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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."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: preparedness; preppers

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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To: dragonblustar

Easier than trying to figure out which dumpster to scavenge from.


21 posted on 11/10/2012 5:35:21 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

GOOD GRIEF. IS THAT THE ENTRANCE TO HELL? I’ve never seen a septic lid THAT big! Takes a freaking backhoe to uncap it. Tie a rope around your waist and to a tree, man! You fall in a you’re a goner!


22 posted on 11/10/2012 5:35:33 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: carriage_hill

Properly sized for Super Taco Night at Paco Taco


23 posted on 11/10/2012 5:37:04 PM PST by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: driftdiver

I lived in Coral Gables and had a place down on Big Pine Key, back in the 70s, so you’d have to bolt that tank down/secure it, somehow. If it got loose in a flood, it’d be like a battleship running amok. Latrine tanks don’t work out real well down there.


24 posted on 11/10/2012 5:40:51 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: freedumb2003

That’d make a ‘dent’ in it, but still have a lot of room for more ‘contributions’.


25 posted on 11/10/2012 5:43:53 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: carriage_hill
I'm still 'seeing' the section drawing of a little two-seater privy with that silo plumbed up underneath it and  
26 posted on 11/10/2012 5:50:26 PM PST by tomkat
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To: Kartographer

All that glass will break in an earthquake.


27 posted on 11/10/2012 5:56:42 PM PST by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: tomkat

LOL! I knew it was a “two-holer”, too. I can see the hilarious cutaway drawing, now that you mention it. I’d bet the zoning board went nuts when presented with those plans. “Lady, what’cha eating down on that farm?”


28 posted on 11/10/2012 6:03:44 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: tomkat
I'm still 'seeing' the section drawing of a little two-seater privy with that silo plumbed up underneath it and

Thanks. Every time I use the head I will be thinking of that drawing. LOL. I wonder what the take-off is like for a Nuclear Cesspool?
29 posted on 11/10/2012 6:14:53 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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30 posted on 11/10/2012 6:18:39 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Kartographer
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.

Typical folks ask why I have a land line and dial telephone as well as the cell phones they all rely on.

...blank stares when I ask what they'll be doing when one critical tower goes down.

Yes, I also have a radio & scanner although I'm hardly expert with either.

31 posted on 11/10/2012 6:26:33 PM PST by norton
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To: carriage_hill
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!

She'd need a leach field the size of Milwaukee. hmmm wait a minute! How far is that farm from Milwaukee?

32 posted on 11/10/2012 6:39:19 PM PST by immadashell
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To: immadashell

“...leach field the size of Milwaukee...”

Heck, just pump it over to Detroit, above ground; who’d even notice? LOL.


33 posted on 11/10/2012 6:45:06 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: Kartographer
I was thinking more of Bloomberg: "A phone next to your bed is better than a gun."

With emphasis on your. For his mayorness, it's probably a big red button that brings in a dozen of his elite bodyguard, and alerts the gunships.

Although, I suspect Bloomie carries a piece, even if just a .32 pimp gun. He seems to speak from a lot of experience when he says some men want guns to make up for their physical and emotional shortcomings. :)

34 posted on 11/10/2012 7:24:00 PM PST by 300winmag (Overkill Never Fails)
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To: SCalGal

Earthquake in Wisconsin? I would say that’s far down the list may be just about alien invasion. I me the kind from outer space the other started their invasion long ago.


35 posted on 11/10/2012 7:59:35 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, what’s the first rule of fight club?


36 posted on 11/10/2012 8:23:03 PM PST by glorgau
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To: norton
I use to believe that too, until Hurricane Irene revealed that my land-line was connected to a remote switch that required a trailer mounted generator be connected to it after it's batteries died (about 4 hours). My land-line phone was the first thing to fail, even before Cable TV, which lasted almost a whole day (something of a shock really). My cell phone worked the entire 7 days, as the closest towers either never lost off-site power, or had decent generators with a good fuel supply. Three days later the telco got around to this switch and powered it up, but my old ideas about land-line phones being more reliable took something of a hit that week.
37 posted on 11/10/2012 8:23:33 PM PST by MrNeutron1962
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Earthquake in Wisconsin?

WI is a good place to be... That fault line in MO, though..... a lot of people are going to lose food stored like that in glass. Even if it doesn't tumble off the shelving (which it will), it'll smash against the jar next to it.

38 posted on 11/10/2012 9:12:44 PM PST by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: SCalGal

The boot heel of Missouri to Wisconsin? You realize you are talking about better than 500 miles? They may feel it maybe even a jar on the edge might fall, but that’s about it.


39 posted on 11/10/2012 9:52:40 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: MrNeutron1962

Anyone who believes land line of cell phones are reliable in a in a shtf situation is going to be disappointed. Your experience with you cell service was not typical of the area effect by Sandy. Nor was it the case with Katrina or Northridge, need I go on?


40 posted on 11/10/2012 9:55:52 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

THE HIGHEST EARTHQUAKE RISK in the UNITED STATES outside the West Coast is along the New Madrid Fault. Damaging tremors are not as frequent as in California, but when they occur, the destruction covers over more than 20 times the area because of underlying geology.
41 posted on 11/10/2012 10:01:11 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Looking at that map, I’m wondering what effect the 1812 New Madrid earthquakes had on Lake Michigan.


42 posted on 11/11/2012 2:47:31 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Kartographer
The boot heel of Missouri to Wisconsin? You realize you are talking about better than 500 miles?

Yes, I do - that's why I said you were in a good place. But other people read these threads, and that's why I mentioned MO. KY had an earthquake yesterday, not a big one, but where there are small earthquakes, there is potential for a bigger one. Out there, I'd certainly prep for tornado/power outage first. But think how heartbreaking to find all that food destroyed by an earthquake.

43 posted on 11/11/2012 6:38:50 AM PST by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: driftdiver
Ive seen earth sheltered homes in OK built at ground level and buried.

Were I in FL then I might consider constructing a mott, place the tank on top, then bury the whole thing.

Of course, if one were to build an earth sheltered home with a shielded patio to begin with then there would be no need for a buried 30,000 galon tank...

44 posted on 11/11/2012 10:43:18 AM PST by gnarledmaw (Obama: Evincing a Design since 2009)
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To: carriage_hill

Perhaps it is a cesspool? They are often round with pretty big openings.


45 posted on 11/11/2012 2:35:59 PM PST by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: Betis70

Never thought of that; could be.


46 posted on 11/11/2012 2:46:28 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: Kartographer

Preppers are always in a brighter light after disasters......but in a month they will be viewed as kooks again. Most people have short memories.


47 posted on 11/12/2012 8:55:04 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Kartographer

Preppers are always in a brighter light after disasters......but in a month they will be viewed as kooks again. Most people have short memories.


48 posted on 11/12/2012 8:55:14 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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