This article, Are You a Nut Job, has been revised and updated.
According to the Urban Dictionary, a nut job is “A person of inadequate sanity or lacking normal perceptions of reality”. Now I have to tell you, during my recent cruise vacation, more than one person looked at me quizzically and probably thought that I fit that definition.
Why? I talked about prepping, survival skills, and the need to prepare for uncertain times. I also talked about self-defense and learning to shoot. I talked about growing my own food, bartering for goods and services. And most shocking (to some), I questioned the news as reported by the main stream media and challenged the statistics bantered about by government officials.
None of this seems looney-tunes to me but then who am I to judge? How about you? Take this little test and see for yourself?
The Backdoor Survival Nut Job Test
1. Do you have a year’s worth of food, water and medical supplies stashed away?
2. Do you think that our planet’s ability to outpace the current population rate is doomed?
3. Do you refuse to get a flu shot because you deem it dangerous and unnecessary?
4. Do you own a firearm for self-defense purposes?
5. Do you have cash stored away in a personal hidey hole in anticipation of a global banking collapse?
7. Do you think we are in a depression and will not see a recovery for years?
8. Do you think high ranking government officials and politicians are sneaky and egocentric?
9. Do you peruse at least 10 survival blogs a day?
10. Do you believe everything you learned in school about history and so-called modern inventions?
The Final Word
Think about these questions and answer honestly. If you said yes to eight or more, you are a certifiable nut job like me.
And if your friends become agitated and defensive when you talk about these matters take my advice: get yourself some new friends!
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
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Bargain Bin: Below you will find links to some personal and BDS reader favorites and items from the current Amazon Top 10.
Tac Force TF-705BK Tactical Assisted Opening Folding Knife 4.5-Inch Closed: FAVORITE! This is a great knife that is currently priced at about $8.65 with free shipping. Not only that, it is ranked as the #1 best seller at Amazon in both the camping and hunting knives categories. The reviews raved about this knife so I bought one, used it, and and can recommend it. See The Inexpensive Tac-Force Speedster Outdoor Knife.
Note: the price can vary by color so if you are not particular, scroll through the colors and safe a couple of bucks.
Dorcy LED Wireless Motion Sensor Flood Lite: Don’t let the $20 price lead you to think this wireless flood light is wimpy. I have two of these and feel that these lights are worth double the price. Using D-cell batteries, the Dorcy floodlight will light up a dark room or a dark stairway in an instant. I can not recommend these enough.
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter: The LifeStraw is considered the most advanced, compact, ultra light personal water filter available. It contains no chemicals or iodinated resin, no batteries and no moving parts to break or wear out. It weighs only 2oz. making it perfect for the prepper. There is also a larger sized LifeStraw Family currently available with free shipping.
One Second After: For many, the novel “One Second After” was a game changer that convinced them of the need to be prepared. I did not realize until now that the price for the Kindle version was only $2.99. If you have not read this book, you really should.
Morakniv Craftline Q Allround Fixed Blade Utility Knife: ANOTHER FAVORITE KNIFE! Also known as the Mora 511, this is now my favorite knife. It is made of Swedish steel and is super sharp. Many Backdoor Survival have emailed me indicating this is now their favorite knife too. I paid $12 for this knife; it was worth $12 and of course is a steal at $8.07.
FordEx Group 300lm Mini Cree Led Flashlight: FAVORITE! Here we go with another flashlight. At the time of this writing, this one is only $3.80 with free shipping. It is super mini sized, bright and waterproof. Plus, it uses a single, standard AA sized battery. Pictured is one that I own in green but they come in basic black as well as some other colors.
Blocklite Ultra Bright 9V LED Flashlight: I now own six of these little gems. There is a similar flashlight called the Pak-Lite (which is more expensive) but it does not have a high-low switch like this one. Less than $10. These little flashlights just go and go, plus, they make good use of those re-purposed 9V alkaline batteries that you have recharged with your Maximal Power FC999 Universal Battery Charger.
For over 25 years Emergency Essentials has been providing the highest quality preparedness products at great prices. Plus, each month they feature sales that quite honestly are fantastic. This month note the great sale prices two of my favorites, the Mobile Washer (Hand Operated Washing Machine) now only $14.95 and the Tote-able Toilet Seat and Lid, now only $11.79.
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