In some ways this post is an open response to “Wally”, who wrote in the comments of a post:
I believe that people today are strangely attracted to becoming fatalists and allow that fear to give them a sense of purpose, and if that’s the truth for the individual, it’s pretty shallow motivation in my opinion.
I don’t know, I think rational prepping makes sense, but what really motivates me about prepping is that it’s just plain fun. Zombies, doomsday babes, throwing lead down range and organic gardening? I’ll take it!
Even though you take my quote out of context, I can accept the fun of being prepared but, quite frankly don’t believe your tone of sweet innocence. Why do you call it the SHTF blog and visually display war, destruction, chemical attacks and the rest?
Either you believe the S is going to HTF or it’s just a vogue thing to do & will ride it out until the next thing comes along. Help me understand where you are coming from with your blog.
I think Wally is tuning into something that I’ve been meaning to address since I talked about SHTFblog getting a makeover, and that is that the current site design isn’t what I want. I don’t necessarily want the site to convey just the “hardcore” side of preparedness. I’ve wanted to replace the website header since I started writing again, but I can’t settle on a new design.
Do YOU have suggestions?
I’d want something somewhat cartoon style. Here are a couple ideas my friends and I came up with:
- some guy in an underground bunker reading a book by gas light with his feet up and stacks of canned goods behind him while people run wild and crazy above ground
- a guy standing on the side of a big hill on the right hand side, rifle in hand and pack on, watching a city burn in the distance
- could do an alternate like family inside their fortified home vs the wrath of the balloon cloud outside the door. It would give people an easier way to identify an attainable goal & spend cash’ola vs diggin a ho’la, which they would see as far fetched or unobtainable
These ideas aren’t bad, but they’re still too hardcore. What about the …. “softer” side of shit hits the fan …. errrrrrr …. I mean, I don’t know. It needs an element of humor to it, and it doesn’t have to be a scene, it can be a character likeness of a guy weighted down with ridiculous gear, carrying canned goods, wearing a goofy face.
I really like zombies, they’re perfect for this stuff, but going with zombies might be a little too ridiculous. I don’t know ….
Do YOU have suggestions?
– Ranger Man
BTW: Hey Wally, thanks for suggesting I’m in vogue. I LOVE hearing that!