I'm a born-again Christian who loves Jesus. I've been alert to the worsening economy for years, vaguely since 2006 and more seriously since 2008. I've got lots of book knowledge and many gigabytes of downloaded materials from CD3WD, Practical Action, Mother Earth, Journey to Forever, etc. We have enough preps to make it through a hurricane, which (bless God) are not common here. I also have a rough plan for dealing with a long-term collapse, one which requires little startup costs almost no ongoing costs. I haven't see any one else with this kind of plan, so I'm writing an article about this that I hope to publish soon. I'm very light on skills and hands-on experience as I'll explain in a minute, but at least I have the book knowledge, awareness, some basic preps and a long-term plan. I have a strange fatigue but am working with a great doctor. He takes the best from natural and western medicine so I should have an answer soon. Mostly my fatigue affects motivation. It's next to impossible to get up and do stuff. Also analytical thinking is tough. Meditating on the Bible is very difficult, almost painful. Tried nearly everything under the sun to cure it; medications, blood tests, vitamins, diet, exercise, etc. The list is about two pages long. I sometimes wonder if I will die when the fecal matter hits the rotating blade element? As a born-again Christian that doesn't worry me, but I also have a family to feed, so I think about them. I'm trusting in the Lord for the unknown. If I had someone who could come alongside and exercise with me, and do physical labor with me at his side, perhaps the motivation barrier could be overcome. What do you think? If I never heal from the fatigue, and we have a slow-slide economic collapse over the next ten years, will I die? Or can you think of a strategy that I might employ for help with the motivation/analytical thinking/physical strength? Will probably need to link arms with someone who is strong but lacks book knowledge, so that we work smarter, not harder. What do you suggest?