reply to post by Thermo Klein
My husband and three sons are the same way.
The truth that our cushy life as we know it hangs by a thread and that thread could break at any moment is too much for most people to handle.
All the signs are there, economic, social, family, government collapse are present.
I really hope I am wrong and I only have about another 20 years on this rock so hopefully TS won't hit TF until I'm gone.
But, I've had a really interesting life from day one - sort of like Forrest Gump and I have a feeling that times are a changing and not for the
I'm stock piling food and water, much to the laughter of my husband - however, I note that he too now actually has a bug out bag on the floor in his
closet. We have rural property but no building and no cave - wish we had a cave, caves are going to come back into vogue in a few years.
The better your shelter is hidden, the better secured against the outside - the safer you will be.
What is currently going on with banks collapsing, major governments collapsing, people going gun crazy is just the beginning but obvious to me as I am
nearing sixty and just the past forty years has seen a dramatic change in people, governments, politics and the world in general.
But again, some people cannot handle the truth until it's too late.
For your safety - buy a gun, learn how to use it and store it (hidden under lock and key) where you can get to it. A semi automatic is preferable to
a six popper.
I've dragged my husband to a gun range and we're both quite good. He's not happy and thinks I'm paranoid but in the past 38 years we've been
together, I've been proven right more often than wrong with my gut feelings.
As a side note: I've had dreams of fire, people screaming, all hell breaking loose for a while now. Maybe I've been on ATS too long, maybe I've read
too many survival manuals, but a lot of people are now beginning to question what is around the corner.
Things cannot keep going on the way they are, not with the number of people, our resources being used up and the devastation and upheaval globally
that seems to currently be happening.
Earthquakes, volcanoes becoming active, endless wars and rumors of war, people degenerating into animals.......maybe I'm just getting old.
I really hope someone reads this in twenty years and has a good laugh.
Last thoughts: I have a few books on survival you might buy for your library and read them, they're interesting:
- Urban Survival Guide by David Morris
- The Art of Urban Survival A Family Safety and Self Defense Manual by Stefan H. Verstappen
- How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times by James Wesley Rawles (also wrote
Patriots and Survivors, good books).
- Where There Is No Doctor by David Werner, Jane Maxwell, Carol Thuman, Carol Thuman, and Jane Maxwell
- *** The Black Awakening by Russ Dizdar, even if you are not Christian.
Get your wife and you a bike with car seats for your kids on back and have a couple back packs packed.
One last book I read for fun (it wasn't fun) was "Lights Out" by Half Fast / now known as David Crawford.
Put the "Where There Is No Doctor Book" in your back pack AFTER you have read it.
I've had nurses training and even been in ER and OR as well as grew up on a farm so I've had some experience in emergency and self-sufficient
If (and again I really hope I am wrong) TSHTF big time, remember 1 out of every 4 American adults are on some type of medication/alcohol for
depression/stress/psychological management and when the pills and booze run out, millions of people will have to go cold turkey as well as being
hungry and in survival mode. There will be a lot of very hungry, scared, cranky and unstable people to contend with. You want to keep as far away
from the unstable ones and have a small circle of people you know and trust.
We will find, nice ordinary "normal'' people doing things they normally would never contemplate so getting to know your neighbors or having a couple
of like minded friends (I met a couple at the gun range) might prove helpful.
Safe journey and boy I hope my gut instincts are dead wrong this time. I'm ready to quietly do my gardening, play with my dogs, feed the squirrels.
My terrier can catch any small animal, the pointer points them out and the terrier goes after them - fast little guy, got a mole the other day, his
third, seems to dig them up. Good at finding rabbits and rats too!
In Africa they eat bugs
which if you are hungry bugs and small rodents can provide enough protein to keep you going.
Did you know that boiling water, just getting it to a boil will kill all organisms, was on a You Tube Video.
Start watching survival videos on You Tube as well as make sure your whole family can walk long distances, and are in peak physical condition. If you
are in good physical condition, you have a better chance of survival.
I apologize that my conversation has jumped around a bit, I've had a glass of wine and even 8 ounces makes me loopy so hope this isn't too disjointed
Enroll your entire family in a self defense class - a gun will over ride being able to flip someone but never hurts for the wife and kids to know how
to defend themselves, also gives them self confidence.
Don't have to say it's for the end of the world scenario.
Pack Wasp Spray in your bug out bag, it works well if you spray it in your attacker's eyes.
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