The divide between those who talk the talk and those who walk the walk.
I find there are two kinds of self-reliant people these days. Those who’ve actually lived and worked in those 3rd world (SHTF) environments and those who have not.
However, those who haven’t had practical experience, still do everything they can to try prepare for such an environment.
They just lack that practical experience.
I feel both groups can learn from each other.
Being one who has lived and worked in these 3rd world environments, I can say there is absolutely no substitute for real world, hands on experience. Some things just cannot be taught in the classroom.
I think the divide amongst the two groups is this.
The actual experienced group realizes that your Mindset, Ingenuity and Resourcefulness are what really matters when you’re faced with SHTF challenges in life. Their way is a philosophy of “adapt to” and “flow” with the new culture and environment.
Those who’ve not been challenged in those real world SHTF environments rely on Guns, Gear and Talking Points from their favorite Prepper/Survivalist bolg or youtube channel. Their way is to bunker-in. To “isolate themselves” and “fight against” the change in culture and new environment.
Groups that don’t allow new ideas into their organization and push back against the social structure they live in always seems to have a negative outcome. When your 1st World environment changes to a 3rd World one, fighting against it may not help your survivability factor.
Answer this question.
If you were going to be dropped into an alien (3rd world) environment, who would you want with you?
Someone who has a theory about how to survive in that environment but has never been in that environment or someone who has lived in that environment before?
I conclude my book “The SHTF Art of War” with the following;
In a disaster of any kind, our ego is our enemy. Be honest about your limitations and don’t take unnecessary chances. I believe there are things we can change and things we cannot. Situations we can prepare for and situations we can’t expect. There are just some situations we can’t possibly foresee.
Your greatest survival weapons will be your adaptability and how fast you can react.
Do the best you can to be reactive to the environment and flow with the situations you encounter. You can start training your mind now by replacing the words “How can I” whenever you want to say “I can’t”.
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