HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Doomsday Preppers » Reply #42
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Reply #42

In the discussion thread: Doomsday Preppers [View all]

Response to Jack Sprat (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:35 AM

42. I'm a prepper too, a little tiny one

Like others here on DU, some even on this thread have owned up to it.

I live in the middle of raw desert. Since the earthquake is coming, I have water and food stored. I also have a means to convert my solar panels from grid tie to local usage. I have a comm plan to contact my family (I live alone). So yes I have made some plans. All of this is recommended by FEMA and the state disaster people. I know my neighbors (though they are not close) and there would be cooperation.

Prepper is a huge continuum. Some are hardcore TEOTAWAKI idiots that scare the hell out of me. Most are like Mormons doing the 1 year supply of food/provident living thing and are fairly innocuous. Some are like me, Nadin, and others DUers who look at week to a month. The differences are dramatic in cost and attitude.

I recent saw for the first time the NatGeo TV shows about Preppers. I hope most of it is faked like many reality TV shows. Some real freaks there.

Everyone knows some preppers along that sliding scale. Many do not talk about it. If they are minor ones, like me, you assume everyone has that level of stuff done. If they are some of the freaks they don't talk about in case the zombies hear about it

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 61 replies Author Time Post
Jack Sprat Dec 2012 OP
RomneyLies Dec 2012 #1
physioex Dec 2012 #4
Renew Deal Dec 2012 #21
ChisolmTrailDem Dec 2012 #9
Jack Sprat Dec 2012 #18
roguevalley Dec 2012 #39
ProgressiveProfessor Dec 2012 #41
roguevalley Dec 2012 #59
Taverner Dec 2012 #56
roguevalley Dec 2012 #60
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #2
Jack Sprat Dec 2012 #24
NoOneMan Dec 2012 #32
Jack Sprat Dec 2012 #35
NoOneMan Dec 2012 #3
physioex Dec 2012 #5
NoOneMan Dec 2012 #10
physioex Dec 2012 #12
Mojorabbit Dec 2012 #48
Robyn66 Dec 2012 #6
Renew Deal Dec 2012 #23
freshwest Dec 2012 #7
XemaSab Dec 2012 #8
love_katz Dec 2012 #14
XemaSab Dec 2012 #16
kelly1mm Dec 2012 #11
NoOneMan Dec 2012 #13
Jack Sprat Dec 2012 #15
NoOneMan Dec 2012 #17
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #20
Jack Sprat Dec 2012 #26
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #34
Viva_La_Revolution Dec 2012 #50
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #53
Viva_La_Revolution Dec 2012 #55
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #57
NoOneMan Dec 2012 #33
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #36
TalkingDog Dec 2012 #44
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #45
madinmaryland Dec 2012 #43
theKed Dec 2012 #47
Viva_La_Revolution Dec 2012 #52
Mojorabbit Dec 2012 #61
theKed Dec 2012 #46
Logical Dec 2012 #19
physioex Dec 2012 #25
Renew Deal Dec 2012 #27
Logical Dec 2012 #29
Renew Deal Dec 2012 #31
physioex Dec 2012 #30
Marrah_G Dec 2012 #22
WCGreen Dec 2012 #28
defacto7 Dec 2012 #37
Jack Sprat Dec 2012 #38
Tsiyu Dec 2012 #40
LineReply I'm a prepper too, a little tiny one
ProgressiveProfessor Dec 2012 #42
a la izquierda Dec 2012 #49
DanM Dec 2012 #51
PoliticAverse Dec 2012 #54
guardian Dec 2012 #58
Please login to view edit histories.