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Are Doomsday Preppers Crazy?

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If you've ever wondered whether 'doomsday preppers' are crazy, the answer may surprise you. While most of them aren't, there is a small number who go overboard with their prepping. We'll look at their beliefs in this article and what preparations they made.

Preparers for the Doomsday

While many people may think Doomsday preppers are crazy, some believe otherwise. This belief has many different reasons. Among other things, some people are afraid of a collapse of the world's government or of disease. Some are worried about terrorism and war. Others simply want to protect their way of living. No matter the reason, it's important to have a place you can go in case disaster strikes.

According to a recent prepper story, seven people were rescued out of a bunker. The rest were left in the shelter. The roof fell, but more than two dozen people remained in the shelter. It is not yet known what caused the collapse of the bunker, but it was apparently not a natural disaster.

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Their beliefs

Some people believe in a Doomsday scenario. These individuals, known as preppers, have become notorious for their extreme beliefs. Some believe in the zombie apocalypse while others believe in other scenarios such as the fall of civilizations or natural disasters. Many believe in the possibility war and famine. They are also concerned about extended power outages and economic crashes.

The majority of Doomsday Preppers are white rural Americans who distrust the government. They are also more likely to be Christian. They may share similar beliefs and practices, but each person has a different method of preparation. Craig Wiles (a Seventh-day Adventist minister/prepper), says there are three main types for preparation: Christian-preppers and homesteaders.

Their preparations

Although some may think that doomsday preparers are crazy, that is not always the case. While there are some people who have irrational fears of the end of the world happening, the vast majority plan to reset their lives. Most of the prepper TV shows only focus on a few people who are too serious about their prepping.

Doomsday Preppers first season: A woman was seen stockpiling items for a potential pandemic. She was eventually told that such an epidemic is unlikely. She was also criticized for having hoarded supplies, which led eventually to shortages. Others were also criticized for not listening to their friends' advice and being selfish.

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Their bunker

Doomsday preppers and their bunkers are a different breed. The original survivalists built their homes outside, but the modern doomsday preppers have taken up the idea of building a subterranean shelter. They have made a place for people to share knowledge and build community after a crisis.

The demand for bunkers and homes has increased since the pandemic of coronavirus. But they aren't immediately available - the construction process takes months.


What are the basics of survival in the wild and what do they teach?

It is essential to be able to make a fire, especially if you are living off the ground. It's more than lighting a match. You must also learn how to make a fire with friction and flint. You also need to know how to avoid getting burned by the flames.

You will need to be able to construct shelter from natural materials like leaves, grasses and trees. For warmth at night you will need to learn how to best use these materials. You'll also need to know how much water is necessary to survive.

Other Survival Skills

Other things will help you stay alive, but they aren't as vital as knowing how to light a fire. While you may be able to eat many different species of animals and plants, you won’t be able cook them if it isn’t possible to light a flame.

Also, you will need to be able to identify edible and non-edible food sources. This is important because you could be starving or becoming sick if you don’t know.

What can you do when faced with a survival situation

You don't have much time to think about what to say next. So you need to make sure you are prepared for anything. Prepare for any unexpected situation by knowing how to respond.

If you aren't sure what to do, you must be able to adapt.

You'll likely face problems such as:

  • Finding yourself in remote places
  • Getting lost
  • Limited food supplies
  • Low on water
  • Facing hostile people
  • Facing wild animal
  • Finding shelter
  • Fighting off predators
  • Making fire
  • Using tools
  • Building shelters
  • Hunting
  • * Fishing

What's the difference between a folded knife and a fixed blade knife?

Folding knives can be folded compactly so they fit in a backpack or pocket. When not being used, the blade collapses.

Fixed-blade knives are meant to stay fixed in normal use. They often have longer blades then folding knives.

Fixed-blade knives have a greater durability, but are also more portable.


  • The downside to this type of shelter is that it does not generally offer 360 degrees of protection and unless you are diligent in your build or have some kind of tarp or trash bags, it will likely not be very resistant to water. (hiconsumption.com)
  • Not only does it kill up to 99.9% of all waterborne bacteria and parasites, but it will filter up to 1,000 liters of water without the use of chemicals. (hiconsumption.com)
  • We know you're not always going to be 100% prepared for the situations that befall you, but you can still try and do your best to mitigate the worst circumstances by preparing for a number of contingencies. (hiconsumption.com)
  • Without one, your head and neck can radiate up to 40 percent of your body heat. (dec.ny.gov)

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How to Purify Drink Water in Emergencies

Purification of drinking water is one of the most important activities in times of natural disasters. Purifying water involves filtering, disinfection and storage. In times of crisis, drinking clean water has saved many lives. It can also help people recover faster from disasters.

Purified water must be kept out of direct sunlight and stored correctly. Purified water should be stored in a container that does not contain oxygen. If you do not have enough containers, use plastic bags or bottles. Keep water at 4 degrees Celsius (40 F) or below. Avoid freezing the water to prevent ice crystals from forming.

These steps will help you prepare purified drinking water.

  1. Boil water till it boils. Pour the boiling water through a strainer to get rid of any impurities.
  2. For every 2 gallons water, add 1 teaspoon of iodine. Mix well before adding the Iodine.
  3. Store the water in airtight containers. Keep the water refrigerated for not more than three days.
  4. You should label the container with the date, type and amount of water.
  5. Make sure that your water supply has a safe and reliable source!


Are Doomsday Preppers Crazy?