NYTimes: “Survive Societal Collapse In Suburbia” – A ‘How To’ Guide For The Suburbanite

The New York Times has put out a story that many might call a little too late for many New Yorkers but ‘right on time’ for many others who are preparing for the collapse of society. Weeks after Hurricane Sandy slammed the greater New York and New Jersey area, sending countless residents to FEMA camps, the NY Times paints a picture of ‘survivalism’ in a different light.
Touching on ‘the basics’ of survivalism, from stockpiling water and food to emergency gardens, this NY Times story leads little doubt that not only is survivalism now ‘in fashion’, it is also one of the few ‘growth industries’ in America today.


“The preparedness industry, always prosperous during hard times, is thriving again now. In Ron Douglas’s circles, people talk about “the end of the world as we know it” with such regularity that the acronym Teotwawki (tee-ought-wah-kee) has come into widespread use. The Vivos Group, which sells luxury bunkers, until recently had a clock on its Web site that was ticking down to Dec. 21, 2012 — a date that, thanks to the Mayan calendar, some believe will usher in the end times. But amid the alarmism, there is real concern that the world is indeed increasingly fragile — a concern highlighted most recently by Hurricane Sandy. The storm’s aftermath has shown just how unprepared most of us are to do without the staples of modern life: food, fuel, transportation and electric power.”
Is the NY Times now doing their ‘due diligence’ due to the fact that ‘they’ know that something is coming around the corner? Also from the story.:
For the next several minutes, Douglas talked about emergency preparedness, sustainable living and financial security — what he called the three pillars of self-reliance. He detailed the importance of solar panels, gardens, water storage and food stockpiles. People shouldn’t just have 72-hour emergency kits for when the power grid goes down; they should learn how to live on their own. It’s a message that Douglas is trying to move from the fringe to the mainstream.
“Our main goal is to reach as many people and get the word out to as many people as we can, to get them thinking and moving in this direction,” he said. “Sound good?”
Yes, NY Times, that sounds very good! Now, let’s get the rest of America heading in this direction, too, and we’ll have far fewer people living inside of FEMA camps and waiting for the federal government to save them. After Hurricane Sandy, we all know how that’s going to work out for you.

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