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A preppers tale #5325649 01/17/20 07:50 PM
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Friend of mine bought out his bosses business back in the late 80's. Guy was in his late 50's and had done well over the years. He was convinced society would at sometime break down, and it would become every man for himself. He bought 100 acres,45 mins outside of town, with house and driving shed. He had diesel generators, wood stoves, guns and traps for a trap line etc. I assume he had a good life there.

I heard he recently died at 92, never living long enough to see what he feared.

Just thought I'd share the story


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Re: A preppers tale [Re: Bluestream] #5325684 01/17/20 08:26 PM
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He lived the life he wanted and died at 92. Hard to judge that.



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So his plan saved him from Armageddon, right? Lesson noted. LOL


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Lived in Wyoming and I can say those people know how to fend for themselves.If anything it shows how resourceful people can get. Dad always wanted us to be able to take care of ourselves,be upstanding citizens and have conservative principles. Preppers are a weird group of ducks; this forum has a hoarding mentality also. I dont hoard but I am good to the individual who does as I might have to call in a due if something happened. He lived to be 92 and had lots of stuff,pretty cool! thumbsup


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Re: A preppers tale [Re: Bluestream] #5325903 01/18/20 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Bluestream
Friend of mine bought out his bosses business back in the late 80's. Guy was in his late 50's and had done well over the years. He was convinced society would at sometime break down, and it would become every man for himself. He bought 100 acres,45 mins outside of town, with house and driving shed. He had diesel generators, wood stoves, guns and traps for a trap line etc. I assume he had a good life there.

I heard he recently died at 92, never living long enough to see what he feared.

Just thought I'd share the story



Or maybe he lived a long time away from what he disliked. I myself live in the middle of nowhere with solar panels, a generator, etc, and it's not necessarily about the end of the world.


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Re: A preppers tale [Re: Bluestream] #5325916 01/18/20 01:48 AM
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all he was doing is self insuring. like any other insurance you hope you never need it ,but when you do you are happy you have it. nothing wrong about being prepared

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all he was doing is self insuring. like any other insurance you hope you never need it ,but when you do you are happy you have it. nothing wrong about being prepared

It's also a hobby, and further, nice to be away from people. I live somewhat similarly, and hope that my preparation is never needed, but I enjoy being away from people and the city and suburbs.


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Re: A preppers tale [Re: Bluestream] #5326073 01/18/20 08:42 AM
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OP - good story.

You either take care of yourself OR the government will do it for you.

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Be aware that Bleach has a shelf life (good for disinfecting cloths UP TO one year.

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Re: A preppers tale [Re: WhyMe] #5326087 01/18/20 09:00 AM
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all he was doing is self insuring. like any other insurance you hope you never need it ,but when you do you are happy you have it. nothing wrong about being prepared


You may be right, he lived not in fear, but prepared. Ironically we may be closer today to crisis than ever. Nothing wrong with being self sufficient.


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Re: A preppers tale [Re: Bluestream] #5326094 01/18/20 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Bluestream
Friend of mine bought out his bosses business back in the late 80's. Guy was in his late 50's and had done well over the years. He was convinced society would at sometime break down, and it would become every man for himself. He bought 100 acres,45 mins outside of town, with house and driving shed. He had diesel generators, wood stoves, guns and traps for a trap line etc. I assume he had a good life there.

I heard he recently died at 92, never living long enough to see what he feared.

Just thought I'd share the story

Whats a driving shed?

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I have always had a supply of water and food available. I’m not hard core like a prepper but I like to be prepared in case disaster strikes.

What I have found out after going through a few storms including Typhoon Haiyan and a 7.1 earthquake is that all that preparation put me in a position to help others.


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Re: A preppers tale [Re: Bluestream] #5326140 01/18/20 09:56 AM
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A generator makes noise in a quiet town. Great way to attract attention. It's good for comforts during the first couple days of a catastrophe, before everyone else gets hungry enough to riot.

Good preppers garden and can. Are emotionally ready to separate from friends and family who will want "in" at the 11th hour. Keep their stashes secret. Stay in good physical shape. Can sit still without getting bored. Etc.

"Living off the land" doesn't always mean shooting a deer. Sometimes it means taking from weaker humans.

This guy's estate sale would be swell. thumbsup

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I myself live in the middle of nowhere with solar panels, a generator, etc, and it's not necessarily about the end of the world.


Same here. I don't like to rely on others.

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all he was doing is self insuring.... like any other insurance you hope you never need it, but when you do you are happy you have it. nothing wrong about being prepared


Agreed.

More people should be thinking ahead, honestly. Nothing wrong with being prepared to handle a disaster.


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This guy's estate sale would be swell. thumbsup

Indeed! A good Opportunity for others now - - after he has passed.


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Originally Posted by Bluestream
Friend of mine bought out his bosses business back in the late 80's. Guy was in his late 50's and had done well over the years. He was convinced society would at sometime break down, and it would become every man for himself. He bought 100 acres,45 mins outside of town, with house and driving shed. He had diesel generators, wood stoves, guns and traps for a trap line etc. I assume he had a good life there.

I heard he recently died at 92, never living long enough to see what he feared.

Just thought I'd share the story

Whats a driving shed?

Its like an equipment shed.


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