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Even papaplegics get to go on outings. You are a prisoner in your home and you NEED to get out, make some friends, see the sights. From what I have read, there are over 125,000 paraplegics in the US. You shouldn't be stuck in your house. Dude, you need to make some friends outside the house.
There's a good possibility you will never change your parent's minds. But you can still stock up on items. When they're out of the house, or out of the kitchen, go in and sneak a few items. If they ask where it went, tell em you ate it! You were STARVING! They buy more, you stash more. Wash and rinse used juice and milk jugs. Then soak in a light bleach solution. After a few days, rinse well and fill with clean cold water, hide in your closet. I don't know how old you or your parents are, but there is a possibility you may be without them someday and what will you do then? There are group homes where you can be more independent, go bowling, see a movie, feed the pigeons and do things with other people. You need to live a little if it's medically possible.
you do know that basement you will be in will flood dont you or are you on high ground .
for everything else a 9 mm will sort it out
There's nothing wrong with talking about basic "preparedness", however, that's the extent of it. If you want them to think about being prepared, then tell them their own government actually wants them to be prepared. If you want something concrete, show them the website, ready.gov
It talks about being prepared for natural disasters like tornadoes, floods, power outages, etc. But what won't get any attention is telling them there's a 100% chance of a coming "economic collapse" or some other doom porn B.S.. That just makes them think you're loony.
The problem is this. People have been saying that the S will HTF for decades, and people have been saying the "End of the Word is Near" for hundreds, actually thousands, of years.
Sure, the economy may collapse, but it could be in 7 months or 70 years, or never. Meanwhile you spend your life focusing so hard on a negative event. It poisons your outlook on life, your relationship with your friends and family, and your soul. God didn't give us life to focus on death and disaster.
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As far as prepping, listen to Superman's advice there... he gave you good advice.
I do wish we could get you a chair lift or a ramp or something. For 9 steps to be such a problem... I am so sorry that I can't think of how to help you...
But sweetheart... trust God. You believe in Him... so you know, He takes care of His own, whether that be in life, or taking you to be with Him... Not everyone will survive when things get bad, some will, some wont.. we don't know which one we will be until its upon us... we can prep and prep.. but God's will for us will always be done, regardless of our best laid plans....
So you trust God... if it is His will... you will outlive us all.
God bless you, grant you happiness and forgive you of your sins. Amen. Fear no evil, for God is with you.edit on 19-11-2013 by OpinionatedB because: (no reason given)
For prepping, just tell them to look at FEMA sites and the news. It only takes a little common sense to put things together. Everyone should have food and supplies to last a month in stock, then the little disasters won't be so bad for everyone. Let the dumb people go wait in lines to get a ration.
As for the possibility of an economic crash, there are many top economists around the world that have excellent credentials that can say it is inevitable. They aren't wrong either, only the exact time is not known. Nobody really knows how everything will play out or how bad the economic crash will effect us but having a little money stashed for a little while is a good idea. If banks are down, then it will be hard to buy something on a credit card.
A broad form prepping isn't very expensive, it can actually save money in the longrun. Plus if the power goes out for a few days to a week, you won't be too bad off.
Nobody I know personally really wants a big event to happen so I don't think a full blowout will happen with the economy, but a major correction bigger than the one in 08 is going to happen some day.
Only worry about what you can control. We can't worry about others. Civility is not going to totally break down if something happens. Most people are good people but they may not be able to help others if they are in the same boat.