If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(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 49
    More: Obvious, Jesse Walker, Rick Perlstein, morally superior, shooting sports, Wal, political action, Thomas Hobbes, Sandy Hook  
•       •       •

6812 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Feb 2013 at 5:39 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Funniest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2013-02-22 03:59:13 PM
9 votes:
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 04:50:01 PM
5 votes:

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 04:48:34 PM
5 votes:
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 05:51:54 PM
4 votes:
This is even worse than when people got "furries" mixed up with "weirdos wearing fuzzy animal suits with dickholes in them."
2013-02-22 05:15:47 PM
4 votes:
i1.kym-cdn.com

?
2013-02-22 04:40:55 PM
4 votes:
media-2.web.britannica.com

let god sort 'em out.
2013-02-22 08:06:25 PM
3 votes:

thisispete: I also have a spade to dig a latrine in the backyard


If you ever make it to the US, whatever you do, don't call them that.
2013-02-22 06:37:13 PM
3 votes:

firefly212: Meh, call it what you want... the reality for me is that living in the mountains means being ready for the possibility that (like a few years ago) we'll get 7 feet of snow in 2 days. That means ya, I can catch a rabbit, skin it, and cook it right... it also means that I have plenty of ramen, canned food, and fuel to cook it with, and in a pinch, I could certainly start a fire. The gun isn't so much about hunting for me as it is about the time a large bear jumped off the top of a big trash bin near where I live and scared the piss out of me, or about the numerous times bears have stalked me on the way home, or when I see mountain cats (they're worse than bears, if they decide that they want you, you're pretty well farked). I get that not everyone lives this way (I lived in NYC before here)... but being here, where it's quiet, where I can go find waterfalls in the summer that make my brain feel totally turned off, where I can be alone and not have to see anyone for a week if I so choose... that doesn't make me crazy.


Dad?  Is that you?  I thought you were just going to get some cigarettes?  It's been like, 5 years :(
2013-02-22 06:07:45 PM
3 votes:
Wouldn't you like to be a prepper too?
2013-02-22 04:45:10 PM
3 votes:
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 04:34:10 PM
3 votes:
Which is which?

sannekurz.files.wordpress.com
2013-02-22 06:07:29 PM
2 votes:
I'm a prepper, he's a prepper, she's a prepper
we're a prepper wouldn't you like to be a prepper too?
2013-02-22 05:53:55 PM
2 votes:
1.bp.blogspot.com
2013-02-22 04:39:30 PM
2 votes:
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 09:37:12 PM
1 votes:
I don't hoard emergency supplies. I hoard nitrous oxide, the addresses of preppers, and I keep the tanks for my cutting torch full.
2013-02-22 09:27:22 PM
1 votes:

Ceiling Moran: Without having read the article or the comment thread, please allow me to say this:

No. There is no difference. Both groups are nuts.


You are correct. Any individual who prepares for the possibility that utilities, services and stores will be inaccessible for any duration is mentally unstable.
2013-02-22 08:53:29 PM
1 votes:
It's comforting to know that if something catastrophic really did happen, 95% of Farkers would be dead, but their pretentiousness would probably live on.
2013-02-22 08:08:58 PM
1 votes:
www.ivy-style.com
2013-02-22 08:02:22 PM
1 votes:

MrSteve007: super_grass: Society is a contract that you sign by simply existing and you have no right to bail on it and fend for yourself once things get hairy. Those who think otherwise should have no rights as human beings and should be treated as such.

That's cool. You tell that to the rioting mobs when the city looks like this:
[iamkoream.com image 803x388]

[promoreports.in image 800x1124]

You'll see this view of me:
[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x1133]


You'll either have your boat taken by pirates or mobs of angry, hungry people when you dock for supplies.

Thanks for the boat, by the way.
2013-02-22 08:00:43 PM
1 votes:

super_grass: Society is a contract that you sign by simply existing and you have no right to bail on it and fend for yourself once things get hairy. Those who think otherwise should have no rights as human beings and should be treated as such.


That's cool. You tell that to the rioting mobs when the city looks like this:
iamkoream.com

promoreports.in

You'll see this view of me:
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
2013-02-22 07:58:23 PM
1 votes:
img.myconfinedspace.com
2013-02-22 07:52:37 PM
1 votes:

jso2897: way south: FreetardoRivera: When the shiat hits the fan I am going to eat the preppers and take all of their stuff.
SSSS

Sounds like a plan for taking on heavily armed citizens...
But if you're coming around these parts, mind you don't step on a foot breaker.
They've been popular with the pot growers, and I'd imagine their numbers will multiply.

/Truth be told I'd be more afraid of the preppers doing the hunting.
/many of them have poorly thought out plans, lots of weapons, and a drive to survive.

Too bad they lack the intelligence to devote their efforts to helping their civilization survive instead of wasting time and money on a long shot gamble that they will somehow survive it's failure. Most of the same people who always worry about "society's breakdown" are the same ones who cry like little biatches when they are asked to pay their taxes.




You've wrapped a half dozen stereotypes together into one big strawman... Congratulations, I think?
2013-02-22 07:25:55 PM
1 votes:

MrSteve007: Mt. Rainier's lahar zone


disgaea.neoseeker.com
2013-02-22 06:58:07 PM
1 votes:

duenor: Nutsac_Jim: Oh.. and farmers will probably not take your worthless paper currency.
Better hope you have a lot of 5 ounce silver bars.

I have carpentry, medical, and metalworking skills for trade. I'm pretty sure I could work out a trade anywhere.


Yeah, well I have bartending, so line starts behind me, buddy.
2013-02-22 06:53:27 PM
1 votes:
Lame sauce.  This reminds me of the Trekkies vs Trekkers.

You're all...

ibankcoin.com
2013-02-22 06:50:56 PM
1 votes:

titwrench: I know you are joking but some people actually think a little purell is good enough.


Not when you've got 6 day park hopper passes.  You'd run out by Frontierland.  Talk about your disaster scenarios!
2013-02-22 06:50:21 PM
1 votes:

firefly212: , or when I see mountain cats (they're worse than bears, if they decide that they want you, you're pretty well farked).


This is why you make friends with 6 foot long kitty. Imagine having mountain lions who like and are loyal to you.

\Or not.
2013-02-22 06:39:53 PM
1 votes:

jfarkinB: olddinosaur: You've also got somewhere north of 50 million parasites who cannot feed themselves even in good times

Nice way to characterize retirees and veterans. You'll be offing yourself when you hit Social Security age, then, right?


I think he's talking about Sharmika and her seven little piggies by different breeders.
2013-02-22 06:38:01 PM
1 votes:
so one group is gay
and the other group is gay with guns
2013-02-22 06:34:56 PM
1 votes:

jfarkinB: olddinosaur: Corpus Christi has been hit seven times by hurricanes between 1919 and 1980; and since that---nothing.  It has been 33 years and we are long overdue.

When The End Of The World As We Know It comes, I will establish dominion over all those who don't understand how probability (expected frequency of uncorrelated events) works.


I am well aware my mathematical model is pessimistic, but so is life insurance: I am not the slightest bit disappointed when I don't die but have to pay anyway.
2013-02-22 06:32:52 PM
1 votes:

Securitywyrm: Didn't the United States used to encourage the entire country to be 'preppers' back in the 50's cold war? So if you had a fallout shelter 60 years ago you were a 'well prepared person' and now it makes you a 'crazy paranoid'?


It's a matter of letters: Prep for the USSR, you are a patriot; prep for the USSA, you are a dangerous gun nut.
2013-02-22 06:30:47 PM
1 votes:
Stupid thread is making me hungry.  Nice to see some of you know wtf sushi is.
2013-02-22 06:30:04 PM
1 votes:

olddinosaur: Corpus Christi has been hit seven times by hurricanes between 1919 and 1980; and since that---nothing.  It has been 33 years and we are long overdue.


When The End Of The World As We Know It comes, I will establish dominion over all those who don't understand how probability (expected frequency of uncorrelated events) works.
2013-02-22 06:15:52 PM
1 votes:
Dear Crazy Hoarders:

No.

Love, the Media
2013-02-22 06:09:55 PM
1 votes:
Although they are delusional about a collapse being sudden and dramatic (think more like Greece where it's slow-rolling over the course of years, and more of a 'hollowing-out' than a wiping-away), I appreciate that preppers are into self-reliance and seem more interested in working together than the compound-in-Montana survivalists.

Now all they need to do is realize that capitalism is the catastrophe they've been waiting for.
2013-02-22 06:06:56 PM
1 votes:
One group prepares in case of the worst and are sane people

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
2013-02-22 06:03:58 PM
1 votes:
Our Attorney General wants the citizenry disarmed so badly that he smuggled weapons to Mexican drug cartels and tried to blame it on us. Our President is a former Constitutional law professor who is able to rationalize assassinating citizens abroad. Even small-town police departments are militarizing. Homeland Security just bought 1.6 BILLION rounds of ammunition. Emails and phone calls are being monitored. Warrantless searches are common. The legal mechanisms are in place for indefinite detentions without trials. Anticipating a ban, people are buying "assault weapons" as fast as they can be manufactured. They aren't buying them because they're going to turn them in. Part of me says, "It can't happen here". Another part of me says, "If I were seeing this in another country, I'd say both sides were preparing for civil war". I used to wonder if I was just being paranoid. Now I think that anyone who can't see a gathering storm is willfully blind. Being prepared can't hurt, and it's cheap insurance.
2013-02-22 05:56:41 PM
1 votes:
Still working on surviving having their feelings hurt, apparently.
2013-02-22 05:55:19 PM
1 votes:
I have enough food and water to last me a 2 weeks (not rationing) in case of emergency, 5 weeks if I ration and take in the bare minimum. It is packed in such a way that I can be out of the house within 5 minutes with everything including important documents, camping gear and my guns (taking them just so they are not left behind). I live in earthquake and fire land and have had to evecuate for a fire once. I also have a few survival related items in my truck at all times just in case I get stuck 4 wheeling I can hole up for a couple days. My friends think I am weird, at least they did until all of the power in San Diego and surrounding areas went out for 12 hours about a year and a half ago, I was the only one that had electricity (generator). You can be prepered without being a crackpot.
2013-02-22 05:54:18 PM
1 votes:

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!"


Since you plan on surviving, feel free to use my corpse for food/tools/sex toys. It'll make dying a lot more comforting knowing that a Farker is getting first dibs.
2013-02-22 05:49:50 PM
1 votes:

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 05:47:48 PM
1 votes:
New word to learn, Preppers, Fark is an educational experience.
2013-02-22 05:47:29 PM
1 votes:

what_now: or the bar ran out of bitters


What are you trying to do, frighten us?
2013-02-22 05:14:39 PM
1 votes:

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 04:46:40 PM
1 votes:

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 04:33:41 PM
1 votes:
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?
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-22 04:25:34 PM
1 votes:
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 04:24:54 PM
1 votes:

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
2013-02-22 04:02:15 PM
1 votes:
Preppers are narcissistic idiots.

/and no, I don't mean you, guy who has a few extra cans of food and some batteries. relax.
 
Displayed 49 of 49 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report