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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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smalltownmom03
by Platinum Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:27 PM
And many of them just say "the end of the world". Why is it so hard to say what you are prepping for? Is it war, extensive natural disasters, or a global financial crisis? If its the end of the world then no one will be left and there is nothing to prepare for.


Quoting jillbailey26:

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.




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jillbailey26
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Because not everyone is afraid to die.

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?




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

MrsRi
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:29 PM

There's no way to prepare for the end of the world as we know it, since there's no way of preparing for what we don't know.

Instead, just be smart, pay attention, listen and respond accordingly.  Living your life on some countdown or waiting for the end is a waste of today.

Matriarch87
by Ruby Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:32 PM

See, the time involvement is what I think is most misunderstood.  I was raised with the common sense to be prepared in case of shit hitting the fan.  I have a plan, that plan has been discussed around family BBQ bon fires sense I was a kid.  Just a fun topic I guess, "What would you do if blah blah?"...As far as preparing, its as simply as canning what comes from the family garden, buy a little extra of the basics and keeping them somewhere, basically just taking advantage of opportunities.  

Dont assume that people that are prepared dont "live for the day", or that they are squirreling away crap.  

Quoting caito:

Because I don't want to fight for survival in some post-apocalyptic hellhole. No thank you. I'm not built for that shit and neither is anyone else in my family. And I prefer to live for today. I only have one shot at this life and I'm not going to waste it squirreling away crap in preperation for a scenario that will absolutely most likely never ever happen.


Matriarch87
by Ruby Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Wanting to live does not mean you are afraid to die, what an absurd assumption.  Especially coming from a Christian.  

Quoting jillbailey26:

Because not everyone is afraid to die.

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?




BluePandaDreams
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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1. Fuck that 2012 bullshit. Nobody knows when the world is actually going to end.

2. If the world were to end tomorrow, I more than likely won't live through it, so there is nothing to prepare for.

3. I don't like in a realm of could ofs, should ofs, might happen. And this falls into that category. God knows I have enough reality my plate right now to deal with, without adding a helping unknown circumstances.

4. And I don't want anything to spoil my turkey dinner tomorrow, so I am not going to think about it.
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by Anonymous on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:37 PM
Do you really want to live in a post apocolypitc world? I don't.

Quoting Matriarch87:

Wanting to live does not mean you are afraid to die, what an absurd assumption.  Especially coming from a Christian.  

Quoting jillbailey26:

Because not everyone is afraid to die.

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?




Bethsunshine
by Emerald Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:38 PM


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.


This.

Matriarch87
by Ruby Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Oh it wouldn't be a miracle & of course I would.  Why wouldn't I?  My life would change very little, it would be the same except for modern day luxuries, different hobbies and much less company.  

Quoting jillbailey26:

Let's say, by some miracle, you do make it through this "end of the world" mess.  You hide in a bunker and you survive.  Would you want to live in the world that would exist after that point?


jillbailey26
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Fighting so hard against an end that is inevitable says you're afraid to die.  Enjoy the life you have because you could simply get hit by a bus tomorrow.  

Who knows, you could fight your way through the "end" and still die afterwards.  I'm taking life as it comes, not wasting times for preparations for something that may or may not even happen.  Especially as a Christian.  Although I don't see what that has to do with anything.  

Quoting Matriarch87:

Wanting to live does not mean you are afraid to die, what an absurd assumption.  Especially coming from a Christian.  

Quoting jillbailey26:

Because not everyone is afraid to die.

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?






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

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