I imagine the following situations could occur:
-Limited nuclear strikes
-Biological terrorism by our own government in the form of mutated viruses resistant to antibiotics
-Interruption of the supply lines, meaning no food, gas, or coal for the local coal-powered power plant
-Due to the above, gangs of marauding thieves roaming the countryside looking for food, water and shelter
-Natural disasters, either caused by nature or the hand of man (ie, HAARP)
We moved from a major metropolitan area to the most sparsely populated area in Texas. We have an excellent tornado shelter, and a 360 degree view of
anybody coming within half a mile of our property. I'm a bit behind on items related to protecting us from radiation, but I have a great deal of food
and water stored up. I started buying a bit at a time since last March, each time I went to the grocery store. I think we avoided Martial Law by
being so far out in the boondocks. I wish we had a generator, but those require fuel, so I believe they are of limited use. We are well armed with
plenty of ammo for anybody who wants to try and take these two old folks out to steal their food and water supplies. I even bought a bunch of
charcoal briquets, so if our power goes out we can dig a hole in the ground, light up the briquets, put a metal screen over, and have a crude way to
cook food and boil water. We are ready to do things like it's 1899 if we have to.
We also have 5 acres to grow food, and I have a great deal of heirloom seeds to grow many types of vegetables. We have neighbors who have chickens
and goats, so I'm prepared to barter for eggs and goat milk.
There is nothing wrong with storing food and water, because if nothing happens, then we're well-supplied and don't have to run to the store for things
all the time. However, if something does happen, we are close to being fully prepared.
I have pondered over why we have been blitzed with TV shows about the Mayan calendar and "The End" on December 21, 2012. I think we have been subtly
brainwashed to expect something cataclysmic, but I have a feeling whatever is coming will be man-made.
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