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This is a discussion on The T.V. show Doomsday Preppers within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Netflix has the T.V. show Doomsday Preppers and I was watching it today. Every episode starts out with each prepper explaining what doomsday scenario they ...

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    The T.V. show Doomsday Preppers

    Netflix has the T.V. show Doomsday Preppers and I was watching it today.

    Every episode starts out with each prepper explaining what doomsday scenario they are prepping for.

    I see a lot of,
    "I'm prepping for Terrorist attack"
    or other things like
    -Long term power grid failure
    -Earthquakes
    -Nuclear war
    -Economic collapse
    -Food shortages
    -Global plague
    -World War III
    I even saw a person prepping for F5 tornadoes and another prepping for thunderstorms that destroy the earth

    Most of these are more area specific like earthquakes.
    I'm from Michigan and we don't have earthquakes much.
    Michigan doesn't have tornadoes much.

    So all this got me to thinking.
    I need to decide what I'm really prepping for.
    What kind of natural disasters are common for Michigan?
    I can't really think of anything other than shitty winters.

    My brother seems to think economic collapse/food shortage is the best thing to prep for.

    What are your thoughts?

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    If you are in certain parts of Michigan, maybe prep for sharia law?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    If you are in certain parts of Michigan, maybe prep for sharia law?
    Dearborn ain't what she used to be.
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    Every scenario will undoubtedly involve food shortages so you can't go wrong storing food or preparing to be able to produce your own food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulag1955 View Post
    Every scenario will undoubtedly involve food shortages so you can't go wrong storing food or preparing to be able to produce your own food.
    Get a gun to protect the food.

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    Suggest you look for the most common denominators for all situations you listed and address them first.

    Such as:
    Food stores closed
    All stores closed.
    Chaos around the area.
    Possible lack of water service.
    Lack of power.

    After you work on those for a short period of time, then relook and consider adding to the chaos time.

    When you get through, the cause won't be that important. Your being supplied independently will be important.

    If the actual chaos event is a mass college population streaking through the community you won't have to stop staring and go to the store. You will just wish you had thought of a lawn chair.
    Last edited by jimcosta; 01-17-2020 at 06:34 PM.
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    Do you really need a reason??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    Do you really need a reason??
    I think the whole premise of the series is about just that: to your mind what things things are going to hell, and so how are you prepping for it?
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    Do a risk assessment. Take two things, likelihood of something happening and impact should it happen. Make a list, think normal events and also think out of the box.. then rate them all from 1-10 with one being the lowest score (least likely or minimal impact).

    You should have 2 scores for each scenario. The ones with the highest likelihood and highest impact should be your target prep.

    So as an example EMP/CME is a 1 on the likelihood but 10 on impact. Hurricane/flood is a 7 on likelihood and a 7 on impact. So I’d prep for hurricanes primarily and anything else secondarily or as the rating dictate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOCOM42 View Post
    Get a gun to protect the food.
    Not a handgun, but a rifle.
    And not a Poodle Shooter, but an honest to God .30 caliber.
    Preferably something in 30-06, but even a 30-30 lever action will do the job just fine.
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