I originally posted this over at the International Preppers Network on the Nova Scotia Preppers Network board. I didn't think Permies would have much interest...but after giving it some thought, well, Survival knowledge is good to share with everyone. Especially when its unusual advice and experiments that others just haven't thought of before.
As I wrote, "I'm constantly doing survival experiments to find out if certain survival advice can produce "Actual survival". I have far more Fails than success"
This one goes into the subject of survival community building since we all seem to have the same problems in achieving this goal. Our society and lifestyles seem to be set up to keep us separated and alone. Intentional communities are rare and often don't work, though people try very hard to bring these together. I hear the same about peoples struggles trying to make land shares or Community land trusts.
If, like me, you are banging your head on a wall wile trying to get people working together...here is a fall back option that no one but me seems to have thought up...yet.
I'll post the link because a simple cut and paste just wont do the job- http://internationalpreppersnetwork.net/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=5925&sid=509843ba827b5c5da12539451907975d -Going Medieval On You- Survival Experiment- SCA Prepping
Since I have you here anyway...I might as well also put up one of the more important posts I put up at IPN a few years ago, " C5s Ultimate BUG OUT BAG and Survival Gun" . The deceptive name was meant to pull preppers legs.
I feel damned sorry for those refugees forced to bug out...yet bugging out as plan A in many peoples "Survival strategy"....The Syrian strategy is not what you want to be in some sort of survivalist fantasy.
Nicole Alderman wrote:You've just given me another great reason to join the SCA! I've always loved the Medieval period, and enjoyed the company of the people I knew who happened to be SCA members. Now I just have to find time... We have a toddler, though. Having never been to an event, I don't know what to expect if I bring him. Would he stay with me, or need to have a babysitter, or do they have a place where all the kids play together?
Most groups are very kid friendly and often have both events for youngsters and special groups for them to join. If you are camping out for the weekend though, pick your camp and campmates carefully. Some groups are very quiet. Others like to party like its 1499.
1499..Its always embarrassing when I laugh at my own jokes...
Peter Ellis wrote:chuckle. I've been in the SCA for forty plus years.
Good stuff. From your history, did you find the description and assumptions I wrote over at IPN accurate, Specifically as an alternative for prepper\survival community.
I'm pretty secure in my belief in the subject...but for the sake of other readers, they might like a second opinion.
David Livingston wrote:Shades of SM Stirling - dies the fire
Is that the one that starts with an aircraft in the air and ends with someone commenting they just reinvented the feudal knight?
Reading the linked blog about bugging out vs bugging in.
The last one stresses the importance of keeping civilization alive, as a kernal a new world can crystalize around.
Read the David Brin book "The Postman" sometime.
Of course, I found a very beautiful couch. Definitely. And this tiny ad:
2018 brown and purple schmoozaroo at allerton abbeyhttps://permies.com/t/74909/permaculture-projects/brown-purple-schmoozaroo-allerton-abbey