reply to post by Tgautier13
The best thing for all of us to do is to just be prepared.
Keep a disaster kit, a survival book, a first aid book, a first aid kit, flashlights, batteries, tents, blankets, extra food, etc...
Have a place in mind you can go to if you need to leave your city. You might find that others have thought of that place, too, which could be a good
thing. You'll have company!
Put a disaster plan in place with your family in other areas of the country, in case we lose electricity or communication lines.
Attitude is everything. Those with the most positive attitude in any disaster always do better than those who lose their cool.
Realize that nothing in life is certain; there is only the illusion of certainty. When you realize that nothing is certain, that things could become
chaotic at any minute, you stop being scared about it, and you just start planning for it, in case it should happen.
Then just take a deep breath, and relax, knowing that if disaster does happen, there is nothing you can do about it. Just enjoy each day you have,
and if disaster does strike: think of it as a challenge.
I figure, I got myself through crisis after crisis when I was terribly sick for years, by relying on myself, and not relying on anyone else but
myself. So, if something terrible does happen, I know that I'll be just fine by relying on myself again. Self-sufficiency is the key.
I don't have a weapon and I refuse to buy one. After all, a gun is only useful if you have bullets, and eventually, if society does collapse,
you're going to run out of bullets. Rather, I just have faith that I'll be able to handle any situation that I need to by relying on my intuition
and my wits and my skills.
Hmmmm......although maybe I'll take a martial arts self-defense course, though, just to be safe!!
[edit on 13-2-2009 by nikiano]