Doomsday Preppers.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by VannahRAe, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. VannahRAe

    VannahRAe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sitting here watching this show and they are raising their chickens for eggs and meat as a backup plan incase of disaster. I think it's a great idea but I just couldn't do that to my chickens as I see them as pets not food. lol. Has anyone else ever seen this show? I'm addicted to it! Is anyone on BYC a prepper?! I would love to hear your stories.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    We actually have a new member that considers themselves a "Semi Prepper". I must admit I've seen the show a few times.
     
  3. VannahRAe

    VannahRAe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love it! I plan on doing a little prepping soon.
     
  4. hemet dennis

    hemet dennis Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've seen the show. I think they go a little over. I keep enough stuff for a week or so.




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  5. JD4570

    JD4570 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Living on the Gulf coast we try to keep at least 30 days worth of supplies. Doesn't always work out that way. My Grandparents always kept a years worth put back. In some ways that would be ideal.
     
  6. Q9

    Q9 General Headache

    Haven't gotten to this point yet, but our aim is to have six months of food and water, along with a well and rain barrels. We already have a semi-large garden, several fruit trees, egg-laying chickens, and a recently-planted grapevine. We're still sorting out what veggies to focus on in the garden.

    In a neighborhood. Oh, yes. [​IMG] My dad's the food and water guy, I'm the security guy, since, apparently, I'm the only one in my family who does more than talk about stocking up on ammo.
     
  7. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are some useful tips from time to time but most of the featured individuals are a joke even to their families and friends. Notice too how the programme producers quietly laugh at them and knock the whole project down at the end of the show by stating that the dreaded even is very unlikely to happen.

    It would be better to make a programme or two about sensible self-sufficiency ideas. The featuring of people who obviously have some minor psychological disorder devalues what might otherwise be interesting material.
     
  8. Chickeneggineer

    Chickeneggineer Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought it would be interesting if they came back to some of the people that lived in areas hit by Sandy and showed how well or poorly they did. I think it would be a great way to see how well all of thier preparation worked out. I realize it's not as bad as the "doomsday" scenarios that drive most of the people on there, but the devestation was still pretty bad.
     
  9. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nat. Geo. Channel has just announced that it will be doing something very much like that.

    The 'doomsday scenarios' that motivate most of the sad Preppers are such that most of us probably wouldn't want to survive.
     
  10. Chickeneggineer

    Chickeneggineer Out Of The Brooder

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    Cool, I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

    It's funny, my wife wanted chickens for that very reason (self-sufficiency), so we got some. Now I'm the one addicted to them (and constantly wanting to get more).
     

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