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(Reason Magazine)   Dear Media: Stop mixing up "Preppers" with "Survivalists" we are two very different groups. One group prepares in case of the worst and are sane people and the other are survivalist gun nuts   (reason.com) divider line 408
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2013-02-22 03:59:13 PM
They all said I was crazy! I'm not crazy! THEY'RE the ones who are crazy! I'll show them! I'll show them all! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA!
 
2013-02-22 04:02:15 PM
Preppers are narcissistic idiots.

/and no, I don't mean you, guy who has a few extra cans of food and some batteries. relax.
 
2013-02-22 04:24:54 PM

JerseyTim: Preppers are narcissistic idiots.

/and no, I don't mean you, guy who has a few extra cans of food and some batteries. relax.



Batteries are for paranoid loons, all I need is some duck tape.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duct_tape_alert
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-22 04:25:34 PM
That's funny.  As though people didn't know that "Prepper" is just the new politically correct term for survivalist that people started using when survivalists got a reputation for being crazy and shooting people.

Now that people realize that Preppers are just survivalists I wonder what new name they will come up with?
 
2013-02-22 04:28:44 PM

vpb: Preppers are just survivalists I wonder what new name they will come up with?


Disastrousts?
 
2013-02-22 04:33:41 PM
What's the line between "Has a backpack with flashlight and medical supplies, and a weeks worth of canned goods in cupboard" and "collects bags of own poop "?

because there has to be a line, right?
 
2013-02-22 04:34:10 PM
Which is which?

sannekurz.files.wordpress.com
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-22 04:34:34 PM

Calmamity: vpb: Preppers are just survivalists I wonder what new name they will come up with?

Disastrousts?

How about Disastourists?  Apocyleptics?
 
2013-02-22 04:35:23 PM

what_now: What's the line between "Has a backpack with flashlight and medical supplies, and a weeks worth of canned goods in cupboard" and "collects bags of own poop "?

because there has to be a line, right?


The line is right at the point of poop bagging. Maybe a bit before that, but definitely in that neighborhood.
 
2013-02-22 04:39:30 PM
I don't even know what kind of batteries my flashlight uses. I can't tie a knot. My idea of camping is a private villa in the Caribbean. I panic if I run low on American Spirits.

I am SO farked in the pocky lips.
 
2013-02-22 04:40:55 PM
media-2.web.britannica.com

let god sort 'em out.
 
2013-02-22 04:41:27 PM

what_now: What's the line between "Has a backpack with flashlight and medical supplies, and a weeks worth of canned goods in cupboard" and "collects bags of own poop "?

because there has to be a line, right?


The first one is my mother, and she is far from a survivalist. Her brother is one though.
 
2013-02-22 04:44:24 PM

what_now: What's the line between "Has a backpack with flashlight and medical supplies, and a weeks worth of canned goods in cupboard" and "collects bags of own poop "?

because there has to be a line, right?


It's the difference between preparing for a sudden, but manageable disaster (fire, tornado, flood, etc.) and preparing for the chaotic collapse of civilization.
 
2013-02-22 04:45:10 PM
I have a good friend who has over a dozen guns, complete with cases, ammo and cleaning supplies hidden in various places in his apartment. He and his partner have a backpack each with disaster supplies and medicine.

Both of these men would shrivel up and die if they couldn't get takeout sushi, or the bar ran out of bitters. It's....really really weird.
 
2013-02-22 04:46:40 PM

vpb: That's funny.  As though people didn't know that "Prepper" is just the new politically correct term for survivalist that people started using when survivalists got a reputation for being crazy and shooting people.

Now that people realize that Preppers are just survivalists I wonder what new name they will come up with?


"people who buy crap at full retail"?
 
2013-02-22 04:47:21 PM

what_now: I have a good friend who has over a dozen guns, complete with cases, ammo and cleaning supplies hidden in various places in his apartment. He and his partner have a backpack each with disaster supplies and medicine.

Both of these men would shrivel up and die if they couldn't get takeout sushi, or the bar ran out of bitters. It's....really really weird.


It's a fun hobby.
 
2013-02-22 04:48:34 PM
I can't wait until the apocalypse finally goes down and I don't have to go to work any more.  Then you'll all be like "Oh, that Rapmaster2000 was right and I'm stupid.  I should have listened to that handsome devil!"
 
2013-02-22 04:50:01 PM

Rapmaster2000: I can't wait until the apocalypse finally goes down and I don't have to go to work any more.  Then you'll all be like "Oh, that Rapmaster2000 was right and I'm stupid.  I should have listened to that handsome devil!"


I'm pretty sure I'll be all "braaaaaaains".
 
2013-02-22 05:02:41 PM
While it's true that they're different, a Venn diagram of these two groups would have a lot of overlap.
 
2013-02-22 05:02:49 PM

what_now: I have a good friend who has over a dozen guns, complete with cases, ammo and cleaning supplies hidden in various places in his apartment. He and his partner have a backpack each with disaster supplies and medicine.

Both of these men would shrivel up and die if they couldn't get takeout sushi, or the bar ran out of bitters. It's....really really weird.


You can get takeout sushi that is good in Boston? Maybe there is something to living up there. I can barely even get sushi down here
 
2013-02-22 05:03:42 PM

GAT_00: what_now: I have a good friend who has over a dozen guns, complete with cases, ammo and cleaning supplies hidden in various places in his apartment. He and his partner have a backpack each with disaster supplies and medicine.

Both of these men would shrivel up and die if they couldn't get takeout sushi, or the bar ran out of bitters. It's....really really weird.

You can get takeout sushi that is good in Boston? Maybe there is something to living up there. I can barely even get sushi down here


You're wondering if New England has seafood? Really?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-22 05:06:42 PM

MisterTweak: vpb: That's funny.  As though people didn't know that "Prepper" is just the new politically correct term for survivalist that people started using when survivalists got a reputation for being crazy and shooting people.

Now that people realize that Preppers are just survivalists I wonder what new name they will come up with?

"people who buy crap at full retail inflated prices"?


FTFY.
 
2013-02-22 05:08:05 PM

what_now: GAT_00: what_now: I have a good friend who has over a dozen guns, complete with cases, ammo and cleaning supplies hidden in various places in his apartment. He and his partner have a backpack each with disaster supplies and medicine.

Both of these men would shrivel up and die if they couldn't get takeout sushi, or the bar ran out of bitters. It's....really really weird.

You can get takeout sushi that is good in Boston? Maybe there is something to living up there. I can barely even get sushi down here

You're wondering if New England has seafood? Really?


Lobster and chowder are a completely different thing than good sushi.
 
2013-02-22 05:14:39 PM

what_now: I have a good friend who has over a dozen guns, complete with cases, ammo and cleaning supplies hidden in various places in his apartment. He and his partner have a backpack each with disaster supplies and medicine.

Both of these men would shrivel up and die if they couldn't get takeout sushi, or the bar ran out of bitters. It's....really really weird.


I work with a prepper. He's an alright guy.

However, while it's good that he has a lot of supplies, his biggest impediment in a disaster is clearly going to be his weight.  It's going to be hard to evade back the rampaging zombie horde when you're defeated by a flight of stairs.
 
2013-02-22 05:15:47 PM
i1.kym-cdn.com

?
 
2013-02-22 05:42:48 PM
Rural people with lots of supplies and insufficient weaponry?    Nice... we needs lots more of them for the rest of us to survive.
 
2013-02-22 05:43:41 PM

vpb: That's funny.  As though people didn't know that "Prepper" is just the new politically correct term for survivalist that people started using when survivalists got a reputation for being crazy and shooting people.

Now that people realize that Preppers are just survivalists I wonder what new name they will come up with?


*checks dictionary*

Still plenty of room under "Retards"
 
2013-02-22 05:43:56 PM
Peppers and survivalists?
 
2013-02-22 05:44:00 PM

xanadian: [i1.kym-cdn.com image 400x371]

?


Now there's something I haven't thought about in a long time.
 
2013-02-22 05:44:02 PM
Me and your Mom,
We've been noticing lately you've been having a lot of problems,
And you've been going off for no reason.
And we're afraid you're gonna hurt somebody,
We're afraid you're gonna hurt yourself.
So we decided that it would be in your best interest
If we put you somewhere
Where you could get the help that you need.
 
2013-02-22 05:45:21 PM

GAT_00: what_now: I have a good friend who has over a dozen guns, complete with cases, ammo and cleaning supplies hidden in various places in his apartment. He and his partner have a backpack each with disaster supplies and medicine.

Both of these men would shrivel up and die if they couldn't get takeout sushi, or the bar ran out of bitters. It's....really really weird.

You can't get takeout sushi that is good in Boston?, anywhere. Full stop. If it's takeout, it's not sushi.


FTFY.
 
2013-02-22 05:45:46 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: what_now: What's the line between "Has a backpack with flashlight and medical supplies, and a weeks worth of canned goods in cupboard" and "collects bags of own poop "?

because there has to be a line, right?

It's the difference between preparing for a sudden, but manageable disaster (fire, tornado, flood, etc.) and preparing for the chaotic collapse of civilization.


This. I'm fairly well set for dealing with floods or snowstorms, or whatever that might leave me without power for a week or two. Beyond that might be a problem, but I'm not too concerned about it happening.
 
2013-02-22 05:46:08 PM
i47.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-22 05:46:08 PM

red5ish: Me and your Mom,
We've been noticing lately you've been having a lot of problems,
And you've been going off for no reason.
And we're afraid you're gonna hurt somebody,
We're afraid you're gonna hurt yourself.
So we decided that it would be in your best interest
If we put you somewhere
Where you could get the help that you need.


But all I want is a Pepsi, just one Pepsi!


/Pepsists?
 
2013-02-22 05:46:15 PM
I don't think it's strange that people prepare for the endtimes.


I do think its strange that people pray for the endtimes.
 
2013-02-22 05:46:55 PM
Sure, "Preppers" realize that even with weeks of anarchy, violence, and starvation, the police will always be there to protect them.
 
2013-02-22 05:47:29 PM

what_now: or the bar ran out of bitters


What are you trying to do, frighten us?
 
2013-02-22 05:47:48 PM
New word to learn, Preppers, Fark is an educational experience.
 
2013-02-22 05:48:53 PM

gweilo8888: GAT_00: what_now: I have a good friend who has over a dozen guns, complete with cases, ammo and cleaning supplies hidden in various places in his apartment. He and his partner have a backpack each with disaster supplies and medicine.

Both of these men would shrivel up and die if they couldn't get takeout sushi, or the bar ran out of bitters. It's....really really weird.

You can't get takeout sushi that is good in Boston?, anywhere. Full stop. If it's takeout, it's not sushi.

FTFY.


I'm pretty sure that a guy in Tennessee with a Chinese screen name isn't my go-to authority on sushi.

(There is plenty of excellent gourmet sushi take out in Vancouver and San Fran)
 
2013-02-22 05:48:57 PM

Rapmaster2000: work with a prepper. He's an alright guy.

However, while it's good that he has a lot of supplies, his biggest impediment in a disaster is clearly going to be his weight. It's going to be hard to evade back the rampaging zombie horde when you're defeated by a flight of stairs.


Sounds like this guy.
 
2013-02-22 05:49:50 PM

vernonFL: I don't even know what kind of batteries my flashlight uses. I can't tie a knot. My idea of camping is a private villa in the Caribbean. I panic if I run low on American Spirits.

I am SO farked in the pocky lips.


Barack?
 
2013-02-22 05:50:08 PM
The only supplies I'll need for the Pokky Clipse is a hockey mask and a Smith & Wesson Model 29.

images.wikia.com

Oh! And a sweet mobile PA system as well.
 
2013-02-22 05:50:11 PM
potayto, potahto
 
2013-02-22 05:50:23 PM
A guy I used to work with was a prepper.  He also bought into Facebook right when its IPO came out (i.e. before the nose dive in its stock price).  He was convinced that Facebook was going to make him rich.

So...yeah...it is not hard for me to believe that preppers are crazy and stupid.
 
2013-02-22 05:51:34 PM

Whatthefark: Rapmaster2000: work with a prepper. He's an alright guy.

However, while it's good that he has a lot of supplies, his biggest impediment in a disaster is clearly going to be his weight. It's going to be hard to evade back the rampaging zombie horde when you're defeated by a flight of stairs.

Sounds like this guy.


I swear there is some sort of corralation between how crazy the "Prepper" is and how much they weigh.
 
2013-02-22 05:51:54 PM
This is even worse than when people got "furries" mixed up with "weirdos wearing fuzzy animal suits with dickholes in them."
 
2013-02-22 05:52:08 PM

gweilo8888: GAT_00: what_now: I have a good friend who has over a dozen guns, complete with cases, ammo and cleaning supplies hidden in various places in his apartment. He and his partner have a backpack each with disaster supplies and medicine.

Both of these men would shrivel up and die if they couldn't get takeout sushi, or the bar ran out of bitters. It's....really really weird.

You can't get takeout sushi that is good in Boston?, anywhere. Full stop. If it's takeout, it's not sushi.

FTFY.



Nice, a sushi expert from Tennessee.  You are hilariously wrong.
 
2013-02-22 05:52:25 PM
When I say there's no crazy in the doomsday prepper crowd I mean there's a bit.
 
2013-02-22 05:52:45 PM
Whats wrong with planning for you in yours for the case of extreme emergency? How is that crazy?

Having said that there is a limit. I would say if you prepare for more than a month of social breakdown than your wasting your money. And if your really keen on being a survivor, just become a farmer.
 
2013-02-22 05:52:58 PM
Survivalists - keeping a few weeks of supplies in case of a major disaster.

Prepper - keeping supplies / extra guns because the LIBERALS are going to cause mass riots in order to breakdown society so the UN can take over.

I know a lot of people who think they're the former while openly bragging about being the latter.
 
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