Category Archives: Survival Questions

A discussion of some “Basic Survival Questions”

Books, and Beginnings

A reader recently asked me, in response to my “A Little Light” post, what book I recommend as a first book on prepping.  (Hi, ansullivan!)  (For those who don’t want to bounce back and read it, I was reviewing the … Continue reading

Posted in Critical Thought, Lists, Planning, Survival Questions | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Change of Plans

I was going to talk about the presidential primary races this week, with “special emphasis” on the Republicans.  However, if you’ve been anywhere near any sort of media outlet, you’re probably well aware of everything that’s been going on. (The … Continue reading

Posted in Critical Thought, Gear, Lists, Planning, Skills and Practice, Survival Questions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

More On Groups

Continuing the thread from my last post, this week I’ve got a few more (hopefully, more coherent) thoughts on small groups. A lot of the wording here is from various Wikipedia articles; I think I’ve got enough commentary to make … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Critical Thought, Planning, Post-Collapse, Skills and Practice, Survival Questions | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

A Short List

So, the nice folks over at Transition Voice have put up a list of 5 factors that cause collapse.  They’re quoting from Jared Diamond, a fairly well-known author and scientist who’s done his share of study about these sorts of … Continue reading

Posted in Collapse, Lists, Politics, Survival Questions | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

A Bunch of Random

Scattered thoughts this week; I’ll try to pull things together into a bit more coherence next week. I’m officially done with winter.  We’ve had nearly 6x our typical annual snowfall; my winter grains have probably all winter-killed.  Now that it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Critical Thought, Planning, Survival Questions | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

It’s a Brand New Year!

Some folks, unfortunately, seem not to have gotten the message.  The Congress, back from its holiday break, continues merrily along either doing nothing or else actively harming a large portion of the public.  The Religious Right ™ is practically foaming … Continue reading

Posted in Collapse, Community, Critical Thought, Planning, Post-Collapse, Skills and Practice, Survival Questions | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Why? Why not? Part Six, the Finale

Finally, part five of going over the list of reasons people won’t prep.  This is points thirty one through thirty five.  (The original posting with the entire list is here.)  Apparently, business at the various preparedness stores has picked up … Continue reading

Posted in Collapse, Community, Critical Thought, Food, Lists, Planning, Survival Questions | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment