You might be a Survivalists if...

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by CBMS, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. CBMS

    CBMS Looking for a safe place

    I dont know if you guys have read this or not. Here it is, Properly ripped off from

    You Might Just Be a Survivalist If...

    Reader Ken. M. found the following on the highly recommended Daily Reckoning Discussion Board and thought you might enjoy it:
    You might just be a survivalist if...
    - You can't put your groceries in the trunk of the car because its already jammed full with emergency kits, first aid supplies, and fully-stocked BOBs.
    - You have emergency rations for your pets, and view your pets as
    potential emergency rations.
    - You know the news three days before it hits the mass media.
    - You have back-up plans for your back-up plans.
    - You're convinced you've been exposed to so many chem-trails, you consider it a form of birth control.
    - You've ever repressed the urge to bleat "BAAAAAAAAAH" as your neighbor earnestly asks, "What war? Where?"
    *- You've ever bought antibiotics for human use through a vet, or grains for human consumption through a feed store.
    - You've got more than one grain mill.
    - You've ever wondered how you might filter the used water from your washing machine to make it fit for human consumption.
    *- You have a kerosene lamp in every room
    *- Your living room coffee table is actually a board with pretty cloth over it to disguise your food storage underneath.
    - Your box springs are Rubber Maid containers filled with rice and beans.
    *- You save dryer lint to make fire starters.
    - Your most commonly-used fuel additive is 'Sta-Bil', instead of 'Gumout'.
    *- You automatically choose the heavy duty flatbed cart upon entering Sam's Club or COSTCO.
    - If you know the shelf life of tuna fish, but don't know how long you've had an open jar of mayo in the frig.
    - Your basement walls are insulated with crates of toilet paper, from floor to ceiling, all the way around.
    *- While other people are saving money for new furniture, or vacations, you are desperately saving to get solar panels put on your house.
    - You were excited beyond all reason when they came out with cheddar cheese in a can.
    *- You've ever served MREs at a dinner party.
    - You can engage in a spirited debate on chemical vs. sawdust toilets for hours on end.
    *- You've ever considered digging an escape tunnel from your basement to the nearest stand of trees.
    - You know how to use a vacuum cleaner in reverse to filter air in your designated bio-chem attack safe room.
    *- You've ever considered buying an above-ground pool for water storage purposes.
    - You know what things like 'TSHTF', 'BOB' and 'TEOTWAWKI' mean.
    - You have different grades of BOBs.
    *- You know the names, family histories, locations, and degree of readiness of over a thousand fellow doomers on the net... but you've never met your neighbors.
    *- The best radio in the house is a wind-up.
    *- You have better items in storage than you use every day.
    *- When the SHTF, you would eat better than you eat now.
    *- Your significant other gave you a sleeping bag rated at -15 degrees for Christmas... and you were moved beyond words.
    - You've sewn a secret mini-BOBs into the bottom of your children's school backpacks.
    - Local food pantries have come to depend on donations from your larder when you rotate stock in the spring and fall.
    - You're still using up your Y2K supplies.
    *- You have enough army surplus equipment to open a store.
    *- The local army surplus store owner knows you by your first name.
    *- You fill up when your gas tank is 3/4 full.
    - You call Rubber Maid for wholesale prices.
    *- You have several cases of baby wipes and your kids are all grown.
    - Bert from 'Tremors' is your favorite movie character.
    *- You carry a pocket survival kit, a sturdy folding knife, a SureFire flashlight and a small concealed handgun on you to church every Sunday.
    - You start panicking when you are down to 50 rolls of toilet paper.
    *- You keep a small notebook to write down any edible plants you happen to see along the road.
    *- You shop yard sales, store sales, and markdown racks for barter goods for after TSHTF.
    - You own a hand-operated clothes washer and a non-electric carpet sweeper.
    *- You have at least two of every size of Dutch oven, and 20 bags of charcoal, although you have a gas grill.
    *- You have rain barrels at each corner of your house, although you have a city water hookup, and a Big Berkey to purify the water.
    - You have sapphire lights, survival whistle, and a Swiss Army knife on every family member's key chain.
    - The people in line at Costco ask you if you run a store or restaurant.
    - You require a shovel to rotate all your preps properly.
    *- You no longer go the the doctor's because you can either fix it yourself, make it at home, or know and understand the Physician's Desk Reference better than he does, and can get the goods at the vets or pet store for much less moolah anyway.
    *- You know that a 'GPS' has nothing to do with the economy.
    - You track your preps on a computer spreadsheet for easy reordering, but have hard copies in a 3-ring binder 'just in case'.
    - You've thought about where the hordes can be stopped before entering town.
    - You start evaluating people according to 'skill sets'.
    - You view the nearest conservation area as a potential grocery store if TSHTF.
    *- You know all the ways out the building where you work.
    - You have enough pasta stockpiled in your basement to carbo-load all the runners in the New York marathon.
    *- You know that you have 36 gallons of extra drinking water in the hot water tank and your two toilet tanks.
    *- You know which bugs are edible.
    *- You have a hand pump on your well.
    - You have #10 cans of 'stuff' that the labels fell off of, but you won't throw it out or open it because it 'may be needed later', even though you haven't a clue as to the contents.
    *- You know where the best defensive positions and lines of fire are on your property.
    - You've made a range card for your neighborhood.
    *- Your toenail clipper is a K-Bar.
    *- The Ranger Handbook is your favorite 'self help' book.
    *- You've numbered the deer romping in the yard by their order of consumption.
    - You must move 50 cases of food for the plumber to get to that leaky pipe, but you have your own hand truck in the basement to do it.
    *- You own more pairs of hiking boots than casual and dress shoes combined.
    *- You have more 55gal blue water drums than family members.
    - Your UPS system has more than 6 Deep cycle batteries.
    - You have a backup generator for your backup generator, which is a backup for your solar system.
    *- You go to McDonalds and ask for one order of fries with 25 packs of ketchup and mustard.
    - You have ever given SPAM as a serious gift.
    *- You've had your eye out for a good deal for a stainless steel handgun to conceal in the bottom of the magazine rack next to the toilet.
    *- You are single male over 40, but you still have an emergency childbirth kit, just in case you have to deal with that possibility.
    - You have two water heaters installed in your basement, but one is a dummy that's been converted to hideaway safe.
    - You've made bugout cargo packs for your dogs.
    *- You have a walking stick with all sorts of gadgets hidden inside.
    - Your koi pond is stocked with catfish.
    - As a stand-in scoutmaster, you taught your son's troop to set mantraps and punji pits, and haven't been asked to stand in since.
    - You're on your fifth vacuum sealer, but you keep at least one of the worn out ones because you can still seal up plastic bags with it.
    - You haven't bought dried fruit in years, but you buy fresh bananas, apples, peaches and pears by the case and have three dehydrators.
    *- Your UPS man hates you because of all the cases of ammo he's had to lug from his truck to your front door.
    - You have duplicates of all your electronics gear, solar panels and generator parts in your EMP-shielded fallout shelter.
    *- You have set aside space for your live chickens in the fallout shelter.
    - When the power goes out in your neighborhood, all the neighbor's kids come over to your place to watch TV on generator power.
    *- You must open the door to your pantry very carefully for fear of a canned goods avalanche.
    *- You have a 'Volcano', you know you can cook anything, and you cast evil glances at your neighbor's annoying, yappy poodle, muttering "your day will come, hotdog" under your breath.
    - You've learned to knap flint, make twine from plant fibers for snares and use an Atlatl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:Atlatl.png" class="image"><img alt="" src=""@@AMEPARAM@@commons/d/d5/Atlatl.png, because you fear that all of your preps and hard work will be confiscated by FEMA troops or destroyed by earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear blasts, ravening hordes of feral sheeple or reptiloids from 'Planet X' after TSHTF.

  2. poacher

    poacher Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Now that was funny.. But is it a bad thing that I can relate to alot of them??? hehehehe damn sheeple.

    Take care Be safe Poacher.
  3. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

  4. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    *- Your UPS man hates you because of all the cases of ammo he's had to lug from his truck to your front door.
    He hates me because the brown trucks do serious wheel hop on the washboard uphill he has to climb. Last one up shook a door out of the track. Told him I was going to order some ammo to help him climb the hill. (He has a hand truck, so getting it to the house won't be too much trouble.)

    *- You've had your eye out for a good deal for a stainless steel handgun to conceal in the bottom of the magazine rack next to the toilet.
    Nawp, already have that.
  5. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Yep, too many of these hit too close to home! :lol:
  6. bridgebuilder

    bridgebuilder Monkey++

    This is good. It looks like I got some catching up to do! I just bought myself an awesome new berkey filter though, so I'm off to a good start! :)
  7. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Pirate Biker

    If all your friends make remarks about your sanity!
  8. BAT1

    BAT1 Cowboys know no fear

    A guy asked me the other day why there was a piece of chain hanging from my Jeep trailer hitch, why he hadn't seen one since the cold war days. Then stopped and said OMG, I better put one on mine, he said. He got the message, so I mentioned a great site he might want to try out. That chain hanging off the vehicle is a good indicator of a survivalist, and I have noticed two other trucks that had chains this week. So If you have a chain dangling, you might be a survivalist. Got the PM Wild, it's a go.
  9. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Hitch chain? Do tell.
  10. vegasrandall

    vegasrandall Monkey+++

    chain on hitch??????
  11. BAT1

    BAT1 Cowboys know no fear

    EMP pulse, It might save the electronics by running off to ground. Ground strap basically.
  12. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Well there was only 36 of them to close to deny, like the kbar nail trimmers I had to count even though its the retro fighter from Valkman and I dont dehydrate that much fruit and such but buy my meat by the head and walk it to the 'gallows' to get it ready for the table so only counted some of those as half.

    Dose that mean I get a B for this quiz? lol

    Oh and the last one I have seen added to similar lists is, 'and if you have been takeing notes from this list for ideas you had missed, you might be a survivalist'.
  13. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    My son and I had just re-discovered that an addition to the house, a 40 by 10 ft area, that was used for storage, has not been opened for about 6+ years!
    So, we cut a new door through the wall with a skilsaw.
    He is having a field day in there!
    So far he has found toys he had when he was only 2, and a ton of tools I had forgotten about!
    It may take awhile to dig throuh it all, as the boxes and such, collapsed some years ago, and it's a disaster at best.
    So far he has been at it for 2 days, and has been able to get into it about 4 feet!
    Just 36 more feet and another room to get thru!
    I think we just found a gold mine of materials in there we have forgotten we had....
    Including a US Army tent, wrapped up in several layers of plastic.
    This could be fun!
    It's good to have a 19 year old with a sense of adventure!
    And energy!
  14. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

  15. Grant9908

    Grant9908 Monkey++

    that was awesome!
  16. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Update to last post:
    My son found 6 receivers from old 12 ga shotguns, a slew of stocks, forearms and a box of asst'd handgun grips.
    The he come walking in with a case trimmer and 2 rcbs reloaders, and a handful of dies in their red plastic boxes...
    Things I haven't seem for many many years and all in good shape!
    We went and rented a storage unit, and it is already filled despite a massive garbage removal. The new stotage is 10 x 15 stacked 7 feet high and clear to the door way!
    He's still got 1 more room to sort!
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