By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Well, I definitely stepped out of my comfort zone tonight. I’m not a big people person, but I do plan on surviving whatever is coming and I believe it is coming fast. So, when I learned of a number of like-minded individuals meeting in my area today, my hubby and I decided to go. I’m so very glad we did, even though I have been told by the media that everything is great and we shouldn’t worry. And since that’s coming from the media, you know it’s got to be true.
Usually, when I get on a roll about prepping, I get the standard eye-rolls and the incredulous look of, “you can’t be serious?” All the while reading on the person’s face that they think I’m a few bricks short of a load. Which doesn’t bother me in the least… In fact it eggs me on and I usually really go out of my way to irritate the person, but it does tend to ruffle my hubby and the rest of the family. So, meeting with these people this evening was a breath of fresh air. They think exactly like we do. So much so, we were all finishing each other’s sentences by the end of the meeting. I have a feeling we will all become fast friends and have a lot of fun with this and it just might save someone’s, or several someone’s, lives down the road. In that future the infallible press tells us won’t be coming.
Over coffee, we got to know each other. All of us bring different skills to the table and all of us are more than eager and ready to learn. Every one of us that was at the meeting feels time is short and expects an emergency of one kind or another. For several years we have felt as if we were the only ones who felt the way we do where we are. We’re not alone and now we have others to work with. I can’t tell you what a sense of relief this brings. This group comprises all ages and backgrounds, but we all feel a great sense of urgency to get it together and fast. We were brought together by several means as if it was meant to be. These are great people – some of the best I have met in a long, long time.
We covered a wide range of topics such as food storage, gardening, water collection, solar power, guns, knives, first aid, canning, short wave radios, etc. I have an extensive survival library which we’ll let the group use and I need to learn just about everything, so I plan on being a dedicated student. It looks like we will meet once a week since we all feel time is short to get this stuff done and I am sure we will form some sort of communication system for when the feces hits the proverbial fan. Which as we all know, will never happen; remember, all the very smartest people tell us it won’t.
Our group right now numbers seven with two others coming on board. We expect it to grow rapidly and we will rotate meetings from home to home. It’s a commitment for each of us.
The meeting started off timidly with each of us introducing ourselves and me cracking jokes about Armageddon to lighten the mood. At first, our fearless leader wanted to stay out of politics, but as the meeting went on, how could you not talk about the end of the country that our Marxist-in-Chief is plotting out in the open? Conspiracy theories you say? I say real threats like an EMP attack, war, a financial collapse or something that several of us brought up at once: Obama contriving an emergency before the election. Think it can’t happen? Do you even recognize your country any more? Think the impossible – it is bearing down on all of us like a freight train. An imaginary freight train that we are assured doesn’t exist, can’t exist and won’t exist.
Now I know all of us have had promises from our leaders that things are getting better and the news tells us everything is just fine. Don’t pay any attention to inflation or to Nigeria cutting off 8 percent of our oil supply. Just ignore Iran, Russia, China and all those other pesky enemies we have. Ignore the fact that the President now has the power to arrest anyone on American soil and make them disappear. Don’t worry your pretty little head over IPA or SOPA – your Constitutional rights will never be infringed upon… The government will take care of us. Don’t worry… Nuthin’ bad’s gonna happen… I’m not buying it and neither are the majority of Americans any more and we are done waiting around. Time to prepare and get ready for real.
Disclaimer: Any references to catastrophic events, crises or extreme social or financial situations are purely speculative and offered only in the interest of entertainment, since nothing like that will ever happen.