No Wrabbit, I dont think it came across as harsh, I got ya. I also keep things in hard copy. I have thought about what would happen if the internet
went down or was restricted, I wouldnt know which plant is what half the time. I hope I dont end up eating hemlock thinking it is wild carrot for
I'll even go out on a limb here and state that mankind in this day and age, in this modern world, is the most vulnerable, the most incapable, the most
untrained, the most uneducated in their own wellbeing and taking care of themselves. Considering that man has been around for at least 6-7,000 years,
in the last 400 or so, and more so in just the last few decades, they have become weak, unlearned, lazy and incapable.
And Gridrebel I agree with Kdog (and you maybe?), I believe that the nanny state has been part of thier plan to make us all dependent on them for
support, pull the plug on the support and the ones who have been asleep will be lost. I have just perused the page at this stage, but on the
Wilderness Survival Net pages that someone linked to in another post, there is one on the psychology of survival
Psychology of survival
. I think we have become so soft in Western culture that we will find it
hard to go without for a few weeks. Things like running water, clean water, sanitation, eating low quality food, not sleeping so well either out of
fear or discomfort, the cold, the heat etc. will niggle at you and after a while you start to think "what is the use, they
have won, I might as
well give in or give up" or you mihgt make rash decisions.
I think you have to have a hope and reason to keep you going, family and faith are the only two things that I can think of would be strong enough to
get you through the initial few years. You cannot keep going in a survival sitiuation forever, you have to get to a safe harbour eventually. I am
totally against the OWG and one world religion on theological and philosphical grounds. I know that such people in the past have been able to find
refuge in wilderness areas. If they come hunting for you then you probably wont be able to resist but I hope this wont be the case (on a large scale)
for at least a while, becuase of Revelation 13:16 "The beast forced all the people, small and great, rich and poor, slave and free, to have a mark
placed on their right hands or on their foreheads. No one could buy or sell without this mark
, that is, the beast's name or the number that
stands for the name."
Talking about a safe harbour, I think it will be important to be able to get together with like minded individuals and barter. So, like I said in my
original post, if you have two or three hand powered grain mills you may be able to trade one for a barrel or something.
Even those who live in the cities can prep by learning skills. Like some have said here, we live in an age where all our knowledge has been stored on
the internet. You can trade your skills or knowledge for food and/or protection. You can learn how to make glue. You can learn an instrument, people
are going to need to have thier spirits lifted when there is no power at night. Leather tanning, apiary, leather work.
Finally a few more to add to the list: beehives, peddle sewing machines, butter churns.
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