Poll Archive

After the results of the Presidential Election, where are you in your Preparedness Mindset?

  • I believe we have some breathing room now. (53%, 185 Votes)
  • Nothing is going to change. I'm still expecting the SHTF anytime! (31%, 108 Votes)
  • I'm doubling down and prepping more than ever now! (11%, 40 Votes)
  • Trump is going to change everything. Our future looks good! (4%, 15 Votes)
  • Darn! I prepped for no reason. I'm having a big preparedness garage sale! (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 351

Start Date: 11/11/2016 @ 8:32 pm
End Date: No Expiry

If you had an extra $500 right now, what would you do with it?

  • Buy more food storage! (29%, 262 Votes)
  • Pay down debt! (24%, 214 Votes)
  • Buy precious metals! (17%, 156 Votes)
  • Buy some tools! (14%, 130 Votes)
  • Put it under the mattress! (14%, 125 Votes)
  • Give it away to charity! (2%, 22 Votes)

Total Voters: 909

Start Date: 03/02/2016 @ 7:31 pm
End Date: No Expiry

How long have you been prepping?

  • 2 - 3 years (25%, 156 Votes)
  • 5-10 years (19%, 119 Votes)
  • 10 + years (19%, 118 Votes)
  • 5 or less years (16%, 98 Votes)
  • 1 year or less (10%, 65 Votes)
  • Less than 6 months (11%, 64 Votes)

Total Voters: 620

Start Date: 10/04/2015 @ 8:52 pm
End Date: No Expiry

How Prepared are You If We Lose the Grid?

  • I have a battery backup with a way to recharge - solar/wind. (35%, 189 Votes)
  • Get me a horse and some armor - I'm back to the Dark Ages! (34%, 183 Votes)
  • I'm so good that we are going to be watching DVD's while the world burns! (15%, 82 Votes)
  • What Grid? I live off-grid now. I don't need electricity. (8%, 44 Votes)
  • Now I lay me down to sleep...I'd rather die! (8%, 41 Votes)

Total Voters: 539

Start Date: 12/22/2014 @ 11:11 pm
End Date: No Expiry

What would you do if Ebola or some other Pandemic showed up in a major U.S. city?

  • I would check my supplies and stock up on what I still needed. (53%, 464 Votes)
  • I would continue my life, but minimze outings like going to the movies, mall, etc.. (26%, 232 Votes)
  • I would stay home and not venture out at all! (9%, 81 Votes)
  • I wouldn't do anything until I knew it was in my city. (7%, 57 Votes)
  • I would start wearing a mask everywhere I went. (5%, 42 Votes)

Total Voters: 876

Start Date: 07/28/2014 @ 8:16 am
End Date: No Expiry

I would rather live ...

  • in the rural country (with a few close-by neighbors). (48%, 204 Votes)
  • in the country away from everyone! (24%, 104 Votes)
  • in a small town (<4,000 people). (15%, 63 Votes)
  • in a small city (like Santa Fe, NM or Key West, FL). (5%, 20 Votes)
  • on an island. (4%, 18 Votes)
  • on a boat. (2%, 8 Votes)
  • on the beach. (2%, 7 Votes)
  • in a big city (like New York, NY, or Los Angeles, CA). (0%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 428

Start Date: 06/08/2014 @ 6:08 am
End Date: No Expiry

Do you EDC a knife?

  • Yes! (75%, 131 Votes)
  • No! (12%, 21 Votes)
  • Sometimes! (9%, 15 Votes)
  • My work doesn't allow me! (4%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 174

Start Date: 05/23/2014 @ 11:14 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Which ways do you plan on dealing with MEDICAL or HEALTH issues when the SHTF? (Select All that Apply)

  • I stock up on medical supplies and medicine. (71%, 217 Votes)
  • I have medical books. (47%, 142 Votes)
  • I research medical/health topics and have a binder of materials. (42%, 129 Votes)
  • I use herbal medicine now and will then too. (31%, 96 Votes)
  • I use essential oils. (20%, 60 Votes)
  • I am a medical professional. (19%, 57 Votes)
  • We have a medical professional in our group. (18%, 54 Votes)

Total Voters: 305

Start Date: 03/28/2014 @ 10:57 pm
End Date: No Expiry

When was the last time you evaluated/checked your Bug Out Bag?

  • I go through it every change of season. (39%, 125 Votes)
  • I go through it every month. (24%, 77 Votes)
  • I set it up a while ago, but never go through it. (22%, 71 Votes)
  • Uhhhh, What's a Bug Out Bag? (11%, 34 Votes)
  • I'm a fanatic!!! I go through it every week! (4%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 318

Start Date: 02/04/2014 @ 6:33 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Which TV Celebrity Survivalist Would You Want to be Stranded With?

  • Lee Stroud (37%, 176 Votes)
  • Bear Grylls (19%, 90 Votes)
  • Cody Lundin (16%, 76 Votes)
  • Dave Canterbury (16%, 74 Votes)
  • Mykel Hawke (7%, 31 Votes)
  • Ray Mears (5%, 29 Votes)

Total Voters: 476

Start Date: 11/30/2013 @ 9:06 am
End Date: No Expiry

How well are you prepared for a nuclear disaster?

  • I have very limited supplies for a nuke disaster. (55%, 140 Votes)
  • I'm not concerned with a nuclear diaster. (25%, 64 Votes)
  • I know what I would do, but I don't have any supplies. (10%, 26 Votes)
  • I'm SOOOO Ready! Defcon 1!!! (10%, 25 Votes)

Total Voters: 255

Start Date: 11/03/2013 @ 9:19 am
End Date: No Expiry

What should a newbie Prepper focus on the most?

  • Developing a Plan (41%, 194 Votes)
  • Acquiring Knowledge (25%, 119 Votes)
  • Food Storage (9%, 43 Votes)
  • Water (8%, 38 Votes)
  • Developing Skills (7%, 33 Votes)
  • Buying a Firearm (3%, 16 Votes)
  • Getting a Bug Out Bag Together (3%, 15 Votes)
  • Joining a Prepper Group (3%, 14 Votes)
  • Storing Medical Supplies (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Purchasing a Retreat (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Stocking Barter Items (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Buy Precious Metals (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 478

Start Date: 09/08/2013 @ 8:05 am
End Date: No Expiry

Please Click All that Apply!

  • I am married. (73%, 486 Votes)
  • I am Male. (72%, 483 Votes)
  • I primarily get here through a bookmark or direct link. (62%, 413 Votes)
  • I have adult kids. (46%, 309 Votes)
  • My highest education achieved was some college. (40%, 266 Votes)
  • My highest education achieved was I graduated from college. (33%, 219 Votes)
  • I am 51-60 years of age. (32%, 211 Votes)
  • I am 41-50 years of age. (31%, 207 Votes)
  • I have young kids. (30%, 203 Votes)
  • I have grandkids. (30%, 197 Votes)
  • I am single. (23%, 151 Votes)
  • I am Female. (18%, 121 Votes)
  • I am 61+ years of age. (17%, 111 Votes)
  • I primarily get here through another Preparedness Website. (16%, 107 Votes)
  • I primarily get here through Google. (16%, 104 Votes)
  • My highest education achieved was high school. (14%, 92 Votes)
  • I am 31-40 years of age. (12%, 77 Votes)
  • My highest education achieved was a Master's degree. (10%, 70 Votes)
  • I am 21-30 years of age. (6%, 37 Votes)
  • I primarily get here through Facebook! (5%, 33 Votes)
  • My highest education achieved was a PhD. (3%, 19 Votes)
  • I primarily get here through the newsletter. (3%, 18 Votes)
  • I am 15-20 years of age. (2%, 14 Votes)
  • I primarily get here through Twitter! (0%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 667

Start Date: 08/20/2013 @ 9:21 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Has recent news about the government's ability to track your internet data changed what you do online?

  • No. If they want me, they know where to find me. (46%, 89 Votes)
  • I've started to take more security measures: plugins, addons, secure browsers, etc... (17%, 33 Votes)
  • No! I don't do anythinng wrong, so there is no need to be concerned. (13%, 25 Votes)
  • Yes! I only do the absolute most necessary things online now. (10%, 19 Votes)
  • Yes! I stopped going to certain sites. (10%, 19 Votes)
  • I'm not sure all the news is real. (4%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 192

Start Date: 08/01/2013 @ 7:05 am
End Date: No Expiry

Why did you start prepping?

  • Issues with the economy. (37%, 103 Votes)
  • I have always been a prepper. Always! (30%, 85 Votes)
  • I experienced a personal disaster/crisis. (8%, 23 Votes)
  • I'm worried about peak oil, peak food, peak ammo, peak something... (7%, 19 Votes)
  • A movie, book or article. (6%, 17 Votes)
  • Those dang zombies are coming! (5%, 13 Votes)
  • Because of conversations with family, friends, etc... (4%, 12 Votes)
  • Doomsday Preppers! (3%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 281

Start Date: 07/10/2013 @ 11:30 am
End Date: No Expiry

Which one word/phrase best describes your "type" of Preparedness the best?

  • Homesteader (21%, 57 Votes)
  • Newbie Prepper (17%, 47 Votes)
  • Urban Survival (17%, 46 Votes)
  • D-I-Y-er (15%, 40 Votes)
  • Financially/Economically Based (8%, 23 Votes)
  • Frugal/ Saver (7%, 19 Votes)
  • Gardener (6%, 17 Votes)
  • Bushcraft - Wilderness Survival (4%, 10 Votes)
  • Conspiracy Theorist (3%, 9 Votes)
  • Gun Nut (2%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 273

Start Date: 06/03/2013 @ 9:46 pm
End Date: No Expiry

How purposeful are you about the food you eat? Mark all that apply.

  • I grow my own vegetables. (62%, 204 Votes)
  • I try to buy organic whenever I can. (33%, 108 Votes)
  • I shop at a Farmer's Market regularly. (31%, 103 Votes)
  • I don't worry about the food I eat. I just eat! (24%, 78 Votes)
  • I can't afford to buy organic right now. (16%, 53 Votes)
  • I don't know how to tell the difference between organic and non-organic. (8%, 26 Votes)

Total Voters: 331

Start Date: 05/13/2013 @ 10:16 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Which electronic devices do you use for PREPPING? (check all that apply)

  • laptop (49%, 160 Votes)
  • desktop computer (47%, 153 Votes)
  • Ipad (21%, 68 Votes)
  • Iphone (19%, 63 Votes)
  • Android Phone (17%, 57 Votes)
  • Kindle (16%, 51 Votes)
  • Android Tablet (11%, 36 Votes)
  • netbook (5%, 17 Votes)
  • Nook (3%, 11 Votes)
  • Ipod (3%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 327

Start Date: 03/22/2013 @ 6:39 am
End Date: No Expiry

What is your gardening experience?

  • I've been gardening for 10+ years (31%, 95 Votes)
  • I've been gardening 1-5 years (23%, 72 Votes)
  • I'm just starting out, but I'm on board! (17%, 51 Votes)
  • I've been gardening 5-10 years (11%, 33 Votes)
  • I have never tried to garden (7%, 23 Votes)
  • I am the destroyer of everything green... (7%, 21 Votes)
  • I'm a Master Gardener (4%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 308

Start Date: 02/24/2013 @ 6:45 pm
End Date: No Expiry

What type of security are you using? Mark All That Apply!

  • My Guns (90%, 353 Votes)
  • Dog (67%, 261 Votes)
  • Reinforced Doors/Locks (48%, 189 Votes)
  • Close Neighbors (looking out for each other) (39%, 153 Votes)
  • Purposeful Landscaping (33%, 131 Votes)
  • Monitored Alarm System (22%, 87 Votes)
  • Surveillance Equipment Cameras (14%, 55 Votes)
  • Perimeter Detection w/ an Audio Base Alert (12%, 47 Votes)
  • Scary/Threatening Signs (11%, 43 Votes)
  • I haven't really thought about this... (2%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 392

Start Date: 01/31/2013 @ 11:02 pm
End Date: No Expiry

***UPDATE - CHOOSE ALL THAT APPLY - I have my eyes on...

  • gun news and the 2nd ammendment. (89%, 663 Votes)
  • the economy (in general). (75%, 555 Votes)
  • healthcare issues - Obamacare/Medicare. (42%, 310 Votes)
  • politics in Washington D.C. (41%, 307 Votes)
  • war in the Middle East. (40%, 296 Votes)
  • current Fiscal Cliff issues. (32%, 239 Votes)
  • the foods im eating...GMO/organic. (30%, 226 Votes)
  • extreme weather. (26%, 193 Votes)
  • the flu season. (26%, 191 Votes)
  • my own job situation. (25%, 186 Votes)
  • the sun for solar flares. (25%, 183 Votes)
  • drought. (22%, 164 Votes)

Total Voters: 742

Start Date: 01/12/2013 @ 12:53 am
End Date: No Expiry

If I took a class, I would focus on...

  • foraging for wild edibles. (17%, 87 Votes)
  • learning how to can or some other foodstorage topic. (16%, 82 Votes)
  • learning about medicinal herbs. (14%, 72 Votes)
  • first aid or general medical in nature. (13%, 65 Votes)
  • wilderness survival. (12%, 64 Votes)
  • urban survvival skills. (10%, 51 Votes)
  • firearms training. (9%, 45 Votes)
  • general bushcraft skills. (4%, 23 Votes)
  • self defense - martial arts, etc... (4%, 18 Votes)
  • computer/technology skills. (1%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 514

Start Date: 12/02/2012 @ 1:35 pm
End Date: No Expiry

I'm not stalling anymore....I'm going to....

  • Get serious about prepping! (33%, 135 Votes)
  • Store more food! (24%, 97 Votes)
  • Buy that firearm! (16%, 65 Votes)
  • Prepare my Bugout Bag! (10%, 42 Votes)
  • Buy some gold/silver! (6%, 26 Votes)
  • Get a water filter! (6%, 24 Votes)
  • Start a garden! (5%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 406

Start Date: 11/06/2012 @ 9:53 pm
End Date: No Expiry

For my water... (Select ALL that Apply)

  • I have some stored. (64%, 302 Votes)
  • I will filter and boil. (53%, 252 Votes)
  • I have another water filter/purifier. (50%, 238 Votes)
  • I live near a lake or pond. (44%, 207 Votes)
  • I'm using bleach. (43%, 203 Votes)
  • I have a well. (40%, 190 Votes)
  • I have rain barrels. (35%, 167 Votes)
  • I have a Berkey. (23%, 111 Votes)
  • Other... (12%, 55 Votes)
  • I have a still. (8%, 40 Votes)

Total Voters: 473

Start Date: 10/09/2012 @ 10:28 pm
End Date: No Expiry

I think the economy will start to REALLY tank...

  • after the election. (42%, 212 Votes)
  • in 6 - 12 months. (38%, 189 Votes)
  • ...we are still a few years away. (18%, 90 Votes)
  • ...it will never tank. They will always keep it going. (2%, 9 Votes)
  • ...I'm not concerned or worried about this topic. (0%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 504

Start Date: 09/05/2012 @ 5:52 pm
End Date: No Expiry

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