reply to post by 12voltz
The old Noah problem.
Personally - the best way I can think of to do this is to be ready at all times while remaining functional. The house I want to save for and build
will be a survivalist's dream. The house, itself, built into the side of a steep hill mountain, ingrained into the bedrock. There will be plenty of
land being used as an orchard and farm(able). The ventilation system will be convection based, and so on and so forth. It'll be expensive, and I
like nice things - I plan for that house to out-live me, so it's going to be a nice place to live, on top of that.
Anyway - the best thing to do is simply to have a plan.
The problem in trying to communicate this to people is illustrated quite well here on ATS - look at the predictions section. Every day is some new
person setting a date for our doom. You're immediately placed in the same bin with those people when you try and tell someone of an impending
disaster you have no evidence for. Society can't go on thinking it is going to be destroyed tomorrow.
The best way to help my friends and family is to try and work out a plan - not with the "I think it's going to happen" but with the "Hey, if
something really bad ever happens, let's figure out how we are going to survive." People are much more responsive to "imagineering" than they are
I would attempt to spread this plan as far and wide with people I trust as I could. I would petition government representatives to push for emergency
action plans and simple things that can be done to help keep people calm and working together (that is the key - when people stop working together,
society collapses). I wouldn't try to put a date on it and say "I know we are all going to die!!!" That labels whatever I'm trying to accomplish
In the mean time, I make preparations myself and with my friends/family for the plan we develop. They may or may not comment or muse at my sense of
urgency - but my paranoia is not perceived as unhealthy, just a tad eccentric. I would do my best to not scare anyone and cause undue tension with my
family (especially if I'm married at the time - a wife who thinks her husband has gone crazy is not going to lead to good things, going to scare the
Then when the proverbial feces hit the fan, I and others have a plan to fall back on. When it happens, I can say "yeah, I knew this was going to
happen, and knew you all would think I was crazy. Thank me later, now let's move."