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.