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Inside the Armageddon house: Former
soldier stockpiles enough food to last
for a year as he prepares for
frozen winter

Daily Mail [UK], by Hayley Dixon

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 11/29/2012 9:03:06 AM

A former soldier has everything to survive if the world hits meltdown--after building an emergency larder with food for 365 days and spending £20,000 to ensure his house will run without power. Father-of-five Simon Dillon, 47, has added a purpose-built store cupboard full of beans, pulses, rice, flours, sugars, sauces and fried dried meals at his home in Brinnington, Stockport. It is only one part of the complex changes he’s made to his home in case the power runs out. He has installed solar panels, wood burning stoves for heating, a dual-fuel oven and off-grid lighting--costing more than £20,000.

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Sounds like a plan. . . .

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tren9, 11/29/2012 9:11:47 AM     (No. 9039078)

12-21-2012 is less than a month away.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: coldoc, 11/29/2012 9:13:24 AM     (No. 9039084)

Now the neighbors know where to go....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bkt23, 11/29/2012 9:33:13 AM     (No. 9039121)

...and by publishing his name, you´ve now made him a target. Brilliant.

Here in the U.S., many people are doing likewise *and* they´re well-armed with several thousands of rounds of ammunition.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Liberal like Jefferson, 11/29/2012 9:40:03 AM     (No. 9039137)

As someone who also has several thousand rounds of ammunition, I am not sure why there´s all these references to large stockpiles of ammo. I do it because it´s less expensive to get it in bulk, and as availability can fluctuate, I want enough so I can ride out a couple few years.

That said, I can´t imagine sitting in my bunker/fortified home, eating MRIs and shooting thousands of rounds at neighbors? inner-city looters? government storm troopers? zombies? who?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kiltedone, 11/29/2012 10:09:32 AM     (No. 9039193)

People in NY and Jersey laughed about those people that laid up stores of food and water.
How that work out for them?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/29/2012 10:30:51 AM     (No. 9039237)

Well we have to ask a question...survive for what purpose? To clean up the mess? No thanks, I´d as soon go with the first blast!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: planetgeo, 11/29/2012 10:33:11 AM     (No. 9039246)

Grasshopper media like to ridicule the ants. Winter is here.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JoniTx, 11/29/2012 10:45:37 AM     (No. 9039281)

Way down in the article it has this:

~~They all feature in PREPPERS UK:SURVIVING ARMAGEDDON which is exclusive to the National Geographic Channel on Thursday 29th November at 11pm or Friday 30th November at 8pm

The show is part of the British version of a series about people preparing for the apocalypse. The date that some believe will bring the end of the world is fast approaching.
~~





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Reply 9 - Posted by: charliecoconut, 11/29/2012 11:23:45 AM     (No. 9039368)

Learn how to get wild edible plants and protein, someone will kill you for your MRIs

Pretty easy to smoke you out of your bunker

Knowledge is well hidden and travels light


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Reply 10 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 11/29/2012 11:28:44 AM     (No. 9039378)

wow. the only thing not supplied is their google map coordinates. so much for security. names, townships, counties. I´ll bet the neighbors are happy to get this info.

´´come on chaps. We´re going to pay old Simon a friendly visit´´...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: blunderbuss, 11/29/2012 12:09:17 PM     (No. 9039468)

It is interesting that many feel the need to poke fun and ridicule those who feel they foresee troubled times ahead and try to plan for it. I see many examples of the need to call them fools, crazy people or potentially dangerous people. It seems somehow necessary to put them in a silly light. I suspect so that many who have not prepared can somehow feel better about themselves. How strange!

Yet when a real crisis were to happen, and they have happened and will happen again, what are we to make of this? Katrina and Sandy are but recent examples that come to mind. Would it not be better to at least plan a little in advance. Simply following FEMA´s advice to stockpile food and water for at least two weeks? Yet why the shaming of those who would do more. Better yet, why is it considered fashionable to do nothing?

What would happen to these extreme stockpilers in a real and prolonged emergency? Would they be called thieves and horders, even they they had planned well in advance without any profiting intetions beyond self preservation? Would their property be taken away for the "common good". Should they fear confiscating government entities or worse their hungry neighbors? It has been documented that prolonged hunger can induce a form of psychosis.

Maybe the real answer is for those who do extreme stockpiling to not advertise their efforts. I have heard the term OPSEC. But is that really doing any good or more harm in the long term, making us fearfull of our family, friends and neighbors? Trully strange times we live in.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: kono, 11/29/2012 12:41:17 PM     (No. 9039549)

"The Mayan calendar predicts that the end of the world is less than a month away . . ."

When the article begins with hype absurd enough to embarrass most tabloids, there´s really no point wasting time on the rest.

The Mayan calendar does not predict the end of the world -- just the end of their "year" (the long period of time called a bak´tun).

Maybe it´s not too early to start demented apocalyptic rumors about 1/23/4567...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: gazelam, 11/29/2012 12:57:15 PM     (No. 9039585)

Sounds like my off-grid cabin. I do need gas or propane to pump water from the well (redundant generators), but I have solar for everything else electric. Year´s supply of food, fuel, clothing, and other necessities: all check. It´s 10 miles off pavement and hard to find.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/30/2012 2:02:54 AM     (No. 9040591)

Wonder how many houses have bunkers under them ?

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