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North Idahoans Prep For Catastrophe

In North Idaho, not everyone who is learning to live off the grid is preparing for the end of the world. (Photo: Pacific Northwest Inlander)

Sean Statham isn’t one of those “preppers” you’ll see on television. He’s a business intelligence analyst for Coldwater Creek in Sandpoint, and he isn’t going to declare the end is nigh any time soon. He is, however, thinking about how to prepare for some sort of dire situation, which is part of the reason he relocated his family from comfortable, suburban Nampa to rural Bonner County, where they could learn to live more self-sufficiently. “I don’t see much point in preparing for the end of the world, per se,” says Statham. “But I can foresee events that could … bring about the end of the world as we know it, at least in certain geographic regions.” Statham isn’t the only person preparing to live without the conveniences, structure or protections afforded to us by modern society/Carrie Scozzaro, Inlander. More here.

Question: Have you made emergency preparations for end-of-the-world situation — or something a little less serious?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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