posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 10:56 AM
I watch the show "Doomsday Preppers" and I am appalled by the general lack of actual survival skills. Not by all, but by most. Food and water
stores and bunkers are great, but without the actual understanding of how to live on the land, etc., where will they be in 5 or 10 years when their
huge stores are gone?
My family has an escape plan, with or without vehicle, and the know-how on how to fish, hunt, secure water, build shelters, etc., all with very basic
tools and supplies and medicines. Guns are great for some people, but at some point, ammunition will run out. While bow hunting or spearing may seem
silly compared to stores of weapons like many people claim they have, they are an endless source of weaponry for protection and food acquisition, and
the ability to make them is a good skill, and where I am, lumber is abundant in the wild areas. It is not difficult at all.
Of course, this all depends on what is going down and for how long, etc. If Yellowstone erupts, where I'm at, we're toast, so it's all moot.
I have printed out everything that I would need to know how to do and have it collected together in one place. Some of it I've actually practiced
doing. But I know how to preserve meat (the old-fashioned way), I know how to build a solar oven, I know how to preserve seeds and grow under
different conditions, I know how to survive in the wilderness.
THere's much more, but the point is that, without actual knowledge of how to survive, you won't live very long, even with years of food stores. I
think being mobile is key, because nomads can change their surroundings if need-be and staying in a place with everything just makes you a target.
However, nuclear war is different, I understand that, so some might just blow off what I'm saying. Knowing how to live off the land and live like
people used to, is key.