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Originally posted by jtma508
So the whole survival idea is to have a good part of what you need to keep you and yours safe and alive post-event while you wait for things to settle down enough to be able to craft a longer term plan. Whatever that ends up to be.
The problem with relying on a kit to survive is that it can be lost, exhausted, or otherwise taken away.
Most people rely too heavily on first aid skills, medicine, and pain relief. The use of mendicine (primarily antibiotics) does help one get better quickly and efficiently but at the same time removes the need for your body to produce a natural defense for these illnesses. Too often have I seen a person get a sinus infection and start taking antibiotics and pain killers for relief. Though it does take more time and involve more pain, one can overcome most illnesses without the use of anything other than the natural immune system.
I am saying that there is no need at all for a short term plan. You can skip right over to a long term plan.
Originally posted by manta
Thats a dangerous route to go down. Its like planning to catch a plane to wherever without booking a taxi, only to find you cant get one. Its vital to get through the first few days and give yourself some time to get your head round everything and see what you have to do next. Ofcourse havibg a longterm plan is a good idea but you may find its useless dependng upon your situaton at the tie.
I stand by my statement that they are completely unnecessary
Originally posted by HimWhoHathAnEar
I think everyone would agree with the need to be able to adapt to the most basic of survival situations. How that would negate the need to discuss (and prepare for) more advanced scenarios, I'm afraid I don't understand.
Originally posted by daniel191159
..In ancient times, people knew how to live with only that which is found in nature. Having that knowledge, one can survive for years (or a lifetime) without any of the "necessities" of modern survivalists.
I went on a walk. I noted possible water sources, local plant life, and the best forseeable path to travel on foot if the need would arise. With that knowledge, you will not starve or dehydrate. You will have shelter and mobility. By staying away from large cities you have safety from riots.
Originally posted by clearwater
I think we should turn our cities into walled in camps in case the lords start bickering.
You know how toxic the roving knights can be with the right to slaughter peasants so indiscriminately.
Oooops, wrong century.
Originally posted by shadow watcher
paracord will lace those shoes! lol
hey I just added some vicodin to my bob.
Im hoping to get some antibiotics some time.
Drugs can be cycled out as exp. dates near.