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Why Sweden is encouraging citizens to become preppers.

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    Why Sweden is encouraging citizens to become preppers.

    Birds do it, bees do it, know it looks like even Swedes do it!

    Dateline explores why disaster prepping has become a government sanctioned pastime in Sweden, but who or what are they afraid of?
    Answer in a word: Russia.

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    Sweden had better hope that Russia never wants its territory, because they will take it easy enough. Sweden has been a nation of weenies for 100 years or so; and their males are not viewed as men, or manly. It is a good thing that Russia has all of the icebox territories that they can use; because Sweden would not even be a bump in the road.

    If the government really wanted preppers, they they would issue bolt action rifles to select people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterMills357 View Post
    Sweden had better hope that Russia never wants its territory, because they will take it easy enough. Sweden has been a nation of weenies for 100 years or so; and their males are not viewed as men, or manly. It is a good thing that Russia has all of the icebox territories that they can use; because Sweden would not even be a bump in the road.

    If the government really wanted preppers, they they would issue bolt action rifles to select people.
    Well agreed with regard to firearms. But the really cool thing about the documentary is how they're training civilians for the national guard. They also showed the underground bunkers their country built back in the 50's which is imo amazing, enough for the entire Swedish nation. But then they let that slide. Now their government is bringing all that back: fixing up the bunkers, teaching preparedness. I'd like to see our government do that much. All our government seems to want to do is take our rights away from us.
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    I'd be more worried about the violent Muslims they have imported that are raping and pillaging.

    At least the Russians won't put up with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Trapper View Post
    I'd be more worried about the violent Muslims they have imported that are raping and pillaging.

    At least the Russians won't put up with that.
    Agreed that's bad... Although in all fairness the Russians did their plenty share of raping and pillaging post WWII.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annie View Post
    Agreed that's bad... Although in all fairness the Russians did their plenty share of raping and pillaging post WWII.
    At least some of the Russians are still Christians, Orthodox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annie View Post
    Well agreed with regard to firearms. But the really cool thing about the documentary is how they're training civilians for the national guard. They also showed the underground bunkers their country built back in the 50's which is imo amazing, enough for the entire Swedish nation. But then they let that slide. Now their government is bringing all that back: fixing up the bunkers, teaching preparedness. I'd like to see our government do that much. All our government seems to want to do is take our rights away from us.
    That is a good thing IMHO, and the government should either issue rifles to their NG, or make it simple for an NG member to buy rifles. A good swede should have an AR-15/Mini-14 at home, ready to go. And they should have a .45 Auto too, to keep ready for killing ANY attacker, whether Russian or Swede. I guess that I am saying, they should be more like us.

    I was in the Army and the NG, and I hope that the Swedes use better sense than we do with guns. Having everything in an armory is a really secure way to store guns, but it takes a long time to get everyone to the armory, and then issue the weapons. I just hope that Sweden makes it simple for people to have guns at home too, like a riot gun for instance.
    {PS: that probably ain't gonna happen, but I can hope.}
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterMills357 View Post
    That is a good thing IMHO, and the government should either issue rifles to their NG, or make it simple for an NG member to buy rifles. A good swede should have an AR-15/Mini-14 at home, ready to go. And they should have a .45 Auto too, to keep ready for killing ANY attacker, whether Russian or Swede. I guess that I am saying, they should be more like us.

    I was in the Army and the NG, and I hope that the Swedes use better sense than we do with guns. Having everything in an armory is a really secure way to store guns, but it takes a long time to get everyone to the armory, and then issue the weapons. I just hope that Sweden makes it simple for people to have guns at home too, like a riot gun for instance.
    {PS: that probably ain't gonna happen, but I can hope.}
    Do it like the Swiss. EVERYBODY has a weapon and trained.
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