TreeHugger Alan bravely struggles to his computer to let us know that Portland, Oregon is absolutely buried under five inches of snow. Electrical power is intermittent, so the new survivalists are stocking up with supplies. Overheard at the 7-11- a woman talking to her son:
"I want to get a few things so that if we lose power you guys have stuff to keep you busy...grab two of those microwave popcorns."
More on the new Survivalism in TreeHugger:
Survivalism is the New Black
Will the MOAB Lead to TEOTWAWKI? Survivalists Think So.
Survivalist Green: Parents, Do Your Kids Know Where You'll Be Living In Ten Years?