Prepare, Sustain, Thrive and Survive Simply
The majority of mainstreamers don’t want to consider the possibility of system collapse. For others the argument is moot because their own world has already collapsed. If you’ve already lost your job, home, transportation, etc., or suffered through an outage of basic services, you would be quite blessed in a camp stocked with the items below.
My life’s goal since I was 17, was to learn how to live as simply and happily as possible. I’ve had opportunities to do that and consider myself knowledgeable about radical simple living on the fringes of the system in semi-remote rural areas, without conventional power or running water. There are certain items I like to have on hand to thrive and survive and I listed them below. If you so choose, you can benefit from my practice, but consider the fundamental items you need to survive in your particular geography.
Here is a list I found on Truth is Treason.
TWELVE THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
The items of essentials on the list below are accessed from the system. Some are only useful until complete collapse. Meanwhile, these work well for a thrival camp on the fringes and provide for a rather luxurious experience. It is obviously not for a fleeing to the wilderness with a “bug out bag” desperate survival situation.
If you have the foresight and money to collect these items, know that they will soon run out and/or wear out in a SHTF scenario. If you are stocking a bug out location, acquire multiples of all these items to the best of your ability. Where quantities are given the assumption is this list will serve two people.
An attempt has been made to divide the items into categories, of course some belong in multiple categories.
Once you have a solid stock of the core items and become proficient at using them, you will be at the point of being able to fend for yourself for months, even years, with minimal reliance on the system, while still maintaining a reasonable comfort level, as long as you can remain strong and healthy.
For a long-term grid down scenario or system wide collapse, the daily goal should be learning how to provide for your needs with whatever can be sourced from nature and from uncontaminated apocalyptic debris.
I would practice actually living in a minimalist camp for as long as possible before the SHTF — preferably at least a month or longer.
I made this list based on my experience living very simply and cheaply in a safe rural place with trees, near water, on some private acreage where I have the liberty to erect shelters. It will have to be adapted for the lay of your own land.
COMFY THRIVAL-SURVIVAL ENCAMPMENT ON THE FRINGES
Which of these would you like to have on hand? Did I forget anything?
II. FOOD & KITCHEN SUPPLIES
VI. HAND TOOLS
VII. HEALTH AND PERSONAL CARE
IX. HUNTING, FISHING, SECURITY
XI. HOBBY AND CRAFT
In a thrival-survival camp, the line between hobbies and producing necessities tends to blur, so you may prefer to stick these in another category.
XII. BARTER GOODS
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