Getting ready for TEOTWAWKI or just choosing a less dependent lifestyle?

On October 21, 2008 · 3 Comments

I am not advocating that people get a retreat in Montana waiting for the end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI). I know the thought has crossed the mind of many of you people who see that an economic disaster is on the horizon for the U.S.

For you I have found an article that has links to a blog and website that deal with living a survivalist lifestyle so you will know the issues involved.

If I had no ties keeping me currently where I am at and I had a little cash stashed away I would serious consider living in some remote retreat. But not because I think the world will end as we know it (even though it certainly may) but because I choose to be as independent from the world as rationally possible.

Take the Amish for example, they can live quite well if things in the nation go to hell, or if they go on as usual. The truth of the matter is that I am considering finding such a place at some point but I have set no specific date for doing so.

Living a simpler life would mean a major downscale of one’s living standards. But, do we really need a 2500 sqft house with 2.5 bathrooms, three cars, Satellite TV service, 56 inch HDTV, high speed Internet, cell phones and unlimited long distance? Do we need all the big city expensive amenities and their extra taxes? Do we need the latest fashions and the latest Chinese gadgets that are going to break down in two years and need replacing? Are we really working half our life just to keep us in material crap?

I figure with our new economic socialist policies and our national debt it is certain to bring our living standards down to that of Mexico within ten years anyway. So why not just live like your a Mexican now :smile: . Buy a modest place in the country with a few acres now while you can still can, rather than trying to live like a Mexican in ten years in your government owned house with all the new regulations and the big city predators.

So If I can arrange things I will be looking for that homestead but finding it will be difficult. That is because I need to find a place where it will not be too hot, too cold, too humid, too buggy, too expensive or too full of half insane survivalist people. :mrgreen:

In hard times, some flirt with survivalism – Economy in Turmoil- msnbc.com

Getting ready for ‘TEOTWAWKI’
“There are a lot more people — a lot more eager people — who are trying to get themselves squared away logistically,” said Rawles, who lectures and writes books on preparing for and surviving “TEOTWAWKI” The End Of The World As We Know It.

Rawles, a self-described Christian conservative, said most of his readers had similar backgrounds when he started his blog in 2005. But he said that as the financial crisis has unfolded — particularly when oil prices began to soar — he started hearing from a much broader segment of the population.

“Now it’s the entire political spectrum — far right, far left and everything in between,” said Rawles. “I’m getting over 200 e-mails from readers a day. Now it is quite apparent how many more liberals are writing. Same concerns, different outlook. Greens, for instance, put less emphasis on self-defense and guns.”

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 Don Koenig founded www.thepropheticyears.com website in 1999 after almost thirty years of independent study on the Bible and learning from many astute teachers within Christendom. Don created his website to write about Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and his Christian worldviews. Don wrote a free Revelation commentary ebook in 2004 named "The Revelation of Jesus Christ Through The Ages". The World and Church and Bible Prophecy section of this website was started in 2007.


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