View Poll Results: Are you getting prepared?

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  • I have already done it.

    6 15.38%
  • I am doing it right now.

    6 15.38%
  • I am starting right now.

    0 0%
  • I'll begin in less than a year.

    1 2.56%
  • I'll get ready within 2 years.

    0 0%
  • I'll take some limited measuers.

    1 2.56%
  • I'll wait and see what happens. Then I'll act.

    6 15.38%
  • I am not worried. I trust Obama's policies.

    10 25.64%
  • I don't care. I'll just accept my fate.

    4 10.26%
  • Other (specify)

    5 12.82%
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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    I go with exaggerated.

    People should be prepared for natural disasters - like Katrina, but you can't really prepare for hyperinflation or the demise of society as so many of these survivalists do.
    Not in the cities, but a family living in the boonies with some land can look into preparing for subsistence farming and acquiring the tools and seedstock and fertilizer to improve their chances.

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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    I would be preparing, but I'm currently barely capable of surviving and meeting my basic needs.

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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I have a couple neighbors who are survivalists. They are nutjobs.
    Why are they nutjobs?

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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    According to the Council of Foreign Relations, 40% of Americans have a survivalist mindset.

    So the question is: Are you getting prepared for hard times? Or are you not worried and think these fears are exaggerated?
    My kids and I do it every year. I live in Hurricane Central, with all that entails. I don't expect that the federal or state government would be able to respond to me in faster than 3-4 days were a hurricane to impact my area (based upon history and the location in which we reside). So, we have ongoing storage of food, water, and emergency supplies.

    p.s. Hurricane season starts Monday.
    Last edited by Catz Part Deux; 05-28-09 at 01:22 PM.

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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Not in the cities, but a family living in the boonies with some land can look into preparing for subsistence farming and acquiring the tools and seedstock and fertilizer to improve their chances.
    I find it interesting that even people in urban and suburaban areas are interested in putting in gardens and having chickens in their yard. As a matter of practice, I think this is a wise move, given problems with the food supply. This year, we put in a larger garden than ever before, planted fruit trees, and I would love to do chickens at some point. The idea of having organic eggs and meat, untainted by antibiotics or the other norms of factory farming, is very appealing.

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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Not in the cities, but a family living in the boonies with some land can look into preparing for subsistence farming and acquiring the tools and seedstock and fertilizer to improve their chances.
    No...No.... You`re thinking ,"Riding the Gravy Train".

    This is survival, spelled...,"KIll a lizard with a rock", and suck its blood out before it cools. Crawl into a low spot to block the wind, cover up with some leaves, and rest peacfuly for the long cold night.

    ...fertilizer

    Remember, some of the best tasting bugs are under the bark, not on it.

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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Why are they nutjobs?

    Because they think that somehow the country is going to fall apart tomorrow. They have been thinking this for 20 years.

    Because they are convinced that each of the last few presidents and congresses is out to get them.

    The one who was a Michigan Militiaman, and his bunch, think that we should have an armed revolution. He scares me.
    Last edited by Redress; 05-28-09 at 01:38 PM. Reason: forgot the word "and"

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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Because they think that somehow the country is going to fall apart tomorrow. They have been thinking this for 20 years.
    You would agree that if the country is going to fall apart, that every day is a day closer to that -- right?

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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    You would agree that if the country is going to fall apart, that every day is a day closer to that -- right?
    I doubt highly it will happen in my lifetime. I certainly am not going to let the very remote possibility effect my life.

    Edited to add: we are only "getting closer" if there is a specific date it will happen. It is some prediction of a possible future, which means it may or may not even happen, so we are not actually "getting closer".
    Last edited by Redress; 05-28-09 at 01:47 PM.

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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I doubt highly it will happen in my lifetime. I certainly am not going to let the very remote possibility effect my life.
    I think it is important for all of us to have disaster preparedness plans, whether we live in the hurricane zone, or an area prone to earthquakes. Even the E-Coli scares of recent years expose the weaknesses of our current factory farming system.

    But, the idea that the U.S. is going to collapse and we should all be prepared to deal with the Apocalypse is pretty far-fetched.

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