posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 03:03 AM
It's obvious the people who have been preparing for years and those who just started.
You've got people talking about total nuclear war, as if they are going to survive that. My bet is that half the people on here don't even know how
to cook the food they've stored. Panicking is not a plan.
The most likely scenario right now is a full-fledged depression. The signs have been on the horizon for a year now. I spent some time
questioning an elderly relative how they survived the first one, and let's just say, at their advanced age, they planted a garden this year. They
gave me an article they saved on how to build a home still.
Likely, economic collapse will not result in looting, loss of water, loss of power, etc. Probably, you will be unable to afford gasoline or even your
mortgage without taking in borders or relatives, much less food beyond the basics. Whatever you have stockpiled will be long gone before the crisis
is over. Besides, there are laws against "hording" food beyond a two month supply.
Guess who has access to those grocery store savings card records and already knows what you've bought? I certainly hope you're purchasing your ammo
You need to develop a plan for sustaining a lifestyle. It takes a minimum of one year to learn how to garden -- assuming everything goes well.
Do you know how to can? It takes months to learn how to cook most of your food from scratch. Brewing wine or beer takes about nine months and the
equipment will run you well over $100. These aren't things you're going to do as a backup when SHTF, these are things you better know how to do NOW.
If you've got a relative who is close to 90, they are an excellent resource.
If you haven't done so, you need to get rid of all your debt so that you aren't in danger of losing your primary residence.
You need a garden that is able to grow enough excess to trade for the other items you need. You need to stop throwing out bottles, containers, boxes
and other items that can be reused. This was the big lesson from the Great Depression. Stop wasting.
It is important to have a plan if you lose your income. Now is the time to discuss with your relatives their plans as well. Find out who is doing
what so you don't duplicate efforts.
Statistically, those who survive will be the ones who band together in a cooperative effort, not the Rambo types trying to survive out in the
wilderness with a pocket knife and a FAL.