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I used to extol the virtues and necessity of preparing, but now as I believe we are running out of time, (weeks to a couple of years) I don't think its wise to keep talking to people about it. I don't want to advertise the fact that I am preparing, or have people turn me into the government if they come looking for guns.

If there is someone who can be convinced, then by all means tell them. But for all the people we have been telling all along, and who have ignored us, I am going to stop telling. if they ask me about my preps when stuff starts looking sketchy, i will lament how I "used most of that stuff up camping" or something along those lines, or sold it to get something for my car.

They had their chance to listen, and the last thing I want now is to have them knocking on my door when tshtf
 

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Sheeple got to get sheared then slaughtered, that's their place in nature.

Like I said on another thread:

Right now and all of this year the most feared thing facing UNCLE is REVOLUTION regardless of the match which lights it.

And Americans just elected a total government of Pyromaniacs then gave them all Bic Lighters.
 

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I agree 110%
I tried with my 2 closest nephews.
I thought they were both on-board.
as soon as times got tough, one sold off all his guns
The other was able to pick up a few. and some of the ammo
He is the one that has woke up the last few weeks since just before the election and has begun to prepare.
Now we spend our time talking about WHAT to stock insteak of needing to.
the other nephew is on his own.
 

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I have come to the same conclusion here.
We have been branded with all soughts of names for years and some have payed a heavy price.
What people do or don't do is their responsibility, whether they accept that, only time will tell.
 

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I quit trying to educate the ignorant I knew about what was going on around them more than five years ago, I got tired of wasting the time on them and concetrated on my own preps.
 

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I never talk about prepping or preparing for disaster. Instead I test the waters. I say things like, "With the economy the way that it is, a smart person would buy an extra bag of rice or flour for bad times." Or something like that. It tends to weed out the receptive from the ostriches with their heads stuck in the sand. I've had people tell me all about their supplies and the scary stuff that they believe is coming up. All the while I sit back and tell almost nothing about my preps. It really surprises me how many people are starting to get the vive that everything is not right.
 

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What makes you wake up?
Quietness?No
Loud banging ,yes.
Many are arousing now,I pray it is not too late for them to get organized.

I am one of those! I heard the loud banging and I'm preping! even if the s doesn't htf, I will have a nice secure winter knowing i have absolutely everything i need right here in my cozy little home. It's not too late. :thumb:
 

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I agree. Those that I know could be turned around I will still try to encourage but I don't plan to mention it to anyone else. I think we're getting to crunch time too and trying to get others to get prepared will more likely put you on their list of those to bother when times get hard instead of preparing themselves.
 

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the more sheep wake up- the more people there may be to squabble over meager resources. The human thing (in theory) to do is to try to save as many as you can, but when it hits the fan, Mother Nature will be back in control of things. When that evil bitch is around- you look after you and your own and thats it.

 

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People just think I am crazy anyway, so I quit trying too. Besides, then when things get crazy it may pop in their heads, "oh she prepared" and then I end up with not enough. May sound selfish, but when it comes to survival I suppose you must be a bit selfish. I did tell certain family members if something occurs very bad, to get in the car and come straight to my house. At least there is a chance then.
 

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the more sheep wake up- the more people there may be to squabble over meager resources. The human thing (in theory) to do is to try to save as many as you can, but when it hits the fan, Mother Nature will be back in control of things. When that evil bitch is around- you look after you and your own and thats it.

Damn you an ugly boy.....:D:
 

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A lot of them are gonna start thinking everythings gonna be ok because Obama and the Media say so. There's only so much you can do for people.
 

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I still try to get folks to prep and to be honest many more are coming over. Originally I tried to get them to prep for a natural disaster. This wasn't to difficult since we live in a hurricane area. Over time many saw the logic in being prepared and some even saw the long term possibilities. Of these a few even realized that having a firearm was prudent.

Now and by this I mean since the election, I've had several people approach me and ask what they can do to get ready. I don't discourage them and tell them it's to late, because it's never to late to get ready. I show them the basics as far as food and water storage goes and if they ask then I talk about weapons.

On a side note, folks are getting scared, so many things are coming together that they want to take some control. Giving people hope is never a bad thing even if you believe them to be hopeless.
 

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I was thinking this on the last wild edible hike I took out. If a whole bunch of people know how to find wild edibles wouldn't that make them harder to find for the rest of us? I was thinking that it wouldn't take much for one or two people to come a strip a wild leek patch to nothing or eat all the respberries in a patch instead of just taking what they need.

One of the major problems with resources right now is that there are a whole lot of people out there trying to use the same resources. I was thinking that maybe I'll just settle back on teaching about sailing and boat building instead of the more survival friendly classes I do from time to time.

The other thing is that for every class I teach, and this never fails, there is one or two people who take a weekend class and then think they could go off and live in the wilds. Instead of fostering that odd, false sense of hope these people should be left along so maybe they'd prepare a bit more instead of thinking of running away and living off the land after a 2 day class.

I'll have to restructure my class schedule. thanks for this post, it brought to the front of my mind things that I have been kind of thinking about for a while now.

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