Marshall County Preppers Preach Preparedness

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MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - Don't try to compare them to the TV show, "Doomsday Preppers."

"The television show is dramatic. It shows a lot of sometimes marginal people preparing for specific things," says Marc Neuffer.

Neuffer is a member of the Marshall County Preppers group.  Unlike the TV show, which shows sometimes rouge individuals preparing for unlikely events, Neuffer says Marshall County Preppers are focused on reality.   That includes widespread power outage events like April 27, 2011.

"During those power outages, I think a lot of people's eyes were opened that they need to be individually prepared because you can't depend on the government, Neuffer says. "The government is not designed to take care of everybody."

The group says everyone should have enough supplies to survive for two weeks on their own.  That includes water, food and basic medical supplies.

"If for instance there was a pandemic, that everybody is told to stay home for two weeks, there's no going to the grocery store.  There's no going to the pharmacy. "

The next Preppers seminar will be September 24th at the Guntersville Rec Center.  The topic is "Grid Down: When the Electrical System Fails."  The group will discuss how to prepare for an extended power outage.  The meeting starts at 7 p.m.

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