Monday, May 5, 2008
Ragnarok, Armageddon, Kalki, Tonatium
Why is it we are so intent on a the end of days. TEOTWAWKI is a great step down from these. I think that mankind will do out with a whimper, not a bang.
As your half-insane local survivalist guru, I am here to tell you that you don't really need to be out hell and gone away from the cities, or have a bunker to hunker down into. What you need is a healthy dose of common sense, a couple months of food, a way to purify water, and a multi-purpose gun or two.
If it is the end of days, fuck it, lets party. No amount of planning will make the post holocaust world worth living in. Survival for survival sakes is the mark of an animal willing to gnaw his own leg off in a trap.
What I propose that we survive is a transition from the high-test, uber-concentrated world of today. Peak oil is a very likely subject and the ability to forge a life using much less energy than now will be a major portion of the test for survival.
Up here in the NW we have the Columbia River for water and power, we probably aren't going to be in too bad of shape for daily bread. So we will have to figure out how to do without Chevy's (Both types), learn to garden and preserve food, cook at home, and walk to work.
I sincerely doubt that the general populace of the United States will turn into the reavers of the "Firefly" series. Oh, cops will be overworked, rich fucks are gonna be taxed heavily, and everyone will eat lower on the food chain, there might even be nights when children will go to bed hungry, but no huge problems, just living like the rest of the world.
at 5:40:00 PM