I have been given a fair bit of flack on forums and other frugality/simple living sites about my views on what-I-call inevitable future world events.
As a keen history buff I see history repeating itself over and over, albeit in different eras and contexts, but still repeating nonetheless. I also see highly civilised societies copping the brunt of these unsavoury repetitions in human behaviour.
Being ready for what I firmly believe to be some 'tough' times around the corner is part of our plan and awareness here at our place. Not only are we financially sorting our future, we are also beginning to prepare for some form of international conflict and all the stern realities that this brings.
OK, so I can see eyes rolling and readers clicking away from this post right about now, however, being reasonable and realistic means being prudent about inevitable maverick-style human behaviour at a global scale. No, I am not a classic prepper with a fortress, dug-out and artillery, but we are quietly starting to prepare for history to repeat itself. I refuse to be caught on the hop.
|Who can deny the deliciousness of a baked potato?|
Instead of putting our head in the sand and squealing about "negativity" and "scaremongering", there are much better ways to channel our emotional responses to the subject. Let me be quite clear about that subject - I am talking about another world conflict in whatever form it takes.
Would it be so hard to quietly, discretely and prudently do the following list?
- Stockpile some fresh water
- Stockpile some canned food
- Stockpile some dry goods
- Organise some alternate forms of heating and lighting
- Organise some alternate form of cooking
- Buy a bicycle
- Start growing some basic fresh salads, herbs and vegetables
- Expand a first aid kit
- Have some actual cash put aside
- Get to know neighbours and community a little better (we'll need each other)
I'm not talking about going nuts - just simply being prudent and more prepared. Is that so offensive?
I trow not.
Take care and stay nice folks.
Mr HM (Phil)