Thursday, September 15, 2005

Oh Shit, It can't be happening to me!?!

One of the first lessons I would like to bring up related to Katrina is inspired
by the saying above, that I read online from a "survivor" of the hurricane.
In truth, with the attitude and ignorance displayed in this comment, he is lucky,
and not a survivor.
When it comes to survival, whether during a natural disaster, or a street situation,
denial of the reality of what is happening will kill or hinder you like nothing else.

Reality does not care that you have blissfully traipsed through life without preparing,
either mentally, or physically. Nature, and reality happen and exist despite you, not
according to your perception, or thoughts. It is up to you as an individual, along with your family and friends, to prepare, and take care of yourselves. It has been shown that
help will not always be provided.
Now, before someone complains, or says something like the people didn't have enough money,
I want to say one thing to quash that. It doesn't take alot of money. I have been poor most of my life, hell, I didn't have my own computer til just a couple years ago. But, despite being poor, a portion of my money went to food, emergency supplies, and other necessities. It can be done,
it is just a matter of having the proper priorities in your life.

So much heartache, pain, and death could have been stopped, or prevented, had these people,
who knew they lived under that threat, and had days of advance notice of this particular storm,
had simply decided to be their own FEMA, or realized, that in life, we are responsible for our own.
And, before the gear junkies start using this to push their own crap, the gear and supplies
won't make a shit of difference if you ignore reality. If you don't think it can happen to you, you can't save yourself, nor can you help anyone else.
It is all up to you, and you need to see the world as it is, not how it has been sold to you.
Thanks, Terry

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Lessons from Katrina

It is such a horrible tragedy, both what the storm wrought, and the utter
failure of every level. From the individual, who should have evac'ed, and survived, to
all levels of gov't for screwing around in one way or another.(but, esp the Mayor and Gov)
But, this is the single biggest source of survival lessons and info that has come in my lifetime.
I have a few items I will post about in the next few days, but, to all readers, what have
you seen and learned in this.

And as I close this tonight, I pray for all my fellow Cajuns, and Southerners, and hope NO
will come back. It is a sad time in my family.
Thanks, guys.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Hello, it's been awhile

I apologize for not being here lately, I thought work had stabalized enough to get back
to normal life. Heh, silly me.
Things are a bit better now, so, I am taking this opportunity to announce some changes
to this blog.
I will start concentrating more on Street Survival and WeaselCraft topics, as well as some
Urban Survival and E&E stuff.
This is really where my passions are, and I think I can pass on some good, helpful info.
Also, I will, hopefully, have some interviews with some good sources of info on here coming up.
Thanks for reading, all 4 of you.