Preppers Stigmatized By Sandy Hook Shooting

22 Dec

Yikes. In my last post, I wrote that we shouldn’t stigmatize mentally ill people because of the recent school attack. Little did I know, a few people would use the tragedy to stigmatize preppers.

Here are some recent stories:

Sandy Hook Shooting Thrusts ‘Preppers’ Into Spotlight

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/survivalists-worry-preppers-scapegoated-newtown-shooting-213541985.html

People want to blame somebody for what happened. There’s a lot of anger. But is there really anyone left to be angry at?

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greatnorthernprepper.com has a great article about online privacy.

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I watched another episode of Doomsday Preppers. I have a bone to pick with the preppers ranking the other preppers at the end of each segment. A guy has like a two year supply of food for his family and he gets 15 out of 20 points, because he isn’t raising chickens and isn’t self-sufficient. That seems excessively harsh grading!

If you have a two year stock of food, you should get 20 out of 20 points. If you have a garden, chickens, and other homesteading projects, you should get a bonus 5 points for a total of 25 out of 20. Just my $0.02.

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