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(NJ.com)   How a heartbroken doomsday prepper who lost everything is now saving hurricane victims   ( nj.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, subterranean living area, House, lead-lined bomb shelter, nice cul-de-sac, Tuckerton Road, doomsday prepper, beloved wife, MEDFORD TWP.  
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1834 clicks; posted to Geek » on 05 Oct 2017 at 9:53 PM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2017-10-05 06:34:47 PM  
Your tag, subby, it is spot on.
 
2017-10-05 07:24:37 PM  
I wish I had a crazy neighbor like that. He'd be a huge upgrade from my current crazy neighbor.
 
2017-10-05 08:17:43 PM  
He lived in Camden, NJ - I can understand the feeling that the end of the world is nigh & the need to build a bunker.

/or move out of Camden
 
2017-10-05 10:41:26 PM  
What's interesting is that he planned to help other people during the apocalypse. I don't think I've ever heard that sentiment from a prepper before.
 
2017-10-05 10:58:18 PM  
Man prepping for an economic disaster by stockpiling food...loses house and shelter to foreclosure.

Heartbroken?   More like crushed by 2 tons of irony.
 
2017-10-05 11:05:45 PM  
Put a mega buck into something he couldn't make mortgage payments on.

That's shortsighted and very sad.
 
2017-10-05 11:12:27 PM  
I can here to be snarky.
But, he actually sounds like a big hearted guy. I wish him well.
 
2017-10-05 11:14:39 PM  

2wolves: Put a mega buck into something he couldn't make mortgage payments on.

That's shortsighted and very sad.


Depends. His wife died a few years ago, maybe they needed her income to sustain it? Or maybe she managed finances and he got in over his head after she died?

Either way it's depressing and I wish him well. Losing the home you lived in with a loved one who is no longer with you is harsh...
 
2017-10-05 11:37:54 PM  

2wolves: Put a mega buck into something he couldn't make mortgage payments on.

That's shortsighted and very sad.


That was my thought, too. Then I read the rest of the article.

We're a pretty frugal family, but if I though my wife had only a year to live, you'd better believe I'd overextend myself to make that year good for her. And if that year turned into seven or eight, I'd do what she needed me to do, and worry about the consequences later.

Medical expenses and end-of-life care turn even preppers into paupers.
 
2017-10-05 11:46:27 PM  
If his bunker and preparations were any good, he could just seal the door and live out his days with the bank trying to decide if it was worth the cost to dig him out.
 
2017-10-06 12:27:36 AM  
 I think my soul just died a little inside.
 
2017-10-06 01:29:52 AM  

Jurodan: His wife died a few years ago,


His wife was 16 years older than he is.
 
2017-10-06 03:02:36 AM  

2wolves: Jurodan: His wife died a few years ago,

His wife was 16 years older than he is.


She was also his 8th grade teacher. Your point? Seems like lots of speculation and very little reading comprehension in this thread. Nother you in particular, I suppose. Just saying.
 
2017-10-06 03:04:05 AM  
Hmm. Double post and the word not turned into the not word nother. I'll drink to that.
 
2017-10-06 03:10:40 AM  

2wolves: Put a mega buck into something he couldn't make mortgage payments on.

That's shortsighted and very sad.


Reading is fundamental.  He had plenty of money until his wife got sick.
 
2017-10-06 03:39:13 AM  

morg: What's interesting is that he planned to help other people during the apocalypse. I don't think I've ever heard that sentiment from a prepper before.


I was taught how to maintain an AR-15 by friends who figured taking in a vegetarian wouldn't really stress their post apocalyptic resources.
 
2017-10-06 07:11:37 AM  
Sending all those cans of pork and beans left over from Y2K ?
/DNRTFA
 
2017-10-06 09:09:57 AM  

Vaginosilicosis: Man prepping for an economic disaster by stockpiling food...loses house and shelter to foreclosure.

Heartbroken?   More like crushed by 2 tons of irony.


He lost everything because his wife got deathly sick and he pulled all the money he could to take her on cruises while she was still alive.  Not so much ironic as sad.
 
2017-10-06 09:40:40 AM  

morg: What's interesting is that he planned to help other people during the apocalypse. I don't think I've ever heard that sentiment from a prepper before.


It's halloween.  He was planning on fattening up the other people in order to EAT THEM!
 
2017-10-06 11:22:53 AM  
Wish I was lotto rich, Id give this guy enough money to keep his house. Seems like a good dude.
 
2017-10-06 12:18:01 PM  

Jurodan: 2wolves: Put a mega buck into something he couldn't make mortgage payments on.

That's shortsighted and very sad.

Depends. His wife died a few years ago, maybe they needed her income to sustain it? Or maybe she managed finances and he got in over his head after she died?

Either way it's depressing and I wish him well. Losing the home you lived in with a loved one who is no longer with you is harsh...


He took out a 500k home equity loan in retirement.
 
2017-10-06 02:10:43 PM  

farkyourface: Your point?


That she was much older than he.  I don't give a rat's patootie about the school crap.
 
2017-10-06 08:41:30 PM  

tdyak: morg: What's interesting is that he planned to help other people during the apocalypse. I don't think I've ever heard that sentiment from a prepper before.

It's halloween.  He was planning on fattening up the other people in order to EAT THEM!


Yeah, I started thinking after davidphogan's comment. Were those shower stalls or slaughterhouse meat cutting stalls?
 
2017-10-06 10:51:57 PM  

morg: tdyak: morg: What's interesting is that he planned to help other people during the apocalypse. I don't think I've ever heard that sentiment from a prepper before.

It's halloween.  He was planning on fattening up the other people in order to EAT THEM!

Yeah, I started thinking after davidphogan's comment. Were those shower stalls or slaughterhouse meat cutting stalls?


I never thought of it before, but I am mostly made of meat.
 
2017-10-07 12:04:14 AM  

2wolves: Put a mega buck into something he couldn't make mortgage payments on.

That's shortsighted and very sad.


Except for the whole "his wife was given a year to live and she lived 8 so expenses were a lot higher."
 
2017-10-07 04:33:20 AM  

davidphogan: morg: tdyak: morg: What's interesting is that he planned to help other people during the apocalypse. I don't think I've ever heard that sentiment from a prepper before.

It's halloween.  He was planning on fattening up the other people in order to EAT THEM!

Yeah, I started thinking after davidphogan's comment. Were those shower stalls or slaughterhouse meat cutting stalls?

I never thought of it before, but I am mostly made of meat.


Probably stringy due to the vegetarian thing which ruins that theory.
... unless they're slow cookers.
 
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