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    PREPPERS - Those who plan to survive

    WOW ... this has never crossed my radar, but watching a TV doco/infotainment program on PREPPERS.

    How to survive the apocalypse ... PREPPERS have planned for it !




    I don't know whether I should be scared that I haven't planned for it, or that they have.

    However I did learn that a cotton ball smeared with Petroleum Jelly makes an excellent fire starter!


    Me?

    I'll chill and have a beer while I assess my level of Prepping.
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    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    Being quite confident of being able to survive in the bush or especially on an island, I have made no preps.
    I did advise my kids, though, if civil war or invasion occurred in NZ that we should try to rendezvous on a particular island on the Hauraki Gulf. It's the only time I have told my kids to steal... a boat. Desperate times, desperate measures.

    I guess survivalisim is different in cold climates with cold winters and one would want to stock up on the essentials. Much easier in the tropics (albeit the Hauraki Gulf isn't tropical but at least it doesn't snow and the sea is bountiful).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    Being quite confident of being able to survive in the bush or especially on an island, I have made no preps.
    Just finished binge watching all 3 seasons of Alone.

    There is nothing better than curling up on the sofa with a fried egg sandwich and some ice cream to follow and watching 4 miserable souls starving to death for $500,000



    Looks tougher than you might imagine although they are put in quite hostile terrain and have no guns. Just tarps, sleeping bags, bits of string and a firestarter and a knife.

    Doesn't look like much fun. Count me out of the post-apocalypse 'It's a Knockout'

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    Try reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy...

    The feeling of hopelessness comes early...

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    *preparing*

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    I think I would just rather die. Its been a pretty good run or whatever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    Being quite confident of being able to survive in the bush or especially on an island, I have made no preps.
    Just finished binge watching all 3 seasons of Alone.

    There is nothing better than curling up on the sofa with a fried egg sandwich and some ice cream to follow and watching 4 miserable souls starving to death for $500,000



    Looks tougher than you might imagine although they are put in quite hostile terrain and have no guns. Just tarps, sleeping bags, bits of string and a firestarter and a knife.

    Doesn't look like much fun. Count me out of the post-apocalypse 'It's a Knockout'
    Please have a read of my fishing thread in Pacific Islands sub forum. I would do ok, if not thrive (if it was tropical). Those city slickers have no idea. Tarps, string and sleeping bags are for wimps (if tropical; my constant caveat. Coconut trees, warm weather and sea have all life needs), but a knife would be indispensable.
    Mind you, a fried egg sandwich per day would be very welcome, as would a flask of brandy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    as would a flask of brandy.
    Toddy from palm sap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhaze
    I think I would just rather die. Its been a pretty good run or whatever
    This.

    If it comes down to that type of scenario why would anyone want to prolong the shitfest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    knife would be indispensable
    A true survivalist would make a weapon from the jaw bone of an ass. A guy with long hair once killed a thousand enemies with one of those ass bones.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    fried egg sandwich per day would be very welcome
    Seagull egg cooked on a hot rock. Delicious.

    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal
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    as would a flask of brandy.
    Toddy from palm sap?
    Wot he said.

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    Odd.
    Delusional.


    The deepest mindset of said preppers is certainly akin to those whom designed the cause and effect.

    Very Occidental.
    A family of nutters.


    What's wrong with you people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    What's wrong with you people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    Being quite confident of being able to survive in the bush or especially on an island, I have made no preps.
    Just finished binge watching all 3 seasons of Alone.

    There is nothing better than curling up on the sofa with a fried egg sandwich and some ice cream to follow and watching 4 miserable souls starving to death for $500,000



    Looks tougher than you might imagine although they are put in quite hostile terrain and have no guns. Just tarps, sleeping bags, bits of string and a firestarter and a knife.

    Doesn't look like much fun. Count me out of the post-apocalypse 'It's a Knockout'
    Please have a read of my fishing thread in Pacific Islands sub forum. I would do ok, if not thrive (if it was tropical). Those city slickers have no idea. Tarps, string and sleeping bags are for wimps (if tropical; my constant caveat. Coconut trees, warm weather and sea have all life needs), but a knife would be indispensable.
    Mind you, a fried egg sandwich per day would be very welcome, as would a flask of brandy.

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    Sound like an interesting thread Maanaam.

    To be fair to the Alone starvers they are stranded in a seasonal zone just before winter so that the conditions get worse by the week and one by one they drop like flies...


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    I think its kind of sad that people spend their life worrying about low probability events. Pretty pathetic way to live your life really.

    Of course when they're holed up in their bunker eating cat food mixed with powered milk while I'm out there starving or burning from radiation I'm sure they'll have a good laugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    as would a flask of brandy.
    Toddy from palm sap?
    Don't get me started...I used to tap the coconut flowers for sugary fluid and alcohol.
    Long story...I'll get around to telling it on the fishing thread.

    A bottle of distilled liquor is easier, though, as is an egg sandwich

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhaze View Post
    I think its kind of sad that people spend their life worrying about low probability events. Pretty pathetic way to live your life really.

    Of course when they're holed up in their bunker eating cat food mixed with powered milk while I'm out there starving or burning from radiation I'm sure they'll have a good laugh
    All very 'merkan, in extended character.
    Fabricated cycles of nonsense.

    Must be proud.

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    Come the burning season in Chiangmai prepping is certainly a very good idea.

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    I just have a bunch of guns & ammunition. Figure that will get me & the family whatever is needed.

    However, I'll probably be somewhere other than the US if the end of the world happens, so I'll prolly suffer like everyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    I just have a bunch of guns & ammunition. Figure that will get me & the family whatever is needed.

    However, I'll probably be somewhere other than the US if the end of the world happens, so I'll prolly suffer like everyone else.
    Move to North Korea, they have brilliant bomb shelters suitable for nuclear fallout.

    Trump is gunnar test them, let us know how ya go.

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    I'm always prepared.

    It be really simple.


    Jesus went 40 days in the desert. It is not rocket science....

    Many yogis now do it....


    Very simple survival stuff really.

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    These thick fuckers waste most of their money on Alex Jones' shit.

    That's why his ex-wife is so fucking loaded.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick
    I just have a bunch of guns & ammunition. Figure that will get me & the family whatever is needed.



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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    These thick fuckers waste most of their money on Alex Jones' shit.


    Personal experience, heh Harry?

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    I don't need to worry about any of that because I reside in a wonderful land where we have no fear of civil war.

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