Hello All, I grew up being taught by grandparents that married and raised seven children through the great depression of the early 1900's. They taught me to live off the land, how to grow and can in summer for food in winter, make my own cloths and basically how to survive in the worst of times. In February 2020 my wife of 35 years lost her battle with cancer and I was left with little savings, no job and just my wits to survive. Covid hit shortly after her passing and I began to look at ways for me to survive until my retirement age came around. I have spent the last year living on under $160.00 a month but haven't missed a meal, I've had a roof over my head (I own my home) and cloths on my back. I'm not a prepper but do have the skills to survive if I need them. Now with the way our country is going, I'm thinking I should begin to find new way to survive should the worst actually happen. I began this year with putting in a garden and adding animals to my small property. I tend to stockpile ammo, when I can afford it, or barter my work for items I think I may need to survive future needs. I have not needed any utilities since I generate my own electricity, drilled my own water well and found ways to get around lack of phone, internet and TV. I have weapons to use for protection should the worst happen or to put meat on the table (my priority at this time). Does this make me a prepper? I don't think so, I think it makes me a survivor. And, since there are no Survivor Forums, I joined to see if there are things I haven't thought of or prepared for in the future of these uncertain times. That being said, thank you for excepting me in this forum.