It’s late and I’m tired so excuse a wandering mind.. Too late for a second cup CI.
Lots of very valid points here….Gets me thinking.
The Nat-Geo example is a very real possibility in a full SHTF situation.
The prepper from birth idea/Have it or don’t I have to disagree with for myself, but I can see that too.(I didn’t have it, but acquired it later in life…I’d narrow it down to the point of marriage and wanting to have my responsibilities covered I guess)
And the “closet prepper” was me for the early years but I passed that ages ago from not wanting to stop learning….I cant even come close to saying I’m a Daniel Boone or anything but certainly have a lot of bases covered now and know there’s always more to learn.
Call me naïve but I just cant see myself in a emergency shuttering my doors…… I think I’m the multiple stash location guy where base 1 is for helping and living trying to get thru it while trying to help others…BUT CAUTIOUSLY….. If the nat-geo effect referenced wasn’t seen in advance or recognized actually hit or S-REALLY-HTF, I’d bug out since location #1 is so urban with the spare supplies at #2 as a backup for the family and then shutter up the doors….
I have brought at least one on board with the mindset that I know of but then again, maybe he was just needing a little push and was that kid growing up to begin with….
I’m not a babysitter & he’s a grown man responsible for himself, but I do feel better for flipping the switch for a good person I care about even if he’s not blood….Even if the light bulb is a little dim compared to what I deem prepared. But that’s a personal perception, right?
Where I’ll draw the line from helping to shuttering is also a personal choice I guess…I honestly cant say what I’d do until there.
No worries Dr1ven, working on my first cup as I type.
I can not comment on the National Geographic TV program. I do not watch TV programming. All I can say, to quote one of my former OICs, “Anything is possible. The likelihood is what is questionable.”
I agree with your premise on if prepping is a inborn nature thing or a learned concept. Case in point: While I have always had the prepper tendencies, my sister did not . . . until she saw the hurricane Katrina aftermath. Then she woke up, got firearms training, some prepper items, better than none, and is more aware of how frail our JIT society is.
Good on you for your not shuttering the doors and windows mentality. Based off your previous posts, I am going to take a WAG and say you are in middle to upper management in your company. Those leadership skills are just as likely to help you survive a SHTF situation as mad Mall Ninja skills. Show some kindness, willingness to help others, and your leadership skills and you just might wind up in charge of a small enclave, or community. That is something I think a number of preppers do not take into consideration. Seems to me, in this day and age, the commoner i.e. non-prepper, is always looking to someone else to provide leadership, make decisions, provide them with the reassurance that someone else is in charge to make the hard choices so they do not have to.
My Mall Ninja all things MREs, tacti-cool, Life Straw and Tampons co-worker sees himself as some kind of survival expert, who will lead the rest of us out of harms way and into our post-SHTF Utopian society . . . we are all of the opinion to shoot him in the face the moment ROL goes out the window. He has no leadership skills, and very few social skills. He is a danger to group dynamics and long term survivability.
I think this is why you see the Spider People who proclaim the go it alone, bunker bunny mentality is the one and only idea to long term survivability.
Based off what I am reading into, the National Geographic TV program is a possibility.
It could be equally said it is possibility a prepper with leadership and organization skills could find themselves in charge of a small to mid sized group, planning and actively moving towards long term survival.
Again, anything is possible.
Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:53 am