How old are we?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by T. Riley, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. Under 30

    1 vote(s)
  2. 31-40

    2 vote(s)
  3. 41-50

    11 vote(s)
  4. 51-60

    14 vote(s)
  5. 61-70

    17 vote(s)
  6. 70+

    9 vote(s)
  1. T. Riley

    T. Riley Monkey+++

    I am convinced there are very few younger preppers these days. Perhaps it is only something you see the need for with maturity. I am 68 and I have been preparing for only 8 years, two years into the Obama Presidency when his true colors began to show. I would think that starting at any age the internet and groups such as the Monkey would be a natural draw, so our ages should be typical.
  2. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid RIP 11-8-2018

    Voted. 52 here.

    I added a couple of extra tags as well.
  3. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

    When we had to occupy all the family homes during and after the hurricane I was pleased to see #1 Son park his car on high ground, and arrive with his BOB, sidearm, rifle, and food/water for the duration. He's in the under 30 bracket, but like me, he's always planned ahead like this.
  4. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I believe that SM draws a more mature crowd that signs up and participates. Younger folks may read but daily participation is an older crowd. I have seen Monkey threads linked on Pinterest and Twitter, our content is being shared, just not commented on.
  5. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I like peeling bananas and (occasionally) people.

    I must be a prepper.
    Either that or somebody hid a lot of cool stuff in my house.
    Or, maybe I'm in the wrong house...
  6. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

  7. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I know it's my house , it's dilapidated and falling apart just like me .
  8. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    47 but really 16 mentally 90 when I get out of bed 47 when ever thing falls in line.
  9. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid RIP 11-8-2018

    By your poll results, so far anyway, that seems to be the trend.
  10. I must have read too much Heinlein as a kid. I think I could have been identified as a survivalist by the time I was 15.
  11. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    A bunch of old folks around here according to the poll....guess us young ones will have to pick up the slack. :p
  12. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    This is honesty here , well put and true .(y)
  13. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    The poll seems to accurately represent those that realized the importance of the cold war, and had parents that experienced wartime shortages and/or the Great Depression.
  14. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    As far back as I can remember , to at least 4 years old, I would listen to the old men's tales in my grand fathers pasture in the summer. Most of them would have had to get permission in theory to leave the reservation to go there until 1924 and this was less then 20 years later. In 1837. they had been a nation with their own rights, 30 years later they were captives in that days version of a FEMA camp and were punished if they left without permission. . I guess that has made me a prepper from almost birth. It can not only happen here, it already did! Now I am watching PBS rewrite the American Indian story again, and it doesn't match the stories i read in school or those I I heard as a kid, but it fits in with the lefts program change things to what they wish.
  15. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    61 years old here. Been on the fringes of the Prepper lifestyle all my life. I get more serious at times, then slack up a bit. Can't stay fully up on it at all times. Other aspects of life intrude.
    But my preps got me through the recent hurricane in good shape.
    The younger folks I know remain clueless. Even older buddies who should know better listen to my advice, then go on as before, no preps.
  16. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    this does not surprise me at all.... part of my family came out of Texas... they did not advertise our heritage...

    seems there were still folks around that remembered the Comanche's and things that were done...
  17. Papa_asf130

    Papa_asf130 Monkey++

    Somewhere 10 to 100 :D its all I am gonna say :p
  18. runswithdogs

    runswithdogs Monkey+++

    DH says I look 26......:p
  19. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Don't make me tell you the story of the young bull and the old bull, again....[viking]
  20. runswithdogs

    runswithdogs Monkey+++

    Yeah, cause theres no shortage of bull on here.....:LOL:
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