I have been studying and preparing for what I consider to be the collapse of industrial human society since the autumn of 2000.
I consider the three basic areas of preparation to be stuff, people, and place.
I consider all of the supplies and tools that must be acquired before the collapse to be the “stuff” of preparation. I have stuff.
Every serious prepper realizes that it will take a tribe to survive in a post-industrial age. I have spent the last 11+ years attempting to meet and join with like-minded folks. I began with family and friends. I have failed miserably thus far in all of my attempts. I have only the reluctant agreement to join me if the world really collapses from my son, his wife, my daughter, my granddaughter, and maybe (probably not) my daughter’s boyfriend. I have the necessary stuff for this crew. I am not satisfied with the breadth and depth of skills of these 4-5 adults but there are some nursing, military, gardening, and handyman experience – and the demographics are good [4-5 adults/1 child].
Serious preppers also know that the most important post-industrial necessity will be food production which requires “place”. There are precious few places where water, shelter, isolation, and food production can be achieved. I do not yet have what I consider to be an adequate place of retreat.
So, of what I consider to be the three principle areas of preparation, I have stuff and I have the means to get more. I am still seeking people and place.
Time is running out.
I am a 65 yo ex-jarhead – healthy and 100% industrial [Rx] medication free – still taking a shot of Idaho potato vodka occasionally & daily dose of caffeine.
Eastern Washington party of six [or 5].
dropbox: marianporter at hotmail dot com