Zizzowop: Between Doomsday Preppers, My Strange Addiction, Hoarders and Extreme Couponing, I have come to the conclusion that there are a lot of bat-crab crazy people in America.
jayhawk88: Let's see:- Remodel garage, purchase a "survival trailer"- Buying thousands of dollars of supplies- Building a 20 person underground compound- Sounds like he has a generator of not insignificant size, presumably with a supply of diesel fuel as well"The government is taking all my money! Damn you Obama!"
olddinosaur: So don't preach to me about survivalism, I have been there and been done by that. Any of you Farkers think you're tough, try five days in Texas in summer with no beer---we'll see how tough you are!
olddinosaur: I had to go without beer for five long days, it was horrible.
Valarius: rohar: 8 inches: My Smith and Wesson - that's all I need to survive.Good luck with that. I know how to cast metals and source the materials for the foundry on my property. There's a ball mill in the shop that could be used for grinding/milling propellants. (I built it to clean steel parts). shiat hits the fan and I'm 24 hours away from a 6" cannon.Be a lot easier if you already had the cannon and balls built. Gunpowder, on the other hand...
StoneColdAtheist: Ha! My '66 Mustang laughs at your lack of faith... ;)
8 inches: My Smith and Wesson - that's all I need to survive.
Goddess of Atheism: Is this the same guy who was on last night's episode of "Doomsday Preppers?" Because if he is, I detected a huge gaping hole in his survival plan: he and his kids have practiced so that they can drive from their home to their bug-out wilderness cabin in less than 40 minutes (assuming the roads are completely free of traffic in the apocalypse), but -- the guy's specific fear is an EMP frying the nation's electronics. In which case, did this guy stop to consider that unless he's had it specially shielded, his own car will be un-driveable after an EMP?
Goddess of Atheism: In which case, did this guy stop to consider that unless he's had it specially shielded, his own car will be un-driveable after an EMP?
Valarius: Be careful. There are now drug growers in national parks. They don't just abandon their crop.
jso2897: Guntram Shatterhand: jso2897: There is nothing wrong with this, in and of itself.There is, however, a certain mindset that one tends to see among "survivalists" - a dissociation with society, and an indifference to the fortunes of others. The idea that one will survive the collapse of civilization is the ultimate manifestation of "screw you, I've got mine".It's a fantasy, of course - but it's a toxic fantasy that feeds into the sort of social autism that seems to be so common these days.This. And notice how the survivalist always gets off on the idea of having people come to him and beg for help. It's just a power trip writ large. You never see these types really planning ahead or having alternate plans for survival, either. Try asking them what happens when their food runs out, or if something horrible knocks their holy plan out of the water like a piece of metal crushing their bunker or preventing access. Or if they all catch some illness and has no access to medical care.It's just another sad extension of Survival of the Fittest where the one speaking is always--ALWAYS--the fittest.It's a fantasy - reality is that we are civilized people who are products of and members of civilization - and if it dies, we die. Oh, sure, a few will survive - and a few people will win the lottery, too. Any "plan" to survive the collapse of civilization is about as much of a "plan" as buying lottery tickets.If you really care about your survival, see to it that civilization survives - accept that you have a debt to society, and to you fellow men.
DeRosso: - Having enough arable soil to feed my family-arrows
IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: Reminds me of a friend who was asking me if he should buy gold:F(riend): "Should I buy gold?"M(e): "Why?"F: "Well, in case everything collapses."M: Well, certificates won't do you any good in that case, so you'd need to buy actual gold."F: "Alright, I could do that."M: "Do you have any guns?"F: "No."M: (Mimicking pointing a gun at him) "Give me your gold."/CSB//He didn't buy gold///Brass and lead, MY survival kit
DeRosso: You know what my fantasy is?- Building a well insulated house- geo thermal heating.- 2 small-ish windmills (2-3 kWh each)- Solar panels (4-6 kWh)- Having a well- Having a small electrolysis plant, a storage tank and fuel cells in a mound at least 50 m away from the house- having a hydrogen car that I can refuel form my "hydrogen mound"- Having enough arable soil to feed my family- Having it all sorrounded by a chain-link fence- A zombie apocalypse- lots of DVD's.- Riot gear- A crossbow and lots of arrows
Cerebral Knievel: ha-ha-guy: "If Americans lost our power grid it would be devastating," he said. "People couldn't live without power because we're too dependent on it now."Yes because back during the blackout of 2003 we all turned in to shiat flinging monkeys who were feasting upon the brains of our neighbors.Yea, those were the days weren't they?Ah, good times.. good times.
WTFDYW: I grow more disappointed in my fewwlow fellow man every day. It's kooks like this clown that accelerates it.
Ed Finnerty: And so it begins...[media.giantbomb.com image 300x228]
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