I'll get right to the controversy, and the "Stigma" that seems to be attached to the subjects related to Survivalism, Preparedness, Self Sufficiency, Primitive Skills, Etc.. To many of us, this is a topic of "Just in Case", or "Pray for the best, but prepare for the worst". For others it is a bit of a "Fantasy Scenario". I see no real harm in making this a bit of a "Just in Case" game. I am sure that many examples can be provided where People were not prepared, or able to care for themselves, and they suffered unessesarily, or became a burden for others. Recent, and past events will show that we have vulnerabilities, and the dependencies generated by the marvels of "Modern Living" could leave us disadvantaged at some future time. Take a "Real" look around. How would you fare if the power grid went down for a few days, or the economy declines and you're faced with making sacrifices just to "Make ends Meet". Let's have some fun with this new Sub Forum, and take a look at some of the issues that are facing us today, or might be a problem tomorrow. OBTW, maybe we might need an added "Tinfoil Smiley" to cover those special occasions.