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I'm completely new to prepping. I've gotten very interested in it after watching Doomsday Preppers on National Geographic. I have loads to learn on just about every topic there is - self defense, food, medicine, shelter, etc... I'm hoping to find out all I need by browsing the forums and asking questions.
I am a do-it-yourself kind of guy so I like to be creative. One thing I'm hoping to learn more about is how to build an underground shelter using a shipping conex (Or if underground shelters are even necessary- or if shipping conexes are the best option). I hope to do this when I've saved up enough money to buy some land to bury one on.

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Welcome from SC.

I've watched that show myself a few times. WHAT I WOULDN'T PAY to see the "prepp's" of the "experts" who do the critiquing on that show!!!

Last episode I saw, the guy had FOUR YEARS of food stored up and an active garden. They gave him a score of 15 out of 20 on food supplies! And said. "Your garden could be bigger." WHAAAA!?!?!? I mean O.O WTF?!?!?!? PLEASE OH GREAT ONES, SHOW US WHAT A 20 IS!
 

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Welcome from Northern California. TV is fiction. Some of the advise given on the internet is good. Do a lot of research before you trust what anyone tells you.
 

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Welcome from Florida
 

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nordicWarrior, welcome to the site, and please dont think we are all "doomsday preppers", I advise you ask a million questions, and offer all the input you can, and go from there.
 

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Welcome to the forum, glad to have you here with us. Yes prepping is a wide world and covers a lot of territory. Its not only about having an underground bunker with loads of goodies stashed away, it covers a lot more than that. I have been at it a while and I am still learning new stuff every day! Hope to see you around and see you often!
 

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Hey and welcome from Virginia.

The "Doomsday Preppers" from the show don't represent the prepper community. Most of us aren't crazy enough to let it dominate our lives like that. I would say more, but 5 out of the 9 voices in my skull want me to stop.
 
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Welcom from Southern Minnesota. I look forward to hearing some of the DIY things you come up with. I love DIY.

As for Doomsday Preppers, none of us are crazy enough to give away the knowledge of our exact preps, nor our locations like they do. Think about it. Their neighbors now know where to go for goodies. duh. We are all willing to share knowledge and ask questions. (But don't ask me much, I'm green to this also.) :???:
 

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Welcome from Texas.

A bit of loking and you will find a Conex container is not a a good idea as an underground bunker. The containers are built to support weight on the pillars that make up the 4 corners. The sheathing is not designed to support much weight since it is just a skin. It's a shame, because they do, at first glance, seem like the perfect affordable bunker.

Just because they aren't good candidates for bunkers doesn't mean they aren't a great choice for economical shelter in an out of the way location.
 
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