Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wanting to believe



It has become a watchword in our society. A secure future, a secure homeland, a secure retirement, a secure investment....the list goes on and on. Security as a safety net where we never need suffer the indignities that we see ourselves as above.

But the truth of the matter is that there is no safety in the world, never has been, never will be. We can pull away from the "nasty, brutish, and short" but it is always back there lurking in the background. Folks seem to forget that.

I guess that I am finally disillusioned by the way that folks have been handling thngs lately. The folks who have lost their jobs or who have been pushed down the corporate food chain haven't started changing their lives, they seem to lie there, caught up in the opium dreams of getting back to the way things were.

I think that folks have to get over this. Even we preppers are trying desperately to lock some security down. Folks, it is impossible, the next years will be how well you can ride the whirlwind. A house and car and payments aren't going to help a bunch, what you are going to need is adaptability and a big set of brass ones. Some food in the basement and some weps ain't going to take you there, but what it will do is provide ante for the game.

So when you prep, don't get to attached to the fetishes that are your preps. I see as much chance that you will have to ditch them as you will have a chance to use them.

6 comments:

Staying Alive said...

Excellent words. We will have to think on our feet and not sit around wondering when the White Knight is going to come in and save our asses. If God gives you an opportunity then you had better jump right on it.

Michael

YeOldFurt said...

Good points, and true. So many ways to lose your preps and have to start over. Try as you might to secure yourself, it is never a "sure thing".Keep on prepping but don't waste a single thought on ditching it all if the "getting time" rolls around.
YeOldFurt

Publius said...

Here here...
You never mention your wife's take on this (if you are married).
Is she onboard?
I wish I could say my wife is spending time canning and drying food, etc., but she believes somewhat in green shoots.

Mayberry said...

If one plans on staying in their suburban, or (God forbid) urban hell holes, then yes, the liklihood of them holding on to their preps is pretty slim I think. Better to have a few caches here and there, and a well packed bug out bag. Yes, caches might be found by someone else, but that's why one should have several. And when bugging out, better have somewhere specific to go, like to friends or family out in the sticks a ways....

HermitJim said...

You may be right about having to ditch the preps rather than lose them...

There was a post the other day about separating the preps and not storing them all in one place.

Tough choices when we can't know for sure what's coming.

shiloh1862 said...

Great assessment!

Pickdog
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