Monday, September 27, 2010

Bummed

It is my personal opinion that within my lifetime I will experience a large catastrophe of some sort, if not a wide-scale socio-economic paradigm shift. At worst, a complete societal collapse is completely possible.  In the future, I'll explain some of these situations, but for now just know that I am fairly certain that these things have a high probability of coming to pass.  As such I feel it is important to educate, and 'awake' others to the possibilities of these things, particularly those I love.  

My goal is to eventually have a small group of people who I am close with and trust who are all preparing, who would participate in purchasing a bug-out retreat, and training.  The basic notion is that you're better off with a group than alone - multiple people can do much more work, can chip in for purchasing of land, and have a wider skill-set. 

Most people don't want to confront the inevitability of something like Peak oil, or its implications given the high population density of America.  It is important to ease them into the notion rather than shock them - people in general are more willing to commit to something if they come to the conclusion to do it on their own rather than be told.  I'm currently in the process of recruiting some people, and its slow going!

I've got a gaggle of friends who have at one point in time expressed interest in survivalism or camping, and the plan is to get together with all of them, and do fun things.  Simple stuff like learning to make fire with nothing but a knife, a shelter that'll keep you warm and dry in the middle of a snowstorm out of sticks and leaves. In teaching these things I can interject small bits of possibilities for survival situations to get them thinking, and gradually expose them to more severe possibilities and eventually the notion of a survival 'group,' which, if I do it right, they'll come to the conclusion of on their own.  

I was to meet these folks this past weekend, but unfortunately no one showed up, so I'm a bit bummed.  In a few weeks though I'll try again, and hopefully I'll have some better results to report upon.

31 comments:

  1. The problem with most people is that they would never consider any of the situations that you and I imagine to be a real threat. They don't think they'll ever happen, and that were they to take place, it wouldn't be in their lifetimes.

    The social order has broken down a few times in recent news, though. Look at the vandalism and scavanging/looting that occurred during Katrina. I try to remind people of why some of this is important through real examples like that. Show them some youtube clips, or have a look at any number of news reports on the subject.

    Also, don't forget a flashlight. ;)

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  2. interesting post well follow and keep up with your blog bro

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  3. yeah zombie! it's inevitable!

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  4. this is a good post that makes me want to come back for more

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  5. I wouldn't get too carried away with the zombies, but looters on the other hand...

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  6. Shit, if this was local, I would for sure show up!

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  7. Cool! zombies aren't that bad, are they?
    Nazi zombies on the other hand,...
    Might want to check out my blog about cod black ops nazi zombies :)

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  8. zombie power . they would be great as pets. :)

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  9. ahh bro that sucks, hope it works out better the next time. Just don't let them bring you down, eventually you'll find a group of people who are as serious as you are about this.

    Mike,
    Lifehack's guide to forecasting the weather without gadgets out now!

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  10. We're all gonna experience something similar to that at some point of our lives...
    Nice blog you have here bro,
    supporting and following~

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  11. If something like this happens, I'm heading for a safe zone.

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  12. youre gonna be so pumped when the zombie apocalypse finally comes and youre ready for everything

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  13. I like your goals and we share the same. The best we can do is prepare for the worst and get past them when it happens.

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  14. Oo. Making fire with a knife. I'm always listening if there are some nice bits and pieces of info like this. :)

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  15. Shit sucks bro...offer them some drinks next time or something haha. Whatever it might take to draw the people in.

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  16. My aunt actually did something like this. They took her and afew other people, trained them and then gave them a knife, an axe, and some first aid supplies and left them in the woods for afew days.

    She said is was one of the most amazing experiences she's ever had.

    I hope that you can get a good group going!

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  17. This sounds interesting. I also think that something like this is a lot more likely to come than a perfect future.

    followin

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