The Congressprepper

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The Congressprepper

Postby Kreutz » Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:41:57

Survivalist congressman is ready for doomsday

Deep in the West Virginia woods, in a small cabin powered by the sun and the wind, a bespectacled, white-haired man is giving a video tour of his basement, describing techniques for the long-term preservation of food in case of “an emergency.”

“We don’t really think of those today, because it’s so convenient to go to the supermarket,” he cautions. “But you know, you’re planning because the supermarket may not always be there.”

The electrical grid could fail tomorrow, he frequently warns. Food would disappear from the shelves. Water would no longer flow from the pipes. Money might become worthless. People could turn on each other, and millions would die.

Such concerns are typical among “survivalists,” a loose national movement of individuals who advocate self-sufficiency in the face of natural or man-made disasters, gathering online or in person to discuss the best ways to prepare for the worst.

What is atypical is that the owner of this cabin is Roscoe Bartlett, the longtime Republican congressman from Maryland. Over the past two decades, he has developed a following as one of the country’s premier proponents of preparedness against impending doom, even urging the more than 80 percent of Americans who live in urban areas to relocate.


Bartlett, 86, is a patent-holding scientist, an engineer and a farmer. He has also become one of the country’s most endangered Republicans.

Maryland Democrats redrew his reliably red congressional district this year to include a swath of blue-leaning Montgomery County, leading analysts to call the second-oldest member of the House an underdog in his November reelection bid against financier John Delaney (D).

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Seems like a unique guy, shame good ole Jerry Mander will have him replaced with a typical POS.

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Re: The Congressprepper

Postby ShotgunBlast » Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:51:35

Peak oil? Check.

Fragile food supply? Check.

Bankrupt country? Check.

Yet this guy's sense of self-reliance typically gets portrayed like an alternative lifestyle choice. Remember the days when fending for yourself was the norm (or so I'm told)?

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