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.