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Bilbo Baggins was a prepper

He built his shelter underground.
He kept a large supply of storable foods on hand.
He kept weapons for self defense.

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And he smoked "pipe weed"

Whatever that was...

And an early warning system.


the good thing about Dogs is...

that if you forget to pee on your tires.... they will do it for you!

weren't there talks that lord the rings author was a libertarian

read it somewhere

So are most hibernating animals

Hobbits only store what they can eat


Best thread ever.

No dispute.

I do find it funny how everybody agrees that having a sword in these settings is wise, yet they feel that we shouldn't have the modern equivalent in our equally violent (if substantially less dragon-infested) world.

There may not be as many dragons.........

But every one on the Daily Paul knows there is not shortage of trolls!!

I get it now!

THAT'S why they live in their parents' basements! Can't troll if you're turned to stone!

He Just Lacked Enough Gold

...hence the trip with the dwarfs. Although it may have been easier to just issue paper currency backed by the gold "guarded" by Smaug within the mountain.

Smaug is real

The mythical beast that lives in Fort Knox guarding the mythical gold

We are the dwarves


So following with this idean then.....

Ron is Gandalf I guess :)

LOL well there is a resemblence to Ian McKellan...

Maybe he could play Ron Paul in The Ron Paul Movie.



I wonder if Smaug's currency would feature the eye of Sauron like our money?

So was Smaug


I think Smaug was more of a hoarder...

and boy, do I like the way he hoards!

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

Well what about second breakfast?

What about elevensies? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper?

Most of those who think so actually don't and most of those who think sew actually rip.

And he had a sword forged by

And he had a sword forged by elves, the best arms suppliers in Middle-Earth.

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Even better...

It probably was not called being a prepper then. It was probably just called being wise.


That was Sam.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.