posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 11:44 AM
I guess I'm a very lucky guy. I felt odd mentioning it to my wife and expected her to think that I was nuts, but as soon as I mentioned some
preparations she agreed and thought that it made good sense. Her gut along with what she knows about the world told her that it was smart. In fact,
she continually thinks of things that I had not considered and makes great suggestions. It has even brought us closer. She respects me and loves me
because I care enough about her and our kids to ensure that they will be okay, and I respect her and love her even more because she is strong enough
to face potential changes head-on with a great deal of intelligence.
We have 3 kids, and I looked at the preparations in much the same way as I do about my life insurance -- I hope that we don't need it, but it is
there if we do.
We've stocked hunting ammo as well as protection ammo and we bought a sidearm for my wife too and she's learned to shoot as well. (Very good too, I
might add.) In terms of protecting ourselves, we have covered our bases about as well as one could.
We've also got water, a purifier (as well as chemicals, etc.) and several months of food as well as a way to provide more at a later date. The most
important thing is that we have a plan and some contingency options as well. Many of my friends have also started telling me that they are making
plans and creating an "insurance package" of their own too. I'm fortunate to have good friends and we formed a "gun club" a couple of years ago,
so the preparation and independence mentality is strong in our group. I live in Texas in a suburb, and none of us look or act any differently.
We're calm, regular people just like the others that you work with, but we have taken some extra steps and don't intend to have to depend upon
government agencies to make decisions for our families.
I do not believe that any of the efforts that we have made have been a waste. Everything that we have can and will be used at some point. We have
been reasonable about the amount of money that we have poured into this, and we've done a little bit with every paycheck over the last year or so.
I've found that these efforts have not made me paranoid or insufferable at all, instead, I feel much more secure knowing that we have a plan and that
my wife and three kids will be protected and will be able to subsist. It is a comforting feeling. We can go on with our lives knowing that if things
take a bad turn -- and each week makes me feel more certain about that outcome -- that we will be able to take care of ourselves. My kids will have
clean water to drink and healthy food to eat.
If our society does collapse, liberty will be for those that are prepared. The good news is that you still have some time to prepare. Prepare
different plans, you'll need a bug-out plan, but you'll need a bug-in plan too. You'll need a plan for the first few days, for the first month and
for longer term survival. I'll shut up because there are tons of sites with great information, but don't leave your security and survival to