Hello to everybody out there. I am a new SurvivalistBoards member. Like many people, I'm concerned about the direction this great nation is moving in. My family and I are trying to become as self-sufficient as is possible at the moment. My/our interests as relates to survival are: firearms, food, shelter, and becoming less dependent on utilities. We live on an island off the coast of Maine. I am a lobster fisherman, my wife is a homemaker/homeschool teacher, and we are trying to raise our son to love God, country and the principles it was founded on, be respectful of others, and to be able to take care of himself. Looking forward to exchanging ideas and information with all of you.