Skip to comments.Bunkers, Food, Armor: Disaster Prep Hits Mainstream
Posted on 04/10/2012 10:01:25 PM PDT by QT3.14
Im not sure when the tipping point occurred, but at some point recently the prepper movement exploded and became mainstream.
Preppers are folks who detect the possibility of calamity and decide to increase their odds of surviving it by putting aside supplies. Putting things by essential throughout most of humanitys existence was common in the United States up until advances in transportation logistics brought about the just in time shipping model. Suddenly, we could get almost any supplies delivered fresh and year-round to massive community stores. What our grandparents called lean times became a thing of the past for even the poorest Americans.
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.....and I can get real nuc mam made ‘fresh’.
No thanks, LOL
See how it goes.
Menu fatigue is a science. It's a real thing. I've been to a conference on it.
And it's ugly. In extremis, people die from not eating, going crazy, or stealing. All over food.
There are some that are great with it every day forever. But there aren't many of those folks.
Great stuff... worked fast! Just don't try to stomp it out if Sir Charles decided to invite his self over for dinner!
I had my last cig last June. I’m using Totally Vapor “torpedo” e-cigs and I like it. I keep some “Commit” lozenges on hand if the power goes out and I can’t charge my batteries.
I’d smack a liberal and take his smokes if I had to, I guess. Lots of libs smoke.
I can do things like that because I'm single. ;)
In before the ping (IBTP). I do both. This years garden should be interesting. I’m putting an experiment involving an automating raised garden system to the test. Will report as it progresses. I prep not so much for my immediate family, but the knowledge of having many dependents if the SHTF. I’ll need a lot of Zanax if that is the case. Not for the SHTF, but for the extended family. ;-)
Hey! I was hoping you’d get in on this if you saw the thread. Good seeing you.
I know quite a few people that have loaded up on freeze dried food. They always tell me I should as well to be prepared. I have been thinking about it and will probably look into supplementing my food supply with it. Mostly for camping trips with the kids and stuff.
We garden and can most of our current food supply and when added to what my wife stocks up from couponing we have a good sized food supply. Just been thinking about extra. Just in case.
Who does the weekly prepper thread?
LOL You’re tougher than me. The closest thing to that stuff I use is sauerkraut on Hebrew National Hot dogs.
My mirepoix works great for stock, because it's filtered out and thrown away and just the tasty flavorful liquid gets kept.
But put it in a soup and the celery might just kill you. It turns into some kind of space-age polymer auto-choking kind of unchewable thing.
The carrots are great in a soup, as are the onions.
Trick is to make the stuff. Use the stuff in everyday life, and figure out what works, and what you are going to feed the neighbor's dog so the little yapping bastard craps ugly on their carpet.
Trick is to make the stuff. Use the stuff in everyday life, and figure out what works, and what you are going to feed the neighbor’s dog so the little yapping bastard craps ugly on their carpet.
Order samples. Try it. Feed it to the kids. See how it affects your bowels. You might be suprised.
Who buys a truck load of food without know for sure they like it? Everybody sells sample packs. Cheap enough, compared to buying a lot of something that nobody, including your neighbor's yapping little bastard dog would eat.
You know how to do it, too.
But I'm also big on folks knowing what the heck they are buying and storing.
Have you ever eaten sea-bicuit? Otherwise know as hard-tack? Otherwise known as issued from Civil War stores to troops during the Spanish-American war?
Talk about suckage on the front line.
One thing I did my second elistment, as a culinary pro... I took my food skills to the enlisted and made them the very best with everthing I had, could steal, or scrounge.
No more hard-tack for the troops or for any of 'my people'. My people being those under my care, regardless of race or religion.
I look forward to seeing a thread explaining the gritty details.
If you like, I could suggest recipes for what you are growing.
And I could call dibs on that 2nd to last one on the southwest corner for a napping place. I might need a fat girl to keep me warm, depending on how cold it gets there.
But those look like comfy beds.