I'm also not selling.
In terms of cut and paste, I write everything I post unless it is to illustrate a point by using something else. If I ever resort to that I always quote the source. I don't sell anything with one exception, if anyone has an interest in my book that is for sale.
I have a little problem with people who come at me with no basis in fact in terms of what they say to me or about me. You don't know me, you probably haven't read anything I've written on other forums and yet you come at me with insults and accuse me of selling something out of fear.
Do I fear what's coming? absolutely! I realize full well that some day my number will come up, but until then, I owe it to myself and those who depend on me to be as safe as I can be. Will I prepare until then? You can bet your fortune on that one.
There are a lot of people predicting major natural and perhaps even man made cataclysmic events. I just happen to subscribe to some of them but I don't have a clue what will really happen. So, we decided to make sure some of us will survive in order to pass the torch on to those come along after we are gone.
Have a nice day anyway, and thanks for your input.
I'm sorry if you found what I said an insult. It wasn't meant to be. Your writing is good and your posting is informative.
There are a lot of people out there who take advantage of people's fear and use it to their advantage. Either by taking their money or restricting their freedom. There have been quite a few people who have come to this forum with grand plans for retreats etc. but as the old saying goes "If it seems too good to be true then it usually isn't".
If you're a person who has a bucket load of money that can afford to put a lazy few hundred thousand into a bunker community on the off chance that something "might" happen then fair enough... but for the non-millionaires among us you'd have to really believe without a doubt that we're in for Armageddon to sell your house, pack up and move.
That's the difference between being prepared and being totally committed to building a community off-grid.
I have a few months worth of food in storage, survival supplies, a contingency plan to escape from the city and somewhere to retreat to. I'm prepared. This is the case with the majority of the people on this forum. A few people have doomsteads and maybe a few have a bunker. I'm not going to stop paying my mortgage until the SHTF.
I'm interested to know though... when do you plan to move? Do you have to sell everything up and move to do so? Will you continue to live in this community if nothing eventuates in 2013 or 2014 or 2020? Do you start producing items to barter with the real world in order to stock your hospital with medical supplies and clothe your residents?
I like the idea of a sustainable community living in harmony off the land and producing it's own power and food... but it is quite a commitment.