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    If we define Prepper to mean one person (adult or child), who in their opinion, is prepared now to stay alive in a chaos world for 3 months or longer, I would have to speculate no more than 1% of the population. The key phrase here is In their opinion, is prepared now.
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    I think it all depends on what defines a prepper
    Someone who prepares for a local short term disaster, hurricane, tornado, power outage, etc.
    Someone who prepares for any long term disaster
    Someone who prepares for a real, long term disaster like an EMP, financial collapse, etc.

    There are those who fall into each or all these catagories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy View Post
    Hmmm.
    To be absolutely sure before I commit myself, I'd have to see it first.
    You and me both!
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    I ordered several fresh cases of MRE's, bought a Swisher trail mower, a case of ammo and laid out a plan for my farm last week. Personally, I feel as if I am rather alone. Locally anyway.
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    If I were a prepper....would I answer a questionnaire or poll about whether I'm a prepper or not? I think I'd give my standard answer... I aspire to be prepared for whatever life throws my way. That is the extent of my preps. I'm a mental prepper, with a violent capacity that has yet to be fully measured, and a fairly surly outlook on life. so yes....I'm prepared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    Usually when I read a thread on SHTF, especially if it involves firearms, I get the feeling everyone things we'll all be up against a world of preppers. At least that's my perception.

    So I had the thought, how many actual preppers are in the US. We have roughly 327 million people here but what percentage actually prep? I know this is a bit hard to know since I am giving no definition of what would be considered a prepper.

    But in general, what percentage of people in the US prep?

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    I guess it's impossible to really say how many are prepared or are preparing, let alone for what in particular they prepare. Not many near around by me are prepared for anything is all I can say.
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    My WAG is 1% to 3%. Basing this on an intersection of ex-military, amateur radio operators, gun enthusiasts, and out door enthusiasts, all of whom have some finger into a skill set of prepping.

    Remembering also how the Y2K, 9-11, Katrina, and nearly daily news of Islamic jihadist attacks are steering people to think about being prepared for the next shoe to drop.



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    How many here have lived for an extended period without electricity and running water?
    No TV, no internet, shaving and brushing your teeth in the same canteen cup of water?
    Eating out of cans, outdoors?
    No hot showers?

    It builds character.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy View Post
    How many here have lived for an extended period without electricity and running water?
    No TV, no internet, shaving and brushing your teeth in the same canteen cup of water?
    Eating out of cans, outdoors?
    No hot showers?

    It builds character.
    Denying all sorts of little pleasures for periods of time strengthens the will. Fasting, making small sacrifices and offering them up to God makes us stronger and pleases Him. Skipping a meal or taking a cold shower in winter; things like. Detaching from luxuries will help people cope better when SHTF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy View Post
    How many here have lived for an extended period without electricity and running water?
    No TV, no internet, shaving and brushing your teeth in the same canteen cup of water?
    Eating out of cans, outdoors?
    No hot showers?

    It builds character.
    Yes, I imagine it can be a character builder.

    My daughter and I, for the past 5 years, take a month during the summer and go camping. Just tents, usually in remote areas and we really enjoy it. But, for me, it brings up areas of improvement should we have to do that long term. Granted, we resupply at towns, etc but we tend to carry enough food of various types for an extended period.

    After hurricane Ike, and being with out electric for quite awhile, it opens ones eyes to the level of preparedness (or not)
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