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View Poll Results: How old are a prepper are ypu now?
0> 20 59 5.86%
21 > 30 254 25.22%
31 > 40 195 19.36%
41 > 50 221 21.95%
51 > older than dirt 278 27.61%
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:48 PM
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27 in a week and a half. Unfortunately, I've only recently (the last year-ish) been doing any kind of prepping. I've been doing Infantry work since I was 18, so I've got some good training in the wilderness as well as combat oriented training. Luckily, I also had the good fortune of growing up poorer than dirt in backwoods Louisiana, so I know a thing or two about being in the woods.

When I first voted on this poll, there were WAY more of the older folks, and I was let down a little bit because I always worry that not enough young folks have opened their eyes yet. I'm glad to see that there's been more of the younger generations show up.
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When I first voted on this poll, there were WAY more of the older folks, and I was let down a little bit because I always worry that not enough young folks have opened their eyes yet. I'm glad to see that there's been more of the younger generations show up.
I'm one of the old guys and I share your feelings, we need more of the younger generations prepping. You're the ones that will be doing the long term rebuilding.
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Deep in the dirt but still able to dig!!!! I was not surprised by the results of the poll. I think all the 'wrinklies' and 'silver surfers' on here should try to pass the word and encourage younger preppers, even if they do think we are nuts ;o)
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22.

Just starting out. Been shooting a few years, but just starting to collect gear and supplies
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Old enough to know better, but still too young to care.

Born ready. But still have a long way to go to be self sufficient. If I'm lucky enough to have more time, I want to eventually turn the BoL (farm) into an off grid oasis. Defending it against hungry and angry folks is the problem.
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Mid 30's. Had the prepper mindset since I was a teenager. Been at it since 1999. Been seriously at it since 2008.
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17 but i'll be 18 in 20 days.
graduated high school early going to try for a military medical waiver.
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I figure that I am old enough to smarter than I was 35 years ago and I still look at the green side of that sod every day. 58 and still going.
Old 11-23-2011, 06:51 PM
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48 and getting wiser by the day. Been into this lifestyle since the mid 80's...................its amazing how much gear one can accumulate in that amount of time but even more amazing is what it sells for now
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Be 41 this December. Been into wilderness survival since I was a kid. Got into prepping a handful of years ago. Lots more to learn. Seems like the older I get the less I know.
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Started in earnest 37 years ago via being trained and schooled in it by my grandfather.
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I've had the guys I work with tell me that I lit the match that caused the big bang! But...
I'm 57 years old. not that old, not that young. But I still think like I did when I was 30 or younger. It's a shame that youth is wasted on the young! hahahaha!
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47 by birth, Some days I feel like it could still be in the 30ish range. But yet some do feel like they might be what 80 is like. Have only been really prepping for less than a year.
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Under 60 and been a prepper for the last 20+ years.

So what's it to ya'?
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be 52 in January , come November probably be pushing up daisy's !
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CJ ????? WTF November?
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47 here started learning and prepping to some extent with the family when I was a kid. Always had a bugout bag and means to defend myself. Got a lot more serious when I got married and had kids say around say around the age of 33.
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At 72, I'm set up to defend in place, Hell, I'm too old to run but I have 20/17 vision and am a damn good shot so if I must make a stand it will be on this mountain. As a child I was so poor I was taught to keep everything because we might need it. With a bit of effort, I would almost qualify for one of the Hoarder shows. There has always been a feeling of security about preppin, it's nice to realize you are prepared to handle most situations. All of you young people out there should consider stocking non-perishable food, basic medicine and first-aid, two defense/hunting weapons, 12 ga. shotgun and a pistol, .357 and up along with plenty, that's plenty of ammo. If you don't know how to use a firearm...learn, now! If you can, buy some "Junk Silver", th at's US coins 1964 and back as they are 90% silver and are great for small purchases. If you live in a sizeable city you should consider the Bug Out plan, otherwise, consider defending in place. Look at the traffic situation today, just before Thanksgiving, what do you think it will be like in a real emergency. By the way, where are you going to bug out to? Unless you have a specific place already set up, you will find yourself in a strange area, out of gas, food and water along with a lot of other folks who thought they could live off the land. I bet 95% of the population would eventually starve trying to live off the land. Another thing to consider, most of us who have worked for years to prep for any emergency will not welcome you with open arms. Y ou will most probably be viewed as a problem. Emergencies, whether natural or man made are serious situations, think carefully and conduct yourselves accordingly. Good luck from an Old Prepper.
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I invented dirt. Started gathering preps before Y2K. Learned the knack of survival in the Scouts back in the olden days.........
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dirt here too i think of it as camo...
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