I read an article in this morning's newspaper about people becoming more self sufficient due to the falling economy and rising gas prices. People are moving out to the country, and growing their own food. It got me thinking, could the World as we know it come to an end due to our strong dependence on oil? I know if Western civilization collapsed into chaos I wouldn't want to be without sufficient amounts of water, food, and of course ammo to keep the desperate crowds away. The more the prices rise, the more I believe this could happen in our lifetime.
I've started to give thought to save empty soda and juice bottles and fill them with water, and set them in a safe place for when this does happen, and buy a few boxes of ammo per week. I know we all believe in preparation, but one side of me is saying "You're paranoid", and another side of me says "Be prepared."
I am fortunate to be still living with my parents, and don't have many expenses because of it, but I have a feeling in the next 5-10 years we could see our world collapse into complete lawlessness, so I want to be ready. What are your thoughts on this?