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Originally posted by Erongaricuaro
It's an oscillating fan, so you don't know where it is going to hit and whether be it a natural disaster, an economic disaster, or perhaps the peons of the world having gotten fed-up with the global capitalists and decide to invade their strongholds - like the United States.
Best be prepared for any number of contingencies. An economic meltdown doesn't seem too unlikely, and that is likely to take a larger toll on the "comfortable" classes while the dirt poor might not feel a thing. A person might fare better in a small community of people sharing and helping each other get through it than being in an every-man-for-himself scenario.
It would be good to know how to go it alone in the roughest of scenarios because getting stranded somewhere remote could happen to most anyone and just lasting overnight might be a struggle, let along a few days. Don't take for granted that it could not happen. At least carry an extra blanket and a spare jacket in your trunk, and perhaps a multi-tool knife in the glove box. A bottle of water and a couple stale protein bars might be a real treat in the right situation.
I was drawn to the Sierra Madres and live in the highlands of tropical Mexico. The climate is moderate year-around, plenty of water, edibles growing almost everywhere, and communities full of people accustomed to getting by during hard times without losing their sense of humanity.
edit on 27-12-2012 by Erongaricuaro because: (no reason given)