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!"
thisispete: I also have a spade to dig a latrine in the backyard
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.
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.
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]
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.
jso2897: way south: FreetardoRivera: When the shiat hits the fan I am going to eat the preppers and take all of their stuff.SSSSSounds 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.
MrSteve007: Mt. Rainier's lahar zone
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.
titwrench: I know you are joking but some people actually think a little purell is good enough.
firefly212: , or when I see mountain cats (they're worse than bears, if they decide that they want you, you're pretty well farked).
jfarkinB: olddinosaur: You've also got somewhere north of 50 million parasites who cannot feed themselves even in good timesNice way to characterize retirees and veterans. You'll be offing yourself when you hit Social Security age, then, right?
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.
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'?
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.
One group prepares in case of the worst and are sane people
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.
what_now: or the bar ran out of bitters
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.
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?
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.
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