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SO YOU THINK ANYONE WHO HASN’T PREPPED IS JUST STUPID?

 
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So what are you saying OP? That everyday workers cannot prepare for an event because they are busy serving the rest of us?

Get the fuck outa here! This is the dumbest cry baby shit I have read this week.

Sure, now that the water is rising the people come demanding to get into the ARK!
 Quoting: Xuki


Oh my, you missed the whole point of the post.

Summary: Stop judging and criticizing people who may or may not have the means by which to be self reliant.

Don't judge a man till you walk in his shoes is what I'm saying.
 Quoting: CrimsonBleu


clappa

Excellent post, CrimsonBleu. For all I know, CrimsonBleu, you have led a vastly superior life and lifestyle to me in real life or verse visa. I do not know you at all. So why should I blindly and foolishly judge you when I know you not?
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Because he could just as easily be out to take you for every blessed cent you have. Have you never heard of "discernment?" If not, you'd better look it up ASAP instead of blithely accepting people for what they claim to be.

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When the storm troopers break down your door and confiscate your supplies, it won't make a difference anyway.
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We peppers do realize the possibility that others may be aware of our stores and supplies.

They do not care about our efforts and self-deprivation to amass and carefully preserve those stores. The gummies just think they have a right to your stuff if they need it.

It is almost inevitable that people will attack and invade us to take what we have because they have the right to get what they need to survive.

It needs to be equally understood we have just as much right to protect and defend our families, homes, and very lives with deadly force if required.

Come and take it, but please die quietly and do not whine about how you have kids to feed. You did not care about my kid's lives. Be willing to die, because I for one, am willing to die protecting my family. I am not going to die without exacting equal payment from as many of the invaders as I can .
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I haven't prepped and have no desire to.

I live, I live, I die, I die. I have no interest in either outcome.
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You should at least get a bag of beans or anything.
Even surviving in the wilderness the top 2 things you need are protein & water.
Tap water is fine but you'll go mad as a rabid animal over hunger.
You'll become weak with bad judgment and maybe hurt someone or get shot.
At least get some dry beans.
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When the storm troopers break down your door and confiscate your supplies, it won't make a difference anyway.
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We peppers do realize the possibility that others may be aware of our stores and supplies.

They do not care about our efforts and self-deprivation to amass and carefully preserve those stores. The gummies just think they have a right to your stuff if they need it.

It is almost inevitable that people will attack and invade us to take what we have because they have the right to get what they need to survive.

It needs to be equally understood we have just as much right to protect and defend our families, homes, and very lives with deadly force if required.

Come and take it, but please die quietly and do not whine about how you have kids to feed. You did not care about my kid's lives. Be willing to die, because I for one, am willing to die protecting my family. I am not going to die without exacting equal payment from as many of the invaders as I can .
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The odds aren't ever in the looters favor.
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A learned a long time ago, I worked for a gold & diamond store owner. He rarely left the good items at his store when closed.

His portable stack of boxes he would take to his car every night had cheap costume jewelry in them. Robbers would take that.

His partner always carried just a lunch bag or brown bag and it contained the best jewelry and diamonds. He too kept a small case of junk jewelry if he needed it.

He would go put the nice jewelry into his car about an hour before closing but kept a small case of fake jewelry to carry out at closing time.

Both men rarely ever too the same route home.
They never did get robbed.

Even in Vegas once on vacation their wives wore all the fake jewelry and once got robbed of it. Big laugh on the thief.

This is what preppers need to do with their stocks.
Keep some there in plain site for looters and thieving National Guard types but hide lots of your preps in odd places they won't look if you give up a bunch of low grade foods, like cheap bags of beans and rice and a few cans of the worst cheap goods.

My great grandma canned foods all year long, she was great at it but we were strickly warned not to touch or use the blue fabric capped jars.
Those jars that didn't seal right or that went bad she kept so any looters would get food poisoned.
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It's just normalcy bias. I'm seeing it everywhere.
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People who are prepping are not millionaires and we’re not buying luxury ice cream and organic tomato sauce. You prep with the basics and prepare to cook your own meals. Beans cost nothing. Having a few chickens that may eggs cost nothing - and they’re easy to maintain.

Your argument is BS. OP. Prepping is not a rich man’s game.
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Nay, they are smarter and their soul is wiser.

Those who are in power, royal, wealthy, elites, etc, 'preppers' are the one who are stupid.

And this is not theirs first neither, they had done it many times in previous incarnations. As it is written that all these things happens in all theirs previous generations will accumulated to this generation, as God rested on seven day and we are in the seventh portion now which mean it is man doing.

You serpents, you brood of vipers! How will you escape from the judgment of Gehenna?

For this reason, behold, I send to you prophets and wise men, and scribes. And some of these you will put to death and crucify; and some you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city,

so that upon you may fall all the blood of the just, which has been shed upon the earth, from the blood of Abel the just, even to the blood of Zechariah the son of Barachiah [Jehoiada], whom you killed between the temple and the altar.

Amen I say to you, all these things shall fall upon this generation.

Jerusalem, Jerusalem! You kill the prophets and stone those who have been sent to you. How often I have wanted to gather your children together, in the way that a hen gathers her young under her wings. But you were not willing!

Behold, your house shall be abandoned to you, having been deserted.

For I say to you, you shall not see me again, until you say: ‘Blessed is he [Elijah] who comes in the name of the Lord.’" - Jesus in Matthew 23:33-39 Vulgate Bible


They are truly false prophets living off the fat of the lands, pretending to live on barley bread are wolves in shepherds clothing whilst distorting the truth of God Law of the the Sun by breeding soulless beasts of the earth with son of Man and sons of Men [Ape], is the reason why we have soulless beasts overtaken 55% of the earth, some with up to seven unclean spirits partying inside them.

"And when an unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

Then he will go back home to my left. He finds it empty, cleaned and decorated.

Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in [soulless beast] and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So it will be with this wicked generation." - Jesus in Matthew 12:43-45


And as it is written again:

For whoever would save his life, will lose it. But whoever will have lost his life for my sake, shall find it.

For how does it benefit a man, if he gains the whole world, yet truly suffers damage to his soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?.

For the Son of man [Elijah the prophet] will arrive in the glory of his Father, with his Angels. And then he will repay each one according to his work behavior.

Amen, there are some here who will not taste death before they see the Son of man [Elijah the Lord of hosts] coming in his kingdom [of God motherhsip].” - Matthew 16:25-28 Vulgate Bible
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Oh and most delivery people. that includes your mail.
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As much as people post here about information helpin people...this site can also have some of the meanest posters on the web.


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People who are prepping are not millionaires and we’re not buying luxury ice cream and organic tomato sauce. You prep with the basics and prepare to cook your own meals. Beans cost nothing. Having a few chickens that may eggs cost nothing - and they’re easy to maintain.

Your argument is BS. OP. Prepping is not a rich man’s game.
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Once again, missed the point of the post.
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Preppers have only entrapped themselves. Just wait until the hordes come knocking. You should have prepared with the knowledge in your head. Not building up another barn to store all your surplus of goods. There is a parable about that.
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Beans are cheap so is peanut butter. It's hard to understand why people could not have been putting $5.00 a paycheck into a jar at the back of a closet for hard times. I had my years of doing this and we got by fine without that $5.00 and were grateful when we had to use it.

My husband and I in the past had to work some of those jobs and we overcame the hard times very well.

People make choices in life .. You made the choice to try and make the people who are prepared guilty....Well I reject that acquisition you made and take the opportunity to .....

* your very long rant against hard working responsible people.
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I have seen way so many comments and threads on GLP about how stupid people are for not prepping and that it’s their own fault if they don’t have enough to get through a crisis. They should have planned better, or they didn’t know how to handle money, and on and on…

I spent almost 8 years working for one of the largest storable food and emergency preparedness companies you have no doubt heard about, and I can tell you first hand that:

Most families are just getting by and MIGHT have a months worth of savings if they are lucky.

People WANT to prep but are extremely limited and have to choose what they can afford at that moment.

Every day you are served by people who can’t prep and every day you expect them to proved food, and other services to YOU so you can. Let’s list a few:

Restaurant staff like waiters and waitresses, cooks and hosts. Dishwashers too. Sandwich shop employees like Subway and all fast food workers.
Hotel staff like from the front desk to the maids who clean your room to the laundry department who handles your nasty lines when you are done with them.
Cashiers who have to listen to you complain or handle and touch the same shit a bunch of other people touched and place it in a bag for you.

Landscaping and lawncare crews who mow your yard and trim, and weedeat for you.

Car wash people who work their ass off to clean YOUR dirty ass car.

Construction workers who sweat balls working to build and repair houses and businesses everywhere. This includes roofers who sweat nails in the summer.

Trash collectors - Oh here is my pet peeve…these guys are up and down, on the truck and off the truck in between hoisting your nasty ass trash cans into the trash muncher machine, in sweltering heat, storms, sleet rain and ice cold winter. They don’t get paid near enough.

Pool techs who keep your pool sparking so you can soak your ass in the crystal clear water and relax.

Customer service people from banks, hotels, car dealerships cell phone service, utility companies, retail store of every kind, do you think they can afford to save three to 6 months worth of savings for hard times?

That’s enough for now. Use your brain and THINK for one minute not EVERYONE is in a position to be ready for these tough times, so be easy on them. Share if you can and don’t belittle others because they are material poor. They have lives and families too.

Both my parents worked in the hospitality industry for most of their lives and died with nothing in the bank and nothing to account for it materially. That’s the way the high majority of us are going to die too. But we still serve each other the best we can.
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So what are you saying OP? That everyday workers cannot prepare for an event because they are busy serving the rest of us?

Get the fuck outa here! This is the dumbest cry baby shit I have read this week.

Sure, now that the water is rising the people come demanding to get into the ARK!
 Quoting: Xuki


Oh my, you missed the whole point of the post.

Summary: Stop judging and criticizing people who may or may not have the means by which to be self reliant.

Don't judge a man till you walk in his shoes is what I'm saying.
 Quoting: CrimsonBleu


clappa

Excellent post, CrimsonBleu. For all I know, CrimsonBleu, you have led a vastly superior life and lifestyle to me in real life or verse visa. I do not know you at all. So why should I blindly and foolishly judge you when I know you not?
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Because he could just as easily be out to take you for every blessed cent you have. Have you never heard of "discernment?" If not, you'd better look it up ASAP instead of blithely accepting people for what they claim to be.
 Quoting: GSB/LTD


The problem here, GSB/LTD, is there will always be someone better trained with firearms and/or wind up easily killing me physically. My lower spine does not allow me to have a whole lot of freedom of movement. I know darn well I am easy prey and that is the way it will remain until someone kills me physically. It is fine. I have accepted the inevitability.

I am not the least bit worried about this except for how painful my inevitable physical death may be. I have spent years preparing myself mentally, emotionally, and spiritually for my next lifetime, GSB/LTD. My next lifetime is the one I prize for the things I will be capable of doing and have done thus far. I have no regrets, GSB/LTD, for I have achieved literally all of my most important goals that have been all important to me for over 20,000 years now. Good luck to you though, GSB/LTD, in your continued survival.
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Yeah I feel real dumb right now. For my work I have to study this stupid ass virus and I think the media is way overhyping it.

My mistake is that I never accounted for the fucking retards out there. Who would have thought that the fuck tards would have bought up all the toilet paper over 3 damn cases of Covid where I live.

Good thing that I do have some stored beans, rice and flour but I am not sure if its still good. For now though my family we still have work and an income which is good and we can find enough food at the store to feed my family.

But it's a little too late to prepare. So all I can do is hope that this will blow over in a month or two.
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Nomad is the way to go. Can't take most supplies with you, so learn to live off the land. All those first world items are trinkets at best in the wilderness. Are you ready to travel forty days, and forty nights?
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Well, the country is filled with two kinds of people - the worriers who then go out and plot and plan, trying to lower the risk in life. Then, you have the, "this too shall pass - everything will be OK - God will provide" kind of people who don't prep.

In any crisis, one of those two types is going to get screwed. Either you planned and worried unnecessarily, or you didn't plan and worry and are ill prepared to meet the reality of the situation.

I can't say either is necessarily wrong - they are just different. In this case, the worrier/planners (that's me) are sitting with a closet of foodstuffs and tp while those who didn't give a crap are left holding the empty bag.

I recall all the prepping I did for Y2K - totally worthless. The this too will pass people were laughing at our stupidity. So I guess it is just poetic justice that now the planners can call the non-planners stupid.
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I have seen way so many comments and threads on GLP about how stupid people are for not prepping and that it’s their own fault if they don’t have enough to get through a crisis. They should have planned better, or they didn’t know how to handle money, and on and on…

I spent almost 8 years working for one of the largest storable food and emergency preparedness companies you have no doubt heard about, and I can tell you first hand that:

Most families are just getting by and MIGHT have a months worth of savings if they are lucky.

People WANT to prep but are extremely limited and have to choose what they can afford at that moment.

Every day you are served by people who can’t prep and every day you expect them to proved food, and other services to YOU so you can. Let’s list a few:

Restaurant staff like waiters and waitresses, cooks and hosts. Dishwashers too. Sandwich shop employees like Subway and all fast food workers.
Hotel staff like from the front desk to the maids who clean your room to the laundry department who handles your nasty lines when you are done with them.
Cashiers who have to listen to you complain or handle and touch the same shit a bunch of other people touched and place it in a bag for you.

Landscaping and lawncare crews who mow your yard and trim, and weedeat for you.

Car wash people who work their ass off to clean YOUR dirty ass car.

Construction workers who sweat balls working to build and repair houses and businesses everywhere. This includes roofers who sweat nails in the summer.

Trash collectors - Oh here is my pet peeve…these guys are up and down, on the truck and off the truck in between hoisting your nasty ass trash cans into the trash muncher machine, in sweltering heat, storms, sleet rain and ice cold winter. They don’t get paid near enough.

Pool techs who keep your pool sparking so you can soak your ass in the crystal clear water and relax.

Customer service people from banks, hotels, car dealerships cell phone service, utility companies, retail store of every kind, do you think they can afford to save three to 6 months worth of savings for hard times?

That’s enough for now. use your brain and THINK for one minute not EVERYONE is in a position to be ready for these tough times, so be easy on them. Share if you can and don’t belittle others because they are material poor. They have lives and families too.

Both my parents worked in the hospitality industry for most of their lives and died with nothing in the bank and nothing to account for it materially. That’s the way the high majority of us are going to die too. But we still serve each other the best we can.
 Quoting: CrimsonBleu


If you have a space of your own and some income, it takes very little to cover a month of calories with Oats for breakfast and Rice and Beans for dinner. Two meals is fine if you are not doing heavy labor. Yes, even this is beyond some of my friends or family members, that's why I tried to have some extra rice and oats to give away.

There is a lot that can still be done as far as planting gardens or finding creative solutions. If someone knows they can count on you for a couple of weeks of food, they are much more willing to think long term and help in prepping in the other ways like planting.
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I have seen way so many comments and threads on GLP about how stupid people are for not prepping and that it’s their own fault if they don’t have enough to get through a crisis. They should have planned better, or they didn’t know how to handle money, and on and on…

I spent almost 8 years working for one of the largest storable food and emergency preparedness companies you have no doubt heard about, and I can tell you first hand that:

Most families are just getting by and MIGHT have a months worth of savings if they are lucky.

People WANT to prep but are extremely limited and have to choose what they can afford at that moment.

Every day you are served by people who can’t prep and every day you expect them to proved food, and other services to YOU so you can. Let’s list a few:

Restaurant staff like waiters and waitresses, cooks and hosts. Dishwashers too. Sandwich shop employees like Subway and all fast food workers.
Hotel staff like from the front desk to the maids who clean your room to the laundry department who handles your nasty lines when you are done with them.
Cashiers who have to listen to you complain or handle and touch the same shit a bunch of other people touched and place it in a bag for you.

Landscaping and lawncare crews who mow your yard and trim, and weedeat for you.

Car wash people who work their ass off to clean YOUR dirty ass car.

Construction workers who sweat balls working to build and repair houses and businesses everywhere. This includes roofers who sweat nails in the summer.

Trash collectors - Oh here is my pet peeve…these guys are up and down, on the truck and off the truck in between hoisting your nasty ass trash cans into the trash muncher machine, in sweltering heat, storms, sleet rain and ice cold winter. They don’t get paid near enough.

Pool techs who keep your pool sparking so you can soak your ass in the crystal clear water and relax.

Customer service people from banks, hotels, car dealerships cell phone service, utility companies, retail store of every kind, do you think they can afford to save three to 6 months worth of savings for hard times?

That’s enough for now. Use your brain and THINK for one minute not EVERYONE is in a position to be ready for these tough times, so be easy on them. Share if you can and don’t belittle others because they are material poor. They have lives and families too.

Both my parents worked in the hospitality industry for most of their lives and died with nothing in the bank and nothing to account for it materially. That’s the way the high majority of us are going to die too. But we still serve each other the best we can.
 Quoting: CrimsonBleu


A couple of 5 gallon buckets, mylar bags, desicants, rice & beans will not break too many budgets.

Even with all the crap going on, a 20 lb bag of rice costs less than $9. You can buy bulk pinto beans for less than $1 a pound. So if they spent $20 a month, they would have about 240lbs of rice and about another 120 lbs of beans before a year is out. The 5 gallon buckets are less than $5. They would have enough food to get by for a few months at least. I bet these same families have multiple tv's and cable tv, and probably pick up a 24 pack of beer at least once a week. All the liquor stores down in the ghetto always seemed busy when I have to drive through the hood. So yeah a lot of people were suffering from a severe case of normalcy bias or said fuck it that someone else will have pity on them and give them food. These are the same people that always joked about tinfoil hats and preppers being paranoid freaks. Even today people are still saying why do I need more than a few days worth of food, but have a refridgerator full of beer. They made their bed, and now they can sleep in it.
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All my grandparents had a stash.. Enough to feed and take care of themselves for at least a month one grandparent had enough to live the rest of her life.. Even if broke.. you can learn to garden and grow food.. hunt and fish ... and can your goodies.. Or buy one extra item each week when shopping.. even if just a can of soup or box of rice... People just lazy... and instead of eating out they could have bought food and cooked food and stored food...


That is not to say most could acquire enough to live off a long time.. But at least enough to not be helpless...

My grandparents were poor and lived through the depression... That is why they new the importance.. and most the people you listed.. well had enough money to prep.. Did they have enough money to go prep in one day... NO.... But over time they had more than enough.. I am poor and couponed most my stuff.. took time.. and effort.. that most would have played games or done fun things..

I am prepped.. I don't out to movies.. or out to eat.. don't have cable.. don't have expensive phone.. It is about choices.. end of story.

If you haven't prepped.. you should be out gathering.. not sitting and complaining..
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Beans are cheap so is peanut butter. It's hard to understand why people could not have been putting $5.00 a paycheck into a jar at the back of a closet for hard times. I had my years of doing this and we got by fine without that $5.00 and were grateful when we had to use it.

My husband and I in the past had to work some of those jobs and we overcame the hard times very well.

People make choices in life .. You made the choice to try and make the people who are prepared guilty....Well I reject that acquisition you made and take the opportunity to .....

* your very long rant against hard working responsible people.
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very time i went shopping over the last year prep for brexit

i bought an extra

tomato puree 35pence that'll make soup for five days with peal barley in it
a bag of instant mashed potato 28p that will make a single person three small meals
a box of cheap stock cubes - 60pence, 12 to a box if nothing else will make a good broth for twelve days
a can of cheap tomatoes 25pence
a bag of pasta 20pence,
a bag of rice 40pence
a jar of some sauce 50pence
a concentrated drink 33pence
the cheapest packet soup 22pence for four - four days food
the cheapest canned soup 24 pence - two days food each with some pearl barley which was 4pence each
a tin of peas 33pence
a tin of chickpeas 33 pence
cheap teabags 40pence
cheap choclate bars 30pence
porridge oats 60pence (willmake them with water_

any time i saw a deal i bought it, so cheap coconut milk, hot chocolate, discontinued random tins.


ok its not great food but it is food that will give a minimum of satisfaction for a few weeks.staves off starvation.
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I want to thank all of the ones who actually understood my post today. By the amount of red karma I have received today I believe my message went right over some heads and fell on deaf ears. I'm going to say it one more time before I move on to other things and enjoy my Friday evening:

You do not know what is going on in the lives of your fellow human beings. Before you jump on them to call them stupid and accuse them of being lazy or distracted because they haven't been as smart as the rest of us when it comes to being prepared for emergencies, please take a moment to think about what their life may hold. We don't know what their soul's path is either.

I do know one thing, every one of us has a story to tell. Every single one of us is amazing in our own right. Even though other people may appear stupid, weak, feebleminded, irresponsible, or just plain ignorant, there is value to each and every one of us. And we all perform everything we do to the best of our ability at any moment given with the information that we have.

So once again, instead of judging someone on this forum for not having all their shit together when it comes to being prepared for emergencies, maybe just let them be. There are plenty of positive things to say that we all can learn from.
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Oh my, you missed the whole point of the post.

Summary: Stop judging and criticizing people who may or may not have the means by which to be self reliant.

Don't judge a man till you walk in his shoes is what I'm saying.
 Quoting: CrimsonBleu


clappa

Excellent post, CrimsonBleu. For all I know, CrimsonBleu, you have led a vastly superior life and lifestyle to me in real life or verse visa. I do not know you at all. So why should I blindly and foolishly judge you when I know you not?
 Quoting: darkwolf007


Because he could just as easily be out to take you for every blessed cent you have. Have you never heard of "discernment?" If not, you'd better look it up ASAP instead of blithely accepting people for what they claim to be.
 Quoting: GSB/LTD


The problem here, GSB/LTD, is there will always be someone better trained with firearms and/or wind up easily killing me physically. My lower spine does not allow me to have a whole lot of freedom of movement. I know darn well I am easy prey and that is the way it will remain until someone kills me physically. It is fine. I have accepted the inevitability.

I am not the least bit worried about this except for how painful my inevitable physical death may be. I have spent years preparing myself mentally, emotionally, and spiritually for my next lifetime, GSB/LTD. My next lifetime is the one I prize for the things I will be capable of doing and have done thus far. I have no regrets, GSB/LTD, for I have achieved literally all of my most important goals that have been all important to me for over 20,000 years now. Good luck to you though, GSB/LTD, in your continued survival.
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Name-dropper! But, at least you got my User ID correct.

I've never worried about my death and have been working on the eventual transition for a couple of decades. As far as your "20,000 years"? I'm in the same boat and this is another reason I do not fear death - but let's get too esoteric here, shall we?
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The poorest family can squirrel away a bag of rice or beans in the closet now and then. Prepping doesn't take a great deal of money, it takes a great deal of thinking.

It just happens to be the case that most people in low-paying jobs are also low on the IQ distribution and have a difficult time thinking of anything that isn't related to immediate gratification.

They don't prepare because they aren't capable of thinking far-ahead or strategically--speaking broadly, of course. There are always exceptions and I have known real geniuses who work minimum wage jobs, but they are few and far between.

It does fall upon those of us with foresight to help those less fortunate or less capable. Be realistic; meet people where they are at and provide appropriate assistance and share what you can--even if that's just knowledge.

We do need to come together as communities and support each other, but all people are not created equal so don't expect everyone to contribute equally.
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I have seen way so many comments and threads on GLP about how stupid people are for not prepping and that it’s their own fault if they don’t have enough to get through a crisis. They should have planned better, or they didn’t know how to handle money, and on and on…

I spent almost 8 years working for one of the largest storable food and emergency preparedness companies you have no doubt heard about, and I can tell you first hand that:

Most families are just getting by and MIGHT have a months worth of savings if they are lucky.

People WANT to prep but are extremely limited and have to choose what they can afford at that moment.

Every day you are served by people who can’t prep and every day you expect them to proved food, and other services to YOU so you can. Let’s list a few:

Restaurant staff like waiters and waitresses, cooks and hosts. Dishwashers too. Sandwich shop employees like Subway and all fast food workers.
Hotel staff like from the front desk to the maids who clean your room to the laundry department who handles your nasty lines when you are done with them.
Cashiers who have to listen to you complain or handle and touch the same shit a bunch of other people touched and place it in a bag for you.

Landscaping and lawncare crews who mow your yard and trim, and weedeat for you.

Car wash people who work their ass off to clean YOUR dirty ass car.

Construction workers who sweat balls working to build and repair houses and businesses everywhere. This includes roofers who sweat nails in the summer.

Trash collectors - Oh here is my pet peeve…these guys are up and down, on the truck and off the truck in between hoisting your nasty ass trash cans into the trash muncher machine, in sweltering heat, storms, sleet rain and ice cold winter. They don’t get paid near enough.

Pool techs who keep your pool sparking so you can soak your ass in the crystal clear water and relax.

Customer service people from banks, hotels, car dealerships cell phone service, utility companies, retail store of every kind, do you think they can afford to save three to 6 months worth of savings for hard times?

That’s enough for now. Use your brain and THINK for one minute not EVERYONE is in a position to be ready for these tough times, so be easy on them. Share if you can and don’t belittle others because they are material poor. They have lives and families too.

Both my parents worked in the hospitality industry for most of their lives and died with nothing in the bank and nothing to account for it materially. That’s the way the high majority of us are going to die too. But we still serve each other the best we can.
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A couple of 5 gallon buckets, mylar bags, desicants, rice & beans will not break too many budgets.

Even with all the crap going on, a 20 lb bag of rice costs less than $9. You can buy bulk pinto beans for less than $1 a pound. So if they spent $20 a month, they would have about 240lbs of rice and about another 120 lbs of beans before a year is out. The 5 gallon buckets are less than $5. They would have enough food to get by for a few months at least. I bet these same families have multiple tv's and cable tv, and probably pick up a 24 pack of beer at least once a week. All the liquor stores down in the ghetto always seemed busy when I have to drive through the hood. So yeah a lot of people were suffering from a severe case of normalcy bias or said fuck it that someone else will have pity on them and give them food. These are the same people that always joked about tinfoil hats and preppers being paranoid freaks. Even today people are still saying why do I need more than a few days worth of food, but have a refridgerator full of beer. They made their bed, and now they can sleep in it.
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Rofl no you can't. Have you even bothered looking at the grocery store lately?

You can not find canned food, dried beans, dried rice, pasta, potatoes, and ground beef. Oh and lets not forget the ultimate prep item out there.... fucking toilet paper.

The days of prepping are over at least until this bullshit ends. And if it doesn't end I guess I had a decent run and can afford to lose quite a few pounds anyway.
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clappa

Excellent post, CrimsonBleu. For all I know, CrimsonBleu, you have led a vastly superior life and lifestyle to me in real life or verse visa. I do not know you at all. So why should I blindly and foolishly judge you when I know you not?
 Quoting: darkwolf007


Because he could just as easily be out to take you for every blessed cent you have. Have you never heard of "discernment?" If not, you'd better look it up ASAP instead of blithely accepting people for what they claim to be.
 Quoting: GSB/LTD


The problem here, GSB/LTD, is there will always be someone better trained with firearms and/or wind up easily killing me physically. My lower spine does not allow me to have a whole lot of freedom of movement. I know darn well I am easy prey and that is the way it will remain until someone kills me physically. It is fine. I have accepted the inevitability.

I am not the least bit worried about this except for how painful my inevitable physical death may be. I have spent years preparing myself mentally, emotionally, and spiritually for my next lifetime, GSB/LTD. My next lifetime is the one I prize for the things I will be capable of doing and have done thus far. I have no regrets, GSB/LTD, for I have achieved literally all of my most important goals that have been all important to me for over 20,000 years now. Good luck to you though, GSB/LTD, in your continued survival.
 Quoting: darkwolf007


Name-dropper! But, at least you got my User ID correct.

I've never worried about my death and have been working on the eventual transition for a couple of decades. As far as your "20,000 years"? I'm in the same boat and this is another reason I do not fear death - but let's get too esoteric here, shall we?
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I using my main computer to get online with, GSB/LTD. It is not that difficult to copy and paste your screen name from the top left of the quote box. This can be quite difficult if you are on a mobile device though.

As for the rest of your post, GSB/LTD, oh ok. Well, I just mentioned the "more than twenty thousand years" bit because I have been able to remember virtually all of my past lives in the last two or so years. I have had the most lifetimes on this specific planet by far. I have been able to remember how it felt to be hung, quartered, stabbed, shot, decapitated, quite alot of other various deaths. I can only remember a few lifetimes where I actually died peacefully. The rest I died quite violently and bloody. It is only esoteric stuff for those who have not a clue what past lives and reincarnation is.
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