—However, it does not take a rocket scientist to understand that the collapse is coming.—
I agree. These articles, to me, are like reading articles that demonstrate that the sun sets in the west. What makes them compelling, however, is the knowledge that so many people think it sets in the east, or that the moon is really the sun on 10% power.
And in that response is a hint at how I am finally coming around and no longer looking at the soon coming collapse as “ever near future” to “the day really will come”, is changing my lifestyle drastically.
Bullets, silver, tools, buildings, food, garden, etc. are what it is ALL about now. I feel like the Bruce Willis Character in The 12 Monkeys going back for the last time to the time that culminates in the airport scene. IOW, we’re almost there. And by almost, I mean today or tomorrow, or next week are ALL a very real possibility.
I “see” this meltdown future almost that clearly.
The flip side is that it can be quite depressing, thinking about it. Even those of us who are “totally” prepared, will be living in a very bad world. This is especially true if one is a believer in bible prophesy and NOT a pre-tribulationist (I am a believer but not a pre-tribulationist, though I used to be).
I’ve avoided going “full in” regarding prepper activities. My reasoning was simple: Where your treasure is, there shall your heart be also. That is, if all of your future preparation is for the apocalypse, in a very real way, you WANT the apocalypse to happen. I did not want to get to that point.
I’ll fight the urge now, but our future is very clear to anyone really paying attention. I especially pray for those who live in the cities and suburbs. It will get very ugly. I say this with three daughters living in condos in downtown Seattle. :-(
We went "All In" back in 2008 in a similar fashion as you have... and believe me FRiend, there is no way on God's green earth that we "want" it to happen!
How one can look into their Grand children's eyes and NOT prepare for what is coming down the road?
Good Luck with all your preps... they will not in vain.
me?....I can prep all I want but the fact is my youngest dtr and her husband live near downtown Portland Ore in an apt...they are totally not "into" it and in lala land IMO....and my son and dil live in a safer area north of Seattle but not that far north....they don't have two sticks to rub together...they have two children...
and alot of my dearest relatives live back east.....
so what good does it do to go off the deep end preparing?....so we can live and everyone that we love starves or is attacked?
okay..I've got preps....garden,alcohol,etc etc....
but I am hoping and praying and begging that we can pull out of this high dive...because if we don't most of who I love will have no future, maybe not even a present..