I have already done it.
I am doing it right now.
I am starting right now.
I'll begin in less than a year.
I'll get ready within 2 years.
I'll take some limited measuers.
I'll wait and see what happens. Then I'll act.
I am not worried. I trust Obama's policies.
I don't care. I'll just accept my fate.
I guess I've lived like this for so long, I never really looked at how others might view it.
Right now, my freezer's full of meat, elk, deer, moose, bison. It was a successful fall hunt. I probably have enough to see me through the end of next winter.
Usually, my goal is to have enough meat, berries and medicines to last me till the next time to harvest, one year.
I used to go with my Gram to check out the berry bushes about this time and keep an eye on the Saskatoons (serviceberry, juneberry). I've already gone, and we had a late winter, late spring, and a late hard frost. Berry bushes are fine, but berries won't be comin on until mid-late june rather then the first of june.
Spring, summer, fall..... each has it's own harvest, then hunting season hits and twice a year is drying salmon. No salmon this last year or this year though. The salmon fisheries suffered some catastrophy and numbers dropped from the milliions, into the tens of thousands within a couple of years. So, I'm out trout fishing almost every morning to supplement.
Is it really goofy to do this stuff? I just grew up doing these things every year and never even thought of it as kooky.
I am a Tiki Bar Tarte, do you really think you can Tango with me?!?
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I just wish there was something that would keep government in check that easily. My votes don't seem to do any good.
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I had to think a bit before deciding I wanted to say this openly.
I've been involved in what I call "disaster preparation" for a long time. I dislike the word "survivalism" because it has come to have negative connotations of people running around in the woods in camo practicing to overthrow the government... different bunch entirely.
There is nothing wrong, nothing paranoid, about having a reasonable supply of essentials put aside in case of disaster or hard times. You never know when there might be a hurricane, tornado, quake, etc. You might lose your job. There's many reasons to engage in a reasonable level of preparation.
Also, you never know whether something a bit more drastic might happen. Sometimes government aid can be weeks behind. Sometimes you might not WANT gov't aid...who would want to live in a FEMA camp (as in Katrina) if they could help it?
Some people call it paranoid. I call it prudence. You have insurance, right? Well, this is like insurance.
Living on the old family farm out in the country, our lifestyle is partly self-sufficient already. I find this comforting, considering what the economy has been doing. No, I don't anticipate a total collapse of society, at least I find it unlikely, but times could get really hard before they get better.
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"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
"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)