Are you a Prepper?

Samstwitch

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Are you a Prepper? Whether you're a Doomsday Prepper or Emergency Prepper...whatever the case, I'm curious to know how many Preppers are on Paranormalis.

To my surprise, two of my sons became Preppers this year after I had a talk with them about preparing for any emergency. Now I've joined in.

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure", as the old saying goes and it's so true! Better to be safe than sorry.

Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their lives in recent years over disasters, i.e., earthquakes, tsunamis, radiation meltdowns, floods, etc. :eek: Bible Prophecy warns us that there will be many disasters in these Last Days, End Times, which we are living in.

I'm prepared materialistically (for disasters) and spiritually (for the Rapture). How about you?
 

Himalayan Hermit

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I am not sure if I call myself a prepper, but there is nothing wrong in being aware of things around you, which will pretty much decide how ready you are. Most people get confused between a Prepper and an Alarmist, but the difference is quite clear.
Will chk the video out.
Cheers:cool:
 

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DEFINITION OF A PREPPER (Answers found on the Internet):

Prepper (noun): An individual or group that prepares or makes preparations in advance of, or prior to, any change in normal circumstances or lifestyle without significant reliance on other persons (i.e., being self-reliant), or without substantial assistance from outside resources (govt., etc.) in order to minimize the effects of that change on their current lifestyle.
Prepper.org


The short answer is simply someone who actively prepares for the unknown.

(My definition) Emergency Preparedness :)

I am not sure if I call myself a prepper, but there is nothing wrong in being aware of things around you, which will pretty much decide how ready you are. Most people get confused between a Prepper and an Alarmist, but the difference is quite clear.
Will chk the video out.
Cheers:cool:

Hi HH, Thanks for the post. Are you prepared for an Emergency situation?
 

Himalayan Hermit

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Howdy Sam, I would like to think so. I am definitely monitoring the 2012, esp. the end (Dec.). Although I am neutral on all the doomsday talk and Mayans prophecy, the spatial torment and CMEs are pure facts, so we'll see what happens. I will hopefully be in my beloved Himalayas by then, far away from the tech world, so I think I would like to say I'm prepared =)
 

Samstwitch

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Howdy Sam, I would like to think so. I am definitely monitoring the 2012, esp. the end (Dec.). Although I am neutral on all the doomsday talk and Mayans prophecy, the spatial torment and CMEs are pure facts, so we'll see what happens. I will hopefully be in my beloved Himalayas by then, far away from the tech world, so I think I would like to say I'm prepared =)
I too am not concerned about Mayan prophecy, but I am about the CME's, natural disasters, and also Bible Prophecy.

Are the Himalayas your home? I didn't realize that was really where you live...Wow!
 

Himalayan Hermit

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I too am not concerned about Mayan prophecy, but I am about the CME's, natural disasters, and also Bible Prophecy.

Are the Himalayas your home? I didn't realize that was really where you live...Wow!
My home has been all over for last 10+ yrs. Indian plains where it reaches 122 degrees to American Midwest where it goes belowwww zerooo to the serene Silicon Valley. But now am taking a break from the Corporate world and planning to work in the mountains on a rural scale, if all works out, which is where Himalayas come in :)
 

Num7

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I'm not a prepper. Not at all.

I currently don't have anything that may save me from a zombie outbreak or long-term power outage. I have zero food stockpile, zero survival gear.

Oh, I have a flash light. :D
 

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What NOT to Wear When Bugging Out After a Disaster!
 

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Survival Garden (This may save you life!)

Actually, when I get to Texas I will be starting a Neighborhood Watch in my son's community...and I will propose a Community Garden. I did that when I lived in Northern California. We sold shares for $20 each and paid a local farmer to plant Organic crops for us. We did the weeding. It was a great plan and it worked!
 

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I despise Alex jones. I live in his flagship area. I seen what he done to others, and I prep like a son of a gun.


Forgive my digression on AJ the faux news source.... he'll get ya red listed.... prep right yall.
 

Joe

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Well I have a pocket knife that doubles as both a spoon and a fork! Oh and a can opener, knife and so on. For some reason I put it into my pocket and planned to carry it with me at all times, because you never know. Beyond that, no I guess I'm not a prepper.
 

kurisu

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I am prepped if something happens but, not really to a full survival point only enough to get me by for a few days ( maybe a week ) I'll just list everything I have in a backpack

Medical Tools
First Aid
hydrogen peroxide
All basic tools ( Screw Driver / Wrenches / Hexagon shaped tools )
Water Proof bags
Deck of Cards ( Keeping your mind busy and, not stressing is a huge thing to keep in mind )
Tuna ( Packaged tuna and, a good chunk of it , they are in small serving sized packaging so it's easy to carry a lot of )
Only Add Water : Gravy ( Gravy taste good and, if i get some bread it'll be worth it :p )
Steel Bowl ( for water boiling / food cooking etc. )
Wooden spoon ( for food eating and, cooking )
Bible and, some other books

I think thats most of what I have in my backpack. I also have a few knives and, other weapons really I would prefer not to have to use any weapon at all but, you never know :p

I guess thats my "bug out bag" but, it's all I've got prepped, I'd like to get more prepped but, I don't think I would stay were I am if something actually happened
 

Samstwitch

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Where's your bottled water? That'll probably be the number one most valuable item.
 

Joe

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Hmm would love to see some survival expert give us a list of all the essentials to have inorder to be the ultimate prepper!
 

Samstwitch

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Here's a Prepper List that I found and added to:

Food 2 Meals a Day per Person for 30+ Days or as much as you can Afford
Store, Water / Barrels = (3gals. per person per day + pets)
Big Complete First Aid Kit & Book
Prescription Medications & Over the Counter too(Ask Dr. for 90-day Prescriptions)
Big Fire Extinguishers (4+,A,B,C,Type).
Lots of Battery's
Flashlights
Radio
Manual Can Openers
Camping Stove & Fuel
lots of Toilet Paper ( 50+Rolls )
Personal Hygiene Supplies
Pet food - 40lbs. per pet
Liquid Bleach (Min.5+Gals,)
Generator & Fuel=(a lot 40+Gals)=Diesel safest to store)
Propane - 20 +Gals,- for Cooking-Heaters
Canned Goods (other than the MRE's That are Self Heating )
Keep you Fuel Tanks Full, 4 Transportation needs
If you really want to be on top of things have:
Rescue Tools
Pry Bars
Bottle Jacks
Saws for Concrete & Wood
Wire Cable with Hooks
Block & Tackle
Heavy Rope
10k + Wench on a 4X4 Truck
A few 2''x 4'', 4"x 4''s & 4"x 6". 4"x 8"x 8' Beams
2 Way Radios
Tent
Sleeping Bags
6-10'X10'+ Tarps
5 Gal. buckets(4+)
3+ boxes of Trash bags= 10 & 15 gal
2- Shovels
Gun & Ammo (100+rnds.) = Shot Gun =Best 1st.choice for Home Defense

MY ADDITIONS:
Survival Guides, books on Survival
Organic Gardening Books
How-to Hunt and Skin Small Game Books
Non-hybrid sees for vegetables and fruit
Books on how to do everything the old ways
Solar-powered Battery Charger
Rechargeable Batteries
Wind-up Radio (doesn’t need batteries)
Shake Flashlights (don't need batteries)
Water Purification Tester Kit
Water Purifiers
Siphon Pump
Gas Gans
Fire striker (fire starter)
Survival knife
Antibiotics
Surgical tools
Surgical thread & needles
Blood clotter
Pain Killers
Whiskey
Rocket Stove (outdoor stove)
Storm/waterproof matches
Respirator masks
Compass
Iodine Tablets (for Radiation exposure)
Decontamination kits
Geiger Counter
Radiation Alarm
Gas masks & filters
Faraday Cage to store electrical items
Fishing pole and tackle
Teeth filling kit
Folding shovel and pic
Organic Toilet, outdoor potty
 

Joe

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Here's a Prepper List that I found and added to:

Food 2 Meals a Day per Person for 30+ Days or as much as you can Afford
Store, Water / Barrels = (3gals. per person per day + pets)
Big Complete First Aid Kit & Book
Prescription Medications & Over the Counter too(Ask Dr. for 90-day Prescriptions)
Big Fire Extinguishers (4+,A,B,C,Type).
Lots of Battery's
Flashlights
Radio
Manual Can Openers
Camping Stove & Fuel
lots of Toilet Paper ( 50+Rolls )
Personal Hygiene Supplies
Pet food - 40lbs. per pet
Liquid Bleach (Min.5+Gals,)
Generator & Fuel=(a lot 40+Gals)=Diesel safest to store)
Propane - 20 +Gals,- for Cooking-Heaters
Canned Goods (other than the MRE's That are Self Heating )
Keep you Fuel Tanks Full, 4 Transportation needs
If you really want to be on top of things have:
Rescue Tools
Pry Bars
Bottle Jacks
Saws for Concrete & Wood
Wire Cable with Hooks
Block & Tackle
Heavy Rope
10k + Wench on a 4X4 Truck
A few 2''x 4'', 4"x 4''s & 4"x 6". 4"x 8"x 8' Beams
2 Way Radios
Tent
Sleeping Bags
6-10'X10'+ Tarps
5 Gal. buckets(4+)
3+ boxes of Trash bags= 10 & 15 gal
2- Shovels
Gun & Ammo (100+rnds.) = Shot Gun =Best 1st.choice for Home Defense

MY ADDITIONS:
Survival Guides, books on Survival
Organic Gardening Books
How-to Hunt and Skin Small Game Books
Non-hybrid sees for vegetables and fruit
Books on how to do everything the old ways
Solar-powered Battery Charger
Rechargeable Batteries
Wind-up Radio (doesn’t need batteries)
Shake Flashlights (don't need batteries)
Water Purification Tester Kit
Water Purifiers
Siphon Pump
Gas Gans
Fire striker (fire starter)
Survival knife
Antibiotics
Surgical tools
Surgical thread & needles
Blood clotter
Pain Killers
Whiskey
Rocket Stove (outdoor stove)
Storm/waterproof matches
Respirator masks
Compass
Iodine Tablets (for Radiation exposure)
Decontamination kits
Geiger Counter
Radiation Alarm
Gas masks & filters
Faraday Cage to store electrical items
Fishing pole and tackle
Teeth filling kit
Folding shovel and pic
Organic Toilet, outdoor potty
Hm dry food then?
 

Samstwitch

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Dry food would be included under food. Whatever kind of food that is storable.
 

BlastTyrant

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My family preps, we have all the basic survivability needs "first aid kit, emergency kits" we have a fair supply of bottle water and freeze dried food and meals " MRE's despite being gut bombs are also handy and we have a good amount" Also my gun and ammo supply is fairly large along with my CB and renewable power source. and of course batterys and what not i feel pretty well prepared.
 

Joe

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Dry food would be included under food. Whatever kind of food that is storable.
Yea I was wondering about some show I saw the other day where they talked about dried food being the one that lasts the longest.
 
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