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You Might Be A Survivalist If...

Post by PineVole » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:55 am

I found this humor list a while back and decided to save it. So here it is broken into several posts for easier reading.


You Might 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 “BAAAAAAAAAA” 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 ‘Stabil’, instead of ‘Gumout’.

- You automatically choose the heavy duty flatbed cart upon entering Sam’s 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 BOB’s. And restock them twice a year.

- 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.

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Post by PineVole » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:58 am

continued...


- You have better items in storage than you use everyday.

- When the SHTF, you would eat better than you eat now.

- Your significant other gave you a sleeping bag rated -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 ATSHTF.

- You own a hand-operated clothes washer and a non-electric carpet sweeper.

- You have at least two of every size of Dutch oven (the ones with the legs on the bottom), 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 keychain.

- The people in line at Costco’s ask you if you run a store or restaraunt.

- 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 physicians 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 hardcopies 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.
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Post by PineVole » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:59 am

continued...


- 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 2 toilet tanks.

- You know which bugs are edible.

- You have a handpump 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 toliet.

- 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 vaccum 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, 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 people or reptiloids from ‘Planet X’ ATSHTF. *

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Post by dogbane » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:18 am

That's actually pretty instructive.

Actually, I started with the last bullet point and I'm working my way up. After all, "primitive" means "first".
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Post by gridley » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:39 pm

... you have enough weapons to arm an infantry squad.

... those candles aren't for romantic dinners.

... the local ambulance squad has ever asked if they can borrow some medical supplies.
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Post by bethanyb » Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:08 pm

- You started nursing school and realized that you could pass all the practicals for the first two semester because you were already trained for them.

- You know more about your local wildlife and plants then your boyfriend, who is a park ranger.

- The other women at your college campus ask you questions about general car repair, home repair, camping or guns before they ask the men. :D

- Just because you're Catholic doesn't mean that you buy the saint candles for decoration.

Edited: Cause I went to public school and therefore I can not spell
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Post by zombunny » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:11 pm

bebaker22 wrote:- You started nursing school and realized that you could pass all the practicals for the first two semester because you were already trained for them.

- You know more about your local wildlife and plants then your boyfriend, who is a park ranger.

- The other women at your college campus ask you questions about general car repair, home repair, camping or guns before they ask they men. :D

- Just because you're Catholic doesn't mean that you buy the saint candles for decoration.
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Post by PineVole » Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:17 pm

My favorites from the list are:


- You’ve ever considered digging an escape tunnel from your basement to the nearest stand of trees.

- You’ve thought about where the hordes can be stopped before entering town.

- You start evaluating people according to ‘skill sets’.

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Post by DFWMTX » Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:43 pm

The briefcase you take to work doesn't have anything work-related in it.
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Post by SamuraiBobX26 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:46 pm

I love that list. I really can't think of anything to add to this list.
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you might be a survivalist if

Post by Max » Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:47 pm

You refer to all the Tremors movies, Red Dawn, Omega Man, I Am Legend, The Edge, the Resident Evil series, 28 Days/Weeks Later, and anything by George Romero as "training videos."

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Post by El_Cid » Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:25 pm

PineVole wrote:continued...

- You’ve made a range card for your neighborhood.

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Post by artyboy » Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:38 pm

Thanks. I just posted this to my blog. www.theurbansurvivalist.blogspot.com
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Post by Diesel » Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:34 pm

I couldn't add anything to thaty if I tried, and truly LOL'd at the tunnel thing... many times :P

GREAT job! You came up with all of those on your own?

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Post by Famine » Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:53 pm

Diesel wrote:GREAT job! You came up with all of those on your own?
PineVole wrote:I found this humor list a while back and decided to save it.
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Post by Abacus » Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:09 pm

"You have your gun store on speed dial"

I do, it's right after the wife, but before the pizza place.
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Post by JCD » Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:05 pm

- you know 6 ways to purify water, but can't remember the birthdays of your kids.

- you can discuss the different grains and penetration of various ammo loads, but don't consider yourself a gun nut.

- your preparations have progressed to the point that you consider your new role in the post apocolyptic world...and are actively training for it.

- you've actually tried eating a bug/road kill/ spam as a training prep for when food is scarce.

- you mock Man vs. Wild.
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Post by Trebor » Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:40 pm

You consider this list as a " to-do checklist" instead of a "cautionary warning."
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Post by Molon Labe » Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:55 pm

Trebor wrote:You consider this list as a " to-do checklist" instead of a "cautionary warning."
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Post by bethanyb » Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:11 am

Trebor wrote:You consider this list as a " to-do checklist" instead of a "cautionary warning."
Wait it isn't... Crap.
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I survived Zombie Con 2009! There's is more than one Highway M off of Missouri Hwy 8.
I survived Zombie Con 2010! I jumped, skipped and flipped.
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Post by Flying Lead » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:04 pm

Thought this was a test and only scored 68%. :oops:

The neighborhood range chart almost made me choke! Good one. :lol:
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Post by Doryman » Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:07 pm

Trebor wrote:You consider this list as a " to-do checklist" instead of a "cautionary warning."
HA HA HA...


... yeah... I was taking notes...
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Post by Apollo-11 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:12 pm

Man, I scored more hits than I care to admit to in public... I realized today, when reading that article from the NY Times about emergency preparedness going mainstream... I have been doing this for most of my life.

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Post by Cybrludite » Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:29 am

- The local National Guard unit has designated your place as an alternate rally point in case something happens to their arsenal.

- You've lost count of the people who've said, "I'm coming to your place when the SHTF."

- You've got a snappy comeback ready for the folks who say, "I'm coming to your place when the SHTF."
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