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Old February 22nd, 2012, 08:00 AM   #21
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In my opinion, economic collapse or a virus are probably going to be the most likely cause of any doomsday. I honestly probably wouldn't live through a doomsday scenario so I am just going to live happy now. I do worry about my animals though if something bad should happen
I worry more about my five year old daughter and my horse more than I worry about me. A pandemic seems most likely though as you said. The one thing that most people do not think of is that in economic collapse or serious economic burb all of the idiots from places such as Detroit and flint will find their way to the suburbs for what they will assume will be easy pickings.
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So I am to assume there are no preppers on here? Be honest.

Not on purpose, but I got this somebich in the basement just in case.





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Old February 22nd, 2012, 09:07 AM   #23
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Shit I am coming over to your place with the chips and beer.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 09:39 AM   #24
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Shit I am coming over to your place with the chips and beer.

My ex bought 2 cans of this stuff for my 40th party along with 300 hot dogs.

She invited 50 people. It took us a year as a family to eat all the remaining hot dogs.


When Y2k hit we threw a party at the house. I figured if the power went off, I had food, beer and body heat to last for several days.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 09:42 AM   #25
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Y2K was a joke even then. It is funny how people freak out and predict the worst when they truly do not have a clue.

You sound like me, Stay the course ride it out but have fun doing it.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 09:53 AM   #26
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Y2K was a joke even then. It is funny how people freak out and predict the worst when they truly do not have a clue.

You sound like me, Stay the course ride it out but have fun doing it.
For Y2K my wife started buying all kinds of gallons of water. I bought an extra large container of Tang because I knew nothing would happen and I wanted to make sure all that water got used.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 09:55 AM   #27
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Tang, damn the good ole' days.
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Most of those people aren't preppers, they are organized hoarders.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 12:53 PM   #29
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Most of those people aren't preppers, they are organized hoarders.
I so agree. The question that begs to be asked is at what point does prepping become hoarding?
Through out recorded history people have always feared something they could not understand or control. And people need a cause to fight for or prepare for as it gives them purpose and a feeling of worth, sometimes with warrant and cause sometimes not. Where is the line on this issue?

Preparing for a reasonable and tangible problem or just being paranoid? What may be a real fear to some may cause laughter in others.
So how do you define it?
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I worry more about my five year old daughter and my horse more than I worry about me. A pandemic seems most likely though as you said. The one thing that most people do not think of is that in economic collapse or serious economic burb all of the idiots from places such as Detroit and flint will find their way to the suburbs for what they will assume will be easy pickings.
The suburbanites are all going north I think too.
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I so agree. The question that begs to be asked is at what point does prepping become hoarding?
Through out recorded history people have always feared something they could not understand or control. And people need a cause to fight for or prepare for as it gives them purpose and a feeling of worth, sometimes with warrant and cause sometimes not. Where is the line on this issue?

Preparing for a reasonable and tangible problem or just being paranoid? What may be a real fear to some may cause laughter in others.
So how do you define it?
I watched the show preppers and I bought one extra can of soup this week and four packets of ramen noodles... does that make me a hoarder?? Where do you keep all of that crap???
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I watched the show preppers and I bought one extra can of soup this week and four packets of ramen noodles... does that make me a hoarder?? Where do you keep all of that crap???
You are for sure dancing on the fence with that admission. You may need to seek therapy.

As far as where to store all of your goods, I would think at the moment you could use a small grocery bag. It will also be easy to hide.
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You are for sure dancing on the fence with that admission. You may need to seek therapy.

As far as where to store all of your goods, I would think at the moment you could use a small grocery bag. It will also be easy to hide.
I just put them in the pantry. I used the soup in making one of our dinners this week Now we will starve for sure.
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I just put them in the pantry. I used the soup in making one of our dinners this week Now we will starve for sure.
Damn it woman would you look ahead now what will you do? If zombies attack during the night you and mike are screwed. sheesh.
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Damn it woman would you look ahead now what will you do? If zombies attack during the night you and mike are screwed. sheesh.
I am taking the neighbors food. They told me they use their basement as a pantry and I don't think they have any guns.
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Now I am watching this show. Who needs a truckload of wheat? I am learning what to eat outdoors that is non toxic. I am actually learning it for what to feed/not feed my tortoise but it will help if something happened.
My question is if the world collapses why would people want gold and silver?? Wouldn't things people need be better bartering material?
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I like how the truck driver was conceal carrying a hi-point, that is a huge gun, without much capacity.
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Now I am watching this show. Who needs a truckload of wheat? I am learning what to eat outdoors that is non toxic. I am actually learning it for what to feed/not feed my tortoise but it will help if something happened.
My question is if the world collapses why would people want gold and silver?? Wouldn't things people need be better bartering material?
I agree! I would want food and ammo not gold! Actually enough ammo and I think the gold would be easy to score.
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Not on purpose, but I got this somebich in the basement just in case.





That should produce enough natural gas for a year or three
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That should produce enough natural gas for a year or three


It was factored into the heating/warmth equation.

Small room+6lbs of beans=stinky warmth.
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