posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 11:48 AM
reply to post by vendettent
If you've seen my posting, you know I've had a real diverse life experience. I sure had my share of bad times before I started driving a truck at
21. People can tell you to learn to build fire with sticks or read the sun and stars for time and navigation in natural environments. Reading
Topographic maps ...knowing what you can eat and feel good vs. eat and die is also something many will throw in.
All of that is excellent advice too. I'll add one other thing for practicals. Start collecting everything from the net for instructions on what you
don't know how to do but may need to in a disaster. Save it all to PDF and learn how if you don't know. Almost any electronic device currently in
use can open PDF files. It's as universal as it gets without the simplistic format of a text file.
That's not what matters the most though and I really thought a bit here before replying. I'm thinking back to those times I lived through. Details
aren't important because specifics don't matter and that's the point.
The best thing you can do is mentally prepare to be fluid, adapt to whatever comes and roll with the good, bad and ugly as it may come. Learn to
compartmentalize things like emotion and hurt...longing...or self doubt.
The closest I came in my life to dying on the streets happened in Denver in 1993. It wasn't some street punk or cops or bad food, and given what I
was into at the time, it should have been all three and more.It was the crushing emotional defeat of loss of someone I loved dearly and always will,
to some degree.
I didn't know then, how to stuff that crap in a box and lock it down until I could crack the lid open and deal with it, a bite at a time in private.
The distraction from survival almost meant I didn't. Those are my words of wisdom, if they can be called that and no refunds on my two cents.
Grats on thinking this way. SO FEW even start thinking about it until the lights go out or it's far too late to DO anything meaningful but fight to
stay breathing. I think those are the folks that hit casualty lists first or become followers to anything willing to supply comfort.