I have or HAD a unique issue. My husband was a marine.. we're older... and I am actually the survivalist in the family.
For many yrs even after
he was wounded and was no longer active duty, he still believed the country was what it once was. The slow burn came.. it was as if he didnt WANT to
believe the reality of it... and it sizzled for a few yrs.. sort of stewed until he had come to his senses and realized all is not what it appears to
be. Not necessarily a SHTF/martial law thing.. or even a collapse... but the realization that the govt is NOT your savior even in a disaster is a hard
realization for some. It is up the the family to care for its own.. . the idea that one can wait for the govt to quickly mobilize and help you is
fantasy. Not only are they unwilling, they are literally incapable.
Today.. my husband and I stand side by side in preps. My mother ran back to the Rez as she thinks that will be better.. ROFL! One thing that is pretty
surprising but makes me happy is that the husband has worked for yrs with the DoD.. and the by far larger percentage of his coworkers are aware, awake
in varying degrees, and actually have a better handle on the reality of things than many here do.
The fools here who hate all DoD and govt SHOULD
be happy the awake are on the inside.. but that would be demanding rationality.
The possibility of large scale disaster is there.. but the possibility of small scale localized disaster is very very likely. If it be social,
financial, natural, "terror", accident.. whatever.. we are under more threat from more fronts than ever before. One must have a flexible plan and
not center on only ONE method.. I have a real issue with the "bug outers" as that is their ONLY plan for every possible scenario. I scoff at them,
poke fun... but underneath I am very sad for them and see them as walking dead if we should suffer a tragedy. They have gone to such expense and
prep.. only to forget the most important thing.. adapt and overcome ANY situation. They sadly have not.
I was raised a little different.. Im ndn and was the first to born off of a reservation in my family. We have a different view of the federal govt..
and we see it much more personal than the average US American. Too much to go into here, but lets just say my father was a very awake and very radical
bad uncontrollable NDN.
Sadly he is dead now and I havent his widsom to guide me... but I listened when I was a kid.. and we all are truly
slaves. Not just us on a rez.. you whites too. Your new master is the Federal Govt and you do not have the freedom to say "no" anymore. You also
have to consider your slave master is a fair weather friend and doesnt care for you. You must care for yourself and your loved ones on your own. It is
YOUR responsibility. Men sstill being the main factor in family groups in the West, YOU are tasked with this.. YOU must make the decision.. and YOU
will be held responsible when you make the wrong decisions. Please, please, take your responsibility seriously. Choose mates who are partners and part
of your team. If you have children, your spouse will make or break your survival.. and the survival of your children. Those of us who actually are
prepared can not help everyone, and we will be targeted by those who never prepared or prepared poorly. Seek out those who are like minded in your
area.. your survival may depend on it even if you are a "lone wolf".. the times have changed, and you must adapt to survive.
Disaster or armageddon can be localized. I can tell you that the victims of the severe storms in Alabama feel as if the world has ended for them.
Survivors of Katrina feel as if they had lived through Armageddon. It IS the end of their world.. of their comfort zone. Disaster doesnt have to come
from a comet or a pole flip.. or even a bomb. It can come at you in many ways.. and I wish to see everyone survive what life sends them. You DO have
the capability, we are a very hardy species. We just have to wake up and realize that the govt is not your friend and even if it was, it can not save
you. You are tasked with this alone. Take your survival and responsibilities seriously.
ATS has a survival radio show. It is very basic and I feel some of the stuff is BS, but thats me The basic things are important to those new to
this line of thought and even if you scoff, it is still there in the back of your head in the event you need the information. Medical info, herbal
info, hunting and fishing info, it is all relevant. IN the US.. we have the terrain and resources to really SURVIVE well even if youre holed up or
bugging out.. IF you have the knowledge. You have to weed through the BS fantasyland crap if youre new to this.. and there are those of us here who
will help you... realists and experienced survivors.
My hope is that this idea of a survival radio show will expand.. not just bugging out, but urban survival and disaster survival. Real survival
medicine and surgical techniques.. emergency medicine on a shoestring basically. I am bugging some folks about practical instruction videos guides.
My mission.. as it was in my career and my current activities.. is to inform, heal, and save people.. sometimes from themselves. This forum is a
great opportunity to continue this and I hope you members and lurkers come to LEARN and not just network/socialize. Its an invaluable resource and
launching board for other more refined material and contacts.