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Survival Shop Reports Jump In Sales To People Preparing For “Possible Collapse”
CBS St. Louis KMOX ^ | November 23, 2011 4:00 AM | Kevin Killeen

Posted on 11/23/2011 1:17:17 PM PST by caper gal 1

WEBSTER GROVES, MO (KMOX) - A chain of three stores that sells survival food and gear reports a jump in sales to people who are getting prepared for the “possible collapse” of society.

“We had to order fifty cases of the meals ready to eat to keep up with the demand in the past three months,” said manager Steve Dorsey at Uncle Sam’s Safari Outfitters Inc. in Webster Groves. “That’s not normal. Usually we sell 20 to 30 cases in a whole year.”

Dorsey says business has been brisk since the spring uprisings in the middle east, as customers share concerns about political uprisings, the world economy and the future of the United States

(Excerpt) Read more at stlouis.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cwii; getreadyhereitcomes; preparedness; prepperping; preppers; shtf; stockpilesong; survivalping
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To: TheWriterTX

And if it’s never needed for shtf, you’ve got yourself a pantry of things you normally eat anyway. Nothing wrong with that.


101 posted on 11/24/2011 11:17:50 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Dear Mad:

Look at the run on banks during the 1930's. One news story prompted a lot of people to withdraw their money from the banks. Banks typically don't keep tons of cash on hand, and when they could no longer dole it out, that lead to another news story which resulted in widespread panic. The run on banks swept across the country like a wave and forced many of them to close.

Even in the relatively "slow" news world of the 1930's, waves of panic did occur.

102 posted on 11/24/2011 3:28:20 PM PST by TheWriterTX (Rock you like a Herman Cain 2012)
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To: caper gal 1
Death or Ru Ru.

That was my Med class motto in 1987-88.

103 posted on 11/24/2011 4:55:23 PM PST by Sarajevo (Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?)
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To: Kartographer
Awwww. . . Too much Thanksgiving red wine bringing back some memories! That is how my husband and I met. I was supposed to shoot in a high power match at Camp Perry and had never shot an AR-15. My husband's friend (I coached his son on our junior rifle team) convinced me to come to his farm and shoot one to see how I liked it. The man who would be my husband was there, and we found out later that our friend planned that, and he brought his AK. Not only was he pretty turned on by my shooting skills, but my dad scared the crap out of him when he caught the brass in his hands when it was ejected! LOL! I have a very handsome 3 year old and extremely beautiful 3 month old all because of high power rifles!
104 posted on 11/24/2011 5:16:12 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Sarajevo

You just gave me my good laugh for the day!


105 posted on 11/24/2011 5:58:47 PM PST by caper gal 1
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To: TheWriterTX
"Even in the relatively "slow" news world of the 1930's, waves of panic did occur."

Yes, BUT after the fact.

However we are talking about PREPARING for a collapse well ahead of time.

Info in the 30's was too compartmentalized. Financiers and the like knew of the coming disaster then but John Q. Public knew only bits and pieces.

Today with the Internet anyone who knows how to do a Google search can find out several orders of magnitude more info in a few minutes than even the POTUS with a full time staff could manage to gather in a month back in the 30's.

106 posted on 11/24/2011 7:12:32 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Oh Man...that made me literally LOL...I agree completely


107 posted on 11/24/2011 7:52:37 PM PST by LivingNet
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To: Iron Munro
They are about half an hour down the road, in Bardstown, directly across the street from "My Old Kentucky Home". I was over last week, looking for some 1911 magazines and had to stop and drool all over the Mosin-Nagants they had on sale (all matching numbers and beautiful inside and out).

I used to sell Nagants at a department store back in the mid-90's, so I was able to help the guys at Keene's (Ky Gun Co) answer some other customers' questions. I ended up selling twelve for them and they gave me a free magazine to show their appreciation.

They have some very nice firearms in the store, including some that require federal tax stamps to own.

108 posted on 11/24/2011 8:15:14 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Interesting.

Thanks for the post.


109 posted on 11/24/2011 10:02:57 PM PST by Iron Munro (Ben Raines For President)
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To: Secret Agent Man

> Better off just making a pantry and filling it with long-term goods you normally eat <

That’s what I’ve been doing for a while now. Each payday I buy ‘extra’ to stash away. Don’t forget liquid detergent and soap.

Each payday also adds a box of ammo to the stores.

It adds up much faster than you think. I also buy a large can or two of ‘group’ supplies. Most of my friends have small children. I could not stand buy and watch my friends kids starve. I just couldn’t do it.


110 posted on 11/25/2011 4:39:15 AM PST by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your last. It might be.)
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To: sport

>> Right now they are trying to keep the sheep anestised until the 2012 election. Sometime after that, all hell will break loose. <<

That’s my read of situation as well.


111 posted on 11/25/2011 4:53:07 AM PST by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your last. It might be.)
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To: caper gal 1

bfl


112 posted on 11/25/2011 4:58:02 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: appalachian_dweller
>> Right now they are trying to keep the sheep anestised until the 2012 election. Sometime after that, all hell will break loose. << That’s my read of situation as well.

My concern is what "they" will do with those who refuse to fall asleep.

113 posted on 11/25/2011 5:14:45 AM PST by papertyger (What has islam ever accomplished that treacherous, opportunistic, brutality couldn't do on its own?)
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To: Jacquerie
on’t worry. It can’t happen here. Honest. Really . . . right?

The people participating in the above are like the people who got out in front of Nazi Germany - The Sheeple stayed - and PAID.

114 posted on 11/25/2011 9:51:45 AM PST by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: Kartographer
A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. NIV Proverbs 22:3

Stealing that for my new tag line

115 posted on 11/25/2011 9:58:19 AM PST by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: Kartographer

had to take out a couple words - it won’t all fit for a tag line :O)


116 posted on 11/25/2011 10:02:58 AM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: appalachian_dweller

You’re better off trying to get them to start their own pantries, even from a basic (buy food now while it’s cheaper, it’s gone up a lot the last year) economic reason.

You can’t pack away enough for them. If you give them all the stuff you set aside for them, they’ll keep coming back to you for what you saved up for your family, because you’ll still have way more left.

Being friends also means not taking food out of your mouths, especially when you had the foresight to plan ahead and they didn’t. It’s also not fair to your family, which is why you were stocking up in the first place. Ultimately each meal out of your pantry you give to others is one taken out of your wife’s or childrens’ mouths. It’s one thing if you have some kind of supply you can count on, but if there’s real doubt how long supplies will be disrupted, it’s reality.

Get them to be considered for their own welfare. Best thing you can do. That way they will be less of a burden on you, and possibly even a blessing to you or others. Also come at it from the freedom angle (no govt camps just for food), and from the barter/wealth angle.


117 posted on 11/25/2011 2:02:28 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: papertyger
I reserve my .308 endeavors to a fat barreled bolt action. That stuff is too damn heavy to sprinkle around the landscape like an assault rifle to my mind.

You do NOT get to run the co-ax in the tank. After we burn up the first 10,000 rounds we change the barrel and bolt and reload the tac tray woth 10K more.

118 posted on 11/26/2011 12:14:26 PM PST by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: Sarajevo; Squantos; Travis McGee
OTOH, you can stick around and battle zombies with the rest of us

CLACK!


119 posted on 11/26/2011 12:20:47 PM PST by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: TheWriterTX
Look at the run on banks during the 1930's. One news story prompted a lot of people to withdraw their money from the banks.

Times were tough in Grovers Mill in 1938.


120 posted on 11/26/2011 12:26:33 PM PST by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: archy

Ah yes, the old handheld generator. Perfect for electric blasting caps. Claymores or anything else.


121 posted on 11/26/2011 12:28:33 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: archy; papertyger

That’s great as long as rich Uncle is following you in a military truck loaded with crates of ammo.

I have not had ammo supply like that in a long, long time.


122 posted on 11/26/2011 12:30:22 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Secret Agent Man

You make very good points. I struggle with this every day.


123 posted on 11/29/2011 5:06:56 AM PST by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your last. It might be.)
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To: darth
Well there is another scenario that no one imagines possible or probable. The former soviet union is experiencing a dramatic religious christian revival. Moscow is 20% moslem and the southern border of Russia is moslem. A week or two ago a russian general was quoted as seriously saying that nuclear exchange with countries on their southern border was nearly a foregone conclusion and that the nuclear detonations would escalate beyond that area.

Since the USA is the most influential pro-islamist force in the world today they are the biggest target the russians see.

Christians have lost control of the Us government, the culture and are witnessing the explosion of islam in the middle east and worldwide.

It wouldn't take much prodding for committed christians in Russia to take action and make an effort to stop the destruction of christianity at the hands of the US government.

124 posted on 11/29/2011 5:16:32 AM PST by x_plus_one (Obama: Brainwashing the masses to believe that racism is a greater danger than radical Islam)
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