Welcome to the Blog! For security’s sake, I won’t directly identify myself or anyone in my family here, nor will I divulge locations. Here’s a quick intro to what this blog is about, and why I’m doing this:
I am a survivalist/prepper. I am also a left-wing progressive, although I have some “true conservative” (read: not what they call “conservative” in the press) fiscal beliefs. This puts me in somewhat rare territory, as most preppers out there are of the far right-wing persuasion, while most progressives can’t be bothered with this stuff.
I have a decent grasp of science. I am educated. I am not particularly religious. I am not paranoid. I am familiar with the proper use of the apostrophe, the dictionary, and the thesaurus. The same, from what I have seen, cannot necessarily be stated for most of the other prepper/survivalism sites out there. I want this site to be a little more rational.
Yes, it can be argued that there is a certain degree of paranoia about even the concept of prepping–“why prep at all, if you think the world is going to end?”, or what-have-you. The difference is this: I don’t think civilization is likely to wink out of existence overnight, as apparently do most other survivalists. Nor do I believe that stockpiling old pennies for their copper, or old dimes and quarters for their silver, or even gold bullion, is an inherently great idea *for survivalist reasons*. (The gold/silver might–I repeat, might, be a decent investment for other reasons.) I’m not terribly worried about a wave of marauders trying to steal what is mine. In short, I don’t believe that there is going to be a sudden collapse.
Instead, I believe that our modern society is already undergoing a slow-motion collapse–so slow that most of us probably don’t even realize it’s happening. I think that our future will change with a whimper, not a bang. But it will change–and is changing.
I will, of course, elaborate on this, and other things, in future posts. I hope you’ll stay with me.