posted on May, 6 2010 @ 01:19 PM
There are threads on here that deal with BOB’s, INCH bags, gardening, water, guns, bunkers, and the like.
I thought I would share, how and why I became a “survivalist” in the hopes that others would be able to see that those who are prepared are in
fact not crazy, and maybe share similar stories.
Only recently, maybe 3 or 4 years ago did I start thinking of myself as a survivalist.
Yes, I have been camping, bugging out, hunting, fishing; all of that fun stuff for a long long time, but had never really thought about what I was
doing, I just did it.
One day I broke a button on a favorite jacket, and immediately thought to bring it to a tailor to have it fixed. The idea dawned on me, that if a
tailor could fix it, I should be able to as well.
This led to a whole new thought process, why pay others for a good or service, when I should be able to do it myself. The whole, “if one man can do
it, another man can”, attitude.
I started small, ensuring I had backup power, that I could grow and save my own food, take my own game and so forth. Not really survival, but general
preparedness and self-reliance.
The more I was able to accomplish on my own, the more I wanted to learn, to stop relying on others for not just everyday, but any item, so I got into
raising chickens, making my own cheese (I barter with a farmer with cows, not to that point yet.), building my own home. Not all together difficult
things, but things that require a little time and know how, and yes, the dreaded hard work.
All in all, survival, or preparedness is an ongoing learning experience, trial and error and working with what you have around you to become more self
We can post all day long about aliens, TEOTWAWKI, bug out bags, food storage, whatever, but first we must come to the realization that everything we
need, want, in a survival world, or in the world we live in now, is readily available if we put in the time to NO longer depend on the whims of
society, big agriculture, and the constant shifts and changes of governments.
I don’t want society to fail. I don’t want war or civil unrest. I don’t want to be forced to eat geneticly altered food. I want to be able to
control the little world I live in and work with others no matter what the state of the world is, and to be prepared to take care of myself should the
above mentioned ever happen.
I hope you feel the same.