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Rack Ops
Advanced Member

USA
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Posted - 01/21/2013 :  12:54:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/doomsday-preppers/interactives/how-prepped-are-you1/


I scored a 41....Seems I have some work to do

dav1965
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USA
7897 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  1:07:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I only got a 43 lol
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ElMuertoMonkey
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25406 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  1:16:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
34. My biggest drawback: no water.
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guntech59
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Seychelles
16237 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  1:19:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
39. Lack of water storage mostly.

Xerxes: There will be no glory in your sacrifice. I will erase even the memory of Sparta from the histories! Every piece of Greek parchment shall be burned. Every Greek historian, and every scribe shall have their eyes pulled out, and their tongues cut from their mouths. Why, uttering the very name of Sparta, or Leonidas, will be punishable by death! The world will never know you existed at all!

King Leonidas: The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many, and before this battle was over, even a god-king can bleed.
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Rack Ops
Advanced Member

USA
18199 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  1:27:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A little tip on the water storage.

If you've got a hot water tank, you've got stored water....so most of us should have at least 50 gal on hand

Edited by - Rack Ops on 01/21/2013 1:27:54 PM
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mark christian
Administrator

Panama
19228 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  1:28:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
41. I have food and water and medical supplies on hand (earthquake concerns). There is a small reservoir not far away so long as the dam is not breached getting more water is not a problem.
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NOAH
Advanced Member

USA
6017 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  1:46:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i did not answer all the questions got to 31 = 1-2 months

they do not need to know about guns ,security, how many people,and if you have a bunker ect. ect. ect.

seems to me some one is gathering some info.

noah
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poppalee
Senior Member

1097 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  1:50:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
88 The scales did not go far enough or ask real questions, for example I have a propane generator in addition to my gasoline generators with 4000 gal of propane. No my vehicles are not emp proof. If I knew how they would be. No I don't have an orchard.

Also do not have bugout location. I live in my bugout location.

Edited by - poppalee on 01/21/2013 2:09:30 PM
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JasonV
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1701 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  1:54:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
49

I need more ammo and food
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guntech59
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Seychelles
16237 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  2:38:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rack Ops

A little tip on the water storage.

If you've got a hot water tank, you've got stored water....so most of us should have at least 50 gal on hand



True....and I have an extra bathtub. we are thinking of "mass storage" though.

Xerxes: There will be no glory in your sacrifice. I will erase even the memory of Sparta from the histories! Every piece of Greek parchment shall be burned. Every Greek historian, and every scribe shall have their eyes pulled out, and their tongues cut from their mouths. Why, uttering the very name of Sparta, or Leonidas, will be punishable by death! The world will never know you existed at all!

King Leonidas: The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many, and before this battle was over, even a god-king can bleed.
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tapwater
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9037 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  2:48:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
..When I opened the site, I saw the address of a well known spyware cookie flash across the bottom of my browser. No thanks. Not gonna do it. I just dumped the cookies and caught spyware this morning.
..Webroot catches them, but not soon enough to prevent all of them.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.******

"Send lawyers, guns and money"


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Rack Ops
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USA
18199 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  2:51:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tapwater

..When I opened the site, I saw the address of a well known spyware cookie flash across the bottom of my browser. No thanks. Not gonna do it. I just dumped the cookies and caught spyware this morning.
..Webroot catches them, but not soon enough to prevent all of them.



Thanks for the tip, my spyware software didn't catch it.
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Bubba Jr.
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USA
5041 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  3:25:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just took the test and got a 69. It said I need training on survival and protecting my resources.
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Barzillia
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19850 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  3:31:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't answer some of those questions for anybody.

"Most people fancy themselves innocent of those crimes of which they cannot be convicted." Seneca

"Hope has two children: anger, and courage." Augustine, Confessions

Der Verzagten aber und Ungläubigen und Greulichen und Totschläger und Hurer und Zauberer und Abgöttischen und aller Lügner, deren Teil wird sein in dem Pfuhl, der mit Feuer und Schwefel brennt; das ist der andere Tod.


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fizzer
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USA
612 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  3:32:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
27, I don't think I am going to make it

now you see that evil will always triumph, because good is dumb- darkhelmet(spaceballs)
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shilowar
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USA
23126 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  3:34:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They are collecting this information by IP address and sending it to DHS...
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Rack Ops
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USA
18199 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  3:44:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by shilowar

They are collecting this information by IP address and sending it to DHS...



Real preppers use proxy servers
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Barzillia
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19850 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  5:57:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rack Ops

quote:
Originally posted by shilowar

They are collecting this information by IP address and sending it to DHS...



Real preppers use proxy servers




Ask the Iranians how well that works.


"Most people fancy themselves innocent of those crimes of which they cannot be convicted." Seneca

"Hope has two children: anger, and courage." Augustine, Confessions

Der Verzagten aber und Ungläubigen und Greulichen und Totschläger und Hurer und Zauberer und Abgöttischen und aller Lügner, deren Teil wird sein in dem Pfuhl, der mit Feuer und Schwefel brennt; das ist der andere Tod.


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Knifecollector
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USA
2978 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  6:23:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
70
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the middle
Troll

3869 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  6:32:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
60. Says I need more food.....but It fails to realize I live in farm country with beef farms all around me.......easy trades to be had.

"The question isnt are you paranoid, the question is, are you paranoid enough!"
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forkliftking
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USA
4380 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  6:35:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rack Ops

A little tip on the water storage.

If you've got a hot water tank, you've got stored water....so most of us should have at least 50 gal on hand


Have you ever hooked a hose to the bottom of your water heater? Try it sometime and let me know what comes out. I can promise you won't drink it or even cook with it.

If you have to brag about what you do, you're probably not very good at it.
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us55840
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USA
21775 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  6:48:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by guntech59

39. Lack of water storage mostly.




40 same reason

was far better off when lived out in the country.

The government has no rights. Only the PEOPLE have rights that empower the government.

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
Abraham Lincoln

Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It is they way it is. The way we cope with it, is what makes the difference.

All comments posted here are my opinion as expressed via the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution.

USARSUPTHAI 1967-1968

Edited by - us55840 on 01/21/2013 6:49:24 PM
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Mr. Perfect
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USA
35630 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  6:49:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by NOAH

i did not answer all the questions got to 31 = 1-2 months

they do not need to know about guns ,security, how many people,and if you have a bunker ect. ect. ect.

seems to me some one is gathering some info.

seemed a lot like that to me too so I lied on several of the questions.

"When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace." -Jesus

"Also he [David] bade them teach the children of Judah [the use of] the bow" -Samuel

"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." -Col. Jeff Cooper

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

Some will die in hot pursuit and fiery auto crashes
Some will die in hot pursuit while sifting through my ashes
Some will fall in love with life and drink it from a fountain
That is pouring like an avalanche coming down the mountain

G1
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Rack Ops
Advanced Member

USA
18199 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  7:05:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by forkliftking
Have you ever hooked a hose to the bottom of your water heater? Try it sometime and let me know what comes out. I can promise you won't drink it or even cook with it.



I try to drain it once a year...as far as quality goes, thats what a filter is for
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hk-91
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USA
9728 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  7:26:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
52, I'm really surprised hunting was not on there as a source of food. I have lakes, ponds, rivers all with in a mile or two. Ponds less then a mile.
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Onehandude
Advanced Member

USA
4610 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  7:57:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ah oh, 29 I'm done for



We have to fight so we can we can run away.
Captain. Jack Sparrow
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Tech141
Advanced Member

USA
3245 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  8:04:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
52 - lack of mass water storage......


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NOAH
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USA
6017 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  8:08:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
they don't care to know about hunting . they want to know what you have
quote:
Originally posted by hk-91

52, I'm really surprised hunting was not on there as a source of food. I have lakes, ponds, rivers all with in a mile or two. Ponds less then a mile.


noah
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Rack Ops
Advanced Member

USA
18199 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  8:09:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hk-91

52, I'm really surprised hunting was not on there as a source of food.



Maybe they assume game animals will be wiped out quickly in the event of a collapse
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searcher5
Advanced Member

USA
8986 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  8:14:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
51. I lack shelter. Duh. Stupid quiz, and frankly. I am no more prepared than I have ben every day of my life.



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If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith.
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Mobuck
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7502 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  8:23:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm not inclined to give out that information. Guess I score 0.

Mobuck<BR>
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Rack Ops
Advanced Member

USA
18199 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  8:33:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just a thought for those wary about giving out that information....you can fake the scores.

The quiz lets you see what any answer will do to your score before you submit it.

Or you can just take it multiple times and change answers every time.
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JnRockwall
Advanced Member

USA
13548 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  8:44:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got a 53 and I am the furthest from a prepper as one can be.

“When the South raised its sword against the Union’s Flag, it was in defense of the Union’s Constitution.”
Confederate General John B. Gordon

I got married to an ugly woman. Don't ever do that. It just takes the energy right out of you Red Webster
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ltcdoty
Senior Member

USA
2329 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  9:28:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
68, but I lied on a couple of questions
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lksmith03
Senior Member

1509 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  10:41:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hk-91

52, I'm really surprised hunting was not on there as a source of food...


That surprised me as well

Proud Conservatarian
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ruger41
Advanced Member

USA
9720 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  11:16:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got a 49. Have a lot to do. The wife & I want to start canning food.

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evileye fleagal
Advanced Member

USA
3260 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  11:21:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
69 but i lied, you know you cant trust a man with a gun.

dont whine,it makes you look stupid an me want to kick you
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proapp
Senior Member

2142 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  11:25:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Prep for what? All is well.....
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Captplaid
Advanced Member

USA
17661 Posts

Posted - 01/22/2013 :  12:08:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have water, spring on the cattle yard. No meat. No guns. Fruit trees are baren. Garden not big enough. Generators are gas. l

Obama believes he can tax your breathing.


Liberty isn't free. It is paid in blood. -Thomas Jefferson

Does anyone remember what the Boston Tea Party was about?
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timinpa
Senior Member

USA
1757 Posts

Posted - 01/22/2013 :  07:48:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
64 they say I'll last about 8-12 months..... I say they aren't able to calculate resourcefulness

"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; it's better to be alone than in bad company."

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Dog Tag
Starting Member

USA
29 Posts

Posted - 01/22/2013 :  12:33:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got 82. 16-20 months
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