Two Letters Re: Prepper Axioms

Hi Jim,

It’s been a while, but I thought I’d comment on this two-part article.

This guy really nails it! A total realist. I like his understanding regarding the fallacy of “bugging out” for the average survivalist, along with other realities. His emphasis on physical fitness is locked-on, just for starters. Arguably, I even have to admit that in my efforts to be a Gray Man, I’m even standing out a little bit, at present (with a flat-coyote truck, and coyote and OD green clothing). I haven’t archived anything from the site in a couple years, due to the storehouse of knowledge already at SurvivalBlog, but I think I’ll do this one. – J.E.

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If you soak your oats in water for 8 to 12 hours, they will cook in just 5 minutes. Here is an example recipe: Combine 1½ cups oats with just enough water to cover. Optional: Add 1 Tbsp whey or lemon juice to assist with breaking down the phytates in the grain. Soak at least 8 hours, but no more than 24. Bring 1¼ cups water to a boil. Add oats. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring almost constantly. Reduce temperature to medium if necessary to prevent burning. – G.M.