Heads-up to Sig Sauer P320 fans:
Another somewhat similarly “why” oriented modern book is “The Comfort Crisis”.
Thanks for this!
Love the show and have been thinking about doing a self-directed Alone-style challenge, albeit with some advantageous modifications (eg I would probably bring a full fishing pole & kit). I’m sure I’m not the first person to contemplate this so any helpful guides / knowledge sources for someone like myself would be welcome.
Walden by Henry David Thoreau should be on the list, in my opinion.
While there are some practical tips in the book, the main reason I recommend it is for its philosophical and psychological contribution to the arguments for self-sufficiency and homesteading (ie the “why”, the crucial mental game, etc).
And it’s a beautifully written, timeless classic that is one of the literature building blocks underpinning the existence of sites and communities like The Prepared.
Daniel Swain does a good job on California weather. He blogs here and is also on Twitter:
One already confessed to the motive being burglary. Sounds like they proceeded to rob a place affected by the power outage.
These guys knew enough to disrupt substations but somehow didn’t think to leave their cell phones at home when they’re out committing crimes that can put them away for 20 years or more.
Looking at the reported motivations of past grid attackers, there could be a wide variety of reasons these latest attacks are happening:
Yes! Loved this game.
“I Shouldn’t Be Alive” is on Prime and has some useful stories and insights.
Show really hammers home how important communication tools are. Probably 99% of the problem situations could have been averted with some type of emergency satellite communication device.
Enjoyed this and found it useful in terms of showcasing some survival skills, as well as psychology and philosophy:
Arctic Daughter: A Lifetime of Wilderness is the second documentary by Jean Aspen and Tom Irons. Recorded at their cabin in Alaska’s remote Brooks Range, it layers historic footage, vivid photos and video and original music to portray Aspen’s amazing life. Born to explorer parents, Connie and Bud Helmericks, Jeanie began life in arctic wilds. At twenty-two, she and a friend set off on the Yukon River for a year alone. This lyrical odyssey across seven decades celebrates the art of following one’s dreams beyond a beaten trail.