Thread: Doomday report
02-18-2012, 12:55 AM #1
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Doomsday Report: THREE MILLION PREPPERS IN AMERICA Are Getting Ready For The End of the World As We Know It
February 11th, 2012
In the autumn of 2008, as Presidential hopefuls sparred over whether we had entered a recession or not and well before the onset of the most serious global crisis since the 1930′s, trend forecaster Gerald Celente advised his Trends Journal subscribers to prepare for the worst and plan for the best. “It will be,” warned Celente, “like nothing we’ve ever seen in our lifetime.”
The aware and prepared … those understanding just how out of control society would become, and those who had acquired the skills for survival would stand the best chance of navigating the chaos safely.
But Americans were not prepared. Not by a long shot
Very few had the foresight to predict that the economic system and social fabric of our nation would be threatened with upheaval and disarray. But some, whether through independent education or through intuition, deduced that there was a real possibility of a system shock so significant that life as we know it could be on the verge of a major paradigm shift – perhaps even a complete collapse of our economy and resource infrastructure.
As natural disasters around the world took the lives of hundreds of thousands, space agencies warned of solar disruptions that threaten our power grid, the economies of the world slid further into depression, and tensions between the world’s financial and resource super powers grew, more and more people began to realize that the stability we have come to depend on to live our daily lives was nothing but illusion.
With very few places to turn for support, most headed for the internet, where communities had popped up to discuss possible disaster and collapse scenarios, and ways to minimize the impact on oneself and family. That it was happening or could happen was no longer the question.
The real question was how to survive it when it finally came to pass.
With none of us ever having experienced (or even imagined) such a possibility before, many turned to guidance from experts in their fields – people like Gerald Celente or Marc ‘Dr. Doom’ Faber, who had an uncanny ability to see developing trends, and authors like survival expert James Rawles who wrote the popular economic collapse and survival cult classic Patriots and William Forstchen who penned One Second After, a frighteningly realistic look at what life without the grid might look like. First it was thousands, then tens of thousands of concerned Americans who began learning the essentials of survival by learning from each other with resources offered at web destinations like the American Preppers Network, Doctor Prepper, Survival Mom, Off Grid Survival and Ready Nutrition.
Those who chose to insulate themselves against coming disaster were often vilified or dismissed as lunatics by friends and family alike. And while many chose to ignore the trend which had become quite apparent, those who had the willingness to consider a different reality than had been painted by the powers that be just kept on preppin’.
As global malaise continued and the people began to lose confidence in political platitudes and corporatist solutions, the movement towards preparedness, survival and self reliance grew. After having seen what took place in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, many came to the conclusion that if the worst were to happen there would be no government to help, no 9-1-1 to call, and no emergency management agency to distribute food or water.
Today, at the cusp of possibly the most trying times in human history, more Americans than ever before are preparing for the possibility of disaster.
As many as three million Americans now fall into the category dubbed ‘preppers’ – people who are making detailed plans for the end of the world as we know it.
The preppers are an ever-growing group of survivalists who take extreme measures to prepare for a major catastrophic event.
More than 300,000 people a month visit the movement’s website, survivalblog.com, which catalogues how people are preparing for the worst.
The website has been set up by James Rawles, a former US Army intelligence officer, who is one of the movement’s leading figures.
Speaking to The Times, he said: ‘Should the worst happen, it’s become apparent that the Government can’t provide for everybody. And now that realisation is becoming more widespread.‘
‘People invest so much money in life insurance,’ Mr Ralston told National Geographic. ‘This is life assurance.’
He is like some of the people featured on National Geographic’s new show Doomsday Preppers, which chronicles a new prepper each week, delving into their conceptions of the end and what they’re doing to prepare for it.
‘It’s not a hobby, it’s a lifestyle,’ Gloria Haswell told National Geographic. She and her husband spend 50 hours a week getting ready for a climate shift in the poles.
‘These are not just a handful of people living in the mountains,’ National Geographic Channel’s executive vice president of programming Michael Cascio told the Wall Street Journal. ‘They’re everywhere.’
The Journal notes that Nat Geo has begun appealing to a growing subculture that has seen the past disasters – from last year’s tsunami and earthquake in Japan to riots to economic uncertainty – and have wanted to prepare the best they can.
‘The last few years have probably exacerbated the doomsday fear,’ Mr Cascio told the Journal. ‘The world is changing.’
Source: UK Daily Mail
This week the National Geographic series Doomsday Preppers debuted to an audience of four million, a testament to the fact that preparing for disasters – regardless of the kind – is a growing trend, and one that’s popular even among those that have been affectionately dubbed the sheeple. No doubt some of those watching the show, who never considered the possibility of far-from equilibrium events, will take to preparing right away.
Most seasoned preppers will agree that those first few weeks and months of preparedness are the most stressful, with emotions being described by newbies as anxiety and panic. For those just getting started, you should feel better knowing that it’s better late than never.
What you may be experiencing today isn’t panic. It’s a sense of urgency, and that’s a positive motivator that can, with focus, drive you to quickly and effectively achieve your goals.
Panic is what we’ll see from those remaining 99% of Americans who have failed to take measures to protect themselves from the coming devastation.
(*Note: The preparedness books and websites mentioned in this article are only a handful of fantastic destinations you can visit to read articles and guides, join communities, and download resources. Check out the Web Destinations at SHTFplan.com and The Prepper Website for an extensive list of excellent resources.)
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02-27-2012, 02:56 PM #2
This seems like it could be a reaction or reply to an artical written in the LA times about James Rawles back on Feb 8th.
I could be wrong. It happens every leap year, and this is a leap year.
I read the artical when it was first printed at SHTFplan.com and thought it made lots of sence.
Its true that there are more preppers now than befor Y2K, or 9/11. Thats a good thing for me.
Do we get made to look like kooks and weirdos by the other 99%? You bet your beans bullits and band aides we do!
Just look at the reaction to doomsday preppers! They make a show making us out to be wack jobs, and the MSM (main stream Media) takes it in hoof to mouth.
Our current (mis)administration warns us to be prepared (ready.gov) and then target us and folks like us.
What are we to do? Keep on prepping and dont live in fear.
03-05-2012, 01:28 AM #3Junior Member
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Yes, the government does target survival prone people. The government considers them as threats to the nation. When I was a Sheriff's Dpeuty and assigned to threats and hate groups division, I was surprised by how many survival oriented people were on the lists. Granted MOST were the ones building compounds for groups. But, there were a few individuals listed also. Most of those are the ones who speak about being prepared and suggest the time is near. I find it odd that people trying to help others prepare for a survival situation are considered threats. The government I believes plans to take over the country when the fall happens. I just don't think they realize how few there will be who can actually be contacted. Only thise in crowded urban areas would be even remotely controlable. But, how is the government going to communicate with them. Who will enforce the rules since most law enforcement and military, and emergency services will be taking care of thier families and themselves. Doesn't make alot of sense to me.
03-05-2012, 12:36 PM #4
It doesnt make alot of sence to most people, so dont feel down about that.
If you read alot of the fiction stories about some possable collapeses that could happen, you'll see that people have been trying to figure out how the goverment could try to restore itself. Outside help is one of the biggest and most possable of ideas. But once you let that ginie out of the bottle, you'll never get it back in again.
If oh say....China sent several thousand men and equipment here to help in some kind of IOTWAWKI, do you think they will just be ready to up and go home when asked? I have my very strong doubts.
And as for the goverment targeting survivalist/preppers and like minded people, look for a list thats put out by the southern poverty law center every year. Dont be suprised that some forum you may be a member of is on that watch list. I know one forum (prepper/survival forum) that I'm a member of, that is on that list.
and welcome to the forum BTW.....
03-13-2012, 01:47 PM #5Junior Member
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Really its about taking controle of a possle bad situation. Little by little over the past 4-5 years Im hearing it more and more. Its now coming up in idle conversation with the neighbors. The what if senario. What if the ecomony takes a dump. What if Isriel starts there war, What if the price of gas goes crazy or we can't get enough of it. Five or so years ago the economy was in full bloom gas wasn't that bad and they were trying to get the middle east under control. No wonder there is a growing armada of people who are smart enough to see the potential for disaster. I would rather spend some time and money and sleep soundly at night that get caught up in the kaoss that might be on the way. And if im wrong I blew a little cash on something for the grandkids to play with when Im gone. or I can be known as the crazy guy who knew the end of the world was comming LOL. Either way I will know my family is protected in an emergency.