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Why Are Millions Of Americans Preparing For Doomsday?

All over America, there are millions of Americans that are quietly preparing for doomsday.  They are turning spare rooms into long-term food storage pantries, they are planting survival gardens, they are converting their homes over to alternative sources of energy, they are taking self-defense courses and they are stocking up on just about anything you can imagine.  They are called "preppers", and their numbers have absolutely exploded in recent years.  In fact, you might be living next door to one and never even realize it.  According to a recent Daily Mail article, there are approximately 3 million preppers in the United States today.  Others believe that the true number is significantly higher than that.  This movement has become so popular that there are now even television shows being done about preppers.  The most popular is probably "Doomsday Preppers" on the National Geographic Channel.  This movement is still growing and is not going to go away any time soon.  In fact, as the world continues to become even more unstable it is likely that a lot more Americans will find themselves becoming preppers in the years ahead.

So what exactly are all these people so concerned about?  Exactly why are there millions of Americans that are feverishly preparing for doomsday?

Well, the truth is that you will never find two preppers that are exactly alike.  Some are deeply concerned about the potential for natural disasters and believe that we are now entering into a time when there will be catastrophic earth changes.  Other preppers believe that terrorism is the most significant threat to our way of life.  Killer pandemics, an EMP attack, World War III, martial law, solar megastorms, asteroid strikes and societal chaos are some of the other things that some preppers are worried about.

Of course an economic collapse is one of the biggest concerns for preppers, and without a doubt the U.S. economy is deeply troubled.  A collapse of the financial system would change all of our lives permanently.

But it isn't just preppers that are concerned about these things.

A recent survey conducted by National Geographic asked Americans the following question....

"Which of the following, if any, do you think might happen in the United States in the next 25 years? Please choose all that apply."

These were the results....

Significant Earthquake 64%
Significant Hurricane 63%
Terrorist Attack 55%
Financial Collapse 51%
Significant Blackout 37%
Pandemic, Such as From a Super-Virus 29%
Nuclear Fallout 14%
None of These 13%

Obviously there are a whole lot of people out there that feel as though we are heading for some really bad stuff.

So if hard times are coming, why not prepare for them?

After all, none of us want to end up like the poor people of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  Large numbers of people were herded into the Superdome and food and water ran out really fast.  There was rampant looting of stores and people were shooting each other in the streets.  It was mass chaos.

The following is what one Australian blogger experienced while staying in the Superdome during Hurricane Katrina....

Last night was horrendous. I heard shouting, and drinks machines being smashed. There’s no sanitation and it’s so smelly. My hair is greasy and I feel a wreck. There are crack alleys among the maze of corridors. The lights are broken in the loos which, as well as being disgusting, have become dangerous, so we now only go as a big group.

More people are arriving, and the dome is like a refugee camp. I see two soldiers carrying a corpse and we hear there are more dead in the basement.

As an article in the New York Times from that time period detailed, food and water were in very short supply and those cramped into the Superdome were rapidly becoming impatient....

Desperation was in the air. Danielle Shelby tugged at a reporter's arm. "I have a handicapped daughter," she said. "She's over there with her wheelchair. She's hot. We don't have any water. I'm afraid she's going to have a seizure."

Others crowded around. "I've been in the food line twice, and every time I get to the front they tell me they don't have any left," said Juanita McFerrin, 80.

Later on in that same article, we are told that there were fights, rapes and at least one suicide in the Superdome during that time....

It got worse. Ms. Rousell recalled hearing a loud bang Tuesday afternoon as the body of a man slapped the concrete at the edge of the football field in a fatal suicidal plunge, after he apparently learned that his home had been destroyed. Others told of fights that broke out in food lines, and of a husband and wife who slugged each other in a wild argument.

Several residents said they had heard of children being raped, though it was not clear whether anyone reported such incidents to the authorities, and no officials could be found who could confirm the accounts.

To get an even better idea of what life in New Orleans was like in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, just check out this video.

Within just a few days food, water and supplies started pouring into New Orleans and things started slowly getting back to normal, but imagine what things would look like in this country if we had to deal with a national disaster that stretched on for months or even years?

Many preppers are not taking any chances.  Many are absolutely determined to be able to take care of their families and friends no matter what the years ahead may bring.

ABC News recently profiled one prepper named Tim Ralston....

Tim Ralston, a married father of two from Arizona, is one such "prepper."

"There's a lot of different things that could happen," Ralston said. "For me, I look at prepping as kind of like insurance. You have car insurance, health insurance, life insurance."

Call it Apocalypse insurance. Ralston turned his family's two-car garage into a staging area. Inside is a trailer, which he keeps packed and ready to go at all times, stockpiles of freeze-dried food, including cartons of canned chicken with a shelf life of 15 years, survival gear, such as a system for purifying polluted water, first aid kits and lots of weapons and ammunition. His son has his own AK-47.

Some preppers are going to the extreme and are spending huge amounts of money on their prepping.

CNN recently profiled one Australian prepper that has spent about $350,000 preparing for doomsday....

Bast has spent about $5,000 on stockpiles of food and water, and $11,000 on equipment including gas cookers, generators, batteries, water purifiers and solar power. He also purchased roughly an acre of land that's a 75-minute drive from Melbourne and 1,500 feet above sea level (in order to stay high and dry in case of a flood or tsunami). He has built a house there, as well as a bunker to serve as his "safe spot" in the event of an emergency. Together, the land, buildings and bunker have cost him a total of about $330,000.

He's also spent $10,000 on an 8-year old Toyota HiLux pickup truck to drive to his safe spot.

But the truth is that prepping does not have to be expensive.

The key is to start by focusing on the five basics....

1) Food

2) Water

3) Shelter

4) Energy

5) Self-Defense

There are some practical things that just about anyone can do even if you don't have a lot of money.

For example, when you go to the store try to pick up a few extra items that are on sale and add them to your supplies.  If you rotate your food supplies, they won't go bad.

In addition, just about anyone can plant a garden.  Often fruits and vegetables are some of the most expensive items at the grocery store, and so growing a garden can end up saving you a lot of money.

Get educated.  There are dozens of prepper websites out there where you can get an education in prepping for free.  The following are a few examples of some of the excellent prepper websites that are out there today....

*Survival Blog

*American Preppers Network

*The Survival Mom

*SHTFPlan.com

*Prepper Website

*Survival 4 Christians

*Backdoor Survival

*Off Grid Survival

The truth is that our world is becoming increasingly unstable in a whole bunch of different ways and we all need to learn how to prepare for the difficult years ahead.

As the economy continues to fall apart, America is going to become a very heartless place.  You don't want to be caught in the middle of societal chaos without a plan.

None of us should be relying on the government to save us when things hit the fan.  We all saw what happened after Hurricane Katrina.  Those that were depending on the government were deeply disappointed.

We should all try to become as independent of the system as we can, because the system is failing.  In the years ahead there might not be anybody to help you and your family, so you need to be working hard right now to ensure that you and your family will be taken care of.

Yes, as you may have guessed by now, I am a prepper too.  My wife and I moved to an entirely different state and totally changed our lifestyle to prepare for what is coming.

Hopefully this article will inspire many more Americans to prepare for what is coming.  A great economic collapse is on the horizon and time is rapidly running out.

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  • 1984MSgt

    Being a prepared for the possibility of another Mt. St. Helens, or an earthquake or some other disaster is only prudent. Everyone wants their family to survive these tragedies so to plan ahead for what you may need is being one step ahead.

    Went through the 1965 earthquake in Washington state and the 1980 Mt. St. Helen’s eruption. Being retired military, I think anyone who doesn’t prepare for such disasters is just foolish.

    We are not against the current government – though they are doing things I wished would not have done like increasing the national debt, etc.

    We are not nut cases looking forward to the financial collapse of our economy.

    We are just people who want to be prepared for anything that happens so our family will not only survive – but thrive.

  • Thomas James

    I think disasters like hurricanes or tornadoes or earthquakes can be overcome and would not be an end of the world scenarios. Something that scares me as more frightening is a solar storm/flare that causes a total collapse of the elctrical grid for months maybe even years. With no electricity at all we’d all be screwed. Everything would stop, food in stores would vanish right away, there may not even be transportation that works. Couldn’t buy things with credit cards, maybe not even cash. The government’s first priority would be it’s own survival. It would be like the 1800′s overnight. Sure there are plenty of people that would be able to adapt, but millions would probably be either killing each other or themselves. Nobody wants to see their children starve. Major food shortages and water supply disruption could take a heavy toll.

  • ScoutMotto

    Saw this article on Lew Rockwell as well. Very good.

  • http://www.silohome.com Bruce

    To Whom it may concern,

    I have this very cool property http://www.Silohome.com that is ideal for preppers and people set to be apart of a survival community….

    I have some prospects about to make and offer… but my plan b is the following….

    Sell each of the 7 lots for $500K

    Each buyer will get to choose his lot of his choice… see plot plan – first come first pick…

    Each buyer will then get a approx 700 sf space in the silotube

    Approx $140 K from each sale gets put into escrow.

    I million gets put into the silotube for prep.. air filtration systems… or whatever is voted that is most important…. They then can build into their space anyway they want….

    What you might find interesting is that our complex has more land than any of the other survival shelters in the world.. has the runway expansion in progress eventually allowing small jets to land… we are in the NY’s Adirondack State Park and around the property we have 12 lots sub-divided with underground utilities in place… lots have beautiful 50 mile views plus an extra 125 undivided ac to the west adjoining the property …world class skiing at Whiteface 20 min, great fishing, backpacking and hunting etc…. Olympic Village Lake Placid nearby, Montreal 80 minutes… An international growing airport in Plattsburgh NY 30 minutes away. Year round activities

    My situation is outlined below in a letter I just sent out to past inquires…. I built this project back in 1999, but was unable to do anything with it as my partner had a serious family illness that put everything on hold. We owe nothing on the property, but never could afford to buy each other out….. now I have secured an option from my partner and control all the available real estate.

    Read the following and attached proposal… Contact me if you have any questions….

    To whom it may concern,

    As you have inquired about the Silohome in the past, we have reduced the price to rock bottom with the intent to sell quickly. The price always has been 2.3 Million for the Silohome only, now available at this fantastic price of $750,000.

    I have purchased an option from my partner to buy him out and I have lowered the prices to liquidate our partnership. I’m looking to sell or have an investor come in to work with me. Either way we are looking forward to a new direction.

    If you are interested – please contact me ASAP. I would act quickly this deal may not last long as we are getting 3 to 5 inquires on the property per week.

    In the chart below, you will find the updated pricing for each component of the Adirondack Airpark Estates where the Silohome is located. These prices are only available to the Silohome purchaser.

    Silohome complex on 19 ac:
    $750,000

    Log Home on 4 ac:
    $259,000

    10 Acre Runway Lot w/ 42’ x 46’ Hangar:
    $125,000

    All 7 Lots (Approx. 8 Acres Each):
    $476,000

    Phase II 125 Undivided Acres to West of Silohome:
    $150,000

    Total Available Real Estate:
    $1,760,000

    Please be sure to check out the following links regarding the Silohome:

    - http://www.Silohome.com – BASIC INFORMATION

    - http://www.silohome.com/missile_base_real_estate_investment_opportunity.htm – INVESTMENT INFORMATION AND PLOT PLANS

    - http://www.facebook.com/SiloHome – OVERVIEW AND LOTS OF PHOTOS

    we are also listed with Select Sotheby’s International their site is http://www.ColdWarMissileSilo.com

    Requirements to qualify:

    Only CASH with few exceptions.
    Must provide verification of available funds prior to viewing property.
    Must be prepared to act quickly.
    If you are interested in purchasing or investing in the Silohome please contact info@silohome.com. Contact me when you’re ready to discuss or leave a number and the best times to call you.

    Serious inquiries only please!

    All the best,

    Bruce Francisco

    http://www.SiloHome.com

  • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

    THIS IS THE END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmASTC7wR6U

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK_FbzJykYw Jon
  • Patty Cake

    This is soooo stupid. Please people get a life. Trust God! It is good to have something for an emergency, but you will not survive and may not want to survive some of the things that could occur. I remember 2000 and all the problems that were supposed to occur. Now, 2012? Give me a break. It ain’t happening. Plus,the Christians will be taken out at the last trumpet sound. Read the bible folks. You think you can survive the Great Tribulation? Doubt it!

    • http://321gold kennyg

      DONT KNOCK ON MY DOOR

      • SumWeirdKid

        ^^lol^^

  • Gary2

    I liked the Star Trek episode “The Doomsday Machine”. One of my favorites.

  • victor

    From a contrarian standpoint, “doomsday prepping” on TV is quite revealing. A few years ago there was a show called Las vegas on network TV which correctly coincided with the peak in the real estate/ hotel building bubble in las vegas, where the subsequent crash was more than 75% in the local housing market. If we follow this line of reasoning we can conclude that the economy is actually set to take off from here to the upside because of the popularity of shows like the ones mentioned here from a mass sentiment standpoint. I predict the economy as measured by the stock indices like the Dow is set to explode to the upside. Dow Jones Industrial index will go to 100K of more.

  • http://321gold kennyg

    GOD is a very present help in times of trouble….so seek the Lord while He may be found call on Him while He is yet near let the wicked forsake there ways and the unrighteous man his thoughts and return until the Lord who will abundantly pardon…..if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face I will hear from heaven and will heal there land……these are scriptures from the Bible that all the citizens of this evil planet should heed before it is too late……calamity is comming because it is Bilical….prepare spiritualy and physically for faith without works are dead……forit is written and Gos words will not return to Him void….GOD BLESS.

  • http://www.askthisguy4answers.blogspot.com/ brice

    This is because it is real. Doomsday is a real event. Real things are going to happen. Believe it or not.
    So this is actually helping a movement that is necessary, it is just terrible we are now worrying about it. We have been aware of this event for at least 25 years. We need to be prepared for what is real. Some of the people are preparing for the wrong thing however most who are preparing will be prepared for what is coming 12-21-2012.

  • major

    If you wait long enough there will always be a Doomsday. These people have no other ability to forsee the future than anyone else. This mania is also in part due to the superstition thats constantly being bred in the media. Global cooling, Global Warming, the Y2K computer crisis (which was grossly exaggerated), and the Mayan Calendar predicted apocalypse. The media constantly quotes Nostradamus, whose writings are so vague they could be interpreted just about anyway. If a true World wide catastrophy does occur such as a giant asteroid, super volcano, or nuclear winter…the pitiful preparations these folks are making will allow them to live a a few months longer than the rest of us…thats it. Once World food production is destroyed, it could take thousands of years to restore this capability. Our civilization will be long gone.

  • http://321gold george skrmetta

    Gods letter to us has a horseman with a set of scales in his hands BECAUSE UNJUST WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ARE AN ABOMINATION, it goes on to tell of a days wages for a loaf of bread. also Jesus speaking to the laodicien church who think they are rich they have hundreds of thousands of paper dollars in stocks and bonds and in their banks but dont know they are wretched blind poor and naked, he then counsels them to buy of him gold tried in the fire and white rainment to cover their nakedness.and put on eye salve that they might see their true state. It is a historical fact that 40 years is the average life expectancy of any country that adops a fiat money standard I.E.anything other than Gold or silver before they inflate that money out of existance. 1971 nixon severed the dollar from gold + 40 years = 2011. we are now on borrowed time as far as the dollar goes.40 years is also a probationary time in Gods word. the severance of the dollar from gold was an act of default and declaration of bankruptcy. we have been bankrupt for 40 years and no one has taken notice I suspect by 2015 you will be paying that days wages for your loaf of bread

  • August

    I think God is highly upset with the preppers who try to do his job and not put all trust in Him . Did you see the birds or animals prep. for doomsday . You are a bunch of Idiots. Not Gods children . I put all my trust in God because He tells me so. AMEN

    • Sunday

      Amen!

    • Paranoid

      You have your beliefs, I have mine. You put your trust in God, that’s fine. I’ll trust Sam Colt and Mr Browning. I won’t ask for your, or God’s help, and you don’t bother me. PS a whole bunch of God fearing Mormons, froze to death not 50 miles from me. They would have been a lot better of trusting the people who told them Wyo was not a place to go anywhere in the winter on trust. Faith didn’t keep them as warm as Buffalo robes. Good or bad I fear not hell

    • tuesdaymorning

      by having faith in God I doubt he meant hope your freezer is filled with fish in the night while your family starves. If one has faith he will bless your efforts tenfold, ie you plant for your family of 4 but trust the Lord and take in the neighbor family of 4 who didnt prep (like you) and he provides mild weather and soft rains so your garden that was meant to feed 4 now feeds 8 with plenty. Noah didn’t wait for God to build the ark for him, God showed him the signs and he built it himself and was spared.

    • uh huh

      nice how God’s child calls everyone idiots..a bit self righteous arent we? God doesnt like it when you call His Children Idiots…
      now about that First stone

  • jack

    All I invest in is black ninja suit to steal from preppers

  • Rose

    Yeah, but what about me who is diabled? I depend on my doc to fill my medicine pump every 6 weeks. He not around, I prepare all I want, spend all the money in the world, and without my doc or medical care I die in 6 weeks, so why plan? I am screwed anyways….

    • Maxx

      Rose;

      You can speak to your doctor and voice your concerns and see if he can offer any advice or assistance in the event something were to happen. He may be willing to write advanced prescriptions which you can get and store for emergencies. It’s better than doing nothing. Take control of your situation.

      Good evening.

  • Wolf

    Please leave religion out of serious discussion. There is no place for imaginary friends when speaking of real world events that may happen. Seriously.

    • shan

      How blind you are…how sad. Theoretical physics is exploring the boundaries of this reality you speak of, and are coming to the conclusion that this universe is a digital simulation of a larger reality.

      http://www.khouse.org/articles/2003/467/

      Physics and the Bible:

      http://www.khouse.org/articles/1997/29/

      References are at bottom. If you aren’t willing to follow up, your laziness is your own problem. Be careful of condescending to people who have done more research than you have. It makes you look a bit of the fool.

      • Michael

        Great links.

        Michael

  • elaine

    I live in on kauai and we have lost power many times. we have turned a room into a prepp room.we have become armed. we have installed alarms and haevy dudy doors. we also set up an electricle trip around property, so if economy goes. we will have this. so we are solar. we are ready. the $ will b useless. and we will not b going down at all. we will fight if need b. also took self defense course. but fence, gun . if they get past that, big dogs are next:) these days we the people have to save ourselves. no one else will. i worry about my family that live in or near big cities. these will b the worst places to live. we are already seeing violence occuring all over. lack of jobs,food, homes. people are starting to mentally check out. so Im checking in. my home is my fortress. and I pitty the fool that tries to break in out of desperation! listen to the hamm radio every night. the things i here is shocking. keep on with denial. card are maxd but who cares, since the $ will b wrthless. and when people try to get $ out of the bank, they wont b able to. and store shelves will b empty. it happens during a natural disaster. its happening now. open your eyes and ears~~~

  • elaine

    your gods will not save anyone. your gods have never before. and dont bring it into this turmoil. justice is also blind. I just noticed on my earlier post that I had many typos! LOL typing to fast. well not a huge cp geek. but huge at survival. also if you are a prepp person, buy seeds. I am no longer worried. i know that 2013 will not b good. look at the world! we are a huge mess:( help yourself survive. start now if you havnt yet. you do not want to end up in a place like the super dome, an extermination camp:( truth is hard to face. but we see it every day.

  • elaine

    to the people that think this is so stupid. what are doing on here? I mean if you are not somewhat paranoid, well you wouldnt b checking this out!

  • islandgurl

    Doomsday was instilled very early in my life. I also got caught up in preparing for the worse, college classes in the 70′s really opened up my eyes and I did pretty good about putting food stores away and lots of other stuff. Back in the early 80′s the “Gloom & Doom” got overwhelming for me and I moved to Montana and lived simple. I forced myself to live without comforts, like t.v. or refrigerator and I did pretty good and it helps me now in these times. It got to a point where I couldn’t sleep so I had to turn everything off and refocus my life to living and bring my soul into spiritual balance. I now live on an island and my home is 2 blocks from the oceans edge. I grow a garden, I can up food and have all those containers ready in the event that I need to fill them with fresh water. I have to face the fact also that I live in the shadow of a volcano and several others, which put’s my location just about right on top of the fault line. It’s so beautiful here. I’m good with God, I have been Baptized and washed in His blood. If I survive an event I will do all that I can to help others with love and compassion. My young life is over, I’m too old to give birth to children, even communes don’t want me anymore. I hope my garden continues to grow. I’m going to take a walk on the beach now, maybe I’ll see a big wave! Shalom

  • islandgurl

    Here’s a real good YouTube video to watch!
    2012-Signs (Pt.2) in the Sun, Moon, and Stars -The Prior Months

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OnY3ICB1co&feature=channel&list=UL

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  • http://www.mealflowersmedia.com Nelly Nix

    It’s 2012, and if you are scurrying to prepare for the “just in case”… we want to hear from you! Families, if you know that the time is now to prep for the worst – disasters, apocalyptic events, doomsday; if you are making efforts to ensure that your family is protected if the “sh*t hits the fan,” we want to hear all about it! 

This show will have a team of experts to help families take their preparations to the next level. We are searching for families with a minimum of 4 members, and kids over the age of 10.

    janelle@metalflowersmedia.com

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  • Melodie

    To the person who said that God will step in for Christians etc. He also had a story about the virgins and having their oil lamps ready. And when the time came there were those who weren’t prepared with enough oil and they got left out.
    I believe its in one of the gospels.

  • http://www.showusobama.com Mongo

    With all the trouble going on in Europe with the Euro and the financial crises. I find it a little scary that one of the largest banks in Italy has frozen all their customers accounts. People are stuck over their with no way to get their money. I have been looking for a place to get some food to store just in case that ever happened here. I have tried several samples from different providers and all of the stuff I tried sucked. I did find a company called Go Foods and their stuff is actually pretty good. If anyone is interested in being prepared if something does happen here the link is below. I also put some links of the crap that is happening in Europe.

    http://securityfood.mygofoods.com/

    http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2012/06/11/major-italian-bank-freezes-all-customer-accounts-143851/

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/greek-bank-run-update-1-billion-day-now

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2012/0612/breaking24.html

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_0g-LImpoU&list=LL2bF7s04EbLstQ9y0tGuoeQ&feature=mh_lolz

  • Carmen

    Leslie,
    I agree with your comment that disasters are colorless. However,you assumed that Gabrial was black. Singh is an indian surname. He is of indian ancestry. Your comment could be considered racist and ignorant. The fact is 50,000 blacks died in German Nazi death camps along with millions of others in addition to the travesty of 11 million jews during the Holocaust.

    There is nothing wrong with preparing for disaster. Disaster and tragedy are colorless. It will be so wonderful when we see ourselves as the human race and not be limited or defined by the boundaries of skin color. I hoped we would have learned something from Nazi Germany about this evil.

    Prep on!!!

  • kandi

    has any one got prepratins from a massive volcanic eruptions

  • Annie

    This website is really quite funny.
    I’m noticing a pattern in where people seem to be from and what people think will happen and how they can prepare. A lot of people are religeous.
    I don’t understand that why, if the area you live in is at such a high risk of disaster, that you still live there? Why don’t you just move away from the edges of plates where most disasters occur? Move inland, move country? It would be cheaper than what that article says was spent.
    You can have gardens but if a real disaster occured, how do you know it’d be any good to you? Just move house.
    The euro crisis is not nearly as bad as people are making it out to be, take it from a european.

    • http://asouthernwriter.com Joyce

      Annie – Not everyone can afford to pack up and move. I have sure if most people could pack up and move, they would have done so.

  • http://asouthernwriter.com Joyce

    I have been doing my best to prepare (storing food, bug out plan, etc…). I am single, and I don’t make much money, I work a few jobs here and there (due to health issues that I am working on naturally), and I live with other people who aren’t interested in preparing. It’s hard but I am praying. I know a few people who are trying to prepare as well. I have always been a “prepper”, but not as much as I am now. Anyone who can give me a few tips e-mail me asouthernwriter(at)yahoo.com. Thanks

  • buttburger

    I recommend thesurvivalpodcast.com adn James rawles site. SHTFPLAN.com is racist as heck, ran me right out of town. The other ones are full of solid people who want a community.

  • Treecie

    First off, I wish I were better prepared, even though we are told in the Bible to not worry about tomorrow. As far as the end of the world as we know it, the Bible says not even the angels in Heaven know the day that Jesus will return. So, I have faith in God that he will protect me and mine, but I do wish I had more of a stockpile to make things easier on myself if something were to happen. For all of you that don’t believe in God, I pity you and I promise you this, one day, THAT day, you will believe in Him for all eternity. For those of you that prep, good job. God tells the birds to build nests, squirrels to store up nuts, and bears to eat their fill before hybernation. Why then, would we do any different. My opinion is, have faith in God and use the blessings He gives us to prepare for the “winter”.
    Goodnight to all of you and God be with you.

    • http://www.facebook.com/carrie.mccoll Carrie McColl

      God helps those who help themselves… He did say prepare for his coming.. that means being there to see it happen I think.

      • SAR

        It should be noted that the phrase “God helps those who help themselves” is not in the bible though most think it is.

        • Carrie McColl

          I didn’t say it was in the bible… He DID say prepare for his return though because “we will not know the time or place.” I am not religious anymore, I have nothing to prove, I don’t care about semantics and correction I am glad it made you feel a bit better to correct a statement. :) Happiness to you

    • KingOfTexas

      Don’t forget about the parable of the wheat and tares. :) The good will suffer with the bad. I don’t fear much but I do want to be prepared.

    • Mauno Matonen

      Bible has incredible stories of prepping. Josef with seven years of abundance and famine and of course the prepper of the all preppers – Noah.

      Because we know from the Bible what’s going to happen, then we are living by our faith if we prepare for the coming things.

      “A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.” – Proverbs 22:3

      And if you’re head of a family, then it’s your responsibility to lead in faith and also prepare for the tribulation (even though I’m pre-trib).

      “But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.” – 1. Timothy 5:8

  • http://www.doomsdaydwellings.com/ Al Gore

    It seems smart to do what you can when you can to keep your family safe, live healthy and prepare for the future. If you want to see some cool designs look at doomsdaydwellings.com

  • Billy Runyan

    Looking for a prebuilt, Concrete Shelter? I’ve got the answer and you’ll be surprised at what it is…

    The Cellular & Telecomm industry has been using concrete shelters for years and when it’s time for an upgrade, those used shelters have to go somewhere right? Well, That’s where I come in. Our company decommissions those shelters and then we sell them back into the public market. These Shelters can be used as Bug Out Shelters, Storm Shelters, Storage Shelters or just about anything else you can think of!

    They come in sizes from 6’x6’ to 12’x28’ and even bigger if needed and we have them waiting for new homes All Over the US right now! Fortified with Steel Doors and Thick Concrete walls, Heating Cooling Units and even ready for a Generator!

    Call me, Billy at 319-826-1453 (Office) or 319-431-8144 (Cell)

    • Tina Whittaker

      How much are they do you have a catalog

  • Ray Jackson

    HAHAHHAHHAH WHAT ARE PEOPLE WAITING FOR THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSES? PEOPLE SAID IN OCTOBER THIS YEAR WOULD HAPPEN, BS LOL I THINK ITS REALLY FUNNY THAT SOME ONE WOULD MAKE UP SOMETHING AND FREAK OUT EVERYBODY. DO YOU SEE ANY MYAINS LIVING NOW? NO THE ENGLISH BEAT THEM WHEN AT WAR, SO OBLIVIOUSLY THEY AINT THAT SMART!

  • youmadBRO??

    so doomsday Mayan believers….. know what?!

    • Josiah

      Do you mean “Now what?!”

  • youmadBRO??

    the world didn’t end!

  • Marla

    Looks like one to prepare for the future is to write, publish, and sell items on this and other venues. What a shame to you who profit from scaring others. I am sure those of you who are profiting are reinvesting those profits. do you think we are stupid!!

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