I have read a lot on this website in what little time that i've been apart of the group. I have noticed that alot of people on here are just getting ready for a short period of time while others are looking further than that. I think if things do get bad then they will stay that way for a while. I think that eventually there will be no confience store or go get it from wal-mart. I think that we will eventually have to live like they did in the old day and work for everything we get food, clothes, and shelter. Everyone that i've talked to thinks oh yeah things are going to get bad but then they'll get bettter. I think that people are underestimating what's going on around us. I'm getting prepared by learning what i can right now and putting it to use. I'm learning to grow my own food, hunting(which i actually like), canning and preserving food, and eventually going to learn to raise some cattle. I don't know if anyone else feels the same way, but it's nice to be able to get it off my mind for a little bit anyway. I worry that if things do get rough and we do have to fend for ourselfs totatly then what will happen to the majority of my friends and family who are dependent on electricity and going to the store for what they want and need. Alot of people dont want to think about what is to come but it is now time to.