On Surviving Man-made Threats

With all the heightened sense of nuclear threats (from North Korea, etc) and terrorist threats plaguing our world, the survivalist community continues to grow.  As more people consider the realities of such events, the demand for survival gear, go-bags, and rations for the worst-case scenario increases in popularity.  Though, we all should have our back-up plans to be prepared for emergencies, we should also consider how other people are thinking about surviving man-made threats.

I’ll be honest.  I was inspired to write this post due to something I read on Facebook (from a moving company of all places!), in which they suggested that even during a time of an “act of war”, they’d still help people move.  Why are more and more people (and brands) bringing up these conversations?  Is it to be provocative or is it because there is a sense in the air that we truly must be prepared from a threat?  I don’t know the answer, but it seems that surviving man-made threats is something top-of-mind for people nowadays.

There’s over 400,000 results for “go bag” on Amazon!  If surviving man-made threats wasn’t a topic of concern why might there be so many vendors/producers providing options if there wasn’t a growing market who are ready, willing and able to buy those products?

We’ve talked about it before, but with more parents teaching their kids how to survive in the wilderness, it certainly makes you wonder– what is next?

I don’t intend to be a conspiracy theorist (those haters of this site would beg to differ), but there seems to be something to consider (“wisdom of the crowds”).  Only the future will know what is to come.  The fall of Rome happened.  People, in general, have never been excellent at predicting the future.  With more and more events taking place in our world, sometimes it’s best to unplug and think about what would you do– if you had to survive?

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