posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 12:56 PM
I've arrived at the conclusion this week that there may be nothing really out of the ordinary coming up, but equally, there might.
If you look through some of the brilliant ideas that are already listed here, a great deal of them are good things to know regardless. Now, not
later, is our opportunity to learn and gain skills that will prove life saving IF the infrastructure were to collapse, for whatever reason. Right
now, we have the internet, electricity, hardware stores, local evening classes, all fantastic ways of learning skills that will stay with you the rest
of your life and will enrich your life and your understanding of how to live off the land, rather than queue in a shop for everything.
Resource maps were mentioned on another thread - knowing what foods grow wild in your area is good to know anyway, because that's good healthy food
that hasn't been tampered with or filled with chemicals. It would also be a good idea to know where you can find fresh water streams, where are the
good fishing spots, where is there clay suitable for making pots and cups, etc.
Forewarned is forearmed. If we spend the next 3 years sat infront of a computer worrying about whether or not the S is going to HTF, we'll be no
better off than anybody else if it does, other than being able to say "I told you so". Smugness will not keep you alive. Neither will that beer
Hopefully, nothing's coming. Hopefully, this whole 2012 panic is a very clever viral marketing campaign for the movie. However, if it isn't, I
want to know what to do, where to go, and know that I've got everything I need to find, prepare and cook food, keep warm, have fresh drinking water,
and a body fit enough to do the work required and a brain that understands what I'm doing.