Survivalism … is mostly about attitude and skills, not shopping and stockpiling tons of products.
Having said that, neither attitude nor skill will materialize a gun when you need it, or create water when there’s none to be found.
Fernando Ferfal Aguirre
Page 63 in The Modern Survival Manual; surviving the Economic Collapse
[I bought this book over three years ago and gave it to Brother Doug. He read it, gave me a synopsis, and gave it back a few months later. I just started reading it.
Aguirre lived through the economic collapse of Argentina in 2001 and tells us:
What finally convinced me that I had to something important to say was the huge, massive amount of misinformation with the survivalist and preparedness community, in particular regarding how to prepare for an economic collapse.
Unfortunately, many people take for granted concepts and ideas from movies or works of fiction that have little to do with reality.
The biggest take away I have after reading less than a quarter of the book is that good neighborhoods in cities and small towns may be safer than rural areas. In addition to other issues, in the city your neighbors are more likely to notice and help, or at least call the police, in the case where you are the victim of a home invasion. If your nearest neighbor is a half mile away they won’t hear your screams as you are tortured into giving up the combination to your safe.—Joe]