Random Weekend Encounter With Other PreppersSubmitted by aerograd on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 10:30
My wife and I were looking to replace our kids beds that we moved over Christmas to our retreat property. So, we went searching on Craig's List and found a nice bunk bed set. We arranged to go pick it up this past Saturday.
The man and wife who were selling the bed were very nice and were making small talk while we loaded the truck up with the bed parts. My wife mentioned that we had bought a farm and moved the kids furniture there so we needed the bed for them here.
That's when the conversation got interesting. The man said that it was good we got a farm because he didn't know how much longer people who weren't self-sufficient would be able to manage. I told him that was exactly the reason we bought our property - to be able to be self-sufficient and safe when things got bad. He made a comment about inner city people having problems when the stores no longer had food on the shelves. He said he felt that the mess the economy is in was God's judgment coming and that God was driving him and his wife to get ready to be able to make it through the things to come. Then he went on to say that he'd recently constructed an underground storm shelter and filled it with food. He went on to say that they had a creek and a well and were thinking of having a second well put in just in case. He had been working to get his fencing fixed so they could move some cattle to their farm. His wife said she was on one of her son's to hurry up and buy some land too so he could get self-sufficient rather than traveling all over the country for his job.
Anyways, I just thought it was very interesting and enlightening to run into 2 other Preppers randomly like this. I think there are far more of them out there than people realize.