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I can tell you why so many people despise "preppers"

 
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Re: I can tell you why so many people despise "preppers"
Ohh... I almost forgot...

Enjoy your one-star thread, as well.

Looks like you are all by your lonesome, as everybody with half a brain has given you the rating that you richly deserve.

You're a joke, douchebag.
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Re: I can tell you why so many people despise "preppers"
Ohh... I almost forgot...

Enjoy your one-star thread, as well.

Looks like you are all by your lonesome, as everybody with half a brain has given you the rating that you richly deserve.

You're a joke, douchebag.
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I just took a look.

66 one star votes... lol

Nothing BUT one star... lol.


And this idiot is STILL convinced that he's a genius.

Typical though, the worlds BIGGEST morons are always convinced that they are "brilliant".

LOL...
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Re: I can tell you why so many people despise "preppers"
The malcontent responses already shows the truth of what I have said.

The way so-called preppers talk about guns and shooting people dead once the shit hits the fan - the mental instability is quite, quite clear. And the fact that they think they are "awake" while constantly getting "doom" wrong should tell them how clueless they really are.
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lmao



Let me guess...

You're a liberal... Correct?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29696808


So it's liberal not to dream about the day of a Mad Max future where it is every man for himself?
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Hey, I would PREFER a Mad Max future, rather than the make-believe FORCED fantasy land, that you want to see continue, and increased.
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Yes, this again is evidence in support of the thread's thesis. People like peace, where it doesn't have to be an all out man against man fight all the time. So when they see preppers say things like this, are the preppers really surprised they are rejected and seen as psychotic? Really?

And the assumption someone is a liberal if they don't want a Mad Max future is hilarious.
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Re: I can tell you why so many people despise "preppers"
Ohh... I almost forgot...

Enjoy your one-star thread, as well.

Looks like you are all by your lonesome, as everybody with half a brain has given you the rating that you richly deserve.

You're a joke, douchebag.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29696808


I just took a look.

66 one star votes... lol

Nothing BUT one star... lol.


And this idiot is STILL convinced that he's a genius.

Typical though, the worlds BIGGEST morons are always convinced that they are "brilliant".

LOL...
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And how does that prove anything? So 66 people gave this one star, so what? So you think group opinion is what counts?
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Re: I can tell you why so many people despise "preppers"
Because so-called "preppers" despise everyone else and look forward to the day they can get away with a shootout over a can of beans. The attitude of the preppers is what gets them disliked: they are psychos in the making, many who look forward to the time they can get away with being a serial killer. They look down upon others as scum to kill when the time is right, instead of looking at the world with compassion. They care for no one. And they tend to keep repeating the mantra, "It's happening soon," all with a wry smile on their face, showing how much they look forward to the destruction of the world, and if people say "no it isn't," they act so stuck up about being "awake" that no one can get through to them.

They are as low as they come.
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I would imagine many preppers look forward to collapse as the only chance their children have to avoid growing up in the libtards new socialist USA.
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Re: I can tell you why so many people despise "preppers"
Because so-called "preppers" despise everyone else and look forward to the day they can get away with a shootout over a can of beans. The attitude of the preppers is what gets them disliked: they are psychos in the making, many who look forward to the time they can get away with being a serial killer. They look down upon others as scum to kill when the time is right, instead of looking at the world with compassion. They care for no one. And they tend to keep repeating the mantra, "It's happening soon," all with a wry smile on their face, showing how much they look forward to the destruction of the world, and if people say "no it isn't," they act so stuck up about being "awake" that no one can get through to them.

They are as low as they come.
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No offense but this is how preppers come across on GLP at any rate. I've never met a proper one face to face. In fact there are very few preppers in Europe, it seems to mainly be a phenomenon of the USA. I'm sure there are loads of preppers who don't come across as gun crazed selfish douches it's just that these preppers don't visit GLP.
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Re: I can tell you why so many people despise "preppers"
Because so-called "preppers" despise everyone else and look forward to the day they can get away with a shootout over a can of beans. The attitude of the preppers is what gets them disliked: they are psychos in the making, many who look forward to the time they can get away with being a serial killer. They look down upon others as scum to kill when the time is right, instead of looking at the world with compassion. They care for no one. And they tend to keep repeating the mantra, "It's happening soon," all with a wry smile on their face, showing how much they look forward to the destruction of the world, and if people say "no it isn't," they act so stuck up about being "awake" that no one can get through to them.

They are as low as they come.
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No offense but this is how preppers come across on GLP at any rate. I've never met a proper one face to face. In fact there are very few preppers in Europe, it seems to mainly be a phenomenon of the USA. I'm sure there are loads of preppers who don't come across as gun crazed selfish douches it's just that these preppers don't visit GLP.
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As I have said in this thread, this is a discussion as to why people don't like preppers, and so it has to deal with generalities and appearances. What is being described (and shown in responses on here) is exactly what people don't like.

I think no one has a problem with the boy scout motto of "be prepared." That, however, is only a small aspect of what it takes to be a prepper. Many people are prepared for accidents, but the prepper expects the accident, looks for it, sees it as a thing of good. That is the problem (again, the general appearance is being discussed).

And yes, it is an American thing. There are many factors involved in the creation of preppers, from the cold war and survivalists (fall out shelters, etc), to the rugged individualism and militia ideology...
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Because so-called "preppers" despise everyone else and look forward to the day they can get away with a shootout over a can of beans. The attitude of the preppers is what gets them disliked: they are psychos in the making, many who look forward to the time they can get away with being a serial killer. They look down upon others as scum to kill when the time is right, instead of looking at the world with compassion. They care for no one. And they tend to keep repeating the mantra, "It's happening soon," all with a wry smile on their face, showing how much they look forward to the destruction of the world, and if people say "no it isn't," they act so stuck up about being "awake" that no one can get through to them.

They are as low as they come.
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No offense but this is how preppers come across on GLP at any rate. I've never met a proper one face to face. In fact there are very few preppers in Europe, it seems to mainly be a phenomenon of the USA. I'm sure there are loads of preppers who don't come across as gun crazed selfish douches it's just that these preppers don't visit GLP.
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As I have said in this thread, this is a discussion as to why people don't like preppers, and so it has to deal with generalities and appearances. What is being described (and shown in responses on here) is exactly what people don't like.

I think no one has a problem with the boy scout motto of "be prepared." That, however, is only a small aspect of what it takes to be a prepper. Many people are prepared for accidents, but the prepper expects the accident, looks for it, sees it as a thing of good. That is the problem (again, the general appearance is being discussed).

And yes, it is an American thing. There are many factors involved in the creation of preppers, from the cold war and survivalists (fall out shelters, etc), to the rugged individualism and militia ideology...
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Well, USA is allot wilder than Europe. In UK you are rarely more than 10-20 miles away from civilization. We have virtually no dangerous animals.

I've heard USA can be quite surprisingly dangerous. Chiggers burrowing into skin if you lie down on someones lawn, Poison ivy plants and bears spring to mind. In the UK I once got stung by a bee. Just doesn't compare does it.

I would suggest that another factor is religion. Now I do not mean that preppers are religiotards, I'm refering more to the effect of religion on the collective socio-media-subconscious. Effectively that widely held beliefs will in some fashion effect the beliefs of even those who don't follow a certain faith.
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A trained soldier with a properly sighted .50 cal can and will take out any number of targets if given enough time. Lets use your logic:

So theres other military types that dont share my views, that cool, but theres a severe difference between a grunt and someone trained in long kill shots. No serviceman anywhere...shit, no group of 50 serviceman complete with M-16's and full garb would even volunteer to hunt down a fellow serviceman who has been trained by the US in the use of a .50 cal.

Why? Because as Ive stated numerous times, it isnt worth their trouble. I will kill half of them before they even got into range with their pea shooters. Do you think that a group of people faced with starving and deplorable conditions would hunt down a trained killer of complete strangers as some show of greater good!?

Ya gotta quit it with the rose colored glasses man. Lemme ask you...say someone was doing exactly what I propose to neighbors of yours. The LEO's come to you and ask you if you'll volunteer to track this trained killer down. Would your response be to grab a gun and help? Not a chance in hell because self preservation will take over.

Im not Rambo in the generic sense, but when it comes to WAR, 99.99999999999% of you would piss in your pants spending just a week in Afghanistan. Partially due to movies and video games making death and war look like fun, partially due to the fact most American think they are tough when in fact, they most certainly are not.

You knkw nothing of war. You've never came across an open grave of civvies while driving point on a routine patrol. You've never been in a line of humvees which came under attack from all sides at once and had to make cognitive decisions regarding life and death decisions.

I could go on and on, but my point here is that very very few of you will be able to even think clearly when bullets are flying let alone be able to send some stupid lynching party against a person who has faced war and seen death.

Doesnt mean I think none of you will survive, but when pitted against someone like me...you wouldn't survive a second because theres no hesitation when training takes over.
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I tire of your bravado, kiddo. You win.

You're the baddest meanest best shootin'est Rambo of them all. Ever. Fifty Brazillion Trillion Million similarly trained soldiers could march on you in the dead of the night during a blizzard and you would single handedly pick off each and every one of them from 1000 yards out. You will never be matched by mere mortals and people who even question you should be put against the wall and shot.


See how stupid that sounds? That's how you are coming off to people.


Seriously, you are the kind of douchetastic prepper that the OP was talking about. We're done. I'd say 'see you on the other side', but I'm sure you'd take me out from 5000 yards just because you're that awesome. Keep keeping on you most awesomest, most ass-kickingest, greatest in the world motherfucker!!
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Lol...those who cannot attack the thought instead attack the thinker.

I didnt know we were even debating. Its you that sounds silly. Walk a mile for a second:

On one hand, you have a person trained to kill with a powerful weapon. Someone who has been in an actual firefight where actual people are actually trying to KILL them. Someone who has been traind on how to defend their position using all kinds of IED's and chemical based explosives.
On the other hand, you have an accountant. Trained in the use of tax law and calculators and zero training on using any weapon. Hes out of shape and hasnt prepped so much as a can of beans.

Tell me sir...which person do you think will survive? What do you think that accountant will do once his bladder releases at the sight of the holes Im making in his house with a .50 cal? Will he form a lynching party against the crazy fuck with his .50 cal or will he beg for his life and give me whatever I want? How about when i catch his rug rat outside and put that same barrel against their head? Will he be thinking about lynching me or will he shit his pants and give me what I want?

Jesus H man...now figure this out:

Give or take...we have about one million active service members right now out of a total of roughly 400 million civvies. In fact...most communities across the nation dont have a single person in the armed forces. That leaves a million trained people to cover the 70 million sq miles in the US. Thats one million sq miles EACH would have to cover. When put into simple numbers, your logic of lynching squads is poppycock at best.

Most trained soldiers are overseas anyway. If tshtf right this moment, there'd be very few of these servicemen to run around lynching. And ma/pa civvy just wouldn't have the testicular fortitude to put up any offense at the onset of a Earth shattering disaster.
We can disagree, but don't be so condescending because deep down, you yourself know you wouldn't be one of those civvies tryina kill a soldier with a gun that has 10x the range...thats just silly talk.
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Considering the cost and weight of .50 cal ammo, you won't be very mobile or you will not have a lot of ammo.

Unlike the Government's unlimited supply.
Without a spotter you will be at a disadvantage also.

Now when you go out to retrieve your spoils, your the target. So much for the Lone Wolf Thing.

Just because you and 15 buddies held off the enemy, doing that alone is another matter.

So you think you are bad? Good, overconfidence will get you killed or did you forget that training?
Never, never, underestimate your enemy.
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I dont know what logic you are using to further your point, but I'll reply using just common sense.

I currently have 2500 rounds of .50 cal ammo. I have two 50 gal drums of black powder. I have enough scrap brass and metals to make my own bullets if need be. In other words...an endless supply.
You mention training? Well, if you are a gunny, you have recieved the best training on the planet...period. We are taught to do a field strip in under a minute. We are taught to make our own ammo. Most of all...we are taught how NOT to be caught by opposing forces who are trained to catch us.
The weight of 50 rounds of .50 cal ammo is about 20 lbs. In training, we carry 80 pounds daily.
In a post-apocalyptic world, the government will be a non issue. Who IS this "government" that is gonna magically stop me?

You are indeed missing the point. My war will be agains civvies. Normal people who will shit themselves immediately upon being shot at. They are not trained in anything besides McDonalds and laziness.

Suppose its hard to tell someone that there IS no escape from a trained gunny. You want to be coddled because men nowadays arent tough...theyre some crazy metrosexual nonsense. Youd all like to think you are tough because you have muscles or can fist fight.
Sorry to burst your bubble buddy, but I have yet to meet a tough civvy.

You watch CSI and The Expendables and assume its all fun and games. i absolutely gaurantee every single one of you with no military training will piss yourselves and FREEZE when you are shot at. By the time you unfreeze, Ive already made my adjustements and you die.

Government cant help you, your buck shot is a joke, and I cannot wait to come across one of you smarmy ass preppers who has an ar or some nonsense and think you're whatshisname from Book of Eli....you will get a big dose of reality.

To end this crap...just ask any buddy you have in the service if theyd dare even try to find a trained gunny. Theyd laugh at you. We are a different breed.

Also, you watch too many movies lol. Explain to me why exactly I would need a spotter. One must be trained as a spotter before they even train on a .50 cal. A spotter is needed only when you are in a HZ against hostile forces that outnumber yours. Having someone range for you makes shots quicker.
However, Bob Banker and his wife can be taken with ease at 500 yards in about 3 seconds of preparations on my part. Its not like I can shoot a tight group at 1k yards...thats damn near impossible. Im saying that if someone like me wants to assault a house full of civvies...they will have NO chance.

End nonsense.
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And btw....yes....when compared to civilians...I am the baddest ass of the baddest because civvies are good at just a few things:

Armchair quarterbacking
Liquor
X Factor
Buying needless shit

Thats it. Civvies do nothing else that involves death or destruction. They know nothing about what it feels like to hear a bullet actually whiz by there head and then lay in bed later on knowing how close they came to dying.

Civvies delude themselves into thinking they are badass because they got into a bar brawl and beat someone up. Those same tool sheds will be the first ones culled from the herd when tshtf because...well, they'll be bringing fists to a gun fight.

Its not your guys' fault, its this aura of complacentness that has come over ya'll. You've never wanted for anything...ever. It's all provided by the government if you need it. Take that away and a day later...its a shooting gallery of retards.

Thats just all fact...can't be refuted using any logic.

Not saying it isnt possible to be lynched in that scenario but immediately after Jon Civvy of the lynching party sees the head of the dude next to him explode with brain matter flying on him, he will piss himself and run the other way. Any thought to the contrary is just asinine.

Lastly, your logic holds no water in history whatsoever.

Pol Pot murdered millions and no lynching by civvies. Hitler was black baggin citizens and made hoarding illegal...no lynching. Obama has been violating the Constitution for 4 years now. Hes killing American civvies with drones right now....and yet....I see no lynching.

These types of stories are a dime a dozen and could literally write a book on them, and yet....no lynching parties did anything.

Thats different though huh?
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For your information Hitler killed himself and most probably so did Pol Pot. Why? because the "lynching party" was on their heels, and they did not want to face the " music".

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Quit comparing apples to oranges my friend. The fact remains that most Germans who did the actual killing moved to S.America and were never found. In fact, your reply just solidifies MINE...it doesnt refute it.
The "lynchers" coming for Pol Pot, Hitler, or any other leader were military personel who had gobs and gobs of help from intel gathered, radios, superior firepower, and trained professionals numbering in the millions. Those people couldnt hide anywhere because they are instantly recognizable. Most who did the actual killings NEVER got caught.

Furthermore, how stupid to say," they ALMOST got lynched. But they DIDN'T get lynched at all, did they? Nope. So how can you prove any point using "what ifs" an crap?

Lynchings in a post apocalyptic world would not consist of coordinating military troops with superior hardware to go against some crazy fuck with a gun. Theyd primarily be almost all civilians carrying sidearms and a few rifles...perhaps a pitchfork lol.

Im not tryina come off like Rambo like many posters would have you think. Im just trying to bring to light that civvies, preppers, noone, can stop a gunny from any branch of government no matter what tools you bring.

For example:

If you had a stroke would you want a PhD certified stroke doctor to save your life, or would you let someone with ZERO field knowledge of strokes, who prepped some iodine and homemade stroke meds to take care of you?

Take it further:
If given the choice after a homeland invasion by the Chinese of if you'd rather have 50,000 preppers fighting or 50,000 trained soldiers, whom would you pick? Soldiers of course. Why? Because you KNOW civvies dont have the testicular fortitude to kill anything and get weak at the sight of blood.
I assure you, if you ever get to see someone who has been shot in the head with brain matter leaking out, two things immediately happen after puking. You either go batshit crazy and get committed, or you turn into a dgaf sonofabitch and return the favor.

Every and ALL civilians who see something like that whom have never experienced it, will fall to their knees sobbing and puking like little babies. Thats not a jab, its just fact.
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Because so-called "preppers" despise everyone else and look forward to the day they can get away with a shootout over a can of beans. The attitude of the preppers is what gets them disliked: they are psychos in the making, many who look forward to the time they can get away with being a serial killer. They look down upon others as scum to kill when the time is right, instead of looking at the world with compassion. They care for no one. And they tend to keep repeating the mantra, "It's happening soon," all with a wry smile on their face, showing how much they look forward to the destruction of the world, and if people say "no it isn't," they act so stuck up about being "awake" that no one can get through to them.

They are as low as they come.
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now..u see why the preppers do what they do...u r a prefect example of that...
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Because so-called "preppers" despise everyone else and look forward to the day they can get away with a shootout over a can of beans. The attitude of the preppers is what gets them disliked: they are psychos in the making, many who look forward to the time they can get away with being a serial killer. They look down upon others as scum to kill when the time is right, instead of looking at the world with compassion. They care for no one. And they tend to keep repeating the mantra, "It's happening soon," all with a wry smile on their face, showing how much they look forward to the destruction of the world, and if people say "no it isn't," they act so stuck up about being "awake" that no one can get through to them.

They are as low as they come.
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gee....ever wounder why the preppers think the way they do????...reread what u wrote in ur thread...
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Because so-called "preppers" despise everyone else and look forward to the day they can get away with a shootout over a can of beans. The attitude of the preppers is what gets them disliked: they are psychos in the making, many who look forward to the time they can get away with being a serial killer. They look down upon others as scum to kill when the time is right, instead of looking at the world with compassion. They care for no one. And they tend to keep repeating the mantra, "It's happening soon," all with a wry smile on their face, showing how much they look forward to the destruction of the world, and if people say "no it isn't," they act so stuck up about being "awake" that no one can get through to them.

They are as low as they come.
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Yes, it's better to not prepare and then ask your neighbor for his stuff. Or better yet, take it! Because that's a better attitude...
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You know, lots of preppers have the attitude they will "take it" from others because of their guns? LOL
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Misuse of the term. I wouldn't call somebody like that a 'prepper'--- you are describing a murdering looter, who DIDN'T bother to prepare for anything.
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I'm feeling old today. My grandmother was a prepper. My mother was born in '29. That's 1929. Aluminum foil was used washed and reused. Everything but the oink was used when a hog was slaughtered. Living in a mental state of waste not want not, that is a prepper. Playing video games may increase hand-eye coordination, not sure how it will fill a pot.
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Misuse of the term. I wouldn't call somebody like that a 'prepper'--- you are describing a murdering looter, who DIDN'T bother to prepare for anything.
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Look up "No True Scotsman" fallacy.
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Re: I can tell you why so many people despise "preppers"
Well they will be despised if tsdhtf and it will be because the despisers aint the ones with the food. And sure not all preppers are smiling evily thinking about the time they can kill people, maybe theyre just paranoid and stocking up?
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Well they will be despised if tsdhtf and it will be because the despisers aint the ones with the food. And sure not all preppers are smiling evily thinking about the time they can kill people, maybe theyre just paranoid and stocking up?
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Perhaps instead the preppers are following basic human instincts and wanting their genetic line to succeed into new generations. A few generations ago, it was the norm to save for a rainy day and it was not paranoia, instead it was making it through he winter or dry spell.

Only a deluded leftist believes the government will come to their rescue and all they need to do is stand there with their mouths and hand open.
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OH LOOK EVERYONE A

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Well they will be despised if tsdhtf and it will be because the despisers aint the ones with the food. And sure not all preppers are smiling evily thinking about the time they can kill people, maybe theyre just paranoid and stocking up?
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Perhaps instead the preppers are following basic human instincts and wanting their genetic line to succeed into new generations. A few generations ago, it was the norm to save for a rainy day and it was not paranoia, instead it was making it through he winter or dry spell.

Only a deluded leftist believes the government will come to their rescue and all they need to do is stand there with their mouths and hand open.
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Again, it is one thing to "save for a rainy day." It is another to look into the world, think "doom is going to come" and that it will be some post-apocalyptic landscape where the only survival is to be had in an every-man-for-himself situation. The reality, as history has always shown, is that survival cannot be preplanned in such a situation, but comes through the accidents that develop from people working together, finding how each have something which helps the whole. Survival is in groups, not through selfishness.
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OH LOOK EVERYONE A

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My what an intelligent response!

Seriously, this thread has proved the thesis with the comments in here.
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12/14/2012 04:58 AM
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Re: I can tell you why so many people despise "preppers"
OP isnt wrong, or right. I am sure there are preppers who think that way, just not the majority. In a shtf scenario I would try to help people, but at the same time I will surely be protecting my family from those who would kill my family for their own selfish needs. I prep because I dread a shtf scenario, not because I long for lawlessness.
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12/14/2012 09:20 AM
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Re: I can tell you why so many people despise "preppers"
Because so-called "preppers" despise everyone else and look forward to the day they can get away with a shootout over a can of beans. The attitude of the preppers is what gets them disliked: they are psychos in the making, many who look forward to the time they can get away with being a serial killer. They look down upon others as scum to kill when the time is right, instead of looking at the world with compassion. They care for no one. And they tend to keep repeating the mantra, "It's happening soon," all with a wry smile on their face, showing how much they look forward to the destruction of the world, and if people say "no it isn't," they act so stuck up about being "awake" that no one can get through to them.

They are as low as they come.
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why dont you buy a case of beans and shut up
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12/14/2012 09:26 AM
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Re: I can tell you why so many people despise "preppers"
OP will be the first one banging on your door with an empty belly yelling feed me... s226
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12/14/2012 09:46 AM
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Re: I can tell you why so many people despise "preppers"
Leave preppers alone. They haven't hurt you. They won't hurt you either so long as you don't try to take what is theirs or threaten their people. What is wrong with that.

Some preppers have gone overboard by my reasoning, but so what. Maybe buying that luxury car is going overboard, too. I expect that food, guns, and bullets won't depreciate like a car, so now who is the fool?

I prep a little. I keep a few months of food in a working rotation. I use everything I store and it has fed my family when times got hard. Twice we've found ourselves financially strapped and have consumed the entire stockpile, thankful that we were able to spend our money on bills and not food and daily supplies.

I hesitate to even call it prepping. My grandparents were country folks raised during the depression and what we call prepping they called normal. I remember the potato shed where they kept hundreds of potatoes on pallets in the cool near the ground. I remember the storm/root cellar where hundreds of jars of canned food was kept. I remember the flour cabinet where 50 pounds of flour was kept, the deep freeze with hundreds of pounds of meat and vegetables, the beds where boxes of canned food was stored. They shopped once a month and if cream of chicken soup was on sale my grandma would buy 50 cans. In fact, the way they operated they were so far ahead on every food item that they NEVER bought anything that wasn't on sale.

You'd have been damn hard pressed to starve them out and if you tried to take what was theirs by the time you got past the german shepherd you'd have faced a shotgun. They never even heard the word prepper. They just knew what hunger and desperation was and worked hard to avoid it because they knew that if and when times got hard there would be nobody to help you but yourself.
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12/14/2012 07:00 PM
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Re: I can tell you why so many people despise "preppers"
Leave peppers alone.
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