Today we’re checking out survival knowledge from across the web, with some helpful commentary to assist you in selecting the most helpful.
From preparingwithdave.com: Another Twenty Reasons Why You’re Not Crazy for Prepping.
This article has a lot of variety and covers numerous reasons why prepping is logical and useful rather than paranoid or crazy. Whether you consider the historical perspective (every civilization has failed, faded away, or experienced severe catastrophes) or the current events perspective (people are largely unprepared and our economies are in the toilet), there are several reasons why you would benefit from being prepared. Aside from being very useful to encourage current preppers, if you have anyone who has been reticent about prepping you might show them this list and see if anything “clicks” for them.
From activeresponsetraining.net: Seven Things You Don’t Know About Body Armor
It’s not often you read about body armor from someone who has had to wear it frequently, and so this article was very intriguing. The author wore body armor for almost 20 years as a law enforcement officer and he does a great job explaining the different levels of protection, the differences between soft and hard armor types, and the all-important comfort tips! In addition to the more official factoids, he also includes a lot of valuable anecdotal advice, including some interesting opinions on the expiration dates on most soft-body armors. Definitely a good read whether you plan on owning armor or not, particularly if you take advantage of the additional discussion in the comments section!
From resilientman.com: Are Your Retirement Plans Resilient to a Positive Future?
This was an odd article, particularly in the preparedness sphere. Rather than showing concern over the negatives in the future, it focused on the possibility that you might not be sufficiently prepared for the good things to come! This is a rather unique look at preparing for the future, but it had a lot of good information and served as a solid wakeup call to those among us in the prepper community who focus so much on the negative that we might well let good things pass us by! Another good article to get people reading “preparedness articles”, since the next part of this series is going to balance it out and cover the negative side of prepping.
What do you think of these articles? Let us know in the comments below!
This article first appeared at Prepared For That: Another Twenty Reasons Why You’re Not Crazy For Prepping: Josh’s Take on Survival Knowledge