Thursday, July 07, 2005

Survival information

In keeping with these troubling times, I'm going to be posting more and more on the topic of emergency preparedness, or in less PC terms, survivalism.

Now get back here and sit down. Survivalism isn't a dirty word, even if it has been given a bad reputation via our ever-popular legacy media. Look at it this way--if you own a car, you have auto insurance. If you own a house, you have homeowner's insurance. At a certain age, usually after having kids, you buy life insurance. Well, this is just another kind of insurance. I call it "existence insurance", because it insures your continued existence.

There is a tremendous amount of information on survival on the Internet. Some of it's very basic, some very detailed. Some of it's excellent and some is just plain wrong. Much of it is opinion.

I'm going to assume that if you're reading my blog, you got here in one of 5 ways:
  1. You followed a link from one of my fellow bloggers here. Since the majority of the people who link to me have similar interests, I'll assume you're already interested in the subjects at hand.
  2. You found me by Googling. In that case, I'll still assume you're interested in the subjects at hand.
  3. You got here clicking on Blogger's "Next Blog" button. In that case, I bid you welcome and hope you'll do a little reading and think a bit on what I have to say.
  4. You arrived here via a horrible accident of the web and want to leave as quickly as possible. Click here.
  5. Aliens are holding you hostage and forcing you to read this a ray-gun point. I'm sorry, but you're on your own.
I have a few places in the Survivalism section of my personal website. I'm working toward adding more there. I'm also going to be blogging various places I find here. The two locations may overlap, but they won't be copies of each other. That's on purpose. The website and blog are meant to complement each other.

I've posted a few places with interesting information here before now. (You can use the search box at the top of the page to find them.) I'm going to continue that practice, but there will likely be more posts than before. Time grows short.

A couple of the recent new entries to the blogroll are of the preparedness mindset. Rivrdog has an eexcellent blog, but he also runs a blog that concentrates on preparing for the worst. That blog is Paratus, and it's worth the time. From there I found out that the AnalogKid, another recent entry to the blogroll, is one of us survivalist types as well. In particular he has a good set of posts on the basics called By Ourselves., For Ourselves. I expect this set to keep growing as he has time to add to it.

Next time, I'll get to the links sooner--promise.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Shop at your favorite stores 24 hours a day. Why go to the mall when you can shop online and avoid the traffic