posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 08:20 PM
The difference between city / town / rural and country, comes to mind. Each has different requirements to consider. The closer one is to a city / town
( relatively ) the MORE government / Civil matters that need to be dealt with.
Not only is having safe-houses and safe-land wise in many cases... But the "Knowledge and Experience" that such a "lifestyle" will demand... I'm
sure we can all think of various elements... from physical needs to mental and even spiritual. Having a place to go and nothing for the kids... no
"thought out" lifestyle elements, JUST BARE essentials... all comes under preparation.
Some forethought and preparation can make for many a solved problem or issue. As many know... even toilet paper and tooth brushes and on and on can be
either problems or no worries... all in the way we prepare, and the knowledge we have.
As I've seen mentioned in many posts in this forum... Coffee and Tobacco is a MUST! lol and I agree... It's bottom board for some of us. A very
healthy stash of such things will make for a "Thank God" I thought of this and ACTED and prepared... etc etc...
Alternative energy is wise.... seeds... gardening ( and land to grow on ) etc... These things also require Experience and Knowledge. Anyone not having
the skill, learn it NOW. Families and small groups can spread the ways and means among those that might be interested in it... such as the alternative
cooking to the cook... the gardening to the cook and kids.. etc etc whatever the interests are for whomever.
Books.... I for one, being a musician MUST have Guitars... There's no option here... lol and strings of course.... Many of these Non-essentials are
required. Especially when kids are involved. A stash on "how to *" books is wise but so are all kinds of other books.
Granted if circumstances or conditions require "letting go ( or losing ) all you have prepared... this is a matter of attitude.. and Attitude changes
EVERYTHING. will save alot of problems if friends family... kids.. all understand THAT.
Many people have NEVER lived such real lives... Not saying they haven't lived etc... but life without all the man-made distractions and electric
powered whatnots.. all the "reality" many are so used to, when they are GONE... People need to go through a transition that some of us have already
long done. So many people won't throw a begger a dime... but put those people on the street...... and let them learn.. NO Phone Calls to make... NO
Safety Net... No food in shops and no place to sleep.... Preparation is a MUST... not only for these things.. but for the mental experience... the
"This is how you do it... This is how it's done.... even "emotionally"
As with children... such things can be taught without instilling "fear" but for Gods Sake instill a sense of the real world in them eh? Not the
"electric comfort and food from a store world" but the REAL world that food grows in soil... That Gardening shows kids EXACTLY where food comes
from... as in the real Real World! lol
I'm sure I have some points in all this... ah... maybe,... It's that preparation requires the consideration of things we might not have bothered
with... and also includes the mental and emotional ( attitude ) required for such experiences If THEY ARE REQUIRED.... On the job training is one
thing... but so is preparing.
A word on family.... family is often MORE then blood... friends and groups can be family... being like-minded... just being KIND... People will and in
history have, worked together and helped each other, working together. Some people will need to be taken care of in major events... Many have no idea
what to do, or how to live... But many of us can help with that and I imagine that will be a major part of the work.
You never know... Leadership positions are often best with someone who DOESN'T want it, then it is with those who Want It. We can lead by example. In
our area, many people are stashing food and essentials... just average everyday people... It's like they can sense now that something is happening
and going to happen. I guess all the years some of us have been telling people to prepare... is now coming into the light of day?
I imagine that's happening with people near any of you... seems to be happening all around the world. A feeling of little time left and do it quick
seems to be the case with many as well.. even right around here.
Please add any ideas you can think of. Especially little things that come under the heading... ah.....
Wow man! You got Class!!! Nah I just got me guitar man... who'd a thought?