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    25 reasons preppers are not crazy!

    25 Reasons to Prep
    Reasons why Preppers are not crazy!

    Preppers prep to “live happily ever after” and yet prepping causes many people to
    think they’re insane “Doomsday Hoarders.” You’re not crazy for prepping! Need a
    list for reassurance? Here are the top reasons preppers prep (and why they’re not
    crazy)...

    Twenty Five Reasons Preppers Are Not Crazy

    Reason #1. Pandemics (Ebola and more).
    Indeed fear is a motivator (and no one is immune). Swine Flu was tame compared
    to the threat of Ebola. Then there are current cases of the Plague, along with West
    Nile virus, Avian Bird Flu and Spanish Flu, among countless other pandemic
    situations. The fear of pandemics, including Ebola in particular, spurred sales in gas
    masks and N95 respirators, nitrile gloves, Tyvec Chemical suits and bleach.

    Here are 50 Simple Things You Can Do To Avoid Ebola.

    Reason #2. Fukushima.
    The problem at the Fukushima has not gone away after the March 11, 2011
    earthquake, subsequent tsunami and the resulting Fukushima nuclear power plant
    disaster. Worldwide contamination of our food supply as a result of Fukushima is
    something not often talked about. Certainly, preppers have not forgotten
    Fukushima! Radioactive elements are being released into the sea and air, recorded
    as far away as California, Utah, Oregon and Washington State. Fukushima affects
    not only the fish and seaweed products, but the crops on the West Coast
    supplying the entire nation. Livestock are affected as well as they eat the grass
    and cops affected by the air. Currently, Japan is building an ice wall to limit the
    contamination of waters in the Pacific Ocean. Americans living in Alaska,
    Washington, Oregon, California, the U.S. Atlantic,, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin
    Islands are in Tsunami territory.

    Reason #3: The nuclear reactor in your midst.
    Fukushima may hit closer to home than you may think if you live near a nuclear
    reactor. Not sure how close you live to a nuclear facility? CNN has prepared the
    answer for you. Just type in your ZIP code to see how close you live to a nuclear
    power plant.

    Do you have enough Iodine? Protect your thyroid gland against radiation
    with Thyrosafe. ThyroSafe, pictured right, is the only FDA-approved 65 mg.
    Potassium Iodide (KI) tablet. It's used to protect your thyroid gland against
    radioactive iodine released during a nuclear emergency. It does this by
    flooding the thyroid with stable, safe iodine, which blocks the absorption of
    dangerous radioactive iodine. Emergency government stock piles of
    potassium iodide are only available in limited supplies in Alabama, Arizona,
    Maine, and Tennessee. In NY and NJ some tablets have been handed out to
    residents closest to Nuclear power plants. Preppers take protective
    measures into their own hands with thyrosafe potassium iodide tablets.

    Reason #4: The Great Depression.
    John D. Rockefeller once said, "Depressions have come and gone. Prosperity has
    always returned and will again." This is true, and remember that depressions will
    come again! We are a bit overdue! Indeed, History has a habit of repeating itself.
    The Great Depression was a worldwide economic downturn brought about by the
    stock market crash of Oct. 29, 1929. That was bad enough, but the problem of the
    dust bowl made the situation worse. The dust bowl caused by drought in the
    1930s displaced the people of Oklahoma, most of whom closed their family farms.
    It didn't just affect farmers in Oklahoma. Farmers of the past were usually safe
    from a depression because they could at least feed themselves, but by 1933 many
    farmers, like all consumers of the time, were severely into debt and couldn't afford
    to harvest their crops. What caused the Great Depression? What can you do
    about it? Plenty!

    Read: Lessons Learned From the Great Depression.

    Reason #5: Solar flares and EMP.
    The solar storm of 1859 was a geomagnetic storm first observed by Richard C.
    Carrington. His namesake has given rise to the Carrington Effect, a term coined by
    Lloyds of London, who delivered the sobering news to the insurance industry that
    this kind of an event happens every 150 years or so and the cost would be an
    enormous $2.6 Trillion in financial impact on the world. Threat of an EMP is also a
    man-made catastrophe as it would take only a nuclear detonation in the
    atmosphere to annihilate a regions supply of water, electricity and gas, and
    thereby send a country back to the dark ages. Whether a natural disaster or a
    man made one, there's always something you can do. You do not have a "crazy
    doomsday philosophy" because you want to prepare for an EMP.

    Learn how to prepare for an ElectroMagnetic Pulse.

    Reason #6: Cyber Attack and Terrorism.
    Today, Americans are more dependent than ever before on the electronic flow of
    information. As a result we are more vulnerable than ever not to individual cyber
    crime and as a country to cyber warfare and cyber terrorism. According to the book
    Cyber Attack, written by a former hacker, Paul Day, "In times of economic crisis,
    cybercrime is a growth industry." The "digital mafia" seeks monetary gain from you
    and it's easy not to get caught! It's possible that the next great Depression will be
    from a coordinated attack on the stock market, ATMS and banking systems and
    electronics to lock ordinary citizens away from their money, and that's just the
    initial stock. A cyber attack threatens our water, electricity and gas. You need a
    plan! A good book is Game Plan, pictured at the top right hand of the page, by
    Kevin D. Freeman. Game Plan is the first "how to" investment handbook of its type.
    It will explain the emerging risks and provide a complete game plan of response for
    investors at all levels.

    Do yourself a favor and watch National Geographic's American Blackout.

    Reason #7. Terrorist Attacks (threats to Homeland Security).
    The threat of Biochemical war has been looming since Agent Orange (an herbicide
    and defoliant used during the Vietnam War from 1961-1971). America has been on
    high alert since 9-11, and preppers can take a measure of control. The next attack
    could be financial or crippling of our resources for gas or electricity. Since anything
    is possible, preppers are ready for what is possible.

    Here is the link to the National Terrorism Advisory System.

    Reason #8: Cold war.
    People have forgotten how close we were in the 1950s to a nuclear war. In the
    atomic age, it was quite standard to have a fallout shelter. In fact, it was your
    patriotic duty to stash supplies and consider building a shelter. Schools routinely
    practiced what to do in the event of a strike (not that the old duck and cover would
    have had much protection against nuclear annihilation, but at least they had a plan
    and encouraged it). If people weren't considered crazy then, why are they
    considered crazy today?

    Reason #9: Power outages.
    In Winter, power outages are fairly common, but even a high gust of wind can
    knock out the power. Preppers will have enough heat, light, food and water even
    in ordinary power outages. Food safety is another concern as a result of power
    outages.

    Reason #10. The Big One is coming: (earthquakes)!
    Seismic zones are everywhere however, in the West Coast we often think of the
    1906 Earthquake and know the “big one” is coming; while preppers who are
    “awake” in the Eastern United States think of the 1811-12 New Madrid
    Earthquake, which will be coming again soon as well. Want to know more about
    the New Madrid Earthquake? Missouri is preparing for the big one!

    Read also: Earthquake Preparedness.

    Reason #11: Drought.
    Water is life and drought is a looming threat, particularly in California.

    San Diego, among the most arid parts of the country, at long last is working
    towards a resource so close and yet so far away: desalinization of the ocean
    waters in Carlsbad. It is an expensive and yet necessary expense in face of the
    looming threat of drought in California.

    Reason #12: Floods.
    According to FEMA, floods are the #1 disaster in the United States, and everyone
    lives in a flood zone. In the past 5 years, all 50 states have experienced floods or
    flash floods. Homeowners insurance does not cover flood. It requires a special
    insurance.

    Reason #13: Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy.
    "Hurricanes are the most destructive natural weather occurrences on Earth,"
    according to hurricane-facts.com. Preppers have learned from the past how
    unprepared the masses are for the inevitable, because a hurricane will strike again!

    Reason #14. Tornadoes.
    Tornadoes often develop quickly and without warning. A tornado watch means that
    tornadoes are possible, while a tornado warning means that a tornado has been
    sighted by weather radar.

    Download the American Red Cross Torndado App.

    Reason #15: Inclement weather.
    Snow storms, thunderstorms (even monsoons in Arizona), inclement weather
    happens and there's no shame in preparing for it.

    Reason #16: Landslides.
    Landslides happen because of heavy rainstorms, but also because of earthquakes,
    volcanic eruptions, fire and even man's modification of the terrain. To prevent
    landslides, avoid building your homestead near steep slopes or the mountain's
    edge. Your homestead should also steer clear of natural drainage pathways and
    areas known to erode. Planting proper ground covering can help minimize the
    threat.

    Reason #17: Fires and Wildfires.
    Wildfires can ruin your local economy if not your own home! The raging California
    Wildfires of the Summer of 2014 is another devastating hit for a state already
    inundated with the expense of illegal immigrants amidst concerns of drought. Learn
    more about preparedness for fire.

    Reason #18. Death or major illness or injury of a family member.
    The natural disaster that hits closest to home for a prepper is the death of a family
    member or breadwinner. Having adequate life insurance provides only half the
    answer. A breadwinner may also be the firearms expert or perhaps the food
    preserving expert. When you loose a family member, you also loose prepping skills,
    a vital link in your survival chain. Like they say, nothing is more certain than death
    and taxes. And someone in your family who suffers from a major illness or injury
    can provide a burden on the family finances, which is why it's so important to plan
    for the best of times, even in your darkest hour.

    Reason #19. The Amero.
    Word of the Amero surfaced around 2007. If you haven't yet heard of the Amero,
    now's the time to delve into the threat of the new currency introduced by the
    formation of the North American Union.

    Take a look at precious metals! Look into prepping with silver and copper.

    Reason #20. Monsanto (poisoning of the food supply).
    Monsanto threatens control of the world's food supply. As Kissinger said, "He who
    controls the food, controls the world." Preppers avoid soy and corn products most
    of all. They also buy and save heirloom seeds for the future.

    Reason #21. Unemployment and Job Loss.
    Stashing away food and provisions is a good way to prepare for a rainy day. Your
    preparations will help compensate for the lean times of unemployment.

    Reason #22. National debt and hyper inflation.
    Here's the National Debt Clock, just to scare you a tad.

    Reason #23. Everyday violence.
    Things are crazy now as it is: do you want to wait for the grocery stores to be
    empty? Does the name Rodney King ring a bell?

    Reason #24. Your Great grandparents were preppers.
    Back in the day, everyone was a prepper. People canned food and set aside
    provisions to last the Winter. Victory gardens were patriotic (and even encouraged
    by the government to support the war effort). Thankfully the idea of prepping and
    survival gardening is making a comeback. Prepping is in your ancestral blood. Your
    ancestors weren't crazy. They were prepared!

    Reason #25. The government is prepping.
    Whether or not you want to believe it, politicians are all on the same side. It doesn’
    t matter who is in office.
    Enough said!

    So there you have it – you’re not a crazy misfit or freak. You're not an eccentric
    screwball, crackpot or geek. You're not a fruitcake, nut-cake, odd bird, strange bird
    or buffoon. The real weirdos are the Sheeple (the ones not prepping because they
    believe in the grocery fairy)! No, that's not you. You're not the crazy one.

    More Reasons Preppers Aren’t Crazy
    Aside from the reasons above, prepping makes life more convenient. Here are the
    everyday conveniences of prepping:

    1. Never run out of toilet paper again!
    You’ll also never run out of pasta sauce, bandages, milk, eggs, butter, and
    ammunition again. Be it snow, rain or the midnight hour, you’ve got what you
    need.

    2. Tonight’s dinner.
    Not sure what’s for dinner? Don’t feel like heading to the grocery store? Tonight’s
    dinner is as easy as looking in the prepper’s pantry for a homemade dehydrated
    meal in a jar, home canned stew, freeze dried taste test, or eating up an almost
    expired MRE. Whether headed to the pantry or the garden for your salad
    ingredients, preppers always have something good to eat. Yes we can!

    3. Peace of Mind for Personal Emergencies.
    Whether it is shampoo or toothpaste, tampons or diapers you need, preppers
    have enough stash to cover their personal emergencies for months on end.
    Someone is sick at home? You’ve got enough soup to feed an army. Have
    unexpected company? You have the ingredients to whip up some delicious
    homemade cookies or bread. Prepping is peace of mind for your personal
    emergency.

    4. Save money.
    Buying in bulk and stocking up on two for the price of one is among the many
    benefits of being a prepper. Prepping certainly saves money. Want to save more?
    Here are 99 ways to spend a buck prepping at the Dollar Stores.

    You may be asking yourself, "Am I crazy for prepping?" The answer is: No, you're
    not crazy for prepping! We give you a list of 25 compelling reasons to keep on
    prepping!

    Happy Endings...
    Even if they call you crazy, keep on prepping and prepare to live happily ever after!

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    Very nice!
    I split it up man made or natural disaster, either or, as one usually follows the other.

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    Good things to ponder.

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    You reference a number of links in the opening post, but there is no actual LINK to go to. Can you edit with the proper links?

    ALSO ... #20 (Monsanto). This is not the only company in the GMO business. The next largest is Bayer (yes...the aspirin company) that in the same GMO business and is currently trying to buy out Monsanto to become the Agenda 21 godfather. Bayer does not have the same negative sounding name as Monsanto, but is just as dangerous, if not more so!
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    I am not crazy!!! The voices in my head say so!
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    For those wanting the links mention in the copied article, here is the web address of the original article: 25 Reasons to Prep
    Blessed be God, my rock who trains my hands for battle, my fingers for war. Psalms 144:1

    Victory can depend on a dog or a goose---Napoleon

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    And when any of these 25 reasons move to the front of everyday living, the sheer panic of the mainstream population will remind us that indeed " preppers aren't crazy." Any one of these situations, once it gets out of control, will cause chaos. I'm glad I'm preparing now for it. It's only a matter of time when my stocking and preparing pay off. Great topic!

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    Maybe a better question is: why do you care if somebody that has about 2 days of food and no weapons and no skills thinks you are crazy?
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