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Escape from New York: A Prepper Shares His Fears and Plans

Written by Gary North on January 28, 2013

I can hardly believe it. The New York Times, America’s liberal newspaper of record, has run an article by a New York City prepper. He tells why he is concerned. He is not alone.

Hurricane Sandy served as a wake-up call. But there were a lot of preppers who heard the call earlier.

They are of all races and income levels. I don’t know how they vote, but they are ready to vote where it counts: with their feet.

They have stored food and bug-out bags. If you don’t own a car and you ride the subway, I am not sure how you would bug out, but people are buying the bags.

The point is this: the idea is spreading that local government cannot safely be relied on to take care of you in a crisis. This is surely a sign of creeping sanity. If the idea has hit residents of New York City, it is approaching the tipping point phase.

I never expected to read this in the Times:

EARLY IN MY TRAVELS, I was told the man to see for a deeper understanding of prepping in New York was Aton Edwards, founder of the International Preparedness Network and author of the emergency survival guide “Preparedness Now!” Mr. Edwards, 51, is often called the city’s foremost expert in personal disaster preparation — he has appeared on the “Today” show, has taught his “Ready Up!” seminars to hundreds of participants with partners like the Red Cross and has set up, as part of the National Urban Self-Reliance and Preparedness Program, “incident command centers” across New York, like the one he recently created for the hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa in the Bronx.

The times, they are a changin’. So is the Times.

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8 thoughts on “Escape from New York: A Prepper Shares His Fears and Plans

  1. The world could use a big, heaping daily dose of 'creeping sanity' ! ! !!

  2. Rabelrouser says:

    That "creeing Sanity" is the average American citizen waking up to the possibility , no, probability that this nation is about to collapse economically due to different curcumstances as provided by the governments that spend the tax dollars.
    The rush to deny the citizen their right to defend themselves is just another symptom of the future to come, in which a plutocracy controls the modern serf / slave through force and death.
    Many are preparing themselves for such a future, wanting to be self reliant when there is no food on the shelves and the daily bread is provided for the exchange of Rights, and Libertys. They will not submit /obey; they will remain freemen as long as they can. http://ericpetersautos.com/2013/01/26/will-you-su
    This is a decision many are making daily, and they are finding others to form those communities through which they can protect eachother in a greater way; before it is too late!
    Now is the time to make that decision and participate: http://Modernmilitiamovement.com http://wramsite.com

  3. Rabelrouser says:

    Remember an Empty Stomach, makes for a Willing Slave!

  4. Bill Smith says:

    And an unarmed slave does not have to be willing.

  5. the sheeple are waking and they dont like what the are seeing… the fema camps after sandy gave them a taste of the fedcoats help and they will remember and organise their own help…

  6. The majority. Vote for this for themselves. I hope they enjoy what they voted for…so much for the low informed voter.

  7. Texas Chris says:

    A couple more major disasters in the North East should do the trick…

    God help 'em.

  8. Millard Huff says:

    No he does not.