by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:
It is hard to bring the mindset of survival to the people who have not experienced a hard situation of at least some kind of survival event.
Over the many years of being connected with people who are into survival, I realize there are the same topics for discussion and people actually become fixated on those topics.
Inside those topics over the years “rules” are set and it is hard to change them. Opinions are formed and if you jump in with a different opinion, you are going to be ridiculed.
The survival community has turned in into a parody of itself. Something that should be free from the mainstream has turned into a very mainstream thing.
Intentional false information.
The survival industry.
We are living in a society where we want it and we want it now, and what is most important we want it the easy way without effort and sweat.
This is true for the survival community, too.
That is the way survival myths (and mistakes) are born. Here are the 5 biggest mistakes that preppers make. Mistakes that can get them killed.
1) Making too specific a plan (and sticking to it)
Because of tons of information, we are being “funneled” into forming opinions about survival and especially about the reasons of possible bad events in future, possible SHTF situations, collapses or whatever you call it.
So we have preppers who are getting ready for an EMP, or an economic collapse, or an immigrant crisis, or a war, or simply a bad weather event.
In essence, there is nothing wrong with it, except some people stick so hard to one imagined” possible scenario that they do complete planning based on that scenario only.
As a result, if that scenario happens they could be good, but if any other scenario happens they are in deep trouble.
There are numerous reasons, possible scenarios, and outcomes. We do not have a clue what exactly might happen.
In an urban survival scenario I like to think that there are a few common things in any event:
The disruption of society that leads to the system not working properly (or collapsing completely) which leads to a situation where people “sharing ” resources in a different way. And that way includes violence.
In other words, if you are preparing for a serious storm event, and you forget the possibility that after a really serious weather event (loss of electricity, floods, contamination) and prolonged time, violence simply has to be a factor, you are missing the point.