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'Preppers' in Brighter Spotlight after Natural Disaster
WSAW TV ^ | 11/5/12 | Al Knox

Posted on 11/10/2012 5:02:20 PM PST by Kartographer

You may have seen the National Geographic show "Doomsday Preppers," and wondered if it really is all that common. It turns out; there are preppers all over the nation, including central Wisconsin. And they're more in the spotlight than ever.

Superstorm Sandy left much of the East Coast scrambling for power, warmth, gasoline, even food. But preppers say they're ready for disasters - natural or otherwise.

Cheryl is one of them.” We’re different because we don't spend our money on gadgets. The newest smart phone and things like that. We put our money into things that we can use and keep, things that are enduring."

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: preparedness; preppers
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1 posted on 11/10/2012 5:02:28 PM PST by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 11/10/2012 5:03:40 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Cheryl is one of them.” We’re different because we don’t spend our money on gadgets. The newest smart phone and things like that. We put our money into things that we can use and keep, things that are enduring.”

Maybe she should. Yes, it wouldn’t help in a total meltdown but it would if there was a local emergency and you could have access to gps and internet.


3 posted on 11/10/2012 5:12:36 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Kartographer

One would certainly think so.

That pic looks like an old fashioned General Store


4 posted on 11/10/2012 5:13:41 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Kartographer

Food storage is more complicated then just storing a few cans away. I’ve have to do an inventory of what I’ve got and make a meal plan to see if I have enough stored up.


5 posted on 11/10/2012 5:14:35 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Kartographer
"I have an outhouse with a 30,000 gallon tank underneath it."

That might be a typo; maybe a 3,000 gal tank. But 30,000 gals? That's a really, really, really massive tank. Kudos to her if she does!


6 posted on 11/10/2012 5:17:10 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: ari-freedom

Or she could just pick up a regular old fashion phone and then have the skills and the training to handle it until help shows up. You don’t need the latest I phone old GSM phones can be tracked.

Seems to me if people would talk to people face to face instead of from a phone life would make a leap forward greater than many of the gadgets that so enthrall people these days ever could.


7 posted on 11/10/2012 5:19:45 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: carriage_hill
I have an outhouse with a 30,000 gallon tank underneath it

That's gotta be some Guinness Record class evacuation, even factoring in family members !


             

8 posted on 11/10/2012 5:20:49 PM PST by tomkat
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To: Kartographer

Anybody know how much a 30,000 storage tank costs? (just kidding). Bravo Cheryl!


9 posted on 11/10/2012 5:21:41 PM PST by immadashell
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To: Kartographer

ari-freedom is the official Debbie Downer of the night.


10 posted on 11/10/2012 5:24:06 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: carriage_hill

From some of the post I see on FR maybe she has a lot of FReepers as friends so she needs something that will hold a lot of $#!T! ;-)


11 posted on 11/10/2012 5:24:32 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: carriage_hill
"I have an outhouse with a 30,000 gallon tank underneath it."

If she fills it with vodka, she'll be the richest woman in the country after SHTF.

12 posted on 11/10/2012 5:24:32 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: tomkat

LOL. I was trying to put it politely, as you nicely did, but couldn’t, and instead went typo route. That’s some dumper, Cheryl! Take a LOT of septic tanker trucks to drain that swamp, baby.


13 posted on 11/10/2012 5:24:43 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: carriage_hill

That lady has one massive septic tank, they will be pooping worry free for years fter STHF


14 posted on 11/10/2012 5:25:24 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: immadashell

$18,500+ undelivered & uninstalled. They’re not cheap.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-30-000-Gallon-Carbon-steel-storage-tank-/150522044488


15 posted on 11/10/2012 5:27:55 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: Kartographer

LOLMAO! That one would hold the entire board’s *contributions* for a year.


16 posted on 11/10/2012 5:29:45 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: carriage_hill

"We're going to need a bigger truck...."
17 posted on 11/10/2012 5:30:08 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: goodwithagun; ari-freedom
I was thinking more of Bloomberg: "A phone next to your bed is better than a gun."
18 posted on 11/10/2012 5:31:50 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Pollster1

Drop a 15hp sump into it and she could sell it by the gallon for months. Get the whole damned town drunk.


19 posted on 11/10/2012 5:32:19 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: carriage_hill

One bad thing about Florida is the water table. There’s no where to put anything underground


20 posted on 11/10/2012 5:34:47 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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