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Old 01-09-2020, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Aerindel View Post
"Live like it already happened"

Of course its not that simple and you can't really do it.

But that is what I strive for in one line.

50.....million? That seems high. Thats 90%+ of all people in North America at the time of Columbus.
I recently visited one of the larger building sites excavated by the OU archeology dept. They based the population estimate on the amount of trash in the mounds, the number of bones burried over time, and the number of building sites found. https://www.okhistory.org/sites/spiromounds

The Mississippian population was larger than the entire European population at that time. The population of each of the major city centers was larger than the population of London at that time.

The reason I posted about this culture in a preparedness site, is because they had no resistance to European disease, and at least 90% of their population died within a few yrs of contact.

We sometimes attempt to define a End of the world as we know it. These native americans lived in large matrialical families of 20 persons. The data suggests that every family unit was decimated and often only one or two family members survived disease.
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Everyone's circumstances are different, and some folks focus on regional (earthquake, hurricane, flood, etc.) while others want to be prepared for everything from civil unrest to a meteor. Some either live in a place where they can hunker down to ride out virtually any event, and some are in a tough spot due to work, family or other considerations. As I see it, I'm not in any particular position to criticize anyone else's plan. Instead, I think it's really more of an attitude than anything else. Preppers aren't the type of people to just roll over when adversity approaches, or counting on someone else to save the day.
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Old 01-09-2020, 10:36 AM
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I guess I grew up living the prepper lifestyle. My parents lived it so it was just what we did. Large garden, orchard, butchered cows, hogs and chickens, canned lots of food, didn't throw things away if they could be fixed and fixed most everything.

Seldom called a "technician" to fix anything, we did it. Grew up as a jack of all trades, still don't call someone to fix it.

When I got married, wife and I agreed to not buy on credit. We saved money until we could pay cash. Property was only exception, paid off now. Had a friend tell me we lived poor. May have been true when we were young but 30 years later we had as much as he did, debt free and he was up to his ears in debt. Who lived poor?

I have "stuff" that I accumulated over the years, mostly used, in good condition. I don't have to go to the store I already have what ever I need.

We have food, water, power (not grid), shelter and secure shelter. (now days called a safe room. Could be a cave). All paid for.

Being prepared includes being prepared where ever you are, like the Church in Ft Worth, TX the other day. Pay attention to your surroundings at all times.

It is a mindset.

Be Prepared !
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Short version to be able to live as those did during the "Great Depression" era , not having to depend on just in time deliveries etc. etc.
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