For all your apocalypse needs…

From underground bunkers and tactical weapons to heavily armored vehicles, they were taught new ways to deal with a zombie apocalypse or a natural disaster – and also met some TV stars.

Hundreds of survivalists and so-called ‘Preppers’, of all ages and levels of ‘experience’, descended on the Salt Lake City, Utah, suburb of Sandy on Friday for the nation’s first ever PrepperCon.

During the two-day expo, they were shown specially-equipped underground bunkers, learned new ways to store food, tried out solar powered flashlights – and even dressed up as zombies.

They were also greeted by actors from the AMC hit show ‘The Walking Dead’, including Addy Miller, who took pictures with fans and acted as a judge in an emergency preparedness food cook-off.

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  • Must have….

    • I want one!

      • I could mount some kind of gun on top and paint it amusing colours.

        • eMan14

          And have a really sharp stick!

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        My son swore by his MRAP “SUV”.
        (not his actual one – but very close)

  • Clausewitz

    I’m not really a prepper, more of a “Just in caser”.

    • eMan14

      I’m not a prepper yet… but I do have some things .. Just in case.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        In earthquake country its kind of drilled into our heads to have a weeks worth of food and water laying around.
        Not that hard to do.

        • eMan14

          I suppose not. But not just in earthquake country. Here in Ontario when we had those ice storms a year or 2 ago… a friend from work was without power for almost 2 weeks.

          • mauser 98

            ChiCom generators cheap now ..some around $200
            i bought one after ice storm in the 90’s

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I always liked the windup radios and the trickle charge solar panels, just in case it all goes to Hell.

          • mauser 98

            and it may go to Hell…let the others laugh
            fuel other commodities will be thru roof
            bought a Berkey water filter… town i am in upped the chlorine in water. seems to work

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I think prepping for more than a week or two in a city or suburb is mostly a waste of money, or at worse, could get you killed when the goblins come for your stash.
            If you have the money, not much beats a cabin in the woods, well off the beaten path, with several acres of arable land.
            That’s straight up end times stuff, but if you have the time and money, trying to live for a month or two in 19th century conditions would be a good dry run, if for no other reason, that to see if you could make it work.
            Many will not be able to.

          • mauser 98

            yes OK …romantic ..
            i am as far away as my dentist…live there ..bad gums
            $5000 tooth implant just fell out
            keepin’ it real DxN

  • mauser 98

    don’t laugh at the preppers

    …..Baltimore mayor openly admits to protecting and aiding the rioters
    “We also gave those who wished to destroy, space to to do that as well.” – Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
    fast forward minute mark 7:30

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHv7N8H4bwk