This was sent in from reader – Regina. Feel free to comment with your thoughts.
From time to time, as I talk to other folks, prepping and SHTF topics arise. Usually, most have ideas about survival similar to mine, although once in a while, someone will say it’s foolish to worry about such things. But a couple months ago, I was talking to a 45 year old nephew of mine who is a Christian and an excellent family man. His response to extreme survival situations made me stop and think. He said that he would just as soon die from whatever calamity happens (we’re talking end of the world scenarios here where civilization may or may not return to normal, not situations in which normalcy will be back in a matter of weeks or months) than to live in the ensuing chaos.
I guess my mind set is , if there’s the slimmest chance of survival, count me in! What took me aback by my nephew’s statement is the fact that he is an excellent hunter, enjoys being outdoors, and has developed many skills that would give him a better chance than most (especially me) to survive and thrive during a back to the 19th century event. But my nephew said he would rather be in Heaven than battling the forces of nature and/or mankind at its worst.
So, am I wrong in assuming that the majority of people would choose to survive at all costs? Heaven is paradise! Why should anyone want to hang around here on earth and possibly live through hell?
I’m looking forward to viewing the responses from this site’s posters, who seem to be survivalists by nature.