Re: ARE YOU A SURVIVALIST?
My friends think I'm nuts, my wife will tolerate my actions but makes me stay quiet...I'm not expecting any great govt collapse or anything.
My concern is, ok, call me nuts, that there is something to the 2012 thing. My guess is that a solar flare will hit china-ish (other side of the globe) creating great difficulties for 6 months to a year. So that is what I'm preparing for.
I figure I need 6 months of food, access to water and heat (it gets cold here and I don't like cold), some weapons/ammo for self defense and food acquisition. Since I have a rather narrow time frame to prepare for I can have seeds, prep a garden ( i do some gardening now but not enough to live on), etc. I also don't want to invest 10k and not have the world end, so to speak, and feel like I wasted resources that might have helped toward retirement or kid college. But I'll feel really bad if something does happen and I have to watch my kids starve and freeze.
What I can't rightly conclude is what happens immediately following 'the incident' - assuming a solar flare the likely result is everything electrical worldwide is fried - no radio, internet, phones, elec, possibly no cars either. OK, say it happens at 3 am our time - we all awake to no power...no car, no phone. And it's not coming back for months. What do people do? How long does it take for them to do it? With no news or govt (or police, no way to escape by car either) - what happens and how?
Do I need to create a bunker in my basement and hide there until most folks starve or kill eachother -and how long will that take? Other thoughts?