A Marine Corps Prepper and a Marine Corps Pussycat

Prepping is all the rage these days. The Mayans foretold today as the end-of-the-world, but not if prepper Gunnery Sgt. David Williams has his way:

Suvivology 101 blogger Marine Gunnery Sgt. David Williams is seen with his wife, Angel Babi Williams.

Suvivology 101 blogger Marine Gunnery Sgt. David Williams and wife Angel Babi Williams.

“You can’t plan for every scenario,” says Gunnery Sgt. David Williams. “You have to plan for the most likely ones. That starts with personal disasters. My personal disasters are planned for with life insurance and savings and personal stores in the house.”

And there are plenty of housing options for those seeking to “bug-out” of town:

“We’ve been doubling our business every year since 2008,” says Walton McCarthy, president of Dallas-based Radius Engineering International. “We’ve gone from $2 million in 2008 to $36 million this year.”

If you’re worried about nukes, chemical or biological threats or an electromagnetic pulse blackout, you’ll need something underground with an air and water filtration system and enough storage for at least a few months’ worth of supplies. Hardened Structures, of Virginia Beach, Va., has options that range from $40,000 to $400,000.

Cold War fixer-uppers: Topeka, Kan.-based 20th Century Castles has about a dozen Cold War missile sites and communications bunkers listed for sale: $750,000 will buy you a three-bedroom log cabin in New York sitting atop an Atlas F silo already converted into a luxury retreat.

Community-based survival: Like an underground cruise ship, Terra Vivos sells survival staterooms in its community shelters for the “chosen few.” Spaces start at $50,000.

I know, this whole topic is a little depressing. How about a picture of a puddycat to cheer you up? Yes, this is an actual Marine’s cute* (his word, not mine) little buddy:

A Marine Corps Apocalypse Kitty?

A Marine Corps Apocalypse Kitty?

Didn’t our feline-lover recently complain about being blogging fodder?

* Due to an official complaint lodged in the Supreme Court of the Blogosphere, please exchange the word cute with the word cuddly.

5 thoughts on “A Marine Corps Prepper and a Marine Corps Pussycat

  1. Oh-Oh NavyOne…

    It would appear some one is sailing close to the wind…

    Yours Aye

  2. A ‘Jock in a frock’ playing the ‘agony bags’…

    http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=scottish+military+piper&start=300&um=1&hl=en&client=safari&sa=N&tbo=d&rls=en&biw=1917&bih=1059&tbm=isch&tbnid=xlgIAJnDn7rJIM:&imgrefurl=http://www.flickr.com/photos/32892154%40N04/6908816777/&docid=YcZBjhLPbO5faM&imgurl=http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7043/6908816777_6e486ea6da_z.jpg&w=353&h=640&ei=gVDWULe0G8ek0QXHwICIAg&zoom=1

    I (as well as the English military) tend to knock the ‘Jocks in their frocks’, however, in reality we have the greatest respect for the Scottish Regiments, past and present. Although I prefer the Irish ‘Uilleann’ pipes for their more melodic tune, I still enjoy the ‘breath’ of the Scottish bagpipes.

    I have an Ireland International Rugby shirt with the following embroidered on the back;

    “It’s a Kilt, if I wore some thing under it THEN it would be a skirt”.

    It goes well with the family Irish tartan Kilt when watching Ireland play (Commando through and through)!

    The following Obituary of Commando Piper Bill Millin, personal piper to Lord Lovat, Commander of 1st Special Service Brigade (Commandos).

    One of the Bravest of the Brave.

    http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=bill%20millin&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CEAQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.telegraph.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fobituaries%2Fmilitary-obituaries%2Fspecial-forces-obituaries%2F7952729%2FPiper-Bill-Millin.html&ei=byDWUPXFJrHs0gXn2IC4Cw&usg=AFQjCNGYvMcOyGl2oUHjPwZg0h6JX2fsyQ&bvm=bv.1355534169,d.d2k

    Yours Aye.

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