A “Hick’s” Survival Advice – Friendships are important in a collapse scenario.

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I have often wondered if those who advocate holing up in a remote location might be able to survive unseen. Charles Hugh Smith’s boyhood experience pretty much answers that question for me in this astute article”

The Art of Survival, Taoism and the Warring States by Charles Hugh Smith

A common thread within most discussions of surviving bad times–especially really bad times–runs more or less like this: stockpile a bunch of canned/dried food and other valuable accoutrements of civilized life (generators, tools, canned goods, firearms, etc.) in a remote area far from urban centers, and then wait out the bad times, all the while protecting your stash with an array of weaponry and technology (night vision binocs, etc.)

Now while I respect and admire the goal, I must respectfully disagree with just about every assumption behind this strategy. Once again, this isn’t because I enjoy being ornery (please don’t check on that with my wife) but because everything in this strategy runs counter to my own experience in rural, remote settings.

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http://www.oftwominds.com/blogjun08/survival6-08.html


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