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I grew up in earthquake country. I was also raised to be as self-reliant as possible.
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Im new to it so I guess the world going crazy is what caused me to become a survivalist (and im still not there learning so I can be). I just want to be prepared if the need ever arises and Id like to teach my girls also so they will know how to survive if they ever need to.
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Since being on my own I've always had the survivalist slant.
All it takes is one spell of power out for 3-5 days, or being quarantined for a month, and you understand the wisdom in having food, water and essential items for "bugging in" already stored.
Crazy world right now but I'm thankful for sites like this that tried to help people prepare.
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When I became a father of four I realized that I need to provide my family with a different view of how to survive and live that does not involve going to Walmart or 7-11.
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My partner found me in 2015 and opened my eyes to how vulnerable and unprepared I was. Having kids drives me to do better, learn harder and prep prep prep.
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I was lucky. My great grandmother taught me how bad the depression was for many. I had a split family and all four grandfathers fought in ww2 and dad fought in Nam. Growing up farming and around guns makes it easy. Its said to see all the farms dissapear for suburbia EVERYWHERE. Look at Florida around Orlando. I am only 40 but remember massive groves of Indian River grapefruit and valencia that tasted amazing.
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Look outside, no really, look outside. The stars in the country are no longer the stars away from the big city lights, the are satellite and drone. My plants only grow well with rain water...wells/springs are nearly poisoned by business. 1/2 of my children are sponge (we only have 2 though...there's still hope...that's 50% of humanity so far). Why are you a "survivalist"? Its a damned good question.
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I wouldn’t consider myself a survivalist yet. I am way too new for that, but I hope to feel comfortable calling myself that one day. I found this site while looking for lists of recommended gear for long-distance backpacking. I wanna go backpacking with an occasional (2x monthly) night of an actual bed and professionally cooked meal for about a year. I lost myself so much through my life I want to live close to nature for a bit to do some soul-searching.
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I'm not one...yet

But basically life circumstances redpilled me on how **** really works which lead to isolation for a long period of time, which lead to mgtow stuff, which lead to stoicism which lead to character development and character hardening if you will. Isolation / loneliness is now solitude ie perfect happiness by ones self.

Society is quickly going down the tubes so I feel like survivalism is a good thing to learn to maximize probability of survival in the future.

Probably going to buy an old Welsh miners cottage in the middle of nowhere eventually.
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Nice path, I have a similar one, but remember my friend, our western society will fall even further down if we run away from it, as stoics we have to help it survive, first by becoming strong men, learning how to survive, second by helping ours survive, leading them unto a virtuous road. Our role in public affairs is crucial.
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Nice path, I have a similar one, but remember my friend, our western society will fall even further down if we run away from it, as stoics we have to help it survive, first by becoming strong men, learning how to survive, second by helping ours survive, leading them unto a virtuous road. Our role in public affairs is crucial.
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Many days I feel like Hari Seldon, of the Foundation series by I. Asimov, trying to shorten the duration of the unavoidable Dark Ages by pushing people in the right direction now and into the future.

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Having a familial relation to Daniel Boone ignited my imagination. I wanted to develop all of the skills that our forefathers required to live on the frontier. I read the dictionary and the world book encyclopedia. I later joined the Army as a Combat Engineer. Then the Air Force Security Forces. I was stationed on a Northern Tier base, a remote tropical island, rocky terrain, the burning desert. I learned blacksmithing, trapping, hunting, fishing, lock picking. I truly believe that I could manage any survival situation. I can make whatever tools or weapons I may need. Any shelter I may require. Once it began, it was like a fire within me.
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Well........shortly after crawling out of the third airplane that I crashed in Wilderness Alaska, and after a careful inventory for broken body parts, I started thinking that survival skills might enhance longevity.
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