shirteesdotnet, Hey Dave I forgot to say you are lucky your wife at least goes along with all this. My wife thinks I am insane and every time we talk she complains about the "waste" of money buying food and supplies. I just ordered the family pack from http://patriotfood.com/
and she is livid.
I want to get out of the city in the country or deep woods where it's safer but she hates bugs and farm or homestead life. You know what she actually said? "If all this does break down, I'd rather just get a chip than go through all that bugging out crap, or just go back to Japan." (she is Japanese). She is so fatalistic and apathetic. Trouble is, her attitude puts our daughter as well as me in harm's way.
Sorry for the delay in responding! Too many threads and I cant find my posts anymore there is too many of them.
My oldest brother married a Japanese lady (they now live in Osaka over 15 years now) and she is very easy going, but with finances she is very strict! Ha!
Sometimes I have to bend my wifes arm to get things done
Not literally, but you know. She went through the collapse of the Soviet Union and shes not too big on talking about it all. She said prices on everything when sky rocket and then leveled out over time. She said it was all pretty chaotic for a while. Anyhow, after we had that earthquake here in LA a few months ago she is gung-ho getting prepared now and I sat down and explained everything to her. Why we need food storage, why we need bug out bags, etc. Hell, she has no prob with me buying gold now too
Took her a while to come through on that one. I simply explained it that gold always holds value and paper money can lose value. Knowing how her ruble collapsed, she understood that immediately.