What are we preparing for.

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by tylerjac, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. tylerjac

    tylerjac New Member

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    Want to know, just what most folks think they are preparing for? Nuclear attack? Economic collapse? General unrest?

    Just curious.....And when do you think this collapse may occur?
     
  2. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Uhh...everything. Nothing. Don't prep for an event. Prep because it makes sense. Seriously, the objective is to increase self-sufficiency. Anything less is goofy.

    If everything goes to hell, you're still OK. If nothing goes to hell, you save money. I don't see how you lose being a prepper.
     

  3. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Listen to bkt as he says it very well. Being a good prepper is a win-win. If you are rich or poor does not matter. It is no different than having a savings account.
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i dont prep huge stockpiles. im not staying in wisconsin if something does happen. less to move. i do have a 6 month supply of dried grains mainly rice. its the easiest to transport and with the addition of the occasional squirrel or fish or whatever caught or gathered or bartered for will keep the wife and i alive long enough to reach a warmer climate.

    if its not a earth shattering event we can ride out whatever here in the house till order is restored.

    pretty much what bkt said.


    unless something changes and this nation does a 180 reverse course in the next few years we face a national economic collapse. i dont think any politician has the stones to do whats right and end social security medicaide medicare and obamacare and welfare on a national level. unless that happens its only a matter of time.

    historically, countries that collapse economically suffer a 6-10 month period of chaos until order is restored. i think the USA will recover faster as we arent as far from a self sufficient freedom loving past as european socialistic nations are.

    the only thing that holds us back is our own over bloated federal govt. once that road block collapses the individual states will restore order quickly.

    the big cities full of welfare dependent work nots will be an issue.

    if obamacare is repealed it only postpones the collapse as social spending is hardly being touched. the real issue is the ones i mentioned above.
     
  5. Josh1158

    Josh1158 New Member

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    I think if we just stopped helping other countries and worried about our own problems we could get outa this mess. I think if we taxed the hell outta the companies that moved there stuff over seas so they could make more cash would help too
     
  6. Georgiahunter

    Georgiahunter New Member

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    I think most people prep for general SHTF. I am trying to learn as many skills as possible currently because I believe skills for survival will go farther than stocking up supplies. Don't get me wrong, stocking up is not a bad idea, but people can steal material things then you are left with nothing. However, survival skills cannot be taken by anyone and they will never run out. Just my .02.
     
  7. Josh1158

    Josh1158 New Member

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    If we scraped nafta it would help too
     
  8. Georgiahunter

    Georgiahunter New Member

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    So you're a Ron Paul supporter huh. My only problem with isolationism is I don't believe it works very well. If we pull out and try to worry about our own behinds, we can get into trouble real quickly. Economically isolationism is suicide. If we place huge tariffs on all imports those countries will put even bigger tariffs on ours and it turns into a tariff wars, which is very bad for an economy. Speaking by the military and political versions of isolationism I believe in it a little more lenient. I am all for letting Africa screw themselves over, but the Middle East is different. Not only do we have a vital ally there (Israel) but I believe we are holding an attack at bay by being there. If we pulled out the war would eventually end up on our soil, again, a very bad thing.
     
  9. neilage66

    neilage66 New Member

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    Being prepared for a number of possible contingencies is a form of insurance.

    Good insurance has a financial cost.

    Invest accordingly.

    The most likely hardship for an individual is illness or injury.
    Other likelihoods might include job loss, divorce, bankruptcy or localized natural disaster.
    Never a bad idea to have a little put back...just in case. :)
     
  10. md1911

    md1911 New Member

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    Imho I agree with BKT. I also agree isolationism isn't good. But a little more care from the government about what's going on at home would be good. I also would like to see us go back to the constitution. And befor any one says it I am not voting for ron paul. I think if we just do the boy scott thing and always be prepared for any evenuality.
     
  11. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    I love u guys, and wanna hug the Mods! In a manly, appreciative brother, kinda way of course...
     
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  12. Georgiahunter

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    Oh yeah, I definitely agree that the government needs to show more interest in the way the government is ran and the direction we are headed. Ron Paul isn't all bad, but his foreign policy stinks. Evidently he wants the country to go back to the way it used to be, solely based on the constitution. On that issue I agree 110%.
     
  13. Dennis845

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    To put in perspective; biological attack, EMP, solar flare, asteroid / comet impact, HN51, avian flues, earthquake, multiple dirty bombs, numerous volcanic eruptions, economic national / world collapse, pestilences, plague, on and on... Individually in our own life time the odds are probably low. Taken collectively, what do you think the odds are?

    Given the current climate with the economic system and all the countries that just love us to death, yea, I be a prepper :eek:
     
  14. mcb

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    Bkt said it all!
     
  15. Josh1158

    Josh1158 New Member

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    It just seems like we're doin all the back scratching and getting nothing in return.
    How could the war end up on our soil ? With all the guns the general public have I think some country would have to have some big berries to actually invade us.
     
  16. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    He didn't mention isolationism. Goods imported to the U.S. pay little to no tariffs, while our exports pay big. Why? Because the politicians that control these policies stuff their own pockets while screwing the rest of us. China is buying this country piece by piece. Corporations, malls, parks, the list goes on and on while numbnuts look to save 8 cents at Walmart buying Chinese products that are lucky to last a few months. Factories keep closing, but nobody seems to realize this downward spiral is getting out of control.
     
  17. paintsplat

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    Korea, china didn't have enough firearms for the troops, they came blowing bugles, and in human waves. China has more than enough people to just overwhelm us, and damn the cost in lives.
     
  18. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A quick add to my ranting and back on subject ... Imports play an important role in every economy(we can't grow a good pineapple, we feed countries with our grain), but if we quit producing "things" our economy will really sink. What are people prepping for? A solar flare happens this weekend, peaking next year, with the potential for frying most electronics with radiation. A meteor passed close to earth last year, if it hit us it would be ugly. Science has proved both has happened multiple times in the history of the earth. Not if, but when? A year, a thousand?
     
  19. Josh1158

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    Ohhh fornicate that!!! We got lots and lots of bullets. Eff them commie basterds! I dont think it would ever happen. I know plenty of crazy redneck hillbillies that pray for that day.
     
  20. Birchhatchery

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