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So I buy stuff and usually have it delivered to work because I am trying to keep my prepping activities on the down low and small at the moment. Well my partner was home when fedex decided that hey this is the best time to deliver. I apparently forgot to switch the shipping addresss to work.

Needless to say I have now been branded a crazy ass tin foil hat wearing preppper.lol

Anyone else get caught in the act or trying to hide their prepps?
 

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I think my wife got spooked by all the BS on the Mayan 12/21/2012 end of the world prediction. About a month before, she asks me, "How much ammo do we have?"
Now my wife has seemed to support me in my preps in all ways, but I never told her what I had purchased and stashed away over the years since Katrina kicked me in the pants and I saw the handwriting on the wall. Still I felt awkward at best and didn't say anything, pretending I didn't hear her over the TV. When she repeated her question, I told her the truth, expecting her be shocked.
"Ok," was her response.
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Early on I tried to do the stealth thing. Now the only thing I sometimes go clnadestine on is a new firearm purchase, but that's mostly because they are a want and not a need, lol.
 

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My wife is on board for about everything except more gun purchases, and I have a hard time justifying more even to myself.
 

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My wife only had issues with money not preps. When she'd see a shipment of something obviously "prepping" in nature (like solar panels) she'd ask where the money came from and I'd have to go through the items I sold or jobs I did. It was fine as long as money spent didn't interfere with normal every day living.
 

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My wife only had issues with money not preps. When she'd see a shipment of something obviously "prepping" in nature (like solar panels) she'd ask where the money came from and I'd have to go through the items I sold or jobs I did. It was fine as long as money spent didn't interfere with normal every day living.
Pretty much the same here.
 

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I have had the complete opposite experience. I work in the maintenance section of a large automotive factory (6000 +) and I can tell you more the half of the engineers, robot repair, machinist, tool and die and die construction have some type of preparation. I often hear open conversation in the cafeteria from the production people talking about having the need for guns and such.
 

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I sure don't talk about this at work. I am surrounded by liberals. I can say my ups/fedex drivers have to wonder about the amount of ammo I go through.

My wife is on board with most everything now except she thinks I have enough guns and ammo. So some things she doesn't know can't hurt me. :wink:
 

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My wife supports being prepared. She still views extreme prepping as just that. Living through the aftermath of hurricanes made her understand why being prepared is a worthwhile investment.

We don't go overboard on food storage - we are good for a month, but after that either trucks need to roll or I have to go kill something for dinner....

I ship valuable items to the office just because I don't want items stolen.

Make friends with the guy in the mail room and the person who hands out the packages. Mine is the mom of a Marine so she gets it.

At first people thought it was strange. Then their perspective changes and they want to know more. Pretty soon they are preparing some too.
 

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Missus Whoppo is all about comprehensive preparedness. Neither of us could be considered extreme, but we're pretty well ready for whatever is likely to come our way... within reason :)
 

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My wife kinda started us prepping. Unknown to us our good neighbors were big time preppers and one day while we sitting around the patio having a few glasses of wine they brought it up my wife was quite interested and started working with the neighbor lady on ordering these #10 tins of food and 5 gal. pales of rice, beans flour and such. I was not to sure of all this and was sitting back watching, then one day they mentioned all the guns they had and wanted to know what we had. well my wife all our life has been afraid of guns and did not want any in the house. and of course the mention of guns and possible owning guns got me into doing this prepping stuff they talked her into going out to the range and firing a few rounds that did it next thing I know we are at Bass pro buying A shotgun, .270 and two 380 semi autos and signing up for the ccw class. fast forward, we both have our ccw permits and go to the range about twice a month and have become very efficient and handling and firing these weapons. now I have taken one empty bedroom and put shelves on all 4 walls and in the closet and she has them well stocked. we have bought water purifying devices and a small solar charger for cell phones and such.
Enough of my ramble for now.
 

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I don't hide anything from my GF. Maybe your problem isn't that you're a prepper, but that you were doing it behind his/her back.

If your relationship isn't built upon trust, maybe you aren't in the right relationship.
 

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I don't hide anything from my GF. Maybe your problem isn't that you're a prepper, but that you were doing it behind his/her back.

If your relationship isn't built upon trust, maybe you aren't in the right relationship.
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Its not really a trust issue. I fully intended to let the cat out of the bag by presenting their bug out bag at christmas time. I just was caught off guard and now it is that akward in between time. I will have to be very convincing that i dont secretly wear tin foil hats and watch jesse ventura lol
 

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Its not really a trust issue. I fully intended to let the cat out of the bag by presenting their bug out bag at christmas time. I just was caught off guard and now it is that akward in between time. I will have to be very convincing that i dont secretly wear tin foil hats and watch jesse ventura lol
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Awesome meme lol.

At dinner tonight we were cleaning up and wrapping up left overs he handed me the tin foil and said i shoild wrap it up because apparently i had more experience with renolds wrap lol

Oh snap!
 

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The fiance knows how to make jams and jellies. She also knows how to pur down an elk, gut it, quarter and pack it. She is a hell ofa shot. She supports my prepping, so thankfully no worries here.
 

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My wife is very supportive of a preparedness lifestyle. We're both working very hard to turn our ranch into a more self-sufficient, defensible place to live. It is amazing how much time, energy, and money it takes to do this. Luckily, I don't have to wear a tinfoil hat.
 

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Since we started buying extra of what we normally use, my wife is good with this. In fact, when she finds out we are out of something, instead of heading to the store, she hits the stash knowing she can replace it later and it goes on our list.
 
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