Entries by Selco

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, […]

New Generations

  As a continuation from my previous article, here are some thoughts about things that you CAN expect when SHTF. One more reason for writing this is in response to fact that people say that I write a lot about what is NOT gonna be like when SHTF. So here are some points to balance […]

USA – Looking In The Balkans Mirror?

For years I have been following news from the survival “realm” all over the internet. One thing is for sure: every day in those years when I read survival “news” I could conclude, based on the headlines, that the world is going to chaos and end in the next week, next month or next year. […]

Myth Busting – Knife Attacks

  I wrote this article as an addition to the (excellent) guest article we recently had on on our blog. I have to say that it is written based on my experience, seeing and dealing with knife attacks and wounds, both during the SHTF and during my work in the medical field. It is not […]

Lessons Learnt

Recently we held a physical Urban Skills course in Croatia. I was exceptionally happy with how well the course went. Students were there to learn various skills. Personally I found a lot of skills very important in preparing for SHTF, but what I want to highlight most, to them, and all others is that skills that they […]

Orlando Nightclub Attack – Some Thoughts

  I hate to write articles following terrorist attack, but here I am again. With how everything looks, I’m anticipating writing more articles increasingly based on the „newest terrorist attack“… I wrote about terrorism and terrorist attack in some other terms, what I’d like to discuss with you here and now is more about the core of these […]