“Paranoia is just having access to all the facts.”
Call me a prepper, call me a survivalist, call me a lunatic – it doesn’t matter. What I am is a husband, a father, an average American guy trying to plot a course through an America that isn’t the same as the one my parents handed to me, and the one I came of age in.
I started waking up about seven years ago, and I’ve gone through most of the natural stages of adjustment. It started with terror, leading to concentration on acquisition of the three Bs – bean, bullets and bandaids. I’ve progressed into seeking the fourth and fifth Bs – brains and building community.
This blog will touch on all five of those topics, but really concentrate on the last two. I decided to start blogging about my efforts in an attempt to both share what I’ve learned, and to start building a virtual community of people interested in self-sufficiency and independence. Of all the things I’ve learned over the last seven years, knowing that I have others to learn from and lean on have been the most valuable. I hope this blog can bring a little bit of that feeling to its readers.