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7 Surprising Reasons Why Americans Arenít Prepared for Whatís Coming
Survival Sherpa ^ | 3/13/12 | Todd Walker

Posted on 03/12/2013 6:00:02 PM PDT by Kartographer

A) Peer Pressure B) Government Schools C) Dependence D) MBM (Morally Bankrupt Morons) E) Nationalism F) Mental Enslavement G) Stifled Self-government

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C and D are my top two choices. There's a lot of E right here on FR, but it's as much a result of A good article on ‘Normalcy Bias’ as anything. A good article on ‘Normalcy Bias’ is on our own ChocChipCookies Blog The Survival Mom:

http://thesurvivalmom.com/2010/12/29/normalcy-bias/

I see a lot of this especially in my discussion with people about Prepping.

1 posted on 03/12/2013 6:00:02 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Prepper Ping!


2 posted on 03/12/2013 6:00:32 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

E) Nationalism

No, it should be::

E) Internationalism

That is worse...


3 posted on 03/12/2013 6:03:43 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Kartographer
I'm not a prepper. Because of the economy, I have to live like it's the mid 1800s. ;)

/johnny

4 posted on 03/12/2013 6:05:20 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

Normalcy bias is probably my biggest obstacle. I am definitely taking steps to prepare (mentally, skill set more than stockpiling).


5 posted on 03/12/2013 6:14:03 PM PDT by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I can’t much get into this Prepper thing.............

Whatever happens, happens. If it’s as bad as some folks are predicting, I don’t even know if I WANT to survive it.


6 posted on 03/12/2013 6:14:24 PM PDT by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: basil
What most folks would consider prepping is how my grandparents lived. And how I live today.

I go into winter with a very full larder (most of it I can myself). Wound up adding some feral pork that I cured and smoked (thanks, brother).

And now that we're about a week away from the vernal equinox, I've got a cold frame busting full of tomato, pepper, and tobacco plants ready to go in the ground after Easter.

I can rinse and repeat whether the world around me collapses or keeps going crazy.

Is it prepping? Or is it just living a conservative and prudent life?

/johnny

7 posted on 03/12/2013 6:20:39 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: basil
Whatever happens, happens. If it’s as bad as some folks are predicting, I don’t even know if I WANT to survive it.

And what if it only gets "really bad" for four months, and after that it's just "darn bad" for a year. Still rather die?

8 posted on 03/12/2013 6:23:58 PM PDT by The Duke (We don't rent pigs, but apparently we *do* ELECT them.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

” I’ve got a cold frame busting full of tomato, pepper, and tobacco plants ready to go...”

Heck of a salad! Let me guess.., red wine vinaigrette?


9 posted on 03/12/2013 6:25:32 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: basil
If it’s as bad as some folks are predicting, I don’t even know if I WANT to survive it.

Cheer up...it's better than this reality.

Close to the land, close to family and friends, close to nature.

Seems scary...but it'll be a BIG improvement.

Just watch out for those Zombies.;-)

10 posted on 03/12/2013 6:25:36 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: Kartographer

The list does not include sports.

Sports is a diversion that maintains people’s reactions and perceptions of the world on the same level as fourteen-year-olds.

Go team!!!

That’s children’s thinking.


11 posted on 03/12/2013 6:28:08 PM PDT by warchild9
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To: outofsalt
The seedlings for the big garden haven't quite over-run the actual reason for the cold frame, which is the lettuce and spinach and chives. I had some lettuce today with lunch when I thinned the lettuce, yet again. ;)

/johnny

12 posted on 03/12/2013 6:28:35 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I grew up during the Cold War, my daf was in the AF and they were told to have 3 months of food on hand. I laugh now because the 8 of us coldn’t have lived 3 weeks on what we had and it seemed like a lot.

OTOH, my MIL had home canned goods from years back and could have lasted for months.


13 posted on 03/12/2013 6:29:18 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Kartographer

surprising to who? the sheeple?


14 posted on 03/12/2013 6:30:47 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: outofsalt
I've got 10-15 years of good cigars in a home-made humidor...a lemon tree and trees loaded with squirrels (and several boxes of good .22 lr ammo).

If any of you are hungry (for squirrel or a good,well-aged Macanudo gold ascot with a Connecticut wrapper) ...come on down.

Sentry password is "freeeeeper"

15 posted on 03/12/2013 6:32:34 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: tiki
Not counting the catz (they get fussy about being included on the protein list), I'm good for months and months. I've been living that way for a long time, and spent a year and a half after the market crash of 2008 mainly living on stored and foraged and grown food. Squirrel population took a big hit in 2009 around here. ;)

/johnny

16 posted on 03/12/2013 6:33:20 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Gotta find a local source of cow or horse sh_t...
Cleared about an 8th of an acre recently to expand the garden.
Pretty much all red clay & sand....*sigh*
17 posted on 03/12/2013 6:34:52 PM PDT by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: 45semi
Gotta find a local source of cow or horse sh_t...

Call your congresscritter. They are experts in that. ;)

/johnny

18 posted on 03/12/2013 6:36:40 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: warchild9
The list does not include sports. Sports is a diversion that maintains people’s reactions and perceptions of the world on the same level as fourteen-year-olds.

DING! DING! DING!

Whenever I see an adult decked out in the full regalia of "their team," my mind sees that woman who served her jury duty in her StarFleet uniform.

19 posted on 03/12/2013 6:38:21 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: RoosterRedux

Yeah—I’m old and not getting any younger. I don’t have any place to raise and store food and water and other essentials.

Maybe one of my many children will take us in-—LOL!


20 posted on 03/12/2013 6:38:36 PM PDT by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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