posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 09:44 AM
reply to post by havok
I agree, being a prepper doesn't mean that you have to hole up in a bunker hoarding enough food to feed a football team for a year with enough guns
an ammo to start a coup. It can be simply thinking ahead and not totally being reliant on things that we take for granted and may have to do without
for a while. Having a plan to deal with a few days without fresh water or electricity is just common sense and does not require being suckered into
the commercial doom business.
And Boncho the doomsayer cults go back way further than the 1840's. Christianity is and always has been a 'Doomsday' cult. Early Christians fully
expected the book of Revelation to come to pass in their lifetimes (before this generation comes to pass away) and it's entire raison d'etre was to
get through the apocalypse and live eternally with their saviour. Most early religions had a similar Apocalypse / Armageddon / Raganorok inevitable
view of the end of things that man could not prevent but could prepare for. humans being humans once a fear was created there was money/power to be
A few candles/blankets/arrows and some food and water combined with a bit of common sense is the least that anyone should do, because who knows what
is around the corner.
Knowledge is the best preparation of all and with the advent of the internet all the knowledge you need is there for all to learn. Basic first aid,
growing some vegetables, making safe drinking water can all be learned for free now and become priceless and lifesaving during interesting times.
Expecting a global catastrophe or rejecting the concept out of hand are both equally foolish.
To put your life in danger only your locality has to be affected.
Gone a bit off topic there I know ,but what the hey .........Merry Christmas everyone..