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We will find ourselves needing to replace social media with community spirit, and instead of buying objects and clothes we don't need, we will develop the "make do and mend" attitude of our long-gone relatives. We will embrace their lifestyle again and revel in the abilities we still have, as human beings, to live our lives using our own hands and minds and bodies—to be explorers again in our world and not passive users of it. I may have been brought up "old fashioned," but those of us with the skills to grow our own food, treat our [...]
Preparation Philosophy My preparation philosophy relies both upon a set of useful tools and a related set of skills. Basic kit is carried/worn at all times with each item chosen to meet some supposed need in a likely urban scenario. I believe in what I call my "concentric ring" approach to kits. The inner ring is the basic on-body kit, the next ring consists of a coat/hat kit and my shoulder carry bag of items, the next ring is a desk kit, followed by car and home kits. As the rings expand, the kit items become either more [...]