James Landreth wrote:These are some huge questions with very long and complex answers. Here are a few thoughts.
Trace Oswald wrote: My thoughts on this are fairly simple. No matter the disaster or emergency, humans need certain things to survive. Water, food, and shelter are needed whether you are trying to survive a temporary power outage, or an all- out end of the world scenario. Those need to be the first focus to prepare for any disaster. I think most people would agree that a means to defend your family or community is important. That can mean being unobtrusive, armed, fenced in, protected by guard dogs, isolated, or a combination of these and other things. Smart money in my opinion is to prepare for whatever you think the most likely disaster is and build from there. Many people will do nothing, and that seems the worst choice to me. Some people will have some food, water, a way to prepare food, and a means to stay warm if that is an issue in their area. Probably some light source and a few other creature comforts. This type of preparing is just common sense to me, and covers the most likely occurrences. After that, you're only limited by your time, imagination, and income.
Pearl Sutton wrote:Ralph Kettell:
Good questions! Those questions are what people who are into this tend to ask first. The answers are specific to each person. Hearing other people's answers might give you ideas about what your own are, but in the end, we all have our own answers, and our own reasons. I say this to head off any possible "well that's a bad reason" type response from anyone. Because we can all have different ones. It's like " what do you want to get out of Permaculture?" There are thousands of good answers, and your mileage WILL vary.
Tyler Ludens wrote:I'm prepping for Tiger Attack, and the Zombie Apocalypse, both of which are equally likely
Jim Fry wrote: And possibly read the documents of the American founding fathers, and The Constitution of the United States of America. It is Liberty, Freedom and Equality for All that is the best guard against an apocalypse.
Ralph Kettell wrote:Hello All,
I saw the Apocalyptic Survival thread and read some of the responses. The question that seems to jump out to me and which I did not see asked:
What are you trying to survive?
What do you see as the threats to your current lifestyle?
What or who is the potential cause of these threats or cataclysmic events?
I guess my thought is that if you do not know what you are trying to survive, how will you ever even begin to prepare for it?