I have bought and read your book. It's a great read dealing with real world experience and not a "End-of-Days Doom Scenerio". However, I was curious if you had a any comments on the crisis in Haiti? I know Haiti is a fourth world country but it did have a shell of infrastructure. Now that Port-Au-Prince is destroyed it's obvious that society has completely melted down and it's a complete SHTF scenario.
In comparison to Hurricane Katrina, if there is some sort of natural disaster it looks like your on your own until things stabilize.
Just curious if you had any personal observations from news footage.
One of the mottos I've been keeping in mind for some time now is:
"For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple--and wrong,"
First, money. If you read my book you probably know how I feel about money. While for many survivalist experts money is just small pieces of useless paper, (except for when they cash it in themselves that is) money and finances makes a difference in Haiti as well.
The terrible images we see contrast with another reality not too far away from those same places: The upscale neighborhoods, with security, and well built homes where, in spite of the problems, people are doing much better.
Another thing I noticed, a man with a laptop connected to his car, he was offering phone calls through skype at 50 cents per call. Not bullets or pelts, he was asking for money.
Looters? Many stealing objects to sell.
My point is even with people starving and dieing all around them, money still makes the world go around.
Then of course, the basic, prime need of havings the "Lwas of 3" covered: Shelter, water and food.
3 hours without shelter, 3 days without water or 3 weeks without food (give or take before you die)
The situation in Haiti is worth several more posts.
Check this thread out over at Grabtheapple forum.( Your Haiti bag)