December 6, 2018 at 2:47 pm #5985
@ Mouse Wizard,
So by that thinking we should all mount a movement to get the utilities and government to implement protections against EMP and CME or maybe even pandemic. Not holding my breath.December 6, 2018 at 4:51 pm #5991
Nah. Just do the lifestyle of Emo. You’re emp proof, cme proof, and since you’re isolated in the sticks, pandemic proof. Bank failure proof as well.December 6, 2018 at 4:51 pm #5992
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<p style=”text-align: left;”>Lol, I only dream of having an ideal prepper life. While my family and I did move to a different state with a lower cost of living and more (and better) jobs, we still have lots of things we can improve on. I’ll give you an example: we have two rain barrels and only one is set up, but it is set up in such a way that you can’t get water out of it. The spigot is hooked to a hose and that hose is buried. I was NOT the one that set it up, lol you just gotta love your family. I think I’ll just set up the second one myself. My family used to always question me as to why I store extra food under the bed, but they lovingly accepted it and always ask me if I have such and such in my “stash”. My family also has medical needs like diabetes, sleep apnea, and scoliosis. I have thought a lot about these issues. My family member who has diabetes could probably manage with diet, but they continue to skip meals, overeat, and will buy two dozen doughnuts and then eat most of them because “ you’re not eating them” even after being asked not to buy so many :(. We don’t have alternative power yet, but if we did we could use the sleep apnea machine as long as it lasted. As for the scoliosis, we do some home healthcare for it, but there’s nothing that can be done to reverse it. We do live on some acres, grow a garden, and have plans to put in an orchard. It’s a work in progress and we have a long way to go before we get to that ideal life. You have to find out what works for your family. I could totally live without a lot of “luxuries” (e.g. electricity, inside toilet) but my family as a whole can’t, so we have them (for now at least). I enjoy trying to find creative solutions that help us be more prepared.</p>December 6, 2018 at 8:05 pm #5997
@Emo Bear Forever,
Good on ya. Do what you can with what you have. Bummer about the family. I can relate.
Yeah, I am not the end all be all prepper. I have to do with what I have. Be great to have solar or wind off grid power, but that money thing.
Basically I have a foot in each world, as I think many do. Try my best to improve on the prepper side with skills, but never seems to be enough time in the day.December 6, 2018 at 10:55 pm #6012
Simple answer to original question: No
My personal opinion and thus reason: Tax + Govt administration = abhorrent WASTE. Go find money within the gazillions already being wasted/stolen.
OldMtWoman ..and keep govt outta my pockets. I already “live lightly”
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