John Adrain is an inventor living on a cliff’s edge in the Pacific Northwest. He has a variety of fears, including nuclear fallout, natural disasters, and biological terrorist attacks. He’s worried about a lot. Now, as much as I like teasing our preppers/victims each week, Mr. Adrain addresses something at the very beginning of his segment that has been bugging me for two bleeping years. I don’t quite understand bugging out. Where are you going to bug out to? Because if there was some sort of a panic, people think they’re just going to get onto the freeway
Comments: About "home defense prepping", he starts off by living on a cliff. More easily defended. And staying put, fully prepared.
And then he gets to the nitty gritty: Adrain´s weapon of choice.
But wait. There´s more. More persons intent on surviving what scares them. Read on...
I´ve watched the show a couple yimes. Some truly epic cases of over preparing for doomed to fail plans.My favorite was the family in Florida who were prepping their end of the world bunker. They bought the food, water, chemical toilets, guns ammo 4WD´s and survival clothes. Only problem? Their impenetrable bunker was in Colorado, they lived in FL.
They thought they would bug out and just nonchalantly drive 2000 miles to their Shangri-La.
Another show about building the tincans to live in touched on the tremendous secrecy people think they are keeping about the wherabouts of said buried tin can. And complaining about how many generators were being stolen.
My response, no matter how remote you think you are every thirteen year old mountain man wannabe knows exactly where your building anything. WHich means his turkey hunting dad and all his deer hunting buddies and there coctail party circuit hangers on do too.
Best bet? Stay put don´t have anything worth stealing (stockpile a couple sacks of rice and beans, leave some as decoy to make thieves you can´t discourage, or kill, leave) and hunker down. If it lasts long enough for you to have to start growing your own food then its a time when the living might well envy the dead.
I don´t know about all these folks on this show - (caveat: have never watched it, but the teaser ads seem to imply that the show is all about making fun of them) - but as for myself, I never - NEVER - discuss any facet of home security.
This is the sort of thing where a little common sense and moderation would come in handy.
There is nothing wrong with having some food, water, firearms, a generator and some cash on hand for emergencies. ATM´s and credit card readers don´t work without electricity and a generator can help keep your freezer from thawing out all your food.
That said, #1 is correct. If I have to start growing my own food it means the world has turned into a hell-hole and I might just be better off dead.
People should be prepared to grow their own food no matter what. It should just be happening. Should an apocalypse happen, someone´s going to have to grow food, may as well start with you, right?
One of the best bits of advice came from Instapundit. Never let your car go below half a tank of gas. If you lose power for an extended period of time, you can recharge phones and computers in your car. Plus you´ll need a vehicle if you need to get to the hospital (if that´s at all an option anymore).
Anyway, this show seems like a joke, and I´ve seen others mocking it before.
you are going to love this..I prepare or could be called a prepper. I live in the Pacific Northwest so I consider storms and maybe an earth shaking with a wave a probability. I have enough food for my family and 10 grand children. My home is called the citadel as it lies in the middle of 10,000 acres with very few neighbors. It is protected and there are back up systems to systems plus it has several survilence systems. My sons all former recon Marines and than there is Dad. So yes call us crazy but i sleep very well at night.
Whenever I see the ads for this show I think, well, its kind of a hobby, anyway. Everyone needs a hobby.
I would not want to be a prepper, but would sure like to know one of them. They would not want me horning in on them in the event of an emergency, but the occasional odd advice might be good.
I am seriously considering leaving this country. That is my form of prepping. The hoards who voted for Obama truly scare me. I want to get far away from them. I am also looking for remote communities far from any major city. Another approach is to buy a boat and live aboard that. makes for a good escape and there´s lots of food around you when you´re on the run.
Seems a little short-sighted to do all that much doomsday preparation. Unless you plan to remain in your ´safe´ location permanently, it´s a huge throw of the dice to assume you´ll just happen to be there when the proverbial s--t hits the fan.
When you are called, you will go. No discussion. However, as I understand it, some will be left behind to fight evil. They will be given strength and everythi g needed for the fight, God would not abandon those He chose to fight. Perhaps these are some who have been given divine guidance ahead of time.
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