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This is a discussion on People Quitting or Slacking off..... within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; I was in a nice discussion with a young lady that runs a Prepper related business this morning about things going on in politics and ...

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    People Quitting or Slacking off.....

    I was in a nice discussion with a young lady that runs a Prepper related business this morning about things going on in politics and the state of things going on in the world and I asked her if she had noticed a drop off in people prepping activity. She got dead serious and told me a lot of her regulars that lived the lifestyle 100% had just slacked off to almost nothing...Sales are down 60 % or more. (I was buying a trunkload LOL)

    I have noticed the same thing with some people I know...Signs of hundreds of pounds of brass laying at the ranges and its like people forgot shortages of everything just a few years ago...dehydrated food prices are starting to fall and will drop further. Gun sales are slowing since Trump got in even though I wonder about him sometimes. Several AR-15 Makers have shut their doors and filed for bankruptcy!

    I talked to another lady I know that runs the local food bank for the Methodist Church and donations have actually went up of foods running out within a month or two. She said some people pull up with several hundred cans to donate all within anything of a week to a month or so of expiration or use by dates. .22 ammo at Wal Mart is clogging the shelves as is every other caliber and they cant seem to give away their Keystone meats and other long term food.

    I have slowed down at times I admit but not to the point of what a lot of people these days seem to be slowing down or just plain quitting..I'm taking advantage of 10 to 15% off #10 cans of mountain house through Wal Mart and other places. Laying in more Keystone meats and even looking at a freeze dryer.

    Have "Ya'll" seen any signs?
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    bound to be prepper downside to Trump's revitalization of the US - the domestic hasn't looked this good since Reagan took the Soviet Union down and chances of a nuke war to the lowest ever ...

    and - most preppers don't follow the international SHTFs closely or not at all - they wait until the first shots are fired >>>> if the FULL realization was known it would be a totally different story ....
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    Since Trump is going to start WW3 and he acts like a fascist dictator I would think Prepping businesses would be booming. Or maybe the Liberals dont actually believe all the nonsense they spew.

    I would guess most preppers (conservative) have become complacent now that things are going better for the country.

    Personally I think now is an important time to prep with traitors trying to bring down our country, openly communist politicians, illegals overrunning the borders and Iran, China and Russia still in the game. I haven't stopped myself but because of my current situation I have put prepping on hold a bit.

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    I feel that all those inclined to react to our strange new world, investigate and question it, and then conclude the family needs to be prepped have already done so.
    Even those who decided to prepare but were slow on the draw have completed their preps by now.

    That might explain why very few newbies have joined the Prepper Forums with basic questions.

    For the most part there are only sheep left out there.
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    Second on the slow guns sales. Haven't really sold anything or even been asked for a quote in the last 7-8 months. It's like nobody cares or is concerned anymore. Trump is turning out to be the worse POTUS for gun sales in history. Unlike Obammy, kind of miss him and Hildo. Sure helped the bottom line.

    People are stupid for not taking advantage of the current situation. They all must be lulled into a state of denial cause all is well. Forgetting our enemies are more numerous and emboldened. Trump won't be POTUS forever. Then watch the panic.
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    Well, SGT E, I have a theory. I dawned on me when I stopped to top my wife's SUV off with fuel and found premium was under 3 bucks.

    Yeah, I know I'll sound like your average baby-boomer, but I blame the millennials. The only stuff they consume is from their parents. One of my best knife customers bought his teenage son a sports car. The car gathered dust. The client asked the kid what was the matter with the car, and the kid says, "It's easier for me to take the bus. I can chat on my phone, I don't have to find a parking place, and someone will always come along headed my way..."

    The father now has a sports car.

    The fact is that I think we should cut off their food and water and start rampant breeding in this country for a better race of people. The millennials won't notice they are starving until most of the pizza rolls are consumed. These soft boys need to get their butts kicked more often, and a stretch in the military. They need to quit laying their problems off on other people. This is why they want to be socialists--other people have to work and be taxed so they can have everything for free.

    Truth be told, if I saw a guy in colors dramatically hammer a millennial who was squealing like a little girl, I'd turn my back and ask the biker what brand he was drinking.

    I don't even blame the female millennials who try the lesbian lifestyle. They have nothing to lose...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    Second on the slow guns sales. Haven't really sold anything or even been asked for a quote in the last 7-8 months. It's like nobody cares or is concerned anymore. Trump is turning out to be the worse POTUS for gun sales in history. Unlike Obammy, kind of miss him and Hildo. Sure helped the bottom line.

    People are stupid for not taking advantage of the current situation. They all must be lulled into a state of denial cause all is well. Forgetting our enemies are more numerous and emboldened. Trump won't be POTUS forever. Then watch the panic.

    Iran is hell bent on provoking a war - the US got lucky with Iraq that Saddam didn't have his agents go into sabotage mode >>> probably won't get that lucky with the Revolutionary Guard - with their activity will come with all kinds of revenge on the muslims around the country - gun sales should spike nicely with the domestic turmoil ...
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    @Illini Warrior, I feel your pain, and I have all the defensive devices and ammunition Elfego Baca needs to shoot his way out of the next tight squeeze.

    But it galls me think about using nice, shiny .45 ACP hardball on some frickin' raghead. I earned all my money, and it would seem to be a better investment to just behead them (with a knife that can be used again and again) or just some fuel and a torch--gasoline prices are dropping. We don't have to torpedo their ships, just set them ablaze and plink the survivors--that would a tremendous savings in ammunition.

    Hey, David Farragut wasn't much of a fan of torpedoes, and I believe you should not have to reinvent the wheel. Kill the rags with an eye to domestic taxes. The Republicans have the White House, and cutting taxes is a noble thing.
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    I hear you @SGT E

    We ebb and flow with our preparedness like many others but so far in the past few months I've got a lot accomplished;

    Framed up and added Siding to the Barn

    Acquired 2 more Firearms (...then promptly lost them at Sea! )...

    Added another few thousand rounds of various calibers at extremely competitive prices I might add...

    Added Plywood Flooring to the attic for more storage of long term non perishable items as well as a couple of new 32 gallon metal garbage cans and filled with T.P.

    Our garden is much larger and more productive than the last couple of years and we have plans to continue to add a few more raised beds.

    As well as a number of other things. My point is that its a lifestyle and sometimes we are more diligent and other times stuff just happens...

 

 
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