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A Prepper Badge
« on: July 03, 2013, 11:48:36 PM »
Howdy Ranger2012,

I see you have made your avatar in the design you spoke of before, when you were trying to get a standardized symbol for preppers.

I was thinking about the equilateral triangle inside the circle as a general symbol of preppers. As you may have seen I adopted a version of that for my book - The G.O.O.D. Plan. I inserted a match inside the triangle - to represent potential action......a match is harmless until you strike it, then it creates fire. A plan is harmless until you employee it, then it sets in motion a series of actions to get your butt out of trouble - in theory, anyway.

So, where is this long winded story going........excellent question, my friends. By the sheer geometry of the symbol - triangle within a circle, you have a top and a bottom. Triangle points up normally. So, if we were to adopt that points up = all okay. Then points down = distress/warning.

Let's say you are attending a general meeting or gathering, some members wear a pin with the symbol described. One member has a few new members attending with them. These new guests seem normal enough, but the member has his/her pin on upside down. These new friends, are not friends, they are (insert whomever); but most definitely, not friends. This subtle clue warns others at the meeting to watch their P's and Q's, and keep the discuss at the general level, no BOL's, no bugout routes, no firearms talk above the general level.

Like Ranger said in a message somewhere else, the symbol must be able to be created by every prepper, out of any available materials - wire, wood, plastic, brass, copper, tin, fabric, etc.

Please post your input.

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Re: A Prepper Badge
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2013, 12:27:34 AM »
I like the idea of a standardized "badge". One that can have multiple meanings in the way it is worn. Are we moving to deciding on one?

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Re: A Prepper Badge
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2013, 12:28:28 AM »
Someone would think the triangle for this would be illuminati. Reasons are sound for having your symbol but the spin would be on.

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Re: A Prepper Badge
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2013, 12:35:08 AM »
LOL... Illuminatti/ Illuminators..... Hmmmmm.... a light in the darkness perhaps....

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Re: A Prepper Badge
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2013, 11:18:49 AM »
Damn great idea!  Of course the Gov'ts around the world would only recognize it as a terrorist threat, but I'm all for it still.
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Re: A Prepper Badge
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2013, 02:50:54 PM »
You should all join the freemasons. :)  I think you'd enjoy all the symbolism signs and kewl stuff! ;)


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Re: A Prepper Badge
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2013, 11:30:28 AM »


Boyscouts, military, countries, religious groups, companies all have badges/symbols/logos. Why not people with preparedness in mind? Kind of a fun thing to do.

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Re: A Prepper Badge
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2013, 12:09:58 PM »
Networking Groups, eg, BNI


Enthusiast groups, eg rifle clubs, Veterans Motorcycle clubs all have symbols as well.

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Re: A Prepper Badge
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2013, 03:26:59 AM »
Here is my prepper badge. The circle represents, community, whether it is a fire circle or a circle of trusted friends.
The triangle represents shelter, be it a tent, building or just a cape.
The vertical line represents a Staff of traveling, A support or a means of defense, for some the staff might represent a long gun.

I would also use it to show direction on a sign.

That is my avatar, my symbol.
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Re: A Prepper Badge
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2013, 08:45:55 AM »
Here is my prepper badge. The circle represents, community, whether it is a fire circle or a circle of trusted friends.
The triangle represents shelter, be it a tent, building or just a cape.
The vertical line represents a Staff of traveling, A support or a means of defense, for some the staff might represent a long gun.

I would also use it to show direction on a sign.

That is my avatar, my symbol.
Excellent breakdown and reasoning on the Symbol, thank you

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Re: A Prepper Badge
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2013, 04:24:07 PM »
On another site in the past we were discussing the idea of using the now defunct Canadian penny. However nothing came of it. Easily attached to a pin it could be worn on a lapel, pocket or ball cap. Somewhat symbolising thriftiness (what can you buy for a penny) it was an apt prepper symbol. Recognisable by fellow preppers but only regarded as a neat pin by others it would have been a good choice in my opinion.
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Re: A Prepper Badge
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2013, 06:24:43 PM »
I like that idea. Easily found yet very rarely seen worn as "jewelry"... Thoughts people?!!!
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Re: A Prepper Badge
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2013, 06:28:42 PM »
I like it, perhaps we can be wearing some at the upcoming preppers meeting??
will look for backs for adding them onto

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Re: A Prepper Badge
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2013, 06:33:05 PM »
Since it is copper it would be easy to solder a small piece of copper wire to the back.
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Re: A Prepper Badge
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2013, 08:57:04 PM »
What I particularly like about the idea is that the material is readily available and relatively costs pennies!  :)
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Re: A Prepper Badge
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2013, 09:08:43 PM »
I was given a lapel pin that was a penny. Goodness knows where the dang thing is now. Perhaps in my childhood bag of goodies with the stickers and ball cards.

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Re: A Prepper Badge
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2013, 09:11:30 PM »
How about we send you a bright shiny new one?  :)
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Re: A Prepper Badge
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2013, 01:36:47 AM »
Pretty sure I would be the only one from Saskatchewan to be wearing one. Lonesome land here.

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Re: A Prepper Badge
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2013, 03:38:09 PM »
LOL... Illuminatti/ Illuminators..... Hmmmmm.... a light in the darkness perhaps....

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The triangle in the circle = illuminate, no. If you look closely you will see the Civil Defense symbol which is a triangle within a circle.
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Re: A Prepper Badge
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2013, 08:44:42 AM »
"How about we send you a bright shiny new one?"

but the shipping costs would be prohibitive,, lol
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