Friday, June 20, 2008

Mayberry and Dragon

Both the “Keep it Simple Survival” and “Circle of the Oroborous” had excellent posts yesterday. In a real sense they are speaking to what we need to do as decent folk before and after the coming collapse.

Mayberry spoke of needing a group of people in order to survive. Dragon spoke of helping an old lady with her food.

When you stand back, both of these address the same issue: Our duties and responsibilities to our fellow man.

Sometimes when we prep, we tend to lose sight of the society we live in. We are so certain that there will be hordes of folks scrambling after our preps that we will have to hold them off with our guns. But the truth of the matter is, I think that a lot of us would have trouble shooting a starving man or a man who is trying to get food for his family. My guess is that a lot of us would share and try to save the folks we are currently planning to put a cap in.

I am giving money at the local food bank in the church around the corner, I will also start donating part of my preps. As soon as the garden comes in, I will try to bring some to the produce in for them to give away.

This country has given a lot to me. I am not talking about Washington DC, but the country itself, the people on the street, rich and poor, good and bad.

I think that I would spend a great deal of time screaming in hell if I turned my back. I will prep, but ultimately I will prep in order to help rebuild a broken society, not to be the last man standing in a Mad Max world.


riverwalker said...

Sooner or later we're all going to have to learn to live together and help each other to the best of our abilities.

Anonymous said...

Lurker here.

Read you regularly. My strategy is to donate all my rice & beans every two years or so, works out to about $50/yr donation and feeds the hungry while keeping my preps fresh for when I need them to stay edible for many years.

It's pretty hard to eat all your prep food in your normal rotation, so call it an 'insurance policy' and replace that stuff regularly enough that you can donate it with a month left on the 'best used by' label so the food banks will want it.

Mayberry said...

It's unfortunate that it will take a major calamity to get folks to realize all this. I'm lucky, I know most of my neighbors. But in our old neighborhood..... We rarely saw anyone, and knew no one. Just knowing your neighbors is a big step in the right direction, and being there to help is another.

Now, if one of Dakin's "zombie bikers" rolls up and tries to make off with my preps, or harm my family...... click click BOOM! I'll have no trouble at all defending me and mine. No trouble at all. And that's the thing about preppin', you gotta be ready for ANYTHING!

Degringolade said...


The prep donation is on of the best ideas that I have heard. I will start doing this on my next rotation.


As for "Zombie Biker's, and anyone who tries to take my preps instead of ask....violence is an appropriate response.