posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 09:48 AM
Good sentiments in the OP.
I think the average Joe does feel that Survivalists are generally crazies who welcome some kind of SHTF scenario, are obsessed with guns, etc.
And, maybe some are. I'm sure there are many different types of survivalists.
While I can't even yet call myself one, I do recognize the need or at least the common sense of being prepared for such an event.
Living in Florida, I've had periods of having no water, no power, and basically no normal society trappings for a few days during bad hurricanes,
etc. Luckily, I've never had to go more than a couple days in such cases, and thanks to just a little preparedness, it was actually not bad. We
cooked on the grill, went through our supplies, read books, and played games, etc. The only real suck part was the Fl heat without AC.
So, I can identify with those wanting to maintain a level of comfort in a SHTF scenario. I don't just want to "survive", I'd prefer to actually
survive well. It will take time, but I would like to be prepared for at least a 3 month period of us surviving on our own, if we had to. It will also
take money, but I'm hoping that a gradual buildup will help. Basically, just extending the hurricane preparedness out.