Going Medieval On You- Survival Experiment- SCA Prepping
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.
Though posting this was just about sharing the "Going Medieval" option...the Part Two...The Bug Out Bullshit Test, part got me thinking. I re read it again because...well...If I give advice, I better damn well know what I am talking about. The reason I have been thinking about it for the last couple of weeks is how it relates to modern news. How does this "Theoretical" "Survival advice" flesh out when thinking of the Syrian Refugee Crisis. A few million people "Bugging Out". Its no Answer in the face of future climate change refugees as the new normal...but survival knowledge is like Stone Soup. You toss it all in and see how it taists
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.
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?
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...
It suddenly dawned on me that I never really finished that blog. At some point, I should get back to it to talking about "Court" and how it relates to social cohesion. I'm just waiting for "My Wave". Writers block is slowing me down.