More evidence that survivalism is going mainstream: Can you survive economic crisis?, Booming preparedness industry says Americans are stockpiling. (A tip of the hat to J.W.P. in California, who was the first of several readers to send that link.)
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KAF sent the link to a captivating article at the Global Guerillas blog on the concept of Fictive Tribes. On an intellectual and philosophical level, Rawlesian survivalists are already a tribe. Sometimes it is something as subtle as a “thumbs up” sign when someone spots your SurvivalBlog hat or T-shirt at a gun show. But often it is something much more. Clearly, we share a transcendent and kindred bond.
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Our Editor at Large, Mike Williamson, sent this: “I can’t help but notice.that the “Homeless” people pictured in this article are particularly well fed. Only in America.”
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Jen dropped us a line: “On my homeschool list, discussion came up as to how much to plant in a garden to supply a family. Someone posted this chart, which I think is useful. It helps to think about growing things this way, and not as ‘how many 6packs should I buy from the garden store’.”