On National Geographic.
Doomsday Preppers explores the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Unique in their beliefs, motivations, and strategies, preppers will go to whatever lengths they can to make sure they are prepared for any of life’s uncertainties. And with our expert’s assessment, they will find out their chances of survival if their worst fears become a reality.
I first read that as morons, rather than Mormons -- I agree on both counts.
They also usually have a two year supply of ammunition.
Being a prepper is like buying a life insurance policy that pays off only if you are crushed by an elephant.
I think we're diverging. The Mormons aren't instructed to have a two year supply of ammo. Just enough to kill their neighbors to save the food surplus.
Just because you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town!
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I believe in being prepared, but only for garden variety disasters like storms, tornadoes, and extra heavy snow. This means having enough food and water for 3 days. It probably takes 3 days to consume everything in my fridge anyway. During winter I got a little bag in the car with emergency blankets, socks, water, energy bars, sterno cans, first aid kit, and other knick knacks. The bag would help if the car gets stuck for hours in a blizzard. I also have a Victorinox Swisstool with me whenever I have my trousers on (except in airports and planes).
So today the official term is preppers eh? It used to be survivalists. I got no problem with these people, as long as they don't become completely unhinged and start acting out the doomsday when it doesn't come.
The guy previously known as Injun.