I have been corresponding with a reader by email and thought I should put my thoughts out there for my readers, I was part of the ‘prepper’ movement back when only the ‘fringe’ knew what it was, alex jones etc.
I came to these conclusions mostly through a leftist lens (ironic I know) about the environmental degradation and oil depletion. There are a lot of issues leftists realize and if taken to logical extreme would turn them into preppers, but the dislike the idea of guns and bunkering in. Yet you see a lot living ‘off grid’ growng lettuce and stuff.
Anyway, I used to think we would get hit by a fast apocalypse, nuclear, biologic, EMP, etc. It can always happen but realisitic we are on a long road down, and it will just keep getting worse. Drive through non-big cities and see the devestation everywhere.
So I will list what you need first, and next post I will go into details why:
1 gal of water per person per day, at least 30 days
food for 30 days
Rifle, pistol, shotgun, ideally 1000 rounds for each
backup fuel – propane, kerosene etc
metals – gold/silver
This is off the top of my head, I’ll explain more next time. You get these and you are ahead of about 98% of people.