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2014-01-16 02:46:14 PM  

xtrc8u: I saw the episode he was on. He planned to kill others for supplies. I hope he stays in prison for a long time. He is a problem to society, with or without a disaster.


shouldn't a badass like that be a black ops mercenary for hire getting paid in briefcases full of cash and gold bars?
 
2014-01-16 02:46:34 PM  

Stone Meadow: sammyk: Sapper_Topo: I am a prepper and I freely admit it. Not to the extent of most of the people on this show who spend 10s of thousands of dollars. But yeah if Yellowstone blows its top in my lifetime I want to be able to get somewhere safe and survive for as long as I can.

You are in MT. Good luck getting anywhere in the 20 feet of ash. That is if you survive all the poisonous gas it will put out. A Yellowstone volcano eruption just might be an extinction event and you got a front row seat son. You're dead!

The caldera is rising at 3 inches a year! Yippee!
http://www.activistpost.com/2013/10/yellowstone-supervolcano-alert-m os t.html

I went there last summer. One side of the lake is flooded and the other has a lot of exposed lake bed because it is actually tipping the lake to one side.

Which is why my wife and I are looking at moving to Costa Rica. We have the required income; we both speak Spanish and are comfortable in Latin American culture. Five acres for fruit, veggies and chickens and we'd be set when Super Jellystone lets go, killing half of the North American population.


And when global food shortages strike and El Dictatore seizes your bank assets, you'll........?
 
2014-01-16 02:49:12 PM  

R.A.Danny: Someone is gonna get a ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ  tattoo over his anus.


Am I the only one who finds it hysterical that self-described libertarians have adopted a quote from the leader of one of the first communist totalitarian police states in world as their rallying cry.

This guy though is an utter dumbass,  if he hadn;t fired the gun he probably could have gotten away with claiming it was a fake or an air gun or something.   as it is they have him dead to rights
 
2014-01-16 02:50:29 PM  
Stone Meadow:
Which is why my wife and I are looking at moving to Costa Rica. We have the required income; we both speak Spanish and are comfortable in Latin American culture. Five acres for fruit, veggies and chickens and we'd be set when Super Jellystone lets go, killing half of the North American population.

3.bp.blogspot.com I'm not sure you've thought your cunning plan all the way through.
 
2014-01-16 02:50:46 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Prophet of Loss: I don't get preppers. Unless you have the numbers, whatever you stockpile will go to some group that does.

A family of five ain't gonna have a chance in hell against am armed gang of thirty people.


B-B-But Pa's got a rifle and two handguns. We can hold them off. It'll be just like in "I Am Legend"


That's why you network with your neighbors, get them involved, create a community defense league, start a cult and build a compound, stuff like that.
 
2014-01-16 02:50:59 PM  
gfid,

Depends on what type of beer you have.  If the world ends and you only have Budweiser, then you might have some problems.
 
2014-01-16 02:52:14 PM  

gfid: I have 4 cans of soup, 2 cans of tuna, 2 quarts of water and a half a case of beer.  Am I a prepper?



Yeah, but I hope we don't get trapped together because I need two cans of tuna for my tuna salad. Our rations would be down 34% before we hit the first sunrise. And morale would be low because I didn't hear you say anything about having Doritos.


/Doritos and Tuna
//I sound fat
 
2014-01-16 02:53:09 PM  

abhorrent1: I saw the episode with this guy in it. He wasn't actually prepping cause he said he was going to be a raider and go take everyone else stuff. He was actually making "body armor" out of ceramic bathroom tiles stuck together with roofing tar. It was a sight to be seen. He's an incredibly annoying and stupid  douche bag.


You know, if the apocalypse did happen I'm pretty sure a lot of the crazy doomsday prepper types would be the first to go, for one reason: a lot of them are stupid and ati-social. Their plan is to run to their remote fort when things go bad, with no one around for miles. And then they fall down a ravine while gathering firewood, break their leg, and die because they're not a doctor. Now, the smart, not crazy preppers would realize that in order to thrive in a disaster they need to get other people, they need to form a community to watch each other's backs. The idiot in the article plans on running through the streets raiding other people's stuff, but hasn't considered that other people might be armed and might not take too kindly to looters.
 
2014-01-16 02:53:14 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Looks like a perfectly normal, rational, well-adjusted individual to me
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He looks like a Zimmerman.
 
2014-01-16 02:53:19 PM  

Magorn: if he hadn;t fired the gun he probably could have gotten away with claiming it was a fake or an air gun or something.


AFAIK: Anything with a trigger that is potentially lethal is enough to send him back to prison (This includes crossbows and CO2 powered guns). Felons aren't even supposed to touch guns
 
2014-01-16 02:54:15 PM  

Magorn: R.A.Danny: Someone is gonna get a ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ  tattoo over his anus.

Am I the only one who finds it hysterical that self-described libertarians have adopted a quote from the leader of one of the first communist totalitarian police states in world as their rallying cry.

This guy though is an utter dumbass,  if he hadn;t fired the gun he probably could have gotten away with claiming it was a fake or an air gun or something.   as it is they have him dead to rights


I find it just as hysterical that no one under 300 pounds has that particular tattoo.
 
2014-01-16 02:54:46 PM  

SinisterDexter: Seems to me a real prepper wouldn't advertise, ya'know, so everyone wouldn't come to his place looking to take his stuff.  I'd be pretty mum about food and water stockpiles, generators, first aid supplies, and weapons.

/I don't have any of that stuff, so don't bother knockin' at my door


Thats what makes me laugh about that show. They show off all their crap and think they are safe. All they need is one person to recognize them and come get their stuff when it hits the fan. Depending on their defensive strategy they could hold them of for a bit, but in the end people on the outside will expend enough lives to get them. I get a nice laugh when people show off their bunkers and their air intakes are exposed to the world. You migth as well have a sign on it that says "weak point".
 
2014-01-16 02:57:49 PM  

gfid: I have 4 cans of soup, 2 cans of tuna, 2 quarts of water and a half a case of beer.  Am I a prepper?


You're not even prepped for the Superbowl.
 
2014-01-16 02:57:59 PM  

Prophet of Loss: I don't get preppers. Unless you have the numbers, whatever you stockpile will go to some group that does.

A family of five ain't gonna have a chance in hell against am armed gang of thirty people.


Well, that's the thing. People tend to band together in disaster. So, yes, there might be football pad wearing raiders, but there would also be groups of survivors trying to form communities. Just as long as you're smart and pull your weight you could probably be accepted by or found either.
 
2014-01-16 02:58:24 PM  

Kronnyj: gfid,

Depends on what type of beer you have.  If the world ends and you only have Budweiser, then you might have some problems.


I'd say so, that stuff works like a laxative.
 
2014-01-16 02:58:30 PM  

dk47: iheartscotch: vpb: It he was that smart he wouldn't be reality show material.

Plus, it's a reality show about doomsday prepping. Even a simpleton, like this guy, should know that you don't tell anybody about your prepping. The reason being; if people know you have an arsenal, with 50,000 rounds of ammo, they're going to come and try to take it from you if the shiat really hits the fan.

/ The show is a very good illustration of what not to do during an actual end times situation.

No one wants to be around you even with a fully functional civilization.  What makes you think people will want to be around you when the shiat hits the fan?


That's not what your mother said, Trebek!

I'm not a prepper; yes, I have a few guns, with ammo; yes, I have enough food and water for two weeks and, yes, I have camping gear and the experience to use it (I'm an Eagle Scout). But, if the shiat really did hit the fan; not much of that would matter.

I just don't see the point; if it was an asteroid or volcano or other natural disaster; it's a choice between a quick death and starving.

You could get a bunker and enough resources to survive years; but, you'd have to come up eventually, then you'd be screwed.

A financial collapse or something similar would be much more survivable; but, what kind of life would you have?

/ Plus, I don't want to deal with super mutants
 
2014-01-16 02:59:49 PM  

Stone Meadow: Was a bit amazed to see SF is not in the path of the several previous Yellowstone mega-eruptions...

~


Well, I wouldn't be killed by the initial eruption and ash. Of course things would be screwed up for a long, long time...
 
2014-01-16 03:00:08 PM  

Nadie_AZ: That show .. I just .. I mean these people are out there. The best doomsday preppers? Mormons. There, I said it.


Plop them in the middle of a New England Nor'Easter and see how they fare.

/Mitt Mitt Full of Shiat doesn't count
 
2014-01-16 03:00:34 PM  

DrewCurtisJr: Prophet of Loss: A family of five ain't gonna have a chance in hell against am armed gang of thirty people.

It's easier to defend a position than it is to take it.


Yes, but a family isn't 30 armed murders will no qualms about using fire to smoke you out. At worst they lose your supplies and few easily recruited members. At best, they kill you, take your stuff, and kidnap your wife/daughters are sex slaves.
 
2014-01-16 03:01:23 PM  

Tellingthem: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Slaxl: a bunker of some type.

I want a bunker... not because I'm some doomsday prepper, but because my wife keeps squeeeezing me out of my man caves. I figure a bunker will be the least likely place to be turned into a laundry room, a nursery, or a walk in closet.

I've always wanted a bomb shelter.


Non-Rickroll Video
 
2014-01-16 03:01:26 PM  

iheartscotch: dk47: iheartscotch: vpb: It he was that smart he wouldn't be reality show material.

Plus, it's a reality show about doomsday prepping. Even a simpleton, like this guy, should know that you don't tell anybody about your prepping. The reason being; if people know you have an arsenal, with 50,000 rounds of ammo, they're going to come and try to take it from you if the shiat really hits the fan.

/ The show is a very good illustration of what not to do during an actual end times situation.

No one wants to be around you even with a fully functional civilization.  What makes you think people will want to be around you when the shiat hits the fan?

That's not what your mother said, Trebek!

I'm not a prepper; yes, I have a few guns, with ammo; yes, I have enough food and water for two weeks and, yes, I have camping gear and the experience to use it (I'm an Eagle Scout). But, if the shiat really did hit the fan; not much of that would matter.

I just don't see the point; if it was an asteroid or volcano or other natural disaster; it's a choice between a quick death and starving.

You could get a bunker and enough resources to survive years; but, you'd have to come up eventually, then you'd be screwed.

A financial collapse or something similar would be much more survivable; but, what kind of life would you have?



Reminds me of "The Road".
 
2014-01-16 03:02:12 PM  

Slaxl: Sapper_Topo: I am a prepper and I freely admit it. Not to the extent of most of the people on this show who spend 10s of thousands of dollars. But yeah if Yellowstone blows its top in my lifetime I want to be able to get somewhere safe and survive for as long as I can.

What sort of plans and stores do you have? Because everyone would want to get somewhere safe in event of a disaster, that doesn't make one a prepper. To be a prepper you gotta have detailed plans, large amounts of materials, resources and food stowed away, weapons maybe, and a bunker of some type.


I think a rational prepper prepares for disasters weighing both their potential devastation and their potential likelihood.  Yellowstone blowing would be highly devastating, but also highly unlikely to occur in any given year.  Financial hardships like losing your job or needing expensive medical treatment would be less devastating, but much more likely.  If you've sunk a bunch of your available money into a bunker, you're stupid and unprepared for a personal financial disaster; however, if you've saved that bunker money and maybe just stocked up on stuff you would use anyways, then you can use that bank of goods to help tide you through either a natural disaster or a personal one.

tll;dr: Bunker preppers are idiots who can't evaluate risk.
 
2014-01-16 03:03:39 PM  

Richard C Stanford: Prophet of Loss: I don't get preppers. Unless you have the numbers, whatever you stockpile will go to some group that does.

A family of five ain't gonna have a chance in hell against am armed gang of thirty people.

Well, that's the thing. People tend to band together in disaster. So, yes, there might be football pad wearing raiders, but there would also be groups of survivors trying to form communities. Just as long as you're smart and pull your weight you could probably be accepted by or found either.


I dunno, the GOT MINE, SCREW YOU! attitude is very prevalent in America today.
 
2014-01-16 03:04:22 PM  
based on the sky in l.a. today the end times are nigh. grab your demitasse cups and bucket of henry's.
 
2014-01-16 03:04:26 PM  

Farker Soze: Carn: Aidan: HotWingConspiracy: Sapper_Topo: I am a prepper and I freely admit it. Not to the extent of most of the people on this show who spend 10s of thousands of dollars. But yeah if Yellowstone blows its top in my lifetime I want to be able to get somewhere safe and survive for as long as I can.

I want to die as quickly as possible if that event occurs.

Hey, that's my plan too! Death Buddies! :P

My plan is to have enough beer on hand to keep me drunk for a good long time or at least up until the point where looters come and kill me for my beer.  I'm good for 6 months easy.

I know a guy who met a guy the other day that had a few pallets of beer in his barn.  I guess he gets it cheap, then him and his hands finish it off over the summer.


I'm ok with this.  I'm not there yet, but I did buy 6 cases of Yuengling the other day because it was $14 a case.  I already have many gallons of homebrew so if civilization goes to shiat I'm going out shiatfaced.
 
2014-01-16 03:04:45 PM  
Wait, he's a Doomsday Prepper, and he was taken into custody without much fuss?

Either he was a pussy of a prepper, or the Feds are more skilled than anyone thought, and make the 82nd Airborne look like taunting rednecks in Arkansas.
 
2014-01-16 03:05:04 PM  

CygnusDarius: My plan is simple:

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Join the Red Elvises?
 
2014-01-16 03:05:13 PM  

ReasonedDiscourse: hobnail: Slaxl: and a bunker of some type.

I refer to the place where I store my extra whiskey as "the bunker."

/It's actually spread out over a couple different areas.


"extra" whiskey?  I don't understand.  This is a strange concept.  How can there be "extra"?


After the last ice storm in Dallas I learned the meaning of extra. It's the stuff you hide in case you can't go out for a week because the ground isn't safe. I'm a rum man, but I have a few bottles of vodka stashed for emergencies / jello shots.
 
2014-01-16 03:05:45 PM  

iheartscotch: dk47: iheartscotch: vpb: It he was that smart he wouldn't be reality show material.

Plus, it's a reality show about doomsday prepping. Even a simpleton, like this guy, should know that you don't tell anybody about your prepping. The reason being; if people know you have an arsenal, with 50,000 rounds of ammo, they're going to come and try to take it from you if the shiat really hits the fan.

/ The show is a very good illustration of what not to do during an actual end times situation.

No one wants to be around you even with a fully functional civilization.  What makes you think people will want to be around you when the shiat hits the fan?

That's not what your mother said, Trebek!

I'm not a prepper; yes, I have a few guns, with ammo; yes, I have enough food and water for two weeks and, yes, I have camping gear and the experience to use it (I'm an Eagle Scout). But, if the shiat really did hit the fan; not much of that would matter.

I just don't see the point; if it was an asteroid or volcano or other natural disaster; it's a choice between a quick death and starving.

You could get a bunker and enough resources to survive years; but, you'd have to come up eventually, then you'd be screwed.

A financial collapse or something similar would be much more survivable; but, what kind of life would you have?

/ Plus, I don't want to deal with super mutants


I always find that funny they think they will pop up out of their shelter and be emperor of the world, well congrats your majesty youre leader of the wasteland have fun.
 
2014-01-16 03:07:48 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Wait, he's a Doomsday Prepper, and he was taken into custody without much fuss?

Either he was a pussy of a prepper, or the Feds are more skilled than anyone thought, and make the 82nd Airborne look like taunting rednecks in Arkansas.


I've gathered that Doomsday preppers have very intricate and expensive plans for the absolute breakdown of society but when it comes to minor emergencies or problems they have nothing. There's no middle ground between "everything is fine" and "guess I'd better drink my own piss."
 
2014-01-16 03:12:54 PM  

Richard C Stanford: abhorrent1: I saw the episode with this guy in it. He wasn't actually prepping cause he said he was going to be a raider and go take everyone else stuff. He was actually making "body armor" out of ceramic bathroom tiles stuck together with roofing tar. It was a sight to be seen. He's an incredibly annoying and stupid  douche bag.

You know, if the apocalypse did happen I'm pretty sure a lot of the crazy doomsday prepper types would be the first to go, for one reason: a lot of them are stupid and ati-social. Their plan is to run to their remote fort when things go bad, with no one around for miles. And then they fall down a ravine while gathering firewood, break their leg, and die because they're not a doctor. Now, the smart, not crazy preppers would realize that in order to thrive in a disaster they need to get other people, they need to form a community to watch each other's backs. The idiot in the article plans on running through the streets raiding other people's stuff, but hasn't considered that other people might be armed and might not take too kindly to looters.


My plan would be the most likable and least-killable guy around because I would just grow these:


2.bp.blogspot.com

I figure the only guy with the best way of forgetting that you're in a post-apocalyptic wasteland is safe. Also, since all these cowboys are going to be shooting each other full of holes, the winners are going to need painkillers. Poppies grow literally like weeds and one just needs to pass a combine over the field once or twice. I see the post-apocalyptic future and it appears mellow.
 
2014-01-16 03:14:26 PM  
content.internetvideoarchive.com

Catamites, dudes. You'll end up either food or rape-meat in the end times.
 
2014-01-16 03:16:45 PM  
GUN NUT.
 
2014-01-16 03:16:58 PM  

mdeesnuts: This guy is an uber-tard, but I'm not sure 'convicted of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes' should rate 86ing his right to bear arms. Sure, it could've been a chatroom scenario like, "Oh ur 16 so wanna do anal", but my point stands that the list of what gets you on the sex offender registry needs some serious trimming.

/could just as likely be he sexted the 300lb Pizza Hut waitress without knowing she was 17


The theft conviction could also be a factor.
 
2014-01-16 03:19:03 PM  

LeroyBourne: [blog.ardes.com image 500x628]
Seeing a lot of Far Side today, thought I'd dump on too. He's on the bottom right.


Gawd I miss that man. ...

This is the one I was thinking of, too.
 
2014-01-16 03:19:26 PM  

gfid: sammyk: Sapper_Topo: I am a prepper and I freely admit it. Not to the extent of most of the people on this show who spend 10s of thousands of dollars. But yeah if Yellowstone blows its top in my lifetime I want to be able to get somewhere safe and survive for as long as I can.

You are in MT. Good luck getting anywhere in the 20 feet of ash. That is if you survive all the poisonous gas it will put out. A Yellowstone volcano eruption just might be an extinction event and you got a front row seat son. You're dead!

The caldera is rising at 3 inches a year! Yippee!
http://www.activistpost.com/2013/10/yellowstone-supervolcano-alert-m os t.html

I went there last summer. One side of the lake is flooded and the other has a lot of exposed lake bed because it is actually tipping the lake to one side.

I'd likely be dead as well.  I'm close enough - maybe just far enough to start driving before the ash overtakes me.  I would actually welcome it at this point.  It might all be in the timing.  If I see it on the news right away and panic I might have a chance.  If the TV is off and I'm just surfing Fark it will probably be dark in the afternoon before I realize anything is amiss.


Meh, even if you survive the initial eruption it totally farks the U.S. food production capabilities causing a global food shortage of the likes we have never seen. Get a good bottle of scotch and take the easy way out.
 
2014-01-16 03:19:34 PM  

FarknGroovn: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Looks like a perfectly normal, rational, well-adjusted individual to me
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That pic reminds me of this guy:
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Asked my BIL (Army, Iraq) about that. He referred to as the 300 rule. Either you're going to get shot at 300 times off base, or you're going to balloon up to 300 pounds on base.
 
2014-01-16 03:19:40 PM  
About the only thing this guy is missing out on in the wackadoodle sweepstakes is claiming himself as a sovereign citizen, or whatever they call themselves.
 
2014-01-16 03:20:33 PM  

Farker Soze: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/doomsday-prepper-and-convicted-felon- ty ler-smith-jailed-for-illegal-firearms_012014


Another thing about preppers is that if they are ALPHA MALES then women will have to obey them and have sex with them.

From the comments to that link:

Arizona - Aldus,I have to agree completely with you,The women of america HATE any one who is an ALPHA MALE,the first thing they want is to slap him into prison,WHERE HE CAN"T have a normal family or protect his children,NO only fagots and queers can be on the streets now,........Till the russians get here,then the women will wished someone could protect them,BUT their will be no one................

jim_robert - Sadly, the radical feminists are perhaps THE most evil creating force in this country today. Hope they enjoy their radical feminist meetings as they cower in fear from the violent society and amoral males they have created. Vile feminism? Hilary is the perfect exemplar.
 
2014-01-16 03:20:40 PM  

Stone Meadow: Good point...the San Andreas would let go massively, as would the equally dangerous Hayward fault...and then to top it off the Cascadia Subduction Zone would let go, killing off most of the survivors. I'll prolly be dead by then, but it's fun to talk about.


Really? Which previous Yellowstone eruption caused those features to behave in that fashion?
 
2014-01-16 03:20:42 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Stone Meadow: Which is why my wife and I are looking at moving to Costa Rica. We have the required income; we both speak Spanish and are comfortable in Latin American culture. Five acres for fruit, veggies and chickens and we'd be set when Super Jellystone lets go, killing half of the North American population.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 850x625] I'm not sure you've thought your cunning plan all the way through.


LOL...yeah, but there's a lot of CR that is not threatened by volcanoes.

~1.bp.blogspot.com

And then there's Panama...or Chile. ;^)
 
2014-01-16 03:22:05 PM  
I always see two problems with these preppers. First they lay out these super detailed plans that allow very little flexibility in whatever they feel is their Doomsday scenario. If Yellowstone erupts your whole "shelter in place" ideas are going to be out the window. If you feel an EMP attack might happen and it's really a massive wildfire, the preppers on that show have almost zero ability to deal with it.

Second the ones that collect all the guns and brag about their super high tech security often lack even the most basic perimeter security. If someone REALLY wants your stuff, staying in one location isn't going to help you. A couple of people with high powered rifles and decent scopes in the woods when you aren't expecting it and none of your other preps will matter*.

*unless you're wearing your bathroom tile ceramic body armor 24/7
 
2014-01-16 03:23:15 PM  

Primum: [content.internetvideoarchive.com image 320x240]

Catamites, dudes. You'll end up either food or rape-meat in the end times.


Not if we build a big ass-Wall around the conflict areas.
 
2014-01-16 03:23:25 PM  

Evil Mackerel: iheartscotch: dk47: iheartscotch: vpb: It he was that smart he wouldn't be reality show material.

Plus, it's a reality show about doomsday prepping. Even a simpleton, like this guy, should know that you don't tell anybody about your prepping. The reason being; if people know you have an arsenal, with 50,000 rounds of ammo, they're going to come and try to take it from you if the shiat really hits the fan.

/ The show is a very good illustration of what not to do during an actual end times situation.

No one wants to be around you even with a fully functional civilization.  What makes you think people will want to be around you when the shiat hits the fan?

That's not what your mother said, Trebek!

I'm not a prepper; yes, I have a few guns, with ammo; yes, I have enough food and water for two weeks and, yes, I have camping gear and the experience to use it (I'm an Eagle Scout). But, if the shiat really did hit the fan; not much of that would matter.

I just don't see the point; if it was an asteroid or volcano or other natural disaster; it's a choice between a quick death and starving.

You could get a bunker and enough resources to survive years; but, you'd have to come up eventually, then you'd be screwed.

A financial collapse or something similar would be much more survivable; but, what kind of life would you have?


Reminds me of "The Road".


Yes, I didn't read the book; but, I saw the movie. That's probably a pretty accurate picture of what would happen in a massive global catastrophe. You'd be fine if you could stay underground a few centuries; but, that takes a lot more than freeze-dried food and a 40' x 40' bunker. Eventually, you'd have to come up.

/ Even in the fallout universe; most of the vaults didn't make it. Even the ones that functioned as advertised weren't immune to failure.
 
2014-01-16 03:23:38 PM  

CheatCommando: Stone Meadow: Good point...the San Andreas would let go massively, as would the equally dangerous Hayward fault...and then to top it off the Cascadia Subduction Zone would let go, killing off most of the survivors. I'll prolly be dead by then, but it's fun to talk about.

Really? Which previous Yellowstone eruption caused those features to behave in that fashion?


IDK, personally, but I concede that something as powerful as Yellowstone letting go may well act as a trigger to nearby faults.
 
2014-01-16 03:24:00 PM  
The problem with most preppers is that they aren't preppers for rational reasons. My MIL is convinced the world economy is going to collapse by summer because of some crap she read online (latest reason is petrodollars or some other nonsense). Therefore, they have supplies stocked and gold for when things "go to hell".

Now, the stuff they have stockpiled is actually not bad seeing that we live in Southern CA. Plenty of food and water to sustain a family until things get back online after a big earthquake is a good thing.

People in areas that are prone to natural disasters or extreme weather should have supplies on hand.

But man, the reasons preppers come up with to prep for are off the wall.
 
2014-01-16 03:27:00 PM  
I'd LIKE to have the money for a bunker...  Because - hey!  Cool!  Bunker!

But the above poster is right.  If things are bad enough to warrant a bunker - things are quite bad indeed.  And being in a bunker may not make the best sense.  However, for us, having a bunker would serve as a storm shelter as we don't have a basement.  And the crawlspace just won't cut it (though it could...)

And we sure do need to keep a larger store of "extras" at the house.  We weren't home for the blizzard that hit after the new year - thankfully - but we'd have been hard up for water.  Granted, we'd keep the bathtub full - but the drain stop doesn't hold 100%.  We do have a natural gas fireplace insert that'll throw some heat and we could use the grill grates to fashion a cooking surface.  We could manage with the food we have on hand - but barely.

No money right now for a generator...   Would love to have even a small one to keep the fridge and the chest freezer running at least.  Having the money, though, a nice 22Kw tri-fuel generator would be pretty nice.  However - our power rarely goes out during even the worst of storms (including blizzard...) that one that big would be quite the luxury item.

Long and short - need to lay in some water storage and a bit more easily prepared foodstuffs.
 
2014-01-16 03:27:18 PM  

ladodger34: The problem with most preppers is that they aren't preppers for rational reasons. My MIL is convinced the world economy is going to collapse by summer because of some crap she read online (latest reason is petrodollars or some other nonsense). Therefore, they have supplies stocked and gold for when things "go to hell".

Now, the stuff they have stockpiled is actually not bad seeing that we live in Southern CA. Plenty of food and water to sustain a family until things get back online after a big earthquake is a good thing.

People in areas that are prone to natural disasters or extreme weather should have supplies on hand.

But man, the reasons preppers come up with to prep for are off the wall.


It's a control fantasy.  IRL, they are at the mercy of their bosses, their wives, their HOAs, etc.  But by gum, if disaster X strikes, they get to call the shots.  It's a redneck version of Walter Mitty.
 
2014-01-16 03:27:25 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Stone Meadow:
Which is why my wife and I are looking at moving to Costa Rica. We have the required income; we both speak Spanish and are comfortable in Latin American culture. Five acres for fruit, veggies and chickens and we'd be set when Super Jellystone lets go, killing half of the North American population.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 850x625] I'm not sure you've thought your cunning plan all the way through.


Especially the part about how there will be no more America, and he won't be an American with dollars anymore.
He'll be on the menu.
 
2014-01-16 03:28:04 PM  

Sofa King Smart: xtrc8u: I saw the episode he was on. He planned to kill others for supplies. I hope he stays in prison for a long time. He is a problem to society, with or without a disaster.

shouldn't a badass like that be a black ops mercenary for hire getting paid in briefcases full of cash and gold bars?


Of course he is.  I bet he's a Prestige Master.
 
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