"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
For temporary disasters... 2-4 weeks... we'd do alright. We have a generator, a water well, a packed freezer. For long-term disaster, societal collapse, etc., not so much. We're too old and with too many health issues to defend ourselves, even with the few firearms we have available, so I'm not going to fool myself. When mobs form to loot and plunder, we'll be one of the first places they hit. At that point, it will be survival of the fittest and regardless of what experience and knowledge we have that could be useful in such a situation, we will certainly not be among the fittest.
I've learned long ago not to worry about things that are beyond my power to change. So I enjoy the good things about today, and if the worst befalls us in the future, then I shall face it with as much grace as I can muster. I am satisfied with the life I have lived. That's about as much as anyone can hope for, in my opinion.
Judging by the quality of the "preppers" I've seen and met....I'd rather be dead than to live under the authority of these whack-a-doodles...
We have one in my town, who was convinced that the sun was going to explode or something last year forcing the $$$$ to hit the fan, he was on TV with his whole prepper wank-fest.
Oh, BTW, the sun is doing fine...ask any scientist...
Ich habe schon Pferde vor der Apotheke kotzen sehen.
Nah, I'd be woefully unprepared, as always. I didn't even have extra toilet paper for Y2K.
Originally Posted by ChomskyOriginally Posted by OrphanSlug