Hi All, Introducing myself to the forum community. I've read through a lot of posts here over the last several days and believe I'm in the right place. Most (many) of you will probably not welcome me - as I have been/am one of those "sheeple" that has been (for the most part) part of the problem. All I can say is it's better to oversleep a little and get up ready, than it is to sleepwalk through your entire life. Hope you'll give me quarter. My situation: I see what's happening and how imminent the various crisis are. I am in now way prepared, except for a few months stores, immediate self defense, and great skills with a rifle. I am single, female, unhappy to admit I am scared, and hoping to find some neighbors and friends to help bring me up to speed. (My literal neighbors are no good to me, and probably pose a real risk to my well-being in the case of a long term "situation".) So anyway... I look forward to learning as much as I can. -C.