Surviving Not Going To College

Here in America, our education system breeds sheep. The children of today, are told when they are young that the only way to compete with everyone else is by continuing school, going to college, getting a degree, so you can be competitive in the job market. That would be great if our education system was actually teaching our students knowledge worth knowing instead of their brand of propaganda from the diapers, through the pampers, and to the panties, boxers, and tidy whities.

The United States of America is falling well behind the education systems and the technologically advancing societies of the other first world countries. Our students are all learning the same exact curriculum all across the nation and their is very little diversity of knowledge amongst the kids. And, since everyone is all being told to go to college and compete in the job market, most of the other competitors are exactly like each other, and everyone could be shuffled around, earning the same amount of pay, and one person not being too much different from another.

Survive a Natural Disaster

Whether it’s a tornado, hurricane, ice storm, tsunami, earthquake, forest fire, or avalanche we all hate natural disasters.  Besides taking your life potentially, millions or even billions of dollars is spent every season on the aftermath of these terrible events.  There is no part of the US that isn’t safe from natural disasters.  Earth Scientists spend their lives trying to predict these events but end up falling short.  Mother Nature works in ways that are unpredictable to say the least.  There are certainly ways to prepare yourself from these life threatening catastrophes. It starts with knowing what region you live in and what the common natural disasters are.
The west coast is plagued with floods, volcano eruptions, and catastrophic earthquakes.  The Midwest has been known for its notorious tornadoes and winter ice storms that causes  tons of money  to be spent on damage every winter.  The east coast seems to be not as bad but still suffers from snow storms as well as nasty hurricanes that can be fatal in some situations.  If you’re thinking about moving to a new city in the U.S., think about your safety first.  Living in a city known for any of these natural disasters can be the difference between life or death.  Of course you shouldn’t plan your life based on these natural disasters but it’s a good idea to keep these thoughts in the back of your mind.
 If you’re wondering if Canada is better, ask yourself if you can live in the freezing cold your whole life.
The Southeast contains places in the U.S. like Florida, but again, hurricanes destroy land and people every year.  Near Florida in the Bahamas, hurricanes are regular. Hurricane Albert took out much of the Bahaman area, including famous basketball player Tim Duncan’s home along with his pool. Hurricanes can really wreak havoc on the south and south east. But when living there, try to think of the positives our Hurricanes. They can bring in dumploads of water to the city. They can cause businesses to have a lot of work coming in. Hardware stores will have spikes in business, auto detailers will get a spike, pool cleaning services will get a lot of work, and fence re-builders. If you may be the type who wants to run away and start a new business for yourself, jumping into a business listed previously, you could definitely have a huge spike in business every few years when a hurricane hits. Plus, a lot of these services are commonly paid in cash.

Surviving an Economic Collapse

Losing your job, house, and car due to economic collapse in the financial markets is the worst and hopefully you never experience it.  Most people don’t prepare for a financial disaster.  I truly believe the quote, “failing to prepare is preparing to fail” is 100% applicable to a financial disaster.  Once the day comes where your job, house, and car are gone you’re essentially homeless and not much can be done at that time.  In order to protect yourself from this type of fiasco you must prepare for years and years.  There is not a magical pill that will solve your problem at the moment of your collapse.  Most people don’t realize that many of the goods and services they constantly buy day in and day out are killing them.  It’s important to ask yourself anytime you buy something, “Is what I’m buying really important for me tomorrow?”  Messing with credit and loans for houses and cars is a very dangerous feat.  It’s important to understand that when you go to a bank to get a loan you must ask yourself, “is the item I’m purchasing going to make me cash on a monthly basis?”  If the answer is no than it’s worthless to purchase.
To prosper in a monetary system like capitalism you must own assets.  Assets are investments that pay you month after month until the investment is sold. Popular assets most people purchase in the US are real estate like rental properties, small businesses, and stocks.  Most financial advisers will tell you owning assets in a well diversified way is extremely smart.  Of course no one knows when the economy will crash, but there are other ways to hedge your money.  Gold has been known throughout history as one of the most popular precious metals.  In 1971 the US took off the gold standard for the money supply.  In essence the money supply was completely opened up for the banks to receive loans from central banks.  Money will never be the same after that day in 1971.

Underground Living

Recently, the scientific community presented us with a historic piece of news. Well tucked away, miles deep into a cave in France, a Neanderthal lair was discovered. Some 170,000 years ago, the only existing hominids at the time living in the area were constructing some sort of room. There are traces of deliberately broken stalagmites and stalactites used to create a ring around remnants of burnt animal bones. The discovery raised a lot of answers, but also charged up more questions. Some pieces of rock and material were large enough that it evidently took a team effort of humans to construct the confines of the cave. Coming from the Rouzaud archaeology team brought in to research, “The Neanderthal group responsible for these constructions had a level of social organization that was more complex than previously thought.”

With this discovery, I hope the modern human realizes that our intellect and survival skills should be very apt to prepare to survive in areas beneath the surface of the Earth. For those that want to venture out and test their survival skills, are running away for problems, or wish to live in isolation, highly consider living underground.

Much of my life, I had a fascination with digging. Finding new areas to dig a large hole and create a fortress, I kept this passion for years until I tested out an underground fortress that I helped a friend of mine create in a forest far out from civilization where I realized how simple life could really be.

When you envision yourself living underground, what kind of shelter do you hope for?