The thing that got me interested in survivalism was the peak oil situation and its ramifications. I stumbled upon Savinar's site www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net by complete accident and I'm glad I did. I think peak oil is something everyone needs to be worried about. By its nature it effects almost everything (if not everything) in some way, and can make or break society depending on how this **** plays out in the next several years. I just turned 16 and I'm stuck in a rut unfortunately. Of course my parents and 99% of everyone around me is clueless and thinks everything is going to be fine and dandy for the rest of our lives. So there's no way I can plan for long-term survival. Many doomers predict an economic recession starting possibly this year and I'm only a sophmore in high school...I'm stuck until two and a half years from now.