What is a Prepper Lifestyle? - Page 2 - Survivalist Forum
Survivalist Forum

Advertise Here

Go Back   Survivalist Forum > >
Articles Classifieds Donations Gallery Groups Links Store Survival Files


Notices

Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Anything Disaster Preparedness or Survival Related

Advertise Here
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-09-2020, 09:02 AM
Hick Industries's Avatar
Hick Industries Hick Industries is online now
Live Secret, Live Happy
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eastern Oklahoma
Posts: 15,189
Thanks: 18,685
Thanked 38,128 Times in 10,542 Posts
Default



Advertise Here

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aerindel View Post
"Live like it already happened"

Of course its not that simple and you can't really do it.

But that is what I strive for in one line.



50.....million? That seems high. Thats 90%+ of all people in North America at the time of Columbus.
I recently visited one of the larger building sites excavated by the OU archeology dept. They based the population estimate on the amount of trash in the mounds, the number of bones burried over time, and the number of building sites found. https://www.okhistory.org/sites/spiromounds

The Mississippian population was larger than the entire European population at that time. The population of each of the major city centers was larger than the population of London at that time.

The reason I posted about this culture in a preparedness site, is because they had no resistance to European disease, and at least 90% of their population died within a few yrs of contact.

We sometimes attempt to define a End of the world as we know it. These native americans lived in large matrialical families of 20 persons. The data suggests that every family unit was decimated and often only one or two family members survived disease.
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to Hick Industries For This Useful Post:
Old 01-09-2020, 09:48 AM
Inazone's Avatar
Inazone Inazone is offline
Fenced In
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Bloomington, MN
Posts: 3,209
Thanks: 1,382
Thanked 4,375 Times in 1,879 Posts
Default

Everyone's circumstances are different, and some folks focus on regional (earthquake, hurricane, flood, etc.) while others want to be prepared for everything from civil unrest to a meteor. Some either live in a place where they can hunker down to ride out virtually any event, and some are in a tough spot due to work, family or other considerations. As I see it, I'm not in any particular position to criticize anyone else's plan. Instead, I think it's really more of an attitude than anything else. Preppers aren't the type of people to just roll over when adversity approaches, or counting on someone else to save the day.
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to Inazone For This Useful Post:
Old 01-09-2020, 10:36 AM
Gordon Randal's Avatar
Gordon Randal Gordon Randal is offline
Honyock
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Missouri
Posts: 575
Thanks: 33
Thanked 1,258 Times in 415 Posts
Default

I guess I grew up living the prepper lifestyle. My parents lived it so it was just what we did. Large garden, orchard, butchered cows, hogs and chickens, canned lots of food, didn't throw things away if they could be fixed and fixed most everything.

Seldom called a "technician" to fix anything, we did it. Grew up as a jack of all trades, still don't call someone to fix it.

When I got married, wife and I agreed to not buy on credit. We saved money until we could pay cash. Property was only exception, paid off now. Had a friend tell me we lived poor. May have been true when we were young but 30 years later we had as much as he did, debt free and he was up to his ears in debt. Who lived poor?

I have "stuff" that I accumulated over the years, mostly used, in good condition. I don't have to go to the store I already have what ever I need.

We have food, water, power (not grid), shelter and secure shelter. (now days called a safe room. Could be a cave). All paid for.

Being prepared includes being prepared where ever you are, like the Church in Ft Worth, TX the other day. Pay attention to your surroundings at all times.

It is a mindset.

Be Prepared !
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to Gordon Randal For This Useful Post:
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-09-2020, 01:26 PM
Aceoky's Avatar
Aceoky Aceoky is online now
Outside the box
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: W. KY
Age: 57
Posts: 3,065
Thanks: 33,880
Thanked 7,697 Times in 2,163 Posts
Default

Short version to be able to live as those did during the "Great Depression" era , not having to depend on just in time deliveries etc. etc.
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to Aceoky For This Useful Post:
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
prepping, prepping for shtf, shrf survival plans



Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Survivalist Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Gender
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © Kevin Felts 2006 - 2015,
Green theme by http://www.themesbydesign.net