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Are There Any Prepper/Survivalists Here?

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Are There Any Prepper/Survivalists Here?

Postby Taco » Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:16 pm

Over the past few years the prepper/survivalist movement has gained a lot momentum due to various world events. Theres about 3 million people in the US that are actively preparing for the worst. Personally, I don't think there overreacting. I was just wondering if theres any preppers here?

TV Shows

Doomsday Preppers

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH6UA_Zs3ho[/youtube]

Bear Grylls

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U_xmfSwYSw[/youtube]

Survivorman

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZl6O_GHhNo[/youtube]

Extreme Survival

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvRR5MTBBQI[/youtube]

Videos

Economic Collapse Preparation

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWXBOmKD83Y[/youtube]

Blogs

Bullets, Beans and Bullion
http://bulletsbeansandbullion.blogspot.ca/

Graphs

I found this graph that shows why some people are so interested in prepping right now.

Lifecycle Of Financialization(scroll down)
http://www.oftwominds.com/blogmar12/pre ... n3-12.html
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Postby Disillusioned_American » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:35 pm

I was really into the whole "prepping" mentality a few years ago, before it became popular. Not that I had a stockpile of goods or guns, but I would keep extra medical supplies and non-perishable foods on hand, and was very security-minded. I saw how wasteful and frivolous most idiot Americans had become at around '06-07, and I knew something was up with the economy, and money-printing scheme here in the US. I think my prepping mindset rubbed-off onto a couple of my friends and family members in a significant way; some of them have taken the idea and ran with it.

Most of these prepper types shown on Natgeo seem like otherwise typical Americans to me though, at least in the way that they are driven by their own sense of insecurity. They aren't really the world traveler "types" either, from what I can tell. They are mostly married, and have tight-knit families. It is easier to prep when you have a group of people cooperating on projects, with a cohesive effort by all to work towards similar goals; I've never been able to experience that in the US, unfortunately.

Basically, you have to make a choice between staying in the US, accumulating and stashing away material goods in preparation for WWIII, while living as a lonely single guy, or you can choose to live overseas, and forego any desire to live a preparedness lifestyle (at least until you've relocated to a better country to live in). I would rather live out of a suitcase for the time being so that I can travel, and just deal with the discomfort, rather than be stuck, and tied down in a country where most of the women hate me.
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Postby Taco » Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:16 pm

It seems the folks at Ruger Firearms can't keep up with demand for their rifles. Not to mention, their stock price has tripled in the last year thanks to all the Preppers.

Fourth Largest Gun Maker In US Is Out Of Guns
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/fourth-la ... s-out-guns

RGR - NYSE, Yahoo Finance
http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=RGR+ ... undefined;
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Postby Jester » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:43 pm

Disillusioned_American wrote:Most of these prepper types....are mostly married, and have tight-knit families. It is easier to prep when you have a group of people cooperating on projects, with a cohesive effort by all to work towards similar goals; I've never been able to experience that in the US, unfortunately.

Basically, you have to make a choice between staying in the US, accumulating and stashing away material goods in preparation for WWIII, while living as a lonely single guy, or you can choose to live overseas, and forego any desire to live a preparedness lifestyle (at least until you've relocated to a better country to live in). I would rather live out of a suitcase for the time being so that I can travel, and just deal with the discomfort, rather than be stuck, and tied down in a country where most of the women hate me.


Exactly.

Exactly.

Exactly.
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yes

Postby ErikHeaven » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:58 pm

Guns,Knives, silver, gold, first aid, water, food, seeds. Been prepping for years. Ready for the zombie apocalypse.
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