posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 11:44 AM
I really had thought that I had posted my last thread but here goes another.
So many people here just do not have the forsight to figure out the difference between survival and primitive living. We need clarification here. What
is surviving, what is primitive living.
Survival is what you do when your airplane crashes. It is what transpires as you seek to obtain your original way of life. It can be something as
simple as getting lost, to as complex as having an economic collapse. The one thing survival has as a goal is a return to another, higher form of
Primitive living on the other hand is an thought out, planned return to a simpler yet more demanding lifestyle. For some it just means moving out to a
more rural homestead, for others it means forsaking all amenities that are available today. If we look at sustainability, obviously a simpler
lifestyle is more easily obtainable.
there are a lot of people on this board that are making preparations to bug out, move, survive etc because of a major disruption in their lifestyle.
However there is a growing trend in those that are seeking a more primitive existence without all the garbage that goes on in most peoples lives.
I have seen threads on everything from guns to camping to home remedies here. what I have not seen is an open call to renounce their current lifestyle
in exchange for a simpler more self reliant one. Until we as a people learn to be more self reliant we cannot help but be pawn for the TPTB.
What I would suggest is learn to do without some of the more trivial matters in life and apply yourself to be more self sufficient as a lifestyle.
That way when things go south you will not only be prepared but may not even be inconvenienced. If we look to those that have chosen a simpler
lifestyle and emulate those people, we will become much more secure in ourselves and our abilities. Look at the Amish and Menonite communities. While
I do not ascribe to their religious beliefs they are a shining example in self sufficiency.
When we learn to use other forms of energy, grow our own foods, and depend on our own willingness to get along. Then we will no longer be in need of
any help from any form of government. We that are aware must become more self sustaining.
If or when a major disaster looms on the horizon it will be these people that pull themselves up from their bootstraps and reforge society, not those
that are running around hiding in the woods waiting for someone or something to restore order. It is not surviving that is an issue it is thriving in
the face of adversity that will set you apart from others. Learn to do it yourself or don,t do it.
Don't fall prey to all the survival, hording, gun toting, woods hiding, shelter building that is starting to run rampant. Do learn to live a simpler
more self contained lifestyle so that when something does happen you can go out and live what has become a normal lifestyle, of growing your own food,
barter, hunting, and skilled trades that can be exchanged for other needed items.