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Why do you think it is so crazy? *EDIT*

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To prepare & have a plan for "the end of the world as we know it"... 

**EDIT**

By "the end of the world as we know it", I do not mean the world imploding destroying every life on the planet, nor do I mean the human race being wiped out in out one big sweep.  Obviously no one would ever prepare for that because there would be no point.  

Obviously the people preparing are preparing for things they know they can survive if properly prepared.  

Things such as weather related disasters, a great depression or total economic collapse, mabye even just poverty, martial law, a war, an emp, whatever.   Whatever the person "preparing" feels would end their world as they know it-not totally end their world, just end it as they know it, change it permanently in a diasterous way a way so different it ended their world and a totally different world began.  

So, that is mostly directed to anyone who has commented or is planning on commenting by saying something like, "Its crazy because there is no point, if the world ends it ends."....Well, no that scenario is entirely different, your are thinking of the end of the world as in BAM-GONE, im  referencing the world as we know it ending...Two completely different things.

Preparing doesn't mean im afraid, or paranoid, or crazy, or not living in the present, or that I must be sacrificing time with my family.

I lead a painfully normal life, getting my family to be self sufficient and able to rely only on ourselves to have our needs met in the very small chance that anything epic-ly horrible would happen truly is not a time suck at all.  Im sure many of you spend more time in the salon than it would take to become self reliant.  

& No, im not referencing that television show Doomsday Preppers- those are extremists and as far as normal prepping goes for the average american, they are not even in the realm of reality and this is why they have their own television show.  They are not an accurate depiction of someone who wants to be prepared.

My philosophy:  "Like a condom I would rather have it and not need it, than need it and not have it."

or the other popular, "Hope for the best, prepare for the worst."

or if you prefer a little Ben Franklin: "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."

and the ever so common, "Better safe than sorry"

So I just wanted to edit that in and offer up my input...I was not very methodical about my responses to people, im sorry.  I got busy and threw in responses at random and then I got back to it, and I just...I messed it all up. lol.  

by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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Dzyre1115
by Desiree` on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:19 PM
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 There's nothing to prepare for, the end of the World will come whether you have a stockpile of TP or not....

jbirchard
by Gold Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:19 PM
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Its not
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jillbailey26
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Have you seen these doomsday preppers?  Any time spent preparing for an ending is time spent away from loved ones and fun.

What do you mean, the world we're used to will end?  How will it change?  If it were going to be a change that takes place, wouldn't it be "the world that we know will change" and not "the end of the world as we know it"?

Quoting Matriarch87:

"as we know it", no one thinks the world is going to implode...just the world that we are used to will end, chaos and what not.  So why would you think we would end with it?  

Preparing your family for disaster and making changes to ensure that you will come out of the shit smelling like a rose in no way means that any amount of spending time with loved ones or having fun is sacrificed.  

Quoting jillbailey26:

Because if the world is going to end, you're going to end with it.  Therefore, instead of spending time with the ones you love and having fun, you've officially wasted your days preparing for the inevitable.




"Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification"  Romans 14:19

Matriarch87
by Ruby Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:22 PM


Why do you think in the event of catastrophic disaster everyone should give up any will to survive?  That is what I take from your "when its over it is over" statement.  If that isn't what you mean, please elaborate...I have never understood the lay down and day mentality...To prepare for surviving the worst and being there to rebuild- to live.  

Quoting beerabitch69:

When it's over it's over. What is there to prepare for?


YzmaRocks
by Ruby Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:23 PM
I think it is a good idea to prepare. Example, to have a back up heat source and a couple weeks of food (at least) and other necessities in the house, just in case. That way, if something did happen (here it would not be shocking to have a huge snowstorm knock out the power for awhile), then you could be somewhat prepared. But it is impossible to prepare for everything.
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beerabitch69
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:23 PM
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I would rather die then live in a possible ruins of a world with possible zombies, although that might be kind of cool.

Quoting Matriarch87:


Why do you think in the event of catastrophic disaster everyone should give up any will to survive?  That is what I take from your "when its over it is over" statement.  If that isn't what you mean, please elaborate...I have never understood the lay down and day mentality...To prepare for surviving the worst and being there to rebuild- to live.  

Quoting beerabitch69:

When it's over it's over. What is there to prepare for?


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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:24 PM
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If you are religious. The end of the world is a wonderful thing. Nothing to plan for.
Jessica_Esqueda
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:24 PM
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What exactly should people be preparing for? I mean, really. 

Melbornj
by Platinum Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:24 PM
No in reality I have been hearing about the end if the world since I was a child, it was a large part if the religion I grew up in. We have a camper, large amounts of propane, non perishables to last my family about six months. A deep freezer full of meat I could turn into jerky. I also make everything from scratch so that wouldn't be a big deal. We camp for about two months of the summer so I am okay with roughing it. My family also has a large amount of guns and bows and are fairly good hunters.

Besides knowing I have those things available I am not going to dwell in it. I lived childhood in fear, I do not want my kids to live that way and I do not want to live that way either.


Quoting Matriarch87:

This is the exact mentality if it was to ever happen that will cause the chaos...sure everyone thinks, "whatever will be will be, fuckitol"...until your family is in danger, then what?  You just gonna lay around in your house and die of starvation or exposure?  

Quoting Melbornj:

Totally agree with the above poster. If it is the end if the works no preparation is going to make a difference so why waste the time.



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semamaearth
by Silver Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:27 PM

yeah, I have no idea when the world is going to end. As things happen, we make changes to accomodate those changes. I mean, it's not like I'm just gonna sit in my living room and watch shit go down. If stuff happens, I'll do what's needed to survive. But I'm not gonna sit here and start stockpiling my basement with canned goods on the off chance we'll have to move to underground bunker.

I mean, if something happens, I'll do what I need to do to survive. If nothing happens, I won't have to sit here and wonder, "what the hell do we do this all these batters and canned peaches?!" lol

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