Today we’re taking a look at some interesting articles from across the web and adding some helpful commentary to assist you in choosing which ones you will find most useful.
From shtfplan.com: Survival Imperative: “Blend In… People Will Hate You Even if You Help Them”
This article (like most from Balkan War survivor Selco) was a true eye opener when it came to just how much effort you’ll need to put into blending in. This is a guy who’s lived this advice and it kept him around to blog about it, so whenever I see one of these articles I take their advice very seriously. One thing that truly struck me the most about the article was his description of “survival hatred” AKA jealousy. It was bizarre to think of desperate people just torching a house full of supplies because they couldn’t have it. That’s an attitude you would expect out of a 5 year old, but rational adults were doing just that. It really puts the level of desperation and nuttiness people will sick to if things ever go truly crazy.
From seasonedcitizenprepper.com: Boats: The Open-Water Bugout Alternative
This was an interesting article, too. I’ve not seen much discussion about using boats as bugout vehicles (probably owing to the lack of suitable water in many areas) but if you were near a body of water and had a large enough boat it could be a powerful tool. The author discusses a few important points like the vital training needed to man a boat for long periods of time, the dangers of piracy, and the possibility of cabin fever over long voyages, but there was one thing I thought was missing. What about the weather? A boat might be able to survive for a long time on calm waters, but would it be useful in the midst of a thunderstorm?
From survivalistprepper.net: How to Protect Your Home From Wildfires
This article does a great job and goes in depth about keeping your home safe from fires raging around it. Everything is in here, ranging from the simple stuff like keeping inflammable materials and such away from the house to building a “defensible area” where you can keep the flames to a minimum and hopefully save your home. After a disaster the odds of fires will increase dramatically as a bunch of inexperienced people start trying to use candles and stoves in place of electric sources, so this knowledge could prove extremely valuable.
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This article first appeared at Prepared For That: Survival Imperative, Blending In: Josh’s Take on Survival Knowledge