posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 10:58 AM
I do have a bug out bag that'll last me for 3 days, possibly more if I learn how to use the stuff in there. It's more like a box of survival gear
that I have just in case I need to leave anywhere suddenly. But I don't take it that seriously since in my situation I have a family of 6 people,
including my parents, sister and two brothers. If we had to flee somewhere, we'd have no idea where to go to as well as what to do when we get there.
I don't get along that well with them but if I had to run away alone I wouldn't do any better.
Realistically though, we'd stand no chance against a large scale disaster. Either we'd get instantly killed or martial law is declared and then we
are stuck in place. Even if we could flee, where would we go? The forest? A mountain? We are just a lower middle class family struggling to pay the
bills every month with no extra resources nor the interest in learning how to become self-sufficient. My family doesn't believe in preparation. They
just want to live the normal life of working, then coming home, rinse and repeat each year. It's sad, really, but you know how stubborn human beings
can be. I've tried convincing them, and all they say is, "don't worry about the state of the world, just focus on your own life first." They think
spending time thinking about the grand scheme of things is a waste of time.
Maybe they're right, but I know for a fact that even if I tried to prepare I wouldn't be able to survive. Why would I want to anyway? All my life
I've been suffering so why should I fight so hard to stay alive in this cruel world? Just let it happen. I don't even have a car. If I did have one,
where would I find the gas supply it continually requires? Or if I arrived at a desolate place in the forest with supplies, could I really battle the
elements, hunt/trap game when necessary, avoid getting sick, defend against raiders, and retain my sanity altogether? These things are much harder
than we imagine. We are so used to living in the city and having everything provided for us through the monetary system that most of us would end up
like the colonists who arrived in Jamestown centuries ago. Once winter hits and times become desperate, the ugly side of human nature is released.
Then it all goes down to hell.
I say, why don't we all just let it happen? Throughout the ages, worldwide disasters have appeared time and time again. It is even written down in
ancient religious texts concerning the great flood or whatever and Noah's Ark saving the minority. But when they rebuilt society, what happened? THIS
current world is what happened. Sure, the survivors may think they're special and destined to rebuild the world, but generations down the line how
does it end up again? Your teachings or legacy is forgotten and humanity falls once again (I don't know how many times this has happened in the past,
it could be once, it could have been a hundred times). Human nature does not change. We are inherently selfish creatures. History will repeat itself.