Ide say this "preping " is just a way of life... some folks want to sit and watch MTV and try to emulate it, or a keep their head in the stock market, etc...well, after living it my whole life ide say its just that...a way of living....we grow a big garden, do our own canning, grow chickens, pigs,& goats. We stock up on 50lb sacks of beans, rice, oats, flower, sugar, etc and store in food grade barels. I have all.I.need for self defence and offence if needbe. Another good protein getter that I have is traps, a dozen traps can be holding protein still for ya while your doing other things. Baught a big Berkey water filter for my adding to.my cuts, but could come in handy if the water system is down. Got lotsa hand tools. There are two books everyone should have 1, "the encyclopedia of country living", has about any technical info in it that you need to know bout this way of life. And 2 " The Holy Bible" if you need to know about what's coming and how to deal with it....its in there..
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin