Doomsday Preppers: Becky Brown

I don’t have much to say about this episode’s last individual, Becky Brown, a thirtysomething grad student in SLC. She seems to deal exclusively with one issue while preparing in the most short-term, conventional way possible.
In this case, she is concerned about obsessed with a government breakdown. In her estimation, this would begin with continually rising unemployment numbers, leading to an economic collapse, causing martial law to be declared, which would result in citizens becoming stripped of their constitutional rights, and the breakdown of democracy.

To prepare for this contingency, she has done what any worried American with excess income would do—gone out and bought buckets and buckets of processed food. She claims she’s spent fifty thousand dollars on ‘preps’, and thirty thousand of that in the past year. She also claims that she works on her preps for four hours a day, and that when she’s not in school, she’s prepping.
I don’t really see how this is possible. She doesn’t seem to be taking any skills-based wilderness or urban survival classes—aside from a ‘sniper training’ lesson from a tacticool friend—so does she just wring her hands and unpack and repack her bugout bags for hours each day?

I really have to wonder about her choice of apartment within spitting distance of the state capitol. She says it’s to be a constant reminder of the threat of government instability (or something). If she’s so worried about this possibility, why doesn’t she get proactive and actually take some steps to try and prevent it? (I don’t have any specifics of what those would be—matters of Taker economy are totally lost on me. About all I can do is recommend some books to expose her to some helpful ideas for the future).

Because she’s obsessed with government takeover (she says it probably thirty times in a fifteen-minute segment), she’s still single. I don’t see why, I’m sure she could find a nice Mormon guy who also gets off on hoarding food. I thought that was like, a tenet of that cult of gullibility.


5 responses to this post.

  1. Did you come up with “tacticool”? That’s the first time I heard that and I cracked up. Really enjoying the blog and the Doomsday Preppers coverage.


    • Posted by A. on 6 March, 2012 at 21:39

      Sadly, I can’t claim tacticool as my own; I think that particular neologism came from the ol’ Temple of the Screaming Electron.


  2. Posted by Prasad on 15 October, 2012 at 10:29

    Impressed by Becky’s preparedness… Wish to communicate via emai with her.. Can I ‘ve her email address pls…. TQ


  3. Thanks for a fun review of my show! All the best and keep on prepping,


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