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A time for reflection: 3 things you can do to prepare for self sustenance

In this crazy time it is important that you be prepared to not be dependent on others for the needs in your life. Beyond binge watching old episodes of Little House on the Prairie and Survivorman, there are a few things you need to do to be ready for living without a support structure.

  1. Learn the sacred order of survival. Those are water, shelter, fire, and food respectively. When I say learn them, I don’t mean memorize. By learn I mean that you should come up with a method of acquiring these things. There are lots of great resources for learning survival. One of my favorites is the series put forth by Tom Brown Jr., (Tracker inc). Tom puts survival in layman’s terms and takes the concept of the Peterson field guides to another level.
  2. Learn home medicine. Before modern society became so overbearing, people doctored themselves and tended to their own survival. As a culture we have grown away fro that tendency and though it has served us fine, (for about eighty years or so), this modern pandemic has shown that government, with all of it’s bark and bravado, is ill-equipped to actually be helpful in the event of an emergency without being self-serving. There are excellent options available to learn medicinal herbs and concepts. Tom Brown Jr., (of course), has an excellent field guide to medicinal herbs. He also teaches it at his standard course,  (A lady named Wendy taught it in the 1980’s when I went through). But you might also want to invest in a set of Foxfire books if you can find them. Mother Earth News is also a good reference and old copies can be readily purchased on ebay.
  3. Lastly, you need to learn warfare on some level. It should not be a secret to you that if you have resources in a post-apocalyptic world, others will want them… you must be prepared to defend yourself and your loved ones who depend on you.
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Pandemic Flu: 3 things you should always think about

Pandemic flu is the next apocalypse

If you are a survivalist, prepper, concerned parent, or just a crusty old veteran of this human race, then you have probably been indoctrinated into the concept of human tragedy and world destruction. It is a common theme from many different sources of history, primarily because it has been a problem in the past.

As survivalists, we all realize on some level that we are terminal in our existence. What that means is that we are all going to die at some point. Bad thoughts, I know, but true. The difference between us and others is that as survivalists we will do everything we can to fight and scratch our way into an extension of our existence. This is the same mentality that others before us had and which we all hope to convey to our offspring. So here are three things you need to keep in mind in relation to surviving the coming apocalypse wether it comes in the form of the flu or something else.

Stay away from people. As the Ol Tracker has said in the video that I linked here for you to peruse, people are going to be the conveying device of any pandemic which accosts the population. Just as in the days of old, the “sheeple” who make up the herd are the ones who will bring down the herd, some of them with their very breath… it is those of us who stand outside the herd, the strays, that will escape this calamity.

Watch the news. In other words, PAY ATTENTION! You shouldn’t be such a hermit that destruction creeps upon you while you are completely unaware. Watch the news, read the paper, get on YouTube on your phone, but don’t let the pandemic catch you at unawares.

Get prepared. What I mean of course is get supplied right now. Shelter, water, fire, and food are what you HAVE to have to survive according to the Old Tracker, TBJ himself. Get supplied with those elements right now so that you don’t have to scramble WTSHTF.

 

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BIG CITY PREPPING: 3 THINGS YOU SHOULD PREPARE FOR

If you are at all like me, then the worst thing that you can ever find yourself doing is going to a big city. I am not joking when I say that I’d rather be poked in the eye with a stick… not a sharp stick, than to go to the big city. The reason is that it is just so full of people. I, as a survivalist, see other people as competition for resources. Unfortunately there are many times that I have to go to the city for business, taking the wife to a broadway show, etc… However, whenever I do, it doesn’t leave the back of my mind that we are just one act of terror away from a full blown survival situation, and because of this I try to prepare accordingly. There are three main concerns that I have whenever I’m in the city and they are fairly common sense. I call them the sacred city three in contrast to the “sacred four” of survival: Shelter, Water, Fire, and Food. Here are the three things I worry about and how I try to prepare for them.

  1. Water. This is a pretty easy one. After my wife and I get our baths/showers for the night, we fill the tub up. That’s it; fill it up in case you need it to fill bottles, wet towels, wet blankets, wet yourselves, etc…You can drain it if you need to use the tub again. As a matter of fact we often leave it full when we vacate just in case.
  2. Fire. I don’t mean the making of it, in this instance I mean the escape from it. The water from number one can come into play here as well, and one of the reasons we leave the tub full is so that we can wrap wet blankets and towels around us to protect us from heat if we have to make a hasty retreat in the midst of flames.
  3. Weapons. When I fly I don’t take guns with me. Therefore, I make a mental list of non-typical weaponry that is available to me for the event of an emergency. don’t limit yourself, there are lots of non-traditional options available which are the equivalent to the “lock in a sock” of prison fame.
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