View Poll Results: Should we create a forum for Preppers?

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Thread: Should we add a Preppers forum?

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    "Preppers" can also have a perception of being gun collecting (for the purpose of that imminent stand off with the government) and extreme political views that don't come close to what I see as Simple Living (Emerson, Thoreau.) If such a "Preppers" area was created and it attracted that type of person I think it would likely have a negative impact on the atmosphere of the forum in general.

    I voted "no."

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    Well it might make interesting conversation with plenty of passion, whether the world will end in fire or ice is always interesting, I guess But on topic I don't know. It has certain connotations yea. Prepper has a very individualistic atomized connotation. The community orientation of this goes by names like Transition Town and probably wouldn't use the term prepper. What would attract people I have no idea.
    If you want something to get done, ask a busy person. If you want them to have a nervous breakdown that is.

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    Lovely stereotypes being thrown out here.

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    I wondered what your response would be bae. You didn't disappoint.
    There are stereotypes for reasons. I think people have brought up good points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CathyA View Post
    I wondered what your response would be bae. You didn't disappoint.
    There are stereotypes for reasons.
    Lovely.

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    Well one can have enough (mostly just doomster boards before 08) to have had enough of that for one lifetime. Though I don't know what character a "prepper" forum here would actually have. I'm not sure it would attract new people. When I think about what new people these days would be after, it's more just survival (but not necessarily survivalism) in these aweful economic times (especially the young), but I really don't know. I'm not in marketing.
    If you want something to get done, ask a busy person. If you want them to have a nervous breakdown that is.

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    When reading these forums I simply click the "what's new" button and read the most recent thread titles and posts. I don't even notice anymore which forum someone has posted their questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhiana View Post
    When reading these forums I simply click the "what's new" button and read the most recent thread titles and posts. I don't even notice anymore which forum someone has posted their questions.
    That is a good point, Dhiana.
    Gandhi: Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony .

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    Bae raises a good point. Are we basing our views of prepping on our viewpoint of what the word means to us? Is it our individual thinking that is stereotypical. Since I have no idea what 'prepper' could mean, I have no view. It just sounds like a jargon type of word to me for someone to use like a jargon name for a car, etc. like a muscle car.
    Gandhi: Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony .

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    Wow, I think I must lead a sheltered life. I voted yes thinking that "prepper" meant stocking up on food and necessities in case there's a storm and you can't use the roads/power/etc. I felt it met with simple living frugal desires to get case lot deals on things you could use. It sounds like there's a segment of the population that I have not met... yet.

    For instance, a week or so ago someone pointed out this handy list to me. I bookmarked it since it seemed helpful and we were experiencing quite a storm and I was unsure if the power would go off.

    http://www.cookforgood.com/blog/2014...eating-ti.html

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