6 Essential Attributes of Successful Survivalists
The Survival Mom
lived off the grid for the last 7 years, you see em come,
and you see em go. The dozens of people weve seen succeed
in this lifestyle and the dozens of people weve seen fail
has given us a keen eye to the attributes necessary to be a survivalist.
Like weve told many people before, no matter how prepared
you think you are, youre gonna go through some changes! So
after many years of observation, below are listed the 6 essential
traits every survivalist should possess to be successful.
(stick-to-it-ness). This more than anything else has
beaten many a would-be survivalist. We knew a young couple from
Texas who bought a 5-acre parcel in a very rural, mountain subdivision.
They purchased a camper and a 40? shipping container and filled
them with supplies. Before they ever made the move, the husband
freaked out when he discovered that there were ants on the
property! (Arent ants everywhere?) These werent fire
ants, just plain old picnic ants, and it was a real problem for
him, resulting in their abandoning the property for the comfort
of their old apartment. The ants were just his way out of a situation
he never was committed to in the first place.
As Sun Tzu
said, No one can ever be defeated who has made a strong resolve
In todays modern world, being resourceful usually
means knowing what aisle at Home Depot has that pair of pliers.
What were talking about here is true resourcefulness.
Resourcefulness like building a house out of local rocks and local
adobe, taking apart another house to use the lumber for your roof.
Resourcefulness like butchering a chicken, foraging for Navajo figs,
yucca fruit and pinion nuts, and then creating a glorious dinner
with them. Resourcefulness like seeing the potential in a junker
truck or a broken washing machine to be used in a new way. There
is a house outside of Taos that was built entirely out of adobe
and the windows from an abandoned truck, total cost for the house,
$200 for 20 bags of lime.
is thinking outside the box.
Skin There will be countless people all around you who
are more than willing to tell you youre crazy. You
need to understand that youre the one who is seeing the world
unveiled. Most people are very reluctant to admit that they are
a product of television programming. Edward Bernaise coined the
term, programming, because thats exactly what
he intended. TV was developed to program society to take certain
actions, feel certain emotions, want certain items and live a certain
way and to fear those who do not.
will try to validate their life choices by convincing you that you
made the wrong choice, not them. Also, those who will try to take
advantage of you are all too common. Many people who are conscious
enough to be looking for a better way to live tend to be overly
charitable. Be on the look out for those who are on the look out
for you. Being kind is one thing, being a fool is another.
been given the gift of a vision of a better life, dont let
someone take that away.
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