Not sure if anyone else is like this but I've noticed either when we get a blizzard, the power goes out, we have no water (from the city), etc....and I know those really aren't any SHTF's of significance for S&Pers. Still, during those days I notice I'm calmer and basically just keep myself occupied by going through the checklists of things to monitor/take care of...kinda like I used to do when camping as a scout. (ex. keep the fire fed, get food/water prepared, etc.) Only now it's keep the wood stove fed, get out the cast iron pots to cook with, get out the aquatainer for the sink. Now in day to day life there are reports/appointments due for work, meetings to go to, bills to pay, shopping to do, etc... which, by comparrison is more stressful for me. Anyone else like this? You almost prefer a SHTF (and again, I know we aren't talking about WROL and anything violent with the examples I gave). Life just seems more simple and less hectic/competitive when you're just worrying about you and your family. Just my thoughts....figured I'd share. -Emt1581 Wanna kill these ads? We can help!