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Survivalism is a social movement of individuals or groups (called survivalists or preppers) who proactively prepare for emergencies, including natural disasters, as well as disruptions to social, political, or economic order. Preparations may anticipate short-term scenarios or long-term, on scales ranging from personal adversity, to local disruption of services, to international or global catastrophe. Survivalism may be limited to preparing for a personal emergency, such as job loss or being stranded in the wild or under adverse weather conditions. The emphasis is on self-reliance, stockpiling supplies, and gaining survival knowledge and skills. Survivalists often acquire emergency medical and self-defense training, stockpile food and water, prepare to become self-sufficient, and build structures such as survival retreats or underground shelters that may help them survive a catastrophe.
Use of the term survivalist dates from the early 1980s.
I am a new gunsmithing apprentice, trying to learn at this place for the last 4 months or close to that, Things are getting dire and I'm not sure if I'm just paranoid or overthinking things but I feel like the people I'm learning from not only dislike me but are against seriously teaching me and...
I have an 11.5" DDM4V7 Upper on an Aero Lower for sale. Only have about 200 rounds through it. Perfect for SHTF or home defense. Parts list is below:
SOLGW Nox 6 port
Griffin Armament BUIS
SCALARWORKS 1.57" LEAP mount
SureFire M600DF with Modlite...
Great condition military items! For collectors, preppers, or hobbiests!
1. Swiss Bayonet. Great condition. Some use wear on handle but overall in excellent shape. The exact high quality you'd expect from the Swiss! Blade measures over 9" long. Comes with knife, scabbard, and frog. $60
It's made of Chinesium. I have the JTS AK12 (semi-auto) and it has shot quite a bit of different loads with nary a hiccup. This seems like the type of shotgun you could bury in the yard or hide in the basement for SHTF and if you forget where you buried it......well you're not out much...
About one in five women ages 40 to 59 and nearly one in four women ages 60 and over used antidepressants in the last 30 days during 2015 to 2018, according to the latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics. Among women ages 18 to 39, the figure was about one in 10. Among men...
2x Ignition keys
Combo Bike Lock
Keyed Tire Lock w/2x keys
2x Red LED lights, USB Chargeable
2x White LED lights, USB Chargeable
2x Amber LED lights
LED Headlight, USB Chargeable
Rode it a couple of times around the neighborhood, I hurt my spine...
OK, this may seem random. This evening I sold a vintage Civil Defense book on the Intratubes. I, normally, wouldn't, but moving around various assets. Whilst at the preparedness bookshelf, I came across an actually pretty informative book I read a few years back:
The text covers...
One of the stable of the preparedness community, for good or ill, is to go over a multiplicity of scenarios that one would have to contend with. Such mental processing and musings can often lead to a good plan or shoring up existing ones. And others are, well, straight up mental masturbation...
Whilst engaging in a flatulent foray on TextFiles, I came across an old short from Kurt Saxon on the topic, entitled "Killer Caravans", which covers brigand bands in the collapse of civilization. (The aforementioned author wrote a number of preparedness and related books back in the day. Much...
i study nuclear science
new brotherhood army
what's going on?
Say there is a reason why something AR is a no-go for a primary preparedness carbine for whatever reason — bad experience with them, legal reasons, just prefer something else, the Intergalactic Space Pickles abducted all the ARs, or whatever. What would your choice be for a self-loader as a...
an iron curtain has descended
intergalactic space pickles
rumpus rooms are fun
upside down pineapple
western sahara bound
To quote the immortal words of Ace Ventura, "Congratulations on all your success, you smell terrific!"
OK, more seriously, hygiene is of critical importance in a disaster, as in other times. I recently watched a documentary about the internment of American (and Allied) civilians in Manilla...
The pistol caliber carbine thread in the Preparedness section jogged my memory on this. From time to time, I find the SBRed version of the Auto-Ordnance Thompson tempting.* Looks neat-o. Price isn't anywhere near that of transferable. Ammo and magazines are available.
Recently there was various posts about supplying family, friends or neighbors with a gun.
I’ve got my own opinion on handing out firearms to people, and although I definitely wouldn’t advise it in most cases because if they haven’t already done their due diligence already in advance acquire at...
Has there ever been a disaster event — be it seen in the news, read in a history book, experienced/survived personally, or near miss — that made you think, rethink, otherwise produced real world preparedness actions on your part? If so:
What was/were the event(s)?
What preparations did you...
Seems like most people that buy a gun get an itch...to buy more guns. Eventually we all have multiple.
But, for the sake of argument, let's assume a fairly bad SHTF scenario:
- Economic collapse a-la Great Depression
- You're out of work and about to be homeless
- You're not alone and...
So, I just wrapped up the three novel series, dubbed "The Hot War", by Harry Turtledove. The books in the series are Bombs Away, Fallout, and Armistice. Not a bad summer read. Deathless prose? No, but a real treat for the history nerd, and just a delightfully stimulating set of books in the...