Doomsday Preppers rely on elaborate plans. And bullets.

Doomsday Preppers Put Their Survival Plans To The Test.

There are approximately nine months left of the current cycle of the Mayan calendar before it ends and — if you are a believer — before the world ends as well.

Hurtwitt considers herself young and hip, so she is trying to mix her desire to be prepared with her desire to be fashionable. She has been looking for weapons that can be easily concealed even when she’s wearing slinky tops and high heels.

Tip: Fortean Times

National Geographic has this show called Doomsday Preppers. Here is a clip:

She is panicking and wasting a lot time on this as well as killing her psyche believing that this stuff will come to pass. Or, maybe she finds it comforting that she feels prepared for a catastrophe. I can’t buy into the premise that the country will collapse in a matter of days and that this crisis is imminent. But, if that’s what you want to do with your life, so be it.

The scary part is, the part where she says how many bullets she has. Life is not a video game where you collect ammo for battle. This is not a way to live.

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  5 comments for “Doomsday Preppers rely on elaborate plans. And bullets.

  1. March 24, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    The “I’m going to Mexico” line was the give away. These aren’t just doomsday survivalists (I don’t really care what the Fox/News Corp produced NatGeo channel [which I couldn’t stand long before I found that out] wants to relabel them), there is a strong political edge to it. If you are not familiar with any of this, go listen to an episode of The Paracast, and all of the ads they have on their show from the GCN network, which is also the network that runs Jeff Rense, Alex Jones, and a variety of far-right populist material. It’s one ad after another for gun accessories, gold, storable foods and filters, and perhaps most intriguingly to you, lots of herbal, vitamin, and mineral supplements and treatments. This is of course the same audience that Glenn Beck was constantly appealing to on Fox News itself, and now continues to with his radio show and web business.

    Heck, you don’t even need to listen to an episode, just look at the front page.

    http://www.gcnlive.com/

  2. March 24, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    If civilization falls, who wil make the bullets for their weapons?

  3. anthony swopes
    March 31, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    This is all some scary stuff. Anyone else just kinda ‘feel’ something horrible is coming…? I could be wrong. But it sure seems like more that just the jitters and bad dreams.

    • March 31, 2012 at 10:53 PM

      You are letting the media influence you? Why would now be any different? For as many times as people have predicted the end of the world… we are still here. :)

      • anthony swopes
        April 1, 2012 at 12:40 AM

        It could just be nerves on my part…..

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