Entries by Selco

Lesson in survival and dying

I work in medical field and last week we had emergency that reminded me of something I first learned in my SHTF time. It is lesson in survival even if it helps also with dying. So during my SHTF time. The night this happened started normal. I left my house right after dark. That night […]

Survival of women during SHTF

JL is a female member of my survival course and she asked a lot of woman specific questions about my SHTF experience. I decided to interview women because of that. I can talk about my experience but women live often in different world of feelings and emotions. I spoke with first woman named Una, now […]

Elzi Gang Member

As some of you know I meet with some friends I have been with during that time. I describe my experiences in detail in my course but here is how a friend Elzi spent some of his time. He did not have choice and joined gang to fight. It was only way for him to […]

Preparing on a budget

Looking at survival survey results it seems a lot of people have to see where they put their money. Into preps or have to spend it on things for everyday living. I know how this feels and live like that the last decades. After war I left city with two plastic bags full of random […]

Being in a city under siege

After last post and the video about Homs in Syria I received some more questions about how it felt in city under siege. So today I share some details about this kind of chaotic urban warfare situation. When SHTF there might not be army outside shooting at you, but there might be gangs who prey […]

Violence in Syria

Those scenes feel strangely familiar. This short documentary shows many aspects. People queuing up for the few food that is left, makeshift hospital that does not work well and the human tragedy that comes with all this. Often street fighting was very similar. Spray and pray. What you see after 2 minutes are civilians with […]

How we celebrated things

It is the end of the year and people are celebrating so I write a bit about how we celebrated. Actually we did not celebrate anything particular, like birthdays or christmas or anything similar. Maybe we celebrated fact that we are alive. If we manage to have something like safe house to fix something as […]

On Buying Gold & Silver for Survival Preparedness

I am very sorry because i have to destroy some popular opinions on some things, but i just have to do that. When i said and keep saying “no rules” i mean that. You can not have something like ideal preparations, you can only try to have it (and then hungry man down the road […]

You get what you give – but different

Some things about mentality and about morality changed drastically, every men changed in some way, some of us more, other less. Some people welcomed that change in their thoughts and see whole new situation as some chance to do things that could not do in normal times, not without punishment from system. Most of the […]

Bad people in control

Message: Selco, I wonder how bad people are usually in control and if its possible to change that. Criminal types are ruthless and tend to be charismatic. I think of them as sales people. It seems that in short time they’d be fragmented due to infighting and those who can work together would grow stronger. […]