Modern Survivalist Philosophies

11 02 2009

Ok, I have recently been looking at the world around me and asking myself what if?  What if the power supply was disrupted for any length of time?  What if the dormant volcanoes surrounding the place I call home suddenly burst into life again?  What if this Global Recession actually exposes the lie that is most currencies around the world and what would become of us if paper currency suddenly became worth less than the paper it was printed on? What if? And how would I get through? What would I do if confronted with any of these or other what if scenarios?

There are many more what if scenarios I could think about but this short list scared me enough to begin searching…. Searching for others who were thinking along these same lines.  What I found was descriptions of groups who call themselves Survivalists or Preppers.  Of these there was such a huge spectrum of philosophies and ideas ranging from conspiracy theorist tin foil hat type paranoia to the “lets just store a little extra food and water” typical of government sanctioned sites.

One of the better sites that I have found is thesurvivalpodcast.com by Jack Spirko.  He has been running an almost daily podcast since July ‘08 and he makes a lot of sense.  Its not all about bunkering down if the s&#t hits the fan, the tagline is “helping you to live a better if things get tough, or even if they dont” and he does make a lot of sense.

There is so much more for me to look into and I will probably be posting some more of my thoughts and findings on this subject once I get my head around how it all applies to me and my family.  Till another time…