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Surviving Doomsday

Do you have the perfect Safehouse? Do you know how to build a water filter? Or how about the perfect survival kit? Here we convirge the greatest minds in the world of doomsday preparation. It is under no false pretense that we beleive that armagedon is upon us. It is only a matter of when. Share your knowledge here to give other men the information they need to survive the end of civilization!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment by N. Vest on September 27, 2013 at 2:07pm
Comment by Neill on January 1, 2013 at 7:49pm

Still alive the world didnt end!

Comment by Neill on December 3, 2012 at 8:16pm

So anyone concerned on the 21st?

im having a end of the world party.

Comment by Neill on October 30, 2012 at 4:51pm

I was reading about an interesting technique to purify water called SODIS, have a google and see what you think.

Comment by Mohican on October 24, 2012 at 10:17am

Christian - thank you for the welcome.   

There are a lot of survival books.   The US army probably have some of the best.

Tha caveat is that most manuals  seem to be on the point of view that post catastrophe you or a small, like minded group is dropped into some location, any location, and it's you versus Mother Earth, or learning how to live with Mother Earth.

Those scenarios could be very challenging.    I can think of more likely survival scenarios where short term survival very well could entail asking yourself some uncomfortable questions.    Or challenging any assumptions you might have on the innate goodness of humankind.  

You may have to completely bury any thoughts or impulses of fairness and harmony.   For you Gen Y'rs, you may need to forget all the lessons you learned from Tee Ball.

If desired, I can create a few scenarios for you

Comment by Neill on October 23, 2012 at 6:36pm

for sure, i was sorta not interested in making soaps etc... but when you start to think about it the stuff in storage wont last forever.

what books do you have?

i would be interested in reading more about bushcraft.

Comment by Mohican on October 23, 2012 at 12:00pm

The TEOWAKI universe is filled with portents of doom from nuclear holocaust, EMP killing the entire grid (not likely) super flu/SARS.   

A much more likely scenario is economic implosion from one to many Bernake Quantitative Easings.  Or to many countries unpegging the US Dollar as the reserve currency.    You may see states with working economies that may have the state government collapse.   (California)

Conditions like that could cause the U.S. to Balkanize. 

   In this scenario, the Amish may be a much better model for long term survival than the rangers.....unless you have to repel violence.  

   A rough analogy from Louis Lamour - 200 farmers could survive on the same amount of land that supported 20 hunter/gatherer Indians.   

Stored food will only take you so far.   Especially if you have to be on the move.   If you are in a big city, and the EBT cards go to zero, and the food trucks stop coming in,  Eventually house to house raids for food will begin.   It may take longer in rural areas, but it can still happen, especially if disaster comes in the fall or winter, and people don't put food away.   

Perhaps, if there is still time, people can learn to plant gardens.     In the city, livestock of any significance is out of the question.    

Survival may mean a return to agrarian lifestyles, and in an economic collapse there won't be work for too many accountants, or fast food workers either.   At that point, a real trade may put food on the table.  

As cool as the show can be, the Walking Dead can not be a survival primer for what I think is the biggest probability.

Comment by Neill on October 22, 2012 at 6:20pm

one thing ive been doing recently is collecting hiking gear from ebay. some quality some cheap just so i can narrow in on stuff you really need.

if anything actually happened i have a location about 2 hours from here and i would be able to leave the house in under an hour and be set for an extended stay.

Comment by Neill on September 20, 2012 at 10:43pm

i cant say that i think the Apocalypse will happen anytime soon, unless Iran and Israel go thermonuclear on each other,  but some of the principles of this are interesting. I like some of the ideas and use them in hiking.

 

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