After reading an article about the increase in so called "survivalists", it got me thinking - are we headed towards the end of civilization as we know it??
Check out this chunk of fear-laden text taken from a recent article on Yahoo Green's microsite about one such "survivalist"...
Breault cut her driving time in half. She switched to a diet of locally grown foods near her upstate New York home and lost 70 pounds. She sliced up her credit cards, banished her television and swore off plane travel. She began relying on a wood-burning stove.
"I was panic-stricken," the 50-year-old recalled, her voice shaking. "Devastated. Depressed. Afraid. Vulnerable. Weak. Alone. Just terrible."
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.
Jeeze.....that sucks! Right?
Is this really where we're headed? Do we need to stock up on guns to protect our stock of canned beans? I don't really even like canned beans that much.
It's clear that changes need to take place to protect the beautiful world we live in. The question is, do we go find a remote spot somewhere and wait for the end or do we get off our backsides and do something about it?
It's not too late to make a difference. Make changes in your lifestyle. Work closer to home, carpool, ride your bike whenever possible, buy locally organic made produce, learn how to grow your own vegetables, buy organic clothing.....make a change!
I will say this - if I had to live like a survivalist, I'd like to join the castaways Jack, Kate, Sawyer and Locke on the island Lost! :) Otherwise, count me out!