Ok, another thread Oxankle said this: I have to agree on this, I find it sort of sad but sometimes it seems that homesteaders of all breeds seem to root for catastrophes. Y2K was a big one,in the 70's it was the no clean water will exist, now the "peak oil" scare. Is this part of the mindset of a lot of homesteaders, that they are going to be "self-sufficient" because they want to be able to say I told you so? I have to admit sometimes I see it get pretty rough on here when a catastrophe is discussed, it is pretty typical to see someone say something like "I will laugh at those fools who didn't prepare and who laughed at me! I got my ammunition and ain't anyone taking nuthin from me." (Said in my best backwoods drawl). Any thing that we laid up for y2k was going to be used to help those who didn't, that was our plan from the beginning, just to get through the hard times and help rebuild. So what is your mindset? Am I the only one who sees this type of attitude or does it actually exist?