keeps eating it. As much as I buy, he can pack away. And he’s still rail-thin. I hope that we don’t have a SHTF scenario until after he has enlisted and the USMC (that is, the taxpayers) has to start feeding him, so I have a chance to stock up again! :-)


22 posted on 12/19/2011 7:22:29 PM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: GeronL

That’s not really George and Karen Shaw silly...


23 posted on 12/19/2011 7:23:02 PM PST by BreezyDog (PLAN A: A Peaceful Restoration of the Republic.....PLAN B: A Restoration of the Republic)
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To: SamAdams76

The key is to be surrounded by as many like minded, prepared people as possible.

It won;t be pretty in the cities.


24 posted on 12/19/2011 7:25:00 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Lurker

Nice!


25 posted on 12/19/2011 7:26:19 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: BreezyDog

I would hope not, for their sakes.


26 posted on 12/19/2011 7:27:08 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Home Depot has cases of 1/2 liter bottles of water for around 2.99 and 5 gallon bottles for about 5.50. So every time I’m there it’s one or the other into the cart.

My family will NOT suffer because I didn’t do my part.


27 posted on 12/19/2011 7:27:46 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Kartographer

Younger people whose parents don’t remember WWII won’t comprehend things like home front ration boards which relied on neighborhood busybodies and snitches to report on their neighbors who were hoarding rationed foodstuffs, tires, and gasoline in five gallon cans.

It’s ten times worse in Britain, IMO. Closed circuit TV on every street corner, police with entry warrants in their pockets, a disarmed populace and a culture that disdains gun ownership. And they also have Muslims. Hordes of them.

So glad I’m a `bitter clinger’. In America, future repression entails personal risk on the part of the oppressors unless each one of them is equipped with his own tank.


28 posted on 12/19/2011 7:28:04 PM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: SamAdams76

They will also not be firing up a generator at night as they know that will attract looters to their door like a porch light attracts moths.


Why I want solar panels....no noise.


29 posted on 12/19/2011 7:29:31 PM PST by Grunthor (Unrepentant breeder.)
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To: SamAdams76

Keep a low profile and blend in.


30 posted on 12/19/2011 7:32:02 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: STJPII

That’s what I thought.

Why the heck are some people bragging about their stash is beyond me.


31 posted on 12/19/2011 7:35:06 PM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Kartographer
Fools.

Plus, I hope they have a generator to run that freezer. One that has no emissions and makes no noise. Looters will wander about listening for generators.

32 posted on 12/19/2011 7:41:14 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Attacking Wall Street because you're jobless is like burning down Whole Foods because you're hungry.)
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To: unkus
I know someone who just purchased 4 cases of 1/2 pint cheap Vodka to barter.

I have done the same. Easier to obtain than pre-1965 silver coins.

33 posted on 12/19/2011 7:43:23 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Attacking Wall Street because you're jobless is like burning down Whole Foods because you're hungry.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Easier to obtain than pre-1965 silver coins.


Good point.


34 posted on 12/19/2011 7:45:29 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: GeronL

JUST what I was thinking...he better have twin .50 cal machine guns covering his doorway.


35 posted on 12/19/2011 7:46:32 PM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt! 2012)
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To: Kartographer

I am a long way from qualifying as a “prepper,” but I reckon I am more prepared than most. It is madness to assume that financial and/or social dislocation can’t happen.

I have my own well and my own septic system, living, as I do, out in the sticks beyond the availability of municipal water and sewer. That may turn out to be a blessing in the event of major civil unrest or terrorism: water lines can be cut, municipal water reservoirs can be contaminated, and sanitation plants can be disabled. Of course, both my well and sewer pumps need electricity. So, I have a propane-fired emergency generator (preferable to natural gas in my opinion, because gas utilities can be sabotaged) capable of running the pumps as well as providing power to all appliances as well as to some lighting. My heating system is half electricity, and half propane, so if one goes out, I can still be relatively comfortable.

Obviously, if propane delivery is interrupted, I’m in trouble; but I have a 1000-gallon tank for a relatively modest size house, and I keep it topped up. I could easily last a year even with a total loss of electricity and unavailability of propane delivery.

OK, my food supply may need work. But I have lots of wine, and three corkscrews as a hedge against failures.


36 posted on 12/19/2011 7:48:00 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: Kartographer; All
Do y'all remember this episode?

The Twilight Zone The Bomb Shelter (excerpt) - Do you really know your neighbours?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8otNjS4ePQQ

37 posted on 12/19/2011 7:50:20 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Kartographer

Not in that picture they don’t...


38 posted on 12/19/2011 7:50:38 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: tubebender
It’s happened to us this year...

Build one of these. I had mice and eliminated them getting into my stuff by keeping one of these operating 24/7. Just empty the bucket when you catch 'em.

5 Gallon Bucket Mouse Trap

39 posted on 12/19/2011 7:51:48 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Attacking Wall Street because you're jobless is like burning down Whole Foods because you're hungry.)
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To: unkus

It is something I’ve considered. Pretty cheap insurance, really.


40 posted on 12/19/2011 7:53:18 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: unkus
The key is to be surrounded by as many like minded, prepared people as possible.

It won't be pretty in the cities.

Exactly. For all the preparing and supply-stashing I can do, by far the biggest safeguard is living in a relatively rural area. That's a sad commentary on the human condition, but there you have it: in a time of crisis, the less contact with other people, the better.

41 posted on 12/19/2011 7:58:37 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: Cobra64

It’s a great TZ episode.


42 posted on 12/19/2011 7:59:13 PM PST by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Kartographer

If I was stockpiling... I wouldn’t let anyone know about it. Too bad my house is too small to really hoard alot.


43 posted on 12/19/2011 7:59:13 PM PST by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: Lurker

I am thinking packs of Bugle Boy in mason jars and then vaccum packed.


44 posted on 12/19/2011 8:01:07 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
I am thinking packs of Bugle Boy in mason jars and then vaccum packed.

Not a bad idea, that. Thanks.

45 posted on 12/19/2011 8:03:50 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

But being involved with an adequate number of good people is all important for many reasons.


46 posted on 12/19/2011 8:06:28 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Kartographer

That doesn’t look anywhere near like enough for a year.

I sure hope they have more squirreled away somewhere safe to live on when everyone else comes for what’s in the photo.


47 posted on 12/19/2011 8:08:33 PM PST 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: southernnorthcarolina

Sounds like you’ll do well...or much better than most.

That wine hedge is funny.


48 posted on 12/19/2011 8:11:23 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: jimfree
It’s a great TZ episode.

Yes it was. We've stocking up on food and emergency items for almost a year now.

49 posted on 12/19/2011 8:17:23 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: unkus
The key is to be surrounded by as many like minded, prepared people as possible.

Maybe.

I think the key is to get as far as possible from other people, especially major population centers.

The way I live it is easy; on a sailboat with solar panels, fishing gear and a reverse osmosis de-salinator, loaded with a years supply of non-perishable food. I can get away and stay away for as long as is necessary. Bonus: I can go just about anywhere in the world without having to use any fuel except for cooking and heating. Riots in the streets? Just head offshore for a while. Come in close enough to pick up radio broadcasts occasionally or head for some remote island somewhere warm. Been doing it for years anyway.

50 posted on 12/19/2011 8:27:21 PM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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