posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 04:56 PM
I'm of the mindset that it's better to have and not need, than to need and not have. I've been slowly accumulating supplies and stashing them
around the house so the wife doesn't notice. I have a small place, so there's not much room, but I'm doing what I can. I have the self-defense
thing pretty well covered, plenty things that go "boom", and plenty to feed them with, plus plenty of extra to barter with if I need to. I don't
have nearly enough water, which is a concern. I live in a condo, which has a pool, so I could use that in a pinch, but I'm sure all of my neighbors
will have the same idea, and it's probably not good to drink for long. I have enough food for a few weeks, I guess.
The main thing I'm doing is reading. Reading and learning all that I can about survival. Learning how to make shelter, learning how to make rope, how
to find water etc. My wife doesn't like hearing me talk about these things, she gets annoyed. I'm not even allowed to talk about Obama any more- she
was sick of hearing about him well before the election was over.
I know she'll be grateful I've made preparations if we ever need them though.
A quick example, we had a power outage for a little over a day during the winter. She would complain whenever I bought a flashlight before, but boy,
was she glad we had them when the lights went out. I'm sure she'll feel the same way about the food, the guns, the knives and tools when the SHTF.