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Doomsday Preppers on the History channel....

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by hotSAUCE, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. hotSAUCE

    hotSAUCE All over Active Member

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    I can't believe I'm watching this crap....
     
  2. waltermitty

    waltermitty seattle Active Member

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    i actually enjoy watching it because though no one set up is perfect (for me...for others, etc)
    each family introduces components which I learn from and apply for me, both short term as
    well as long range. i also can reject what ideas are not viable for my setting.
     
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  3. hotSAUCE

    hotSAUCE All over Active Member

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    You mean your not going to make your own body armor that only protects from 12g birdshot and .22lr? I mean, no one uses ANYTHING else, only those.....
     
  4. waltermitty

    waltermitty seattle Active Member

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    doggone.....i missed that episode. ;)
     
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  5. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Always good for a laugh and an occasional gem of info. I always DVR each episode so I can pound the fast forward when the s...t gets too deep. Oh yeah! I like to look at gear too!
     
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  6. Frankenrifle

    Frankenrifle Clatskanie Active Member

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    Ugh, did they make more? Next on the Discovery Channel; Dumb Hicks who Crossdress.
     
  7. Otter

    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    One thing they never address on that show is the blow hole for the bunker. Plug the blow hole and it doesn't take long before it runs out of air. Or toss a stink bomb down it. If doomsday hits, you are going to need snipers to protect your perimeter, and automatic weapons for the close in action. I'm picking high ground so I can see the maurading gangs carrying automatic weapons coming to raid my stash...I have no intention of dying in a hole in the ground while they sit around in lawn chairs, drinking beer, waiting for me to run out of air.
     
  8. Kittrell

    Kittrell PDX Member

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    I always enjoy watching it. Most people are far too confident in their plans. The only people doing the bunkers right are in old silos.
     
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  9. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I watched one episode.....The guy featured was out shooting 10/22's and 22 pistols with his kid and somehow, by all that's holy, shot his thumb off. I nearly passed out from laughing. With an offense like that, who needs a strong defense? or is that vice-versa?
     
  10. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I think you left out the "missile" part.
     
  11. Kittrell

    Kittrell PDX Member

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    I rely on common sense quite often when relaying points. I don't imagine anyone would hold up here for any length of time, not to mention it is above ground. :thumbup:

    silo.jpg
     
  12. semperfi68to70

    semperfi68to70 South Salem, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Don't feel too bad, I watch Walking Dead
     
  13. xymotic

    xymotic Washington New Member

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    Yeah, I gotta say I thought that episode was pretty amusing, the union film crew paramedic has to jump in and save the guy's finger.

    The other part of that show that I can't quite figure out is these people spending 50-100k to build a bunker to stand their ground and fight to the death protecting their 1/3 acre and doublewide.

    When the SHTF, I'm grabbing a .22 and a buck knife and going 'somewhere else' depending on where the fan is spraying the S.

    they are welcome to stay in their irradiated hole.
     
  14. xymotic

    xymotic Washington New Member

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    I dunno, looks like an ok sniper roost :)
     
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  15. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Looks like the tower to an old fortress, won't withstand mil spec. weapons but it does have a certain charm
     
  16. Mac_Fan

    Mac_Fan Beaverton Active Member

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    Watch your mouth!
     
  17. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I was hoping and praying they would have stepped it up a notch and went to buckshot, or any centerfire rifle so he could test out his online medical training on a sucking chest wound after removing that 100lb hunk of scrap metal.
     
  18. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    http://endoftheamericandream.com/ar...am-media-like-to-make-fun-of-preppers-so-much


    Americans are not any better than those living in the Philippines. When something really, really bad happens in the heart of the United States, we will see mass panic and fear here too.

    And most Americans are completely and totally unprepared for even a minor emergency…

    -44 percent of all Americans do not have first-aid kits in their homes.

    -48 percent of all Americans do not have any emergency supplies stored up at all.

    -53 percent of all Americans do not have a 3 day supply of nonperishable food and water in their homes.

    So instead of making fun of preppers, perhaps the mainstream media should be encouraging more people to prepare for future emergencies.

    Someday major disaster will strike this nation, and what that happens it will be the preppers that will have the last laugh.
     
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    Kittrell PDX Member

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    This, I do not consider myself a prepper and likely never will be. However, the things you have listed here should be common sense to anyone breathing. If you cannot sustain yourself in the event of a natural disaster that has not demolished your home with you in it, you should really reevaluate your SOP.
     
  20. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Actually he was shooting a .38spl and placed the thumb of his off hand next to the cylinder gap. Hilarious!