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European 'survivalists'[edit]

Europe has no record of 'survivalists'. It's an American thing. The 'survivalists' in France and Switzerland are mostly Nazis masquerading as survivalists. Intothelight (talk) 14:59, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

You are correct. Americans are infantile and totally ethnocentric; I think the whole World agree on this, from Australia to Arabia, from China to France, from Africa to Brazil. I see they think the "Bugarach" non-event is relevant to their "survivalism" article (it is not), but they've never even looked up what's currently going on in France or Switzerland with the so-called "survivalists": — Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs
On talk pages, please sign your comments using four tildes (~~~~) or by clicking on the sign button: SigButt.png on the toolbar above the edit panel. You can also indent successive talk page comments using one more colon (:) for each line. Thank you. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 01:19, 12 February 2017 (UTC)
Hey, Intothelight!
Thank you very much for this interesting bit of info. I had no idea, but the Internet proves you right:
Interestingly, the Bases Autonomes are tied to the horrific Charlie Hebdo Shootings ( ) :
Kinda crazy people, those Swiss-French survivalists. Someone should introduce it into the Survivalism entry.SlowLearner (talk) 12:01, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

How far to Silver rating?[edit]

What needs to be done? Reverend Black Percy (talk) 14:49, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Apparently there's a prepper song[edit]

And I honestly can't tell if it's satire.

Cømяade FυzzчCαтPøтαтø (talk/stalk) 15:13, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

I get the impression that the "music video" and the music itself is made by different people? The video is certainly reduntant and completely unfunny, but the lyrics of the song are pretty witty and certainly seem to poke fun at survivalists (singer has very poor delivery though)... But I'm unsure if it's a parody as well. Poe gets the last laugh, as usual. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 01:23, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

"Genuine" Ark Projects?[edit]

Citation needed .... this may help. (talk) 23:16, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Dumbsday Preppers[edit]

There's a show that frequently aired on TV where I live called "Doomsday Preppers", which had quite a high wingnut concentration. I have a few "Best of" examples:

  • A guy looking for oil to drive his tractor shot up an abandoned transformer, not knowing that transformer oil can be very carcinogenic.
  • A guy living in the mountains for his prepper plan had a bunch of dogs, and then had their teeth coated in titanium(!) to make "killing machines"
And there's always the legendary Gunkid if you want proof that there are people other survivalists make fun of. Nog Bogmire (talk) 18:45, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

The problem with guns[edit]

You eventually run out of (single use) bullets (and cleaning materials or whatever else is needed).

Pollard a tree and you will have a sufficiency of arrows (which can often be reused) - and bows require much less in the way of maintenance/replacement parts. The thin branches arising from pollarding can also be traded as bean sticks etc with the allotment-holders. Anna Livia (talk) 22:28, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Guns are also noisy, which can be uh. disadvantageous much of the time. (talk) 22:15, 10 January 2020 (UTC)