I became interested in survival decades ago. Being raised in a family that had to work hard to survive, read little money, is an advantage. We know how to use tools and gather food. Hunting and fishing was not just an enjoyable hobby, but an important way to put meat on the table. Growing our own food was a requirement if you wanted to eat. I have traveled a long path from those days, but the spirit to survive is always present. Survival of the family is an ongoing heritage. We raise our children to educate themselves not only at universities, but on the homestead. The ability to use a chain saw or shovel is no less important than chemistry. Knowledge is the key. I believe you must not only be able to use tools and weapons, but also be able to understand the environment well enough to thrive in city or wilderness.