Energy fears looming, new survivalists prepare

Convinced the planet’s oil supply is dwindling and the world’s economies are heading for a crash, some people around the country are moving onto homesteads, learning to live off their land, conserving fuel and, in some cases, stocking up on guns they expect to use to defend themselves and their supplies from desperate crowds of people who didn’t prepare.

The exact number of people taking such steps is impossible to determine, but anecdotal evidence suggests that the movement has been gaining momentum in the last few years.

These energy survivalists are not leading some sort of green revolution meant to save the planet. Many of them believe it is too late for that, seeing signs in soaring fuel and food prices and a faltering U.S. economy, and are largely focused on saving themselves.

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I think they are inspired by a Matt Savinar.

If things really get that bad… I have a plan.

I always will be a survivalist. I have been one since I saw that 1980s TV movie, The Day After. However, unlike some survivalists, I don’t see the end of the world lurking around every corner. Instead, I choose to be prepared for the unexpected. So, no selling the house and moving into the country to live off the land. Preparation to survive a number of cataclysms is the key. I think this energy crisis is a little like Y2K and not very likely to result in a situation where I’ll need my skills as a survivalist.

Would you mind sharing a bit more?

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