posted on Aug, 16 2007 @ 02:10 PM
I didn't get hit by the bug until I knew that I was going to be a father, and then everything kicked into high gear and I turned into the protective
It really doesn't matter what causes you to start thinking about preparedness, unless you think you're psychic (then here at ATS your right at
home). What matters is that you had the spark and that you are opening your mind to the possibility that the world may not be all air conditioning
and videogames in the future, and that no matter what you are worried sit-x may be (ELE, Zombies, Nuclear War, Virus outbreak, etc.) your level of
awareness has been elevated, and you are now taking the initiative that only a small percentage of the population is doing to guarentee survival of
you and yours should anything happen.
Do not give in to paranoia, because that will make you jumpy and choke if sit-x does come to pass. Make your BoB, get your contingency in place,
start a group of like minded individuals that you can trust and discuss possible scenarios and find a good all around plan that would work with almost
any of them. Talk to your family, I've been planting the seeds with my father and have him keeping a decent stock of food, water, and batteries at
home using a possible local natural disaster (we're close to the New Madrid Fault line) as his motivator.
One of the best pieces of advise I can give you is talk to the people in this forum, everyone is knowlageable, and has thier strong points on issues
across the board. Orangetom (gotta give you props man) is a vast weath of info and he's earned more WATS votes from me then I can count, when he
posts adhear that info to memory.
Good luck on your preperations, we're here for you.