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Doomsday Preppers
American Thinker ^ | 3/27/2012 | Tom Thurlow

Posted on 03/27/2012 12:10:57 PM PDT by WPaCon

This just has to be a sign of the times. Record deficits and oil prices rising, and it could all get worse. So the National Geographic channel has begun airing a show named Doomsday Preppers, where viewers can watch end-of-the-world types prepare for doomsday.

Each episode highlights several people and their preparations for the end of the world, or, as they often put it, "when the stuff hits the fan." If you are a "doomsday prepper," the show has some pretty useful information, and if not, the show is still pretty entertaining.

Some of the calamities predicted by the preppers seem pretty far-fetched, like a shift in the earth's axis or an earthquake that divides the country's supply lines in half. But some of the calamities predicted are worth getting nervous about, like hyperinflation or a failure of the world financial system.

The preppers store or grow food, store water, generate their electricity, and prepare to defend themselves with handguns and homemade explosives. At the end of each segment, "experts" grade each prepper's plans.

Some of the prepper plans are pretty impressive. One episode involved an Arizona family who keeps a pool/greenhouse, with chicken above fertilizing a pool that contains quickly regenerating fish. A byproduct, duckweed, purifies the water and generates fertilizer for the vegetable gardens.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: doomsday; obamanomics; preppers; shtf
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1 posted on 03/27/2012 12:11:02 PM PDT by WPaCon
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To: WPaCon

Looks like just another facet of the mainstream media’s “Gee aren’t those Mormons weird?” attack on Romney.


2 posted on 03/27/2012 12:15:14 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: WPaCon

The AZ family’s use of the pool is probably one of the most creative ones. If you have to have a hobby, this one sounds like the most fun.


3 posted on 03/27/2012 12:15:28 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: WPaCon

I would say the show is of little assistance to most doomsday preppers as it acutaly has little new material. Rawles book “Patriots” is fairly common in the prepper community along with a number of more trustworth survival guides. In fact, I would venture that most preppers could review the show and tell them what they are doing wrong.


4 posted on 03/27/2012 12:16:35 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: WPaCon

“family who keeps a pool/greenhouse, with chicken above fertilizing a pool that contains quickly regenerating fish. A byproduct, duckweed, purifies the water and generates fertilizer for the vegetable gardens”

Hey, why didn’t I think of that! I’m gonna watch that episode!


5 posted on 03/27/2012 12:18:27 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: WPaCon

This is the left making these folks out to be kooks, by citing their SHTF scenarios.
Finally, one family sounded sane and then proclaimed they didn’t find the need for weapons to defend their little well stocked farm......
Most of these folks are so overweight they have more to worry about death due to poor health, than anything else.


6 posted on 03/27/2012 12:21:54 PM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: Kartographer

Over here....


7 posted on 03/27/2012 12:25:38 PM PDT by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your last. It might be.)
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To: WPaCon

A general infrastructure collapse in this country will see 50% of Americans dead in 6 months. The first months near central cities will be horrific after food runs out as hungry looters will fan out to the surburbs.


8 posted on 03/27/2012 12:27:34 PM PDT by AU72
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To: WPaCon

Sounds like these folks think that Obamanomics is well on its way to successfully destroying America as we have known it. Hey, that is Obama’s plan isn’t it?


9 posted on 03/27/2012 12:28:54 PM PDT by Perseverando
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To: WPaCon

If you’re not prepared, you’re dead already.

Believe it.


10 posted on 03/27/2012 12:32:38 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: AU72

Anyone who lives near the coast in a hurrican area can attest to the fact that grocery store shelves will be empty within a day.

People would start dying in mass within a week.


11 posted on 03/27/2012 12:32:59 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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12 posted on 03/27/2012 12:33:19 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: WPaCon

If people think that such a scenario is likely (not necessarily saying it isn’t), why don’t they just move to, say, Australia?


13 posted on 03/27/2012 12:52:04 PM PDT by WPaCon
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To: Buckeye McFrog; Kartographer
Looks like just another facet of the mainstream media’s “Gee aren’t those Mormons weird?” attack on Romney.

I read the entire link and did not take that interpretation away from it. The Author made some important points involving operational security, heirloom seeds and water treatment.

My Wife says her coworkers (when a Penguin game is not on) "all" talk about the show. The discussions are not just about the entertainment value, but about an unease of the current state of affairs. I believe the prepper community is much larger than anyone can imagine. This is subject that wise people just do not divulge publicly.

All I need to watch is the increase in weapon sales, phenomenal growth of longterm food storage suppliers and precious metal sales to see that a large sector of Americans are prepping. Big time.
14 posted on 03/27/2012 12:55:51 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: AU72

Coming, sooner than most think, and the only candidate that even mentions the problem is anathema on this board.

http://www.shadowstats.com/article/no-414-hyperinflation-special-report-2012


15 posted on 03/27/2012 1:00:37 PM PDT by EasySt (Life is precious. Live it well.)
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!


16 posted on 03/27/2012 1:02:45 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: WPaCon

A woman who co-hosts a morning show on a local talk-radio station recently discovered this TV show.

As I recall, her comment was “Where have these guys been all my life?”.


17 posted on 03/27/2012 1:20:57 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: WPaCon

Maybe I’ll have to look it up on Youtube.

Folks need to realize that NatGeo has long been a major ‘house-organ’ of the oligarchy.

Check out their Board of the Directors over the years . . . they are a veritable Who’s Who among the globalists.

Certainly their seductive seeding of globalist values through the journal has been quite faithful to that dark collection of ‘stuff’ from hell.

Nevertheless, I still enjoy the nature programs etc.


18 posted on 03/27/2012 1:25:43 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: WPaCon

I bought a bunch of mid-to-late 1970’s gun magazines a while back and there was a column in them by a “prepper” way back then. In reading them, not much has changed in the past 30-35 years.


19 posted on 03/27/2012 1:26:04 PM PDT by jim_trent
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To: PA Engineer

I’ve been preparing for over a year now, out here in farm country. What won’t be used in an real emergency, can be used/re-used in otherwise *normal* times, if TSHTF doesn’t come.


20 posted on 03/27/2012 1:35:50 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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