PREP Prepper Anxiety Poll #65

At this point in time, your “doomer” stress level is pegged at…

  • absolutely no worries

    Votes: 5 2.9%
  • a bit concerned

    Votes: 5 2.9%
  • watchful, ready, and checking the preps, just in case

    Votes: 92 53.5%
  • glued to the screen, expecting the worst any day now

    Votes: 66 38.4%
  • totally freaked and in my bunker

    Votes: 4 2.3%

  • Total voters
    172
  • Poll closed .

Topusaret

Veteran Member
With a nod to JC Refuge, who developed and created this identical poll the first 22 times, here we go again. The poll will remain up for two days. Your poll responses are private and cannot be viewed, but I encourage you to post your response and why you voted the way you did.

The first poll, June 16, 2004--average score, 1.83:
[poll] Prepper Anxiety Poll, June 16 '04 (First of a series)

The second poll, July 1--average score, 1.65:
Prepper Anxiety Poll, July 1, '04 (2nd in the series)

The third poll, July 15--average score, 1.91:
Prepper Anxiety Poll, July 15, '04 (3rd in the series)

The fourth poll, August 1--average score, 1.85:
Prepper Anxiety Poll, Aug. 1, '04 (fourth in the series)

The fifth poll, August 15--average score, 1.65:
Prepper Anxiety Poll, Aug. 15, '04 (fifth in the series)

The sixth poll, September 1--average score, 1.89:
Prepper Anxiety Poll #6, Sept. 1, '04

The seventh poll, September 15--average score, 1.94:
Prepper Anxiety Poll #7, Sept. 15, '04

The eighth poll, October 1--average score, 1.76:
Prepper Anxiety Poll #8, Oct. 1, '04

The ninth poll, October 15--average score, 1.94:
Prepper Anxiety Poll #9, Oct. 15, '04

The tenth poll, November 1--average score, 2.14:
Prepper Anxiety Poll #10, Nov. 1, '04

The eleventh poll, November 15--average score, 1.66:
Prepper Anxiety Poll #11, Nov. 15, '04

The twelfth poll, December 1--average score, 1.58:
Prepper Anxiety Poll #12, Dec. 1, '04

The thirteenth poll, December 15, 2004--average score, 1.59:
Timebomb 2000

The fourteenth poll, September 1, 2005--average score, 2.42:
Timebomb 2000

The fifteenth poll, July 14, 2006--average score, 2.12:
Timebomb 2000

The sixteenth poll, October 9, 2006--average score, 1.92:
Timebomb 2000

The seventeenth poll, April 2, 2007--average score, 1.98:
Timebomb 2000 poll

The eighteenth poll, October 23, 2007--average score, 1.90:
Timebomb 2000 poll

The nineteenth poll, January 26, 2008--average score, 1.97:
Prepper Anxiety Poll #19

The twentieth poll, April 24, 2008—average score, 2.03:
Prepper Anxiety Poll #20

The 21st poll, July 24, 2008—average score, 2.02:
PREP Prepper Anxiety Poll #21

The 22nd poll, October 18, 2008—average score, 2.17:
PREP Prepper Anxiety Poll #22

The 23rd poll, February 16, 2009--average score, 2.48:
PREP Prepper Anxiety Poll #23

The 24th poll, June 26, 2009--average score 2.05:
PREP Prepper Anxiety Poll #24

The 25th poll, July 5, 2010--average score 2.14:
PREP Prepper Anxiety Poll #25

The 26th poll, December 5, 2010--average score 2.11:
PREP Prepper Anxiety Poll #26

The 27th poll, February 12, 2011--average score 1.91:
PREP Prepper Anxiety Poll #27

The 28th poll, July 2, 2011--average score 1.91:
PREP Prepper Anxiety Poll #28

The 29th poll, September 5, 2011--average score 2.15:
PREP Prepper Anxiety Poll #29

30th poll, October 8th, 2011--average score 2.17:
PREP Prepper Anxiety Poll #30

31st poll, January 1, 2012--average score 2.12:
PREP Prepper Anxiety Poll #31

32nd poll, April 27, 2012--average score 1.97:
PREP Prepper Anxiety Poll #32

33rd poll, May 30, 2012--average score 2.27:
PREP Prepper Anxiety Poll #33

34th poll, September 16, 2012--average score 2.41:
PREP Prepper Anxiety Poll #34

35th poll, November 18, 2012--average score 2.14:
PREP Prepper Anxiety Poll #35

36th poll, April 2, 2013--average score 2.20:
PREP Prepper Anxiety Poll #36

37th poll, August 22, 2013--average score 1.88:
Timebomb 2000

38th poll, October 16, 2014--average score 2.37:
Timebomb 2000

39th poll, January 13,2015--average score 1.92:
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40th poll, March 8, 2015--average score 1.90:
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41st poll, August 19, 2015--average score 2.05:
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42nd poll, December 13, 2015--average score 2.12:
Timebomb 2000

43rd poll, July 14, 2016--average score 2.21:
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44th poll, October 16, 2016--average score 2.30:
Timebomb 2000

45th poll, November 9, 2016--average score 1.70:
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46th poll, February 6, 2017--average score 1.88:
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47th poll, April 12, 2017--average score 1.97:
Timebomb 2000

48th poll, June 4, 2017--average score 1.91:
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49th poll, September 14, 2017--average score 1.74:
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50th poll, February 20, 2018--average score 1.55:
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51st poll, July 24, 2018--average score 1.58:
Timebomb 2000

52nd poll, October 28, 2018--average score 2.09:
Timebomb 2000

53rd poll, November 28, 2018--average score 1.72:
Timebomb 2000

54th poll (despite incorrect poll number on that post), March 31, 2019--average score 1.70:
PREP Prepper Anxiety Poll #53

55th poll, September 4, 2019--average score 1.625:
PREP - Prepper Anxiety Poll #55

56th poll, January 29, 2020--average score 2.18:
PREP - Prepper Anxiety Poll #56

57th poll, March 5, 2020--average score 2.22:
PREP - Prepper Anxiety Poll #57
www.timebomb2000.com


www.timebomb2000.com

58th poll, March 18, 2020--average score 2.75:
PREP - Prepper Anxiety Poll #58
With a nod to JC Refuge, who developed and created this identical poll the first 22 times, here we go again. The poll will remain up for three days. Your poll responses are private and cannot be viewed, but I encourage you to post your response and why you voted the way you did. The first poll...
www.timebomb2000.com


www.timebomb2000.com

59th Poll, April 16, 2020--average score 2.16:
PREP - Prepper Anxiety Poll #59
With a nod to JC Refuge, who developed and created this identical poll the first 22 times, here we go again. The poll will remain up for three days. Your poll responses are private and cannot be viewed, but I encourage you to post your response and why you voted the way you did. The first poll...
www.timebomb2000.com


www.timebomb2000.com

60th Poll, July 1, 2020--average score 2.31:
PREP - Prepper Anxiety Poll #60

61st Poll, September 10, 2020--average score 2.24:
PREP - Prepper Anxiety Poll #61
With a nod to JC Refuge, who developed and created this identical poll the first 22 times, here we go again. The poll will remain up for two days. Your poll responses are private and cannot be viewed, but I encourage you to post your response and why you voted the way you did. The first poll...
www.timebomb2000.com


www.timebomb2000.com

62nd Poll, October 31, 2020--average score 2.13:
PREP - Prepper Anxiety Poll #62
With a nod to JC Refuge, who developed and created this identical poll the first 22 times, here we go again. The poll will remain up for two days. Your poll responses are private and cannot be viewed, but I encourage you to post your response and why you voted the way you did. The first poll...

63rd Poll Inadvertently labeled 62nd), January 13, 2021--average score 2.53:


64th Poll, May 10, 2021--average score 1.99:

 

Sacajawea

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Most of the "news" -- isn't. It's just more BS, as Doz states. Pie in the sky proposals that will be argued about in the do-nothing Congress until 2024, social stupidity, anti-science, climate swindles, and more lecturing to the people who are actually working.

Bah. Humbug.
 

Faroe

Un-spun
Same old, same old.
Checking in on La Palma multiple times day, however.
We have made some major changes here, are in the middle of a move, and like Meemur said, simply too bust to stay glued to the screeen.
 

Bps1691

Veteran Member
During the last 60-90 days our watch level jumped to the middle of the watchful into the lower end of glued to. Although we're not glued to the screen 24/7, we make many more frequent visits to our sites like this and have been spending more time following up the blubs we get from our feeds.

We've been blessed because we've been at the stage of working on the bigger and more costly things on our list for us and the kids families.

Other than the hit delays of getting in to see our Doctors, we've had less emergencies and have been doing normal rotation pattern of LTS. With the delay problems with many of the main vendors we use, we've had to scramble at times and get something similar but not the same, to fill the hole.

During the last 30 days because of the uncertainties introduced getting worse, I recently decided to not retire from my last contract by end of December. Instead am working on extending it for at least 6 months. If the economy goes like I'm afraid it will and inflation gets even worse, I want the extra and new income and the opportunity to not have use our long term retirement assets sooner than desired.

The added flexibility is also because my gut tells me that Blundering Joe is reaching his usefulness to the American communists party- formally known as Democrats and before next summer will have a sudden illness and with his replacement the ongoing civil war will escalate.
 
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TxGal

Day by day
I'm pretty much glued to the screen. This go round, I really think we're heading into very ugly, uncharted waters. Economic collapse, failure of the current administration to do anything good for the country, collapse of the supply chain which seems to be growing exponentially, etc.

I'm not usually that much of a doomer, but what we're experiencing in this country is unprecedented, except perhaps around the American Revolution, Civil War, etc. I didn't think we'd get there, but I'm holding out hope that good will prevail....while I continue to prepare for the worst.
 

anna43

Veteran Member
I stopped watching TV propaganda before 2020 election. I get news online but I'm not glued to it. I'm as prepared as I am able to be and will trust the Lord for the rest. I refuse to live in fear, but my level of concern for what's happening is higher than its been since 9/11. My concern is for those who are not prepared including many family members.

Right now the biggest issue is inflation coupled with lack of supplies all courtesy of whoever the puppeteer is pulling the senile old man's strings. Second concern is various enemies around the globe seeing how weak and vulnerable our country is due to same puppeteer/old senile man.
 

33dInd

Veteran Member
I’m as ready as I can be without sacrificing a life
I am more careful when out and about with crowds
I’m not buying everything in sight
Just doing the best I can
I’m not fretting this shit storm 24/7
 

Artificially Intelli

Contributing Member
I started prepping more than twenty years ago for any number of possible circumstances that could interrupt the supply chain and the just in time delivery system. During that time there have been several instances when the prepper community was on its toes, ready for the worst. I can remember years ago forum members (different forum) saying " the gig is up, if you haven't started prepping by now, you're too late". So i'm of the mind that its not too late to start, but it sure is late in the game, and that this time the gig really is up. I personally think the train comes off the tracks by January, We'll see.

Artie
 

WalknTrot

Veteran Member
I can remember years ago forum members (different forum) saying " the gig is up, if you haven't started prepping by now, you're too late".
Haha! It's continual/routine..like at least once/year.

That's why it's good to learn not to get stampeded, but to breathe for a minute and rationally look at your situation and needs..keeping well in mind that TEOTWAWKI might also turn out to be be something more mundane..like a big hospital bill, a wrecked car that still has 5 years of payments attached, a blown furnace, or a divorce/job loss.
 

oleglass

Contributing Member
Voted watchful and checking preps.
As Pastor Joe stated in his recent YouTube video, there’s nothing I can do about it any way.
 

catskinner

Senior Member
Not glued to the screen, but keeping an eye on things as best I can. Canning what I have in the freezer and refilling it as I find sales. Getting the little things I have been putting off done.
 

Tex88

Veteran Member
Scanning, dividing input into “good to know, that’s a dot for sure” and “ok, that’s fearmongering”, but certainly not glued to screens, adding to the preps while trying to stay on the side of sanity.
Prepared as well as I can, and for the rest, que sera!
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Not freeked out, but checking in here off and on throughout the day. News on the tv is worthless and I don't bother, even OAN. I'm prepped as best as I can, except for green beans, but working on that.

God is good all the time

Judy
 

tech

Veteran Member
Not going crazy, but I am watching things develope...and it isn't reassuring. A few minor adjustments to match the situation.
 

jward

passin' thru
My personal plate continues too full to pay much mind to the great unwinding going on- but since being a novice student and observer of all things geopolitical is my release, I can't help but note that the game of musical chairs in this episode of the great game is ongoing.
More than anything, I am relieved to have a life times' POV validated, and to finally have the show inching closer to curtain time.
I must not be tracking things too closely though, as I can't find my inventory of LTS items, and just opened an "hey sweetie did you forget about me" note that wasn't from a romantic hopeful but my hay guy. Having forgotten to follow through on extra padding for the livestock pantry suggests I'm still at the 2ish level.
 

hiwall

Veteran Member
I don't think "freaked out" is the term that describes me. Yes I do think we are getting close to major issues but I am certainly not afraid. I am calmly gathering supplies and information but I would not check the box for "absolutely no worries" or even "a bit concerned". Even though I am calm, I do not think it fair to the purpose of this poll to check either of those first two boxes.
 

AlfaMan

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Watchful and staying tuned is how we are. There are a lot of precursors to a total worldwide sh*t show in place and in motion currently. Almost too many to list actually.
 

Seeker22

Veteran Member
My personal plate continues too full to pay much mind to the great unwinding going on- but since being a novice student and observer of all things geopolitical is my release, I can't help but note that the game of musical chairs in this episode of the great game is ongoing.
More than anything, I am relieved to have a life times' POV validated, and to finally have the show inching closer to curtain time.
I must not be tracking things too closely though, as I can't find my inventory of LTS items, and just opened an "hey sweetie did you forget about me" note that wasn't from a romantic hopeful but my hay guy. Having forgotten to follow through on extra padding for the livestock pantry suggests I'm still at the 2ish level.
I somehow mislaid a 5 gallon bucket of dried Zucchini, you're not alone. :bhd:
Watchful, checking preps.
 
The pandemic and all the political ramifications including the mandates, the false election, executive orders, etc., etc..


These things have taken a shotgun to Charlotte's web.

Energy is the main leg of the three legged stool. We are seeing the collapse of the energy sector, this not just a national phenomena, it's going global. China has rolling blackouts, no coal. US taps the petroleum reserve. Fertilizer shortages. Winter and solar cycle max approaching, green new deal, rampant inflation, worker shortages and supply interruptions. Global economic collapse. This only the beginning, hang on!

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h_oder

Veteran Member
I chose "glued to the screen" even though I'm not. My mental health just can't take it. I do expect something to happen soon...and pray that it doesn't. I just can't see any good coming out of the .gov right now.
 

hiwall

Veteran Member
So we have 5000 members but after 24 hours we have only 159 who have bothered to answer this poll?
 
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