Entries by Selco

What Do You Think…?

You have probably noticed I am trying to write more often these days, and also improve a little the SHTF School website. I enjoy writing, but instead of an article, today I am going to ask you a question. What is it you would like to see/read about here? If you have questions, or suggested […]

Under The Bridge…

  After maybe 6 months of horrible violence in the city, and life without enough food, water, electricity… after months of shelling, shooting, screaming and crying and simply after months of collecting wood for fire, plugging holes in my (what’s left of) roof, I “stumbled” upon on piece of normal life. Through some contacts of […]

Going it Alone… Some Things To Consider.

  In one of my recent posts I wrote (answering one reader’s question) about perspectives of surviving SHTF between being alone in urban settings or being in wilderness settings and similar, and just like always, I concluded that it is very hard to survive alone when SHTF especially in urban settings. I’ve written numerous posts […]

Where to Start…?

    There is never a ‘bad’ time to start Preparing (Unless it’s after SHTF 😉 ), but it seems that now is a perfect time to become prepper and survivalist. I’m seeing and hearing from a lot of folks, that for various reasons, are now interested in preparing. I see numerous reasons for that, […]

If I was in America, I would….?

  And then one day, finally, real democracy came! We were feeling that after long time of the same old politicians who cared only for themselves or their own circles and families, suddenly there is a man (or people) who will bring something new for us, pride, strength, wealth or whatever. Media was full of […]

‘Lone Wolf’ Life Expectancy…?

  Over the last couple of years I get many questions about „what to do when SHTF if you are alone, without network of people…“ kinda questions, most of my answers were pretty much grim about perspective of being alone when SHTF. It is not impossible, but it is very, VERY hard. Over on our […]

A Season of Hope…?

“Better to be a dog in a peaceful time, than to be a human in a chaotic (warring) period.” – Chinese expression   Terrorist attack in Germany, problems in Baltics, Syrian conflict with its all aspects and complications, everybody afraid of Russians… The Balkans is suffocating in its own small „race for weapons“ and trying to […]

Top 5 SHTF ‘Surprises’

I recently ran one of my newest courses, called ’A Mile In My Shoes’. This is where I take a small group of students to the city where I survived the war and take them around and physically show them the realities of what was faced. A lot of lessons, of course, are learnt during […]

Dealing With Differences

  One very overlooked aspect of preparing, in my opinion, is being ready (and willing) to adapt to different social circumstances. We are living in world where there is a big mix of nationalities, customs, religions, social ‘rituals’ etc. So clearly it make sense to know your surroundings in order to adapt or blend in, […]