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Inside Britain's Armageddon houses: Meet the 'preppers' who are stockpiling food and weapons
dailymail. ^ | 30 November 2012 | By Hayley Dixon

Posted on 11/30/2012 10:34:52 AM PST by dennisw

Britons are stockpiling arms, food, and even condoms Some have secret hideaways away from towns and cities for when the apocalypse strikes They all appear in a documentary on people preparing for disaster Mayan calendar has predicted the apocalypse on December 21, 2012

The Mayan calendar predicts that the end of the world is less than a month away - but there are some Britons who are taking the doomsday prophecy more seriously than mos

Meet the UK's 'preppers'- people who are preparing for Armageddon behind closed doors. Between them they fear a new dark age, natural disasters, a solar flare, and a world without law and order.

They spend their entire lives and thousands of pounds preparing for disaster.

Retired soldier Michael Sanderson lives with his wife and two young daughters in Hertfordshire but has a trailer ready for them to escape to a secret Welsh hideaway at 15 minutes' notice.

Mr Sanderson, who served in the Falklands and Northern Ireland, said: 'I’m preparing for a natural disaster.

'Bad things do happen, people’s homes do get burned down, there are floods, there are catastrophic events that affect people completely.

'If you go too late, you’re dead. People say to me "why are you a prepper?" And I’m always baffled by it, because what I say to people is, I don’t understand why you’re not.

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1 posted on 11/30/2012 10:34:56 AM PST by dennisw
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To: dennisw

Putting up tins of Lobster Thermidor aux crevettes with a Mornay sauce, garnished with truffle pâté, brandy and a fried egg on top and Spam


2 posted on 11/30/2012 10:38:40 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Kartographer

Prepper ping!


3 posted on 11/30/2012 10:39:24 AM PST by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: P.O.E.

I DONT LIKE SPAM!


4 posted on 11/30/2012 10:42:28 AM PST by DCBryan1 (If there is ever another revolution, we need to decorate telephone poles with the MSM.)
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To: dfwgator

5 posted on 11/30/2012 10:44:34 AM PST by DCBryan1 (If there is ever another revolution, we need to decorate telephone poles with the MSM.)
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To: dennisw; Joe Brower; Travis McGee; Kartographer

I kinda feel sorry for the “real” Brits...they are gonna have a helluva time defending their preps without firearms. I hope they have alot of illegal STEN guns laying about.


6 posted on 11/30/2012 10:46:37 AM PST by DCBryan1 (If there is ever another revolution, we need to decorate telephone poles with the MSM.)
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To: passionfruit
you’re dead.

"No I'm not"
Adaptation from "Mary Queen of Scots" Monty Python sketch

7 posted on 11/30/2012 10:49:09 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: P.O.E.; DCBryan1; dennisw
Mmmmmmmmmm, Spam®.

Better than eating your neighbor or pet. LOL.

8 posted on 11/30/2012 10:50:01 AM PST by carriage_hill (Don't whiz on the electric fence. Awwwww-yeah!)
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To: dennisw

bttt


9 posted on 11/30/2012 10:50:29 AM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: dennisw

It would be just my luck to be sealed up in a doomsday shelter with 5000 tins of Spotted Dick.


10 posted on 11/30/2012 10:51:59 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: carriage_hill

> Mmmmmmmmmm, Spam®.
> Better than eating your neighbor or pet. LOL.

“Why?” asks the dog-eater in the White House.


11 posted on 11/30/2012 10:52:37 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: DCBryan1

Try sauteing sliced Spam in duck fat. Truly delicious.


12 posted on 11/30/2012 10:53:06 AM PST by ryderann
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To: dennisw

The comments are maddening. Why are the Brits so vile?


13 posted on 11/30/2012 10:57:41 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: dennisw

What like of weapons are they allowed in Britain? Cricket bats?


14 posted on 11/30/2012 10:59:09 AM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: riri

Crabs trying to pull the escaping crabs back into the pot


15 posted on 11/30/2012 10:59:24 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
It would be just my luck to be sealed up in a doomsday shelter with 5000 tins of Spotted Dick.

LOL
I saw a can of it at the grocery last week. Had to laugh,
Canned STD.

16 posted on 11/30/2012 11:00:29 AM PST by Vinnie (A)
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To: DCBryan1
I don't like SPAM either but figure if I get hungry enough I would eat it..

We are buying lots of food..I used some of the freeze dried hamburger meat during Thanksgiving since I had lots of guest that spent time with us after Thanksgiving..Anyway it really taste like fresh cooked hamburger meat..Very tasty..I have to replace that one and buy more..
we are well prepared but will get more..We have plenty of protection for the whole family and I don’t mean condoms..

17 posted on 11/30/2012 11:00:59 AM PST by PLD
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To: passionfruit; appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ..

Preppers’ PING!!


18 posted on 11/30/2012 11:03:20 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: passionfruit; appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ..

Preppers’ PING!!


19 posted on 11/30/2012 11:03:52 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: DCBryan1

That’s the first thing I immediately noticed from thie pics. They’ll have to defend themselves with sticks and stones.


20 posted on 11/30/2012 11:08:26 AM PST by Obadiah (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: dennisw

I’m willing to bet that the *last* thing these folks are worried about is some “Mayan calendar”.


21 posted on 11/30/2012 11:08:44 AM PST by The Duke
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To: lowbridge
What like of weapons are they allowed in Britain? Cricket bats?

Not even. A couple years ago there was an article about someone who got arrested for fighting off a burgler with a cricket bat. Naturally the burgler got off scott-free.
22 posted on 11/30/2012 11:13:26 AM PST by Ellendra (http://www.ustrendy.com/ellendra-nauriel/portfolio/18423/concealed-couture/)
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To: Jyotishi

23 posted on 11/30/2012 11:15:37 AM PST by carriage_hill (Don't whiz on the electric fence. Awwwww-yeah!)
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To: DCBryan1

Well, there’s spam egg sausage and spam, that’s not got much spam in it


24 posted on 11/30/2012 11:16:51 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: dennisw

I saw Vienna Sausages on someone’s prepper list or comment a couple weeks ago, so I bought a can to try (hadn’t had any in YEARS). No thanks, those are NASTY.


25 posted on 11/30/2012 11:25:16 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: dennisw

Glad to see big-mouthing about your preps isn’t just an American thing...


26 posted on 11/30/2012 11:29:13 AM PST by LadyBuck (Some day very soon, Life's little Twinkie gauge is gonna go......empty.)
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To: The Duke
I’m willing to bet that the *last* thing these folks are worried about is some “Mayan calendar”.

Alleged Mayan astronomical astrological geniuses >>>

  1. no wheel. They never invented and used this
  2. no primitive metallurgy such as copper
  3. lots of human sacrifice which just just just might lead to bad prophecy

So for me I am not spooked at all by these idiots

27 posted on 11/30/2012 11:44:45 AM PST by dennisw ( The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
It would be just my luck to be sealed up in a doomsday shelter with 5000 tins of Spotted Dick.

Forget the spotted kind. I don't want to be looking at any kind of dick. Presentable women are all invited.

28 posted on 11/30/2012 11:49:24 AM PST by dennisw ( The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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The Place for Conservatives

Thank you all very much!!
Woo hoo!! And now less than $1.9k to go!! We can do this.
Let's put this baby to bed!!

29 posted on 11/30/2012 11:50:06 AM PST by RedMDer (Please support Toys for Tots this CHRISTmas season.)
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To: dennisw

“Britons are stockpiling...condoms”

Too late. The UK is already f*cked.

:-P


30 posted on 11/30/2012 12:00:42 PM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: riri

“Why are the Brits so vile?”

Because the French called dibs on ‘revolting’.


31 posted on 11/30/2012 12:03:00 PM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: carriage_hill
He believes that governments are secretly preparing for Doomsday.

Hussein is buying up ammo, dehydrated meals, armored Homeland Security vehicles, bullet proof guard booths, coffins, etc. He's taking notes on how stupid people were during Katrina and Sandy. You can bet he'll do some trial runs of outages on the grid and internet soon. Very soon.

32 posted on 11/30/2012 12:03:00 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: dennisw
I kinda identify with the guy that said I can't believe you don't. I grew up in Missouri where the weather can be mild or fierce with 21 inches of snow and no school for 2 1/2 months with little warning. As well as numerous tornadoes with almost no warning.

Plus, when I was little, I stayed on the farm with the grandparents. They had gardens, chickens, small dairy herd, a pig and piglets, wood stove, no phone, out house, hand pumped well, and a pond.

They almost never went to town, so most necessities were all provided from our labor. My chores were to milk 1 cow by hand, collect eggs, and nurse the runt of the litter of piglets.

Guess we were preppers and didn't know it. After I got married, we always have prepped for storms and electrical outages-a little more each year, while we have bought our share of modern playthings, we have opted more often for practical things that are useful in emergencies too.

We built our house with 2 fireplaces and a woodstove. We have generators for our house and daughter's, a kerosene heater(useful on my husband's sideline business too). We have a couple of window air-conditioners that we can use to cool a room or two in case the central air fails, or electricity goes out.

After living through the 70’s oil shocks and double digit inflation, I increased the amount of purchases on sale and size of pantry on hand.

Beginning end of 2008, I went out and bought even more food-largely due to anticipated price increases. For example, bought 2 years of peanut butter at $1.00 a jar(it now costs $2.25 a jar). Have replenished it at every sale opportunity.

Started gardening in earnest in 2009 with indoor plants and 4 season gardening. Main reason to have pesticide free food, but also to get back to canning and having my own food on hand. Plus I don't like being charged $3.00 for a bag of spinach in the winter(which could have E-coli)so now I just grow my own all year round.

I have a treadle sewing machine which I kept for sentimental reasons, but it still works, as do my more modern electric machines.

That's not a whole list, but anyway we are pretty well set for bug in situations. Bug out plan still needs work, but is not the most likely scenario anyway(earthquake and storms are more likely). We are about 3/4 mile outside a small rural town on a 1 acre plot in a pretty nice subdivision with almost no restrictions and no neighborhood housing association.

We are 1/2 tank of gas from St. Louis. Not the best for teotwawki situation, but better than being in a big city, so I am not convinced we need a bug out plan unless, the entire state of Missouri goes under water overnight with prior warning.

33 posted on 11/30/2012 12:25:39 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: MeganC

LOL. Thanks for that post; I really did LOL!


34 posted on 11/30/2012 12:26:04 PM PST by Fletcher J
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To: greeneyes
"For example, bought 2 years of peanut butter at $1.00 a jar"

How many jars is 2 years of peanut butter?

35 posted on 11/30/2012 12:38:48 PM PST by CJ Wolf
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To: ryderann
Try sauteing sliced Spam in duck fat. Truly delicious.

Isn't he that rapper from Thailand?

36 posted on 11/30/2012 12:42:46 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: CJ Wolf
How many jars is 2 years of peanut butter?

Considering that you'd probably be "bound up" for a year after downing a jar of PB, I'd say that a 2-year supply would be 2 jars.

37 posted on 11/30/2012 12:48:21 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: bgill
Good observation. When ½ of the country is in a bitter cold winter, it'll be a perfect time to pull some plugs and see peoples' reaction.
38 posted on 11/30/2012 12:49:08 PM PST by carriage_hill (Don't whiz on the electric fence. Awwwww-yeah!)
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To: CJ Wolf

About 40 jars for us.


39 posted on 11/30/2012 12:49:20 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: dennisw

Sorry my post got a little long too much nostalgia.


40 posted on 11/30/2012 12:52:02 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: SIDENET

Considering that you’d probably be “bound up” for a year after downing a jar of PB, I’d say that a 2-year supply would be 2 jars.
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Only if that is all you eat. It’s just one of many sources of protein that kids of all ages like around here.LOL.


41 posted on 11/30/2012 12:54:55 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: greeneyes
Apologize? It brought back some good memories for me.
42 posted on 11/30/2012 1:28:15 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: greeneyes

Nice deal.


43 posted on 11/30/2012 1:32:29 PM PST by CJ Wolf
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To: greeneyes

Thanks for your accounting! I got an internet tickle yesterday. It said that Calvin Coolidge -— During family vacations he would arrange for his boys to do some farm work. He would rent them out! He would send them out to labor with the peasants. For compensation of course. The boys introduction to the world of work


44 posted on 11/30/2012 1:37:39 PM PST by dennisw ( The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw
They're not preparing for the "end of the world", they're prepping for civil breakdown which can be brought on by any number influences.

Most likely being a sustained failure of the electrical grid which could be caused by a well planned terrorist attack on all of their country's power sources.

How would they cope with the loss of electrical power for a month? Markets would be devoid of food within two days.

The frozen food in their freezers would be thawed out within 24 hours.

Gasoline would be unavailable since stations rely on electricity for their pumps to function.

Patients in their hospitals relying on life support systems would be dead within 24 hours.

Pharmaceuticals required to sustain life would no longer be delivered to their pharmacies.

With no electricity, doctors' offices would be closed and hospitals shut down.

After a week of no electricity, no gasoline and no access to food stuffs, chaos would then set in.

Those people over there are clueless as evidenced by the comments. But what the hell, they've come to rely completely on their government to meet their every need......

At least the preppers are prepared and I applaud them for it.......

45 posted on 11/30/2012 1:40:10 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: dennisw

Whassup with that site, I have a registered account but everything I try to post is never shown...................


46 posted on 11/30/2012 2:46:25 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Mich Patriot

Smother them in ketchup or toss them in an omelet.

Besides they are for when TSHTF. We won’t be so picky then.


47 posted on 11/30/2012 3:00:16 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: dennisw
weapons... ya mean like cricket bats???
48 posted on 11/30/2012 3:04:00 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: lowbridge
In England, hunters can have a hunting rifle but the hunters have to go through mega paperwork to prove they are a hunter and exactly who they are. They have a list of every hunter who has a gun.

I was there one time and my daughter-in-law is an actress and was in a play where the theaters are. We went to a restaurant to eat after the play, and there was a buzz in the crowd and policemen were everywhere. A terrible disaster had just happened. Someone had killed a person with a knife. It was as if the world had ended. Everyone was shocked.

The next day, a reenactment of the murder was done to try to give the cops a lead. I don't know if they ever caught who did it, but that was the only murder in England at that time to talk about and was all over the paper. How many people in this country get killed in one day?

People get murdered there by knives, pills, strangling by hands, hanging, beating until dead, etc., but that's done inside - seldom is there a murder “in public”.

As far as English people storing, I doubt many do. This generation are the children and grandchildren of those who went through WWII. In my opinion, having gone there for over 20 years and mingled with the people, there is still a mindset to “endure” hardship rather than use innovation or preparation to make it better. Yes, my daughter-in-law is a freaking English liberal and thinks I am crazy for prepping and her upper lifestyle friends think the same.

So, I'm there one time and the water went off. There was one small bottle of unopened water in that house. The water was off for hours and no one knew why. Well, if they had stored some water, they would have been fine until it finally came back.

I've got other stories about that country, having lived there for weeks at a time over the many years.

You don't want to live there in an emergency.

49 posted on 11/30/2012 3:04:35 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I see about half of what I post at the UK Daily Mail go through. I hear they are the biggest newspaper site. Most trafficked. My opinion is they farm out a lot of commentary monitoring to India etc so you Mr Hot Tabasco are in a catch as catch can situation.


50 posted on 11/30/2012 3:21:28 PM PST by dennisw ( The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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