Is it time to join the 'preppers'? How to survive the climate-change apocalypse

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stg58, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    The UK media with fairly positive article on preparing.

    I thought people who prepare are lunatic whack jobs...

    Is it time to join the 'preppers'? How to survive the climate-change apocalypse | World news | The Guardian

    We are getting close to what might be called The Noah Scenario. Last month was the wettest January in Britain since records began in 1767. So far this month has been no different, and the Met Office expects the wind and rain to continue until March. Climate change may be a gradual process, but people who live on the Somerset Levels or the banks of the Thames are getting a very sudden education in the value of arks.

    It's unlikely that these floods will be the last such catastrophe, or the worst. Climate scientists expect bigger and more frequent extreme weather events throughout the coming century – not just wind and rain, but droughts as well. Nor is weather the only danger: pandemic flu, nuclear weapons, antibiotic resistance, environmental catastrophe and chronic food shortages could also offer dire threats to civilisation as we know it. You might not want to panic just yet, but you might decide that it is time to join the "preppers" – people who are secretly preparing to abandon modern life when the apocalypse, in whatever form, does arrive.
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  2. DarkLight

    DarkLight Live Long and Prosper - On Hiatus

    Almost reads like a back-handed compliment. You could tell that the author was constantly throwing up in his mouth as he wrote it.
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  3. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    You're right. ;)
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  4. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    It's a spoof article, not to be taken as a serious treatment of prepping. However, if it gets people to thinking, some individuals may get some value out of at least thinking about the consequences benefits of organising some minimal preps.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2014
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  5. Snake_Doctor

    Snake_Doctor Call me Snake...

    Someone once made a post on a site that sums all this up, but if I post it an admin my slap my knuckles with a ruler
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