In this great post:
the first commenter wrote:
"I just learned more about survival prep in the hour it took me to read your post, then the four months I've been reading from poser post's."
I agree 100%. Thanks for the excellent blogging; it was good to hear your commentary on Two Beers as well. You sound like a rational, well thought out guy.
So, I'm getting used to the idea of a slightly (!) different future (and have always thought that Americans live in a bubble). I've had a jump on things, as I've always taken care of myself, had a passport (some of the first things you mentioned in today's post), and have had my CCW for a few years now. I'm also consulting for myself (engineering/programming), and also doing other side jobs (after being laid off over a year ago) and doing OK - and debt free. I'm very aware that you have to have money to survive, and live a pretty low-overhead lifestyle. I'm also taking a lot of courses you have suggested; self defense, how to actually *use* a firearm, and have even gotten my ham radio license. I'm pretty good with my hands, and have learned a bit more about blacksmithing, welding, carpentry, machining, and other useful skills that are fun to learn and are useful.
I was going to ask you some questions on transportation, but a bit of searching around your site (don't get a motorcycle, bicycles are OK, a Jeep Cherokee for the States) found the answers I was looking for.
Keep up the excellent work! May you and your family be safe.
As far as currency collapse goes - I have a pre-WW2 Italian Lira bond that my grandfather and grandmother bought, that was worthless after the war. That alone has convinced me that yes, currencies do go bad. I hope more people pay attention to their own family histories; that might get them to thinking that it *can* happen...
Hi A, thanks man. Glad to hear that you're finding the blog useful. Its good to know that's you're on the right tracks too, and having fun at the same time! :-)
I have no problem writing about the same topic more than once, new things always pop up, but sometimes using the search function on the left column or checking the Topics below the search box leads you to a good post regarding your question.
Take care and good luck!