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      10-03-2012, 06:52 PM   #1
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Any Preppers here?

Just wonder if there are any preppers on the froum? Anthing from a bad storm to EOTW. I personally am in a since mainly just been stocking up on ammo and guns but the way this country is goin im pondering the idea of planning for more.
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      10-03-2012, 07:39 PM   #2
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ROFL - "preppers"? That's awesome.

Have never heard that before - I hope it catches on. No. I'm not a "prepper". Most Canadians aren't. We only fear our Southern neighbours...everyone else thinks we're ok or at least not worth bombing.

And the pretend zombies are only in Florida right now.
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No. Aside from the standard 2nd amendment.

I really don't think you guys are as crazy as I once did though.
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ROFL - "preppers"? That's awesome.

Have never heard that before - I hope it catches on. No. I'm not a "prepper". Most Canadians aren't. We only fear our Southern neighbours...everyone else thinks we're ok or at least not worth bombing.

And the pretend zombies are only in Florida right now.
i fear our southern neighbors too.
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Not right now but I do want a Duece and a half truck (m35) for when the shit hits the fan.
I've gun and gerber zombie kit. Just need to get the hell out of the city and head to the secluded country area near by.
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nah, I wouldn't want to live in a world without infrastructure (shopping malls, bmws, gasoline) anyway.

consumerism ftw
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No, I should have some stuff in the event of another earthquake. I'm not going to be 'prepping' for 'buggin in' for two years or some nonsense like that.

I do have guns and ammo...but that stuff is more collection/hobby then 'prepping'
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I only prep when a hurricane is coming. Short of that, the guns and ammo are for fun times at the range.
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I'm not prepping for the end of the world or anything, but I make sure to keep my pantry stuffed to the gills even though there's just one of me. As long as I could fill the bathtubs with water i probably wouldn't have to leave the house for a month or two.

Tons of ammo, too, BTW, but that's more in prepping for another price spike or some kind of ammo regulation, but it's also good in case anyone wants to raid my pantry.

A couple months of civil unrest isn't as far fetched as it sounds. My biggest concern would be a cyber-attack on the electrical infrastructure, which'll become an increasing concern as smart-grid tech is implemented. There are pieces of hardware that are no longer manufactured in the US. It'd be chaos- no power to communicate, pump water, run the hospitals, pump fuel to move supplies, heat or cool buildings, many of which would become uninhabitable, refrigerate food, etc. People would be stuck and dying or desparate in a week. The destruction could set the economy back decades. Of course, if you could last it out, a lot of the stupid people would be dead, and a lot of the violent people would've killed each other, so it'd be a pretty nice place after a few years :P
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Of course, if you could last it out, a lot of the stupid people would be dead, and a lot of the violent people would've killed each other, so it'd be a pretty nice place after a few years :P
I don't know about that. I always feel like in that kind of scenario the gangs would have a severe advantage. They're already organized, have plenty of weapons and ammo, and would not hesitate to commit violent acts to take what they needed from others, especially since there would no longer be any law enforcement to worry about. The good people would get overrun, and the competing gangs would set up their territories before moving on to find more supplies.
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True- the worst of the worst would survive, but in the mean time all the baddies would be fighting it out over turf and killing each other. Just have to make your neighborhood harder to overrun than the one down the street.
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Been scoping out "locations" near the house, with an eye to where to hoard supplies and be able to keep out the zombies since Reagan was prez and I was sure he was going to press the button.

I don't have full on supplies other than every car has about 3 days of water/MREs in a kit, along with an extra pair of boots and jackets.
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luckly no big cities near me. People who think it is insane to think it could happen need to pay attention. The U.S. is goin to shit in a hand basket. Id rather be ready than get caught with my pants down
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My biggest concern would be a cyber-attack on the electrical infrastructure, which'll become an increasing concern as smart-grid tech is implemented.
Sounds like someone's been watching too much tv (plot line for 'Revolution'). Just to be safe... Buy more guns
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I don't know about that. I always feel like in that kind of scenario the gangs would have a severe advantage. They're already organized, have plenty of weapons and ammo, and would not hesitate to commit violent acts to take what they needed from others, especially since there would no longer be any law enforcement to worry about. The good people would get overrun, and the competing gangs would set up their territories before moving on to find more supplies.
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True- the worst of the worst would survive, but in the mean time all the baddies would be fighting it out over turf and killing each other. Just have to make your neighborhood harder to overrun than the one down the street.
Not so sure about that. There are at crap ton more of law abiding citizens who are packing guns and ammo than gangs. In society, gangs run largely unchecked due to lower number of police. Add the law abiding citizens who are packing heat to the disbanded police and military and the relatively low numbers of gangs would be put down in short order. Remember the lawless aren't used to people fighting back.

Plus, you'll likely find that gangs will be placing high value on very different things like TVs, electronics, etc... rather than food, water, fuel, etc... Just my $.02
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When I saw this post I thought preppers meant something like fluffers in porn....
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I'm ready for anything short of a zombie apocalypse. NYS won't let me have a high capacity AR.
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Not so sure about that. There are at crap ton more of law abiding citizens who are packing guns and ammo than gangs. In society, gangs run largely unchecked due to lower number of police. Add the law abiding citizens who are packing heat to the disbanded police and military and the relatively low numbers of gangs would be put down in short order. Remember the lawless aren't used to people fighting back.

Plus, you'll likely find that gangs will be placing high value on very different things like TVs, electronics, etc... rather than food, water, fuel, etc... Just my $.02
Good point. But the law abiding citizens would have to band together in groups or they could be overwhelmed. I don't think anyone would make it far on their own.
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Sounds like someone's been watching too much tv (plot line for 'Revolution'). Just to be safe... Buy more guns
Never heard of it, but sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out- I only watch old stuff on Netflix. This has been a concern of mine for several years when I was involved in an official preliminary assessment. There were articles about new vulnerabilities in "Wired" as recently as last week.
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