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I am in no way the one doubting prepping.
I am talking about the majority of the public.
My concern is about the people who think that we are "crazy" or "paranoid."
Some may argue we should fend for ourselves and screw the people who doubted us but the 1% of us is not enough.

I have binged watched "Prepper Network's" youtube videos, which are of the national geographic preppers show and the netflix deep earth bunker show. In the comments many people say stuff like:

Willow DaLah
"Why are they preparing for a specific disaster?
Shouldn’t you prepare for ALL disasters? Or just pick one that’s pretty much covering most of them."

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branden8045 theultramangofighter
"The family preppers i think
Are mentally and emotionaly sick
They need to take there kids away
His wife ligit gives it all away"


Many other negative comments make good points (like the first comment), and some (like the second comment) are just slander

How can we deal with this? Very important.
 

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I don't watch any of that stuff. What do I do? I keep doing what I think is needed to be done.

Who bases their actions on TV and Netflix, anyway? Seriously? Reconsider your way of thinking.
 

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Who bases their actions on TV and Netflix, anyway? Seriously? Reconsider your way of thinking.[/QUOTE]

Im not basing my actions on it, i'm just saying that we need in some way for new people to find out the consequences of bad things.
 

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Who bases their actions on TV and Netflix, anyway? Seriously? Reconsider your way of thinking.
Im not basing my actions on it, i'm just saying that we need in some way for new people to find out the consequences of bad things.[/QUOTE]

New ways? How'd you get into prepping? Was it some stupid TV show or did you realize there are good reasons to prepare?

Shows are a byproduct. Do as I do. Never mind them. Those who see the dangers will prep. Those who really don't won't really be in it, anyway.
 

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I watched part of a couple of those prepper TV shows and decided they are either nuts and or making a profit from the show.

But I think the general public thinks that's what all preppers are like.

There are a lot of facets to what a prepper is. Some of us have a BOL, some a bunker, others have 1-3 year stock pile of food and water in the basement, and some are prepped for a number of weeks for a natural disaster, I'm the latter, if it ends up being worse than that, I'm still well ahead of the curve.

I always get "the look", I'm prepping for the natural disaster and I explain that, remind them of Katrina, Northridge quake etc. and "the look" tends to fade.

if I have two loaves of bread and can spare one, I will share, if I can't spare one, you best move on down the road.

You can't protect people from themselves, if they think we're nuts and choose to ignore history, then they are going to be screwed.
 

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I watched part of a couple of those prepper TV shows and decided they are either nuts and or making a profit from the show.

But I think the general public thinks that's what all preppers are like.

There are a lot of facets to what a prepper is. Some of us have a BOL, some a bunker, others have 1-3 year stock pile of food and water in the basement, and some are prepped for a number of weeks for a natural disaster, I'm the latter, if it ends up being worse than that, I'm still well ahead of the curve.

I always get "the look", I'm prepping for the natural disaster and I explain that, remind them of Katrina, Northridge quake etc. and "the look" tends to fade.

if I have two loaves of bread and can spare one, I will share, if I can't spare one, you best move on down the road.

You can't protect people from themselves, if they think we're nuts and choose to ignore history, then they are going to be screwed.
It's funny, 'cuz I was musing along these same lines today. I recently moved to Medford, and the stores here are like football stadiums. Good Grief! I went into WinCo, and even as a first world citizen accustomed to such, STILL I was ASTOUNDED at the endless volume of food and supplies, meats, and perishables all stacked under one gargantuan roof. And I though "it's no wonder people have a normalcy bias... this stuff fills their eyes year after year without fail"... and it is thus taken for granted. Yet we also know that, under the right set of bad circumstances, those shelves would be EMPTIED in a few days with no more coming to replace it.
 

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I am in no way the one doubting prepping.
I am talking about the majority of the public.
My concern is about the people who think that we are "crazy" or "paranoid."
Some may argue we should fend for ourselves and screw the people who doubted us but the 1% of us is not enough.

I have binged watched "Prepper Network's" youtube videos, which are of the national geographic preppers show and the netflix deep earth bunker show. In the comments many people say stuff like:

Willow DaLah
"Why are they preparing for a specific disaster?
Shouldn't you prepare for ALL disasters? Or just pick one that's pretty much covering most of them."

and

branden8045 theultramangofighter
"The family preppers i think
Are mentally and emotionaly sick
They need to take there kids away
His wife ligit gives it all away"

Many other negative comments make good points (like the first comment), and some (like the second comment) are just slander

How can we deal with this? Very important.
One word: OPSEC
If they don't KNOW you got hookers buried under the back porch, they won't call you crazy.
 

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People have a right to think as preppers we are wrong. I wish them the best. Many of them do not have a clue that what some call prepping now was a way of life for many for a long time. When the lights go out, when the storm comes. I want our life to go on pretty much uninterrupted. Storm shut power down here for a week . We will still eat, still have our morning pot of coffee, still shower . If snowed in for a week we will not go without of suffer, we will have an adventure.
As I have said before, the sign on our roof will not say help us. It will say help them with and arrow pointing towards town, we got this. One new years when major storm close roads people stranded in the ditches along High way we went out with large Farm tractors and picked people up, took them to local tavern that we called to stay open. Prepare the equipment was plugged in ready to go. When we got a call someone had not made it home we went out and found all kind of people stuck.
 

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I am in no way the one doubting prepping.
I am talking about the majority of the public.
My concern is about the people who think that we are "crazy" or "paranoid."
Some may argue we should fend for ourselves and screw the people who doubted us but the 1% of us is not enough.

I have binged watched "Prepper Network's" youtube videos, which are of the national geographic preppers show and the netflix deep earth bunker show. In the comments many people say stuff like:

Willow DaLah
"Why are they preparing for a specific disaster?
Shouldn't you prepare for ALL disasters? Or just pick one that's pretty much covering most of them."

and

branden8045 theultramangofighter
"The family preppers i think
Are mentally and emotionaly sick
They need to take there kids away
His wife ligit gives it all away"

Many other negative comments make good points (like the first comment), and some (like the second comment) are just slander

How can we deal with this? Very important.
I'm sure Noah faced criticism for building his Ark. I'm certain those critics wish they had built one too.
 

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Right after I hit send on the last post , went in to check on bacon that had been started it was almost ready. Pot of coffee was ready. Then darkness power went out. Quick look out farm yard lights about mile away out also. 10 year old Grandson , I have the Flash light, grandpa lets get the fire going. Wife on cell phone call check on Grandma. Yes hers is out also 3 miles away. She good for now. Pan was hot bacon done. Wife saves the coffee puts it in a canter to keep it hot. Fire up and going quickly. Decide if the estimate is under two hours not to start generator. Sit back and enjoy pound of bacon and coffee. Power company says about 1 hour Large outage, equipment issues.
Went over again with Grandson how to start the wood burn the right way, he talked me through the steps as it should be. So it seems the plan works.
 

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How can we deal with this? Very important.

if you're hearing this stuff first hand - face-to-face >>>> you're doing something REALLY REALLY wrong - OPSEC is and should always be your first concern - it's part of security and without that don't even bother prepping ....

if it's just a mattter of seeing crap comments in regard prepping - grow a pair and ignore it >>>> two things a prepper needs is confidence in their decisions and skin thick enough to bounce .22s off of - come serious SHTF time you'll be making decisions that's be both harder than hell and most likely fatal to some ....
 

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Did someone say something about Hookers? :devil:
 
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In an interview and in his Movie "Collapse"... Michael Ruppert made this statement

"When the Titanic is about to sink, these are the 3 types of people:

-“Deer in the Headlights – I don’t know what to do”

-“We get that the ship will sink, how do we make a lifeboat?”

- “This is the Titanic, it won’t sink. I’m going back to the bar.”"

he then asks the question "If you are a life boat builder, which group are you going to help?”

So which group do you wan to belong to... the one that are preparing or the others
 

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I don't watch any of that stuff. What do I do? I keep doing what I think is needed to be done.

Who bases their actions on TV and Netflix, anyway? Seriously? Reconsider your way of thinking.
Exactly.

I don't give a rats behind what others think. I keep doing what I do and when a disaster hits, I'm usually the one prepared.
 

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I sleep very well at night knowing I am prepared for what ever happens to come my way. My neighbors are not my concern till after SHTF. I have discussed my preparedness level with a very few, discreetly screened, people, and at that, they are limited as to the extent. You would like as many people as possible to be prepared, less expenditure of ammo after an event, but you can't save everyone and most won't listen anyway. The sheeple's indoctrination is extensive and thorough.
 
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