Long Term survival.

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  1. lonewolf

    lonewolf Legendary Survivalist Staff Member
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    I have become increasingly concerned that many survivalists/preppers do not take long term survival seriously and in some cases give it no consideration at all, they seem to be more concerned with stocking their retreats and hold out against all comers until things , they hope, return to some semblance of normality.
    by longer term, I mean surviving after the initial event, not just for a few months or a year or two but into the distant future.
    all previous civilisations had one thing in common, a level of technology simple enough for people to be in control of their daily needs if that civilisation collapsed, we humans, as a civilisation, have become so specialised that it is virtually impossible to realise our level of technology without the infrastructure to support it.
    we are so interconnected now that the whole world will be affected if our civilisation collapsed, we have built a monumental house of cards held together by worldwide connections that are very fragile to disruption.
    the earth only has resources for an advanced technological civilisation to be a one time event, mother nature rarely gives you 2 bites of the cherry.
     
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  2. Keith H.

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    Totally agree, I can see the point of these 72 hour (or whatever) packs if one KNOWS that it is only going to be short term, but otherwise I think one should assume it will last much longer. I try to get across to people that primitive technology is not just about the equipment & skills, it is about ones state of mind, the way you think. IF my family & friends had to evacuate our forest retreat for some reason, then some of us would be carrying modern firearms for self-defence, but the majority of us will be carrying 18th century equipment for long term security. Even if we get to stay here, which I expect we will, the primitive equipment, skills & way of thinking will be of far more use to us long term than any modern technology other than medical.
    Keith
     
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  3. lonewolf

    lonewolf Legendary Survivalist Staff Member
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    I always quote K.I.S.S> keep it stupidly simple, keep our preparations to a basic level, at least if we start will a basic level then the only way is up.
    if we make something involved or relying on at least a modicum of modern technology then chances are that technology will fail at a time we really cant afford it to.
     
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