Thursday, January 28, 2010

Surviving the What Ifs - 2012 Edition

Survival. What happens if in 2012 the world does end? Millions of people are killed, governments cease to exist, becoming a footnote in the new history books, if any are left to write them. Let's take a look at the ups and downs of a world catastrophic event. What's this, you say, ups? Yes, even a world catastrophe that knocks men back several decades if not century's technologically can have it's positives. Don't believe me? Do you enjoy the smell of the landfill as you drive by it on your daily commute? I sure don't. Unless you live within walking distance of the place, you'll never be bothered with it again. Love to sit in traffic? Not me. The only traffic jams you're likely to see are the ones in the skies when the geese fly south for the winter. What about political talkshows, television commercials, teens walking around with their pants around their ankles? None of those will concern you any longer. The only thing that WILL concern you - considering you want to survive - is staying alive.

Oh, so you're one of those survivalist nuts? That is a loaded question. Yes and No. I am no nut, but I do know that the only way to survive when and if something ever goes terribly wrong is to be prepared. Being prepared isn't only crucial, it is the smart thing to do. Let's play the what if game. What if it never happens? If a world catastrophic event never happens, what am I out? My time in making preparations and minor funds spent in purchasing those just-in-case items. The more important question however, is...what if something does happen? Don't get me wrong, I am not adding to the doomsaying that the pop media and television seems to be scooping up wholeheartedly. I am saying, What if? What if those "nuts" are right and something does happen and I am not prepared. Simple. I either die a quick death from the catastrophe or die a slow death from starvation. Either is not exactly an outcome I would like to see come to fruition. Being prepared is not only the smart thing to do, but is really your only option if you want to survive the What ifs.

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