For the last few months there has been quite a bit of distraction in my life. I’ve been looking for deals on gear and I’ve let the food storage slide quite a bit. I need to start buying extra canned food, aka “copy-canning” and start pricing dehydrators. Last year I set up a journal for prepping and even made a leather cover for it. But I haven’t kept up with it, hence the mention of distractions. So first is food and spending logs. I need to know what I’m eating so I can gauge how much to store. The second question is ‘where’s the money going?’ I’m definitely not spending everything on bills. I’m sure the creditors would prefer that. So what can I afford to save, to use for preps, for tithing? Once I know that I’ll know how long it will take for me to put back 3-6 months of food.
The Gist: A banished Archangel Michael arrives on Earth to protect and fight alongside a group of humans against a horde of people possessed by angels sent from God to destroy humanity.
Overall it was entertaining. It kind of reminded me of other quasi-Christian apocalyptic films like the Seventh Sign, The Prophecy (1-5) and Gabriel where a darkness is approaching and an angel or not-quite-reincarnated Christ (Seventh Sign) comes back to fight against, usher in or witness the end. Some of the effects and scenes reminded me a little of Spawn and one of several zombie movies.
The survival/prep take: Here we go with another shot at the 2nd Amendment. We’re in a diner, the angelic horde is coming and two characters harass a third for carrying a pistol and using it to defend the customers against one of these possessed creatures. There were questions like why he had it, what he needed it for and so forth. It’s okay to have a 12-gauge to protect the diner against a holdup but the customers better not be packing.
It was a scene I found annoying. I’ve seen this kind of thing before. It comes from the attitude that a disarmed citizenry is a polite citizenry. They were being brain-brothers of the folks who freak out over a pocket knife.
This kind of thing is hard to prep for. There is no way a single individual could survive it. We prep for the usual acts of God, not something like this. All of our TEOTWAWKI scenarios have to do with failures from human systems. Your danger of a home invasion is thousands of times more likely to come from another human. Anyway, it’s good for a popcorn and soda and 90 minutes to kill.