Doomsday Preppers: John Major

Sorry I’m a bit behind schedule at the moment; having Passover and Eostre on the same weekend meant I spent too much time feasting and not enough time writing.
Anyway, last Tuesday’s episode ‘Lock the door and load the shotgun’ opens with a look at one John Major, who has moved his family to Idaho from Utah. Five kids. Yet another Mormon?
He’s worried about coordinated dirty bombs, which he believes would ‘radiate’ our food, leading to a scarcity. Because he doesn’t follow sports (thumbs-up!), he instead explores the Great Outdoors with his kids…by foraging and eating bugs!
His wife says something like, “not too many families eat bugs as a family activity!” Actually, yes they do, but it’s not an ‘activity’, they just call it eating supper. Travel outside the industrialized world and you’ll regularly find insects on peoples’ plates. As I’ve said before, the first things to go out the window in a survival situation should be food preferences. Hell, make it easier on yourself in the future and overcome those preferences now.
For what it’s worth (quite a lot, actually) here’s some useful know-how for Bugs 101: “Red/orange/yeller—forget that feller; green/black/brown—wolf that down!”
Although I’ve been unable to find his outfit on the web, the show says that John is really big into seed banks. And he has a colleague/helper? Uh-oh, we’ve heard that before
And I mean, he’s really into seed banks. In addition to running a seed bank mail-order business, he claims to have 1,500,000 seeds in his personal inventory, because he sees seeds as a plausible post-collapse currency. Which seems pretty logical.
John has a lot of those 1.5 million seeds spread out in three seed banks he’s buried around his property; I’m glad to see he doesn’t have them all in one place like the last seed-banker. That’s good in a nature-emulating sense; it’s only in the civilized human sphere that things are ever crammed/dumped all in one place.
Once again, the Type 1 ‘experts’ suggest that folks buy a HAM radio, as if everybody should want to maintain communication with the rest of the world, post-disaster. What if some of us don’t?

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by maria henry on 2 September, 2012 at 12:34

    Do u knw the site to order his seeds? Or the address?

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    • Ma’am, I have thus far been unable to find contact information for Mr. Major or his operation. However, if I remember correctly, the segment suggests it’s a mail-order service.

      Reply

    • Posted by Juan Valdez on 28 February, 2013 at 21:42

      I think that it’s EmergencySeedBank.com

      Reply

  2. Posted by Cheryl on 11 November, 2012 at 20:16

    It would be great to find out the website of the seed business he runs, I would be willing to order from him.

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  3. Posted by Lee on 11 November, 2012 at 20:38

    I believe this is them, although it is in the partner’s name: http://www.emergencyseedbank.com/

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