I'm not a survivalist or a prepper, but I've been learning how to survive disasters since I was in my early teens or before. This is mostly outdoors skills combined with orienteering, nautical and first aid, scouting stuff. Been interested in it ever since. I have travelled & worked in 3rd world countries and have worked in recovery relief in war-torn nations. I've learned a lot from seeing misery, starvation and poverty first hand.
Here in the USA, I live in California, near several major earthquake faults, been through a couple of the big ones, also saw the L.A. Riots.
As a result, I'm lucky enough to live in a secluded house built on bedrock (no earthquake liquefaction) and keep between 3-6 months worth of foods and enough water for 30+ days for the family. I also own firearms, necessary ammunition (and knives of course!) I think we can live for quite a while if there ever was a natural disaster until overwhelmed government relief efforts reached our home.
Does this make me a "prepper"? I doubt it. But I am more prepared than most people.
Originally Posted by Bastid
-Convincing knuckleheads that the real key tool lies between the ears in creativity, application of common sense, adaptation and thinking out of the box might just be a losing battle.