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Would You Survive

Right now everything is all about, who has the nicest house, the best car, the newest cell phones, and who makes the most money. This got me wondering if society were to fall, how many people would actually stand a chance at surviving? would you be able to feed your family if there were no longer grocery stores, would you be able to clothe your family, ( i cant sow worth anything so my husband would have to do that one) would you be able to physically protect your family, if money had no value, we had no electricity, and you had to actually take care of yourself, could you survive? I think for most people the answer would be a definite NO, most people would be like lori on the walking dead,images (23) just kinda there like a stump on a log, depending on others to feed and protect them, and not contributing anything at all except for a headache, because nowadays you are not taught how to survive, you are taught how to buy stuff. I personally think it is very important to at least know the basics, like hunting, fishing, and gardening, but many many people dont even know how to do those things. People have became very lazy and if its not easy or pleasant they dont want to do it, so if the zombie apocalypse ever happens images (25) ( dont laugh at me its possible. LOl ) man were in trouble. So i have decided that once a month i am going to try to learn something that would be a necessity in a devastating event. I already know how to hunt, fish, garden, build a shelter, and i am awesome with my crossbow, so i think my first choice is gonna be learning how to make primitive fire. I think everyone should be doing this, i mean if someone or many someones, lol are running toward you trying to eat your face, do you think you can scream i majored in business management so dont eat me. i dont think that would work but if you know how to use a machete that would certainly help and with the way the world is right now, anything is possible and thats what i want to be prepared for anything, plus i think its fun. So could you survive if society falls? and if the answer is yes, why do you think so? I think my family and i could not only survive, but thrive. My husband and i are very good with tools, weapons, and do it yourself stuff in general, we love to be out in the wild, and if anything ever did happen we would be heading up in the mountains, where we would be just fine. okay now i want to hear from you.

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58 responses

  1. I absolutely LoVe this. I’ve never thought about my survival skills. Maybe it’s because they are non-existent. I would probably be that person who tries to hide out until most people kill each other because I’d prefer to not have my face eaten.
    But in terms of survival in the wilderness (hunting, fishing, etc) once most of the people are dead, I wouldn’t stand a chance. I’d try to live on fruit and berries but with my luck they would end up being poisonous.
    In conclusion, I need to put down my phone and pick up a bow &arrow. πŸ™‚

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    April 18, 2014 at 11:58 am

    • Im glad you liked it, and dont worry im in va so if zombies ever strike you can come hang with me and my family

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      April 18, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      • I’ll take you up on that offer. πŸ™‚

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        April 18, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      • πŸ™‚ okay but I have four kids so how are you at changing diapers. Lol

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        April 18, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      • Great at it. I have a young niece and nephew. And a son that’s well past diapers. πŸ™‚

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        April 18, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      • Good, lol

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        April 18, 2014 at 12:15 pm

  2. Great plan!

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    April 18, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    • Thanks, I am not a prepper but I think I could be

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      April 18, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      • I’m not a “prepper” either, but I do like being prepared. I am learning some new skills to help with that.

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        April 18, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      • Awesome, me to

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        April 18, 2014 at 12:09 pm

  3. You are super right. Learning which plants are edible would be good, too.

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    April 18, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    • yeah, i know a lot of the berries, and i know about ramps, greens and a few other things, but i would really like to learn much more

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      April 18, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      • I can build a shelter since my juvenile offending client taught us. That’s about it.

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        April 18, 2014 at 1:01 pm

      • My husband has taught me most of what I know, but I still have a lot more to learn

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        April 18, 2014 at 1:03 pm

  4. That’s really a great topic! People never think about this kind of stuff, we’re just too busy doing the things the modern world teach us and we don’t give attention for what we can call ‘the basics’. If you think about it, it’s a kind of deep. Loved ur post πŸ™‚

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    April 18, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    • Thank you im very glad you liked it. I think these things are very important so I am trying to teach my children as well.

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      April 18, 2014 at 2:13 pm

  5. Hi Neighbour I will follow you:-) Feel free to come and say hallo and take a cup of coffe anytime:-)

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    April 18, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    • Thank you, I will definitely come check out your blog

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      April 18, 2014 at 2:27 pm

  6. Shan Mal

    Hey it’s cool to see that someone thinks like I do! I’m not fussed about the zombie thing though, more of the natural disaster and terrorist side. I don’t know how to hunt but I’m sure if it was a life and death situation I’d pick it up pretty quickly. I can fish and garden but I’d like to learn some self-defence stuff too.

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    April 18, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    • while i love the zombie movies and shows most of them are completely unrealistic, however in the movie 28 weeks later they are not actually zombies they are infected with a disease that is very similar though, and i do think that one is possible. but still doubtful, it is much more likely to have another war or like you said a natural disaster

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      April 18, 2014 at 3:47 pm

  7. I love this post. As soon as I saw the pics of my favorite t.v. show, I knew the post was great. I am one of those crazy characters that would survive no matter what. So together we could start our own town, but without the governor. πŸ˜‰

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    April 18, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    • Thank you, twd is definitely my favorite show to, I have been watching since day one. And absolutely no governor types aloud. Lol thanks for commenting

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      April 18, 2014 at 7:48 pm

  8. JSantorelli

    It doesn’t have to be a Zombie thing, but a totally realistic and properly aimed solar flare would do the trick. It happened during the Carrington Event (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859). If the CE happened today you are talking about $2.6 trillion in damage and most of that would be in technology dependent societies like ours lol! Can you image people at the supermarket?? When Hurricane Sandy went through NY people went ape and that wasn’t even that bad. A real event would destabilize society and civilization would go out the door.

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    April 18, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    • There should be like a week every year, that people are not allowed to use electricity at all, well except hospitals and such. But that way people would be more prepared. Plus it would just be nice for everyone to know that life isnt all about technology

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      April 19, 2014 at 5:12 am

  9. I am super jealous of your crossbow skills! I need to get on that.
    I tagged you in my latest post, if you wanna play along:
    http://twothreeornottwothree.com/2014/04/18/tag-get-to-know-me/

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    April 18, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    • Thanks, a crossbow isnt that hard to shoot, but you do need some upper body strength to pull the string back. And I would love to play, I dont know if I can do it today, lots of cooking and coloring eggs to do. Thanks for including me though and I will get to it later tonight

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      April 19, 2014 at 5:03 am

  10. Great post! My husband and I talk about this often and have started putting some things in place. We shoot, garden, invest in tangible things (think trading goods) and I’m an okay seamstress. I grew up camping (real camping) so I feel like I could be pretty self sufficient. I need to learn the fire thing – good idea! Thanks for bring this up – important stuff!

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    April 19, 2014 at 9:57 am

    • i like the way you said that, Real camping, what most people do now is not real camping. when i went with my dad we took sleeping bags, fishing stuff, a gun, a knife, drinks, and marshmallows and we ate what we caught. i miss that. my youngest kids are 4 and 2 right now so it would just be to hard to do it, but as soon as we can we will.

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      April 19, 2014 at 10:04 am

  11. Making fire is definitely on my list of things I need to learn. Like you, I can garden, shoot a bow and get by on nearly nothing….haven’t made the fire though! Fun post, Diana!

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    April 20, 2014 at 9:54 pm

  12. I grew up in Illinois, and we had lots of woods to hunt & fish and play in. The Navy sent me to Jungle Survival school when I was stationed in the Philippines, that was cool.Learned a lot there.
    Now, we (my family) live in a high rise apartment in an urban area, so I feel like I am depriving my kids the opportunity to grow up in the woods, and teach them how to shoot guns & hunting. That is a downside of living in Hawaii! But, I know I could manage, and my family would be alright, because I would be there to protect & teach them. Those survival shows on Discovery Channel (Survivor-man, Naked & Afraid and others) are good, they make it look so easy, but I know it would not be!

    I do think the BEST survival skill anyone can have is a Faith in Jesus Christ as Lord & Savior!!

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    April 26, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    • Yeah I really like naked and afraid, it seems a little bit more realistic, I think it would be a lot harder than it even looks on that though. And im sure you and your family would be fine you sound like a survivor

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      April 26, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    • And I agree the Lord is the best survival tool you can have.

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      April 26, 2014 at 8:34 pm

  13. Yes, 21 days is a LONG time to survive with nothing.

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    April 26, 2014 at 9:21 pm

  14. If society falls I may be in some trouble – I can start a fire, but I’m not great with guns. Pretty good with a knife, though – and melee weapons. But I have two daughters (young) and a wife who isn’t really skilled in survival – so I’d likely go down in some kind of righteous sacrifice. Learning proper plants and berries to eat would be essential and one of the first things I’d look for a book on if things went to hell (the first place I’d go is a library and stock up on information – you’re never sunk if you’ve got information)
    Or you could just move to Lumpkin, Saskatchewan and everything would be fine, right? πŸ™‚

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    April 29, 2014 at 9:40 am

    • I have young children also, i think that would be the hardest part. As far as going to Lumpkin i dont know I think I would keep my distance from people. Other than my family that is.

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      April 29, 2014 at 9:49 am

  15. I’ve read tons of books about apocalypses (Zombie ones, natural disaster ones, etc….) so I know WHAT and WHAT NOT to do in those situations. I can also make shelters and know where and how to get water in the wilderness, so I’m ok with those basic skills.
    But honestly, if there was a zombie attack, Yellowstone super volcano erupted, or even if there was a sheep rebellion, (it could happen!!) I would probably get to my friends farm. He has guns, miles of land, plenty of food and water recourses-so could defiantly survive the tough years to come! πŸ™‚
    By the way, he doesn’t have sheep on his farm, so we’d be safe from them as well. πŸ˜€

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    June 8, 2014 at 5:29 am

    • Hahaha lol, A sheep rebellion, that is a new one ive never heard that one before, i love it. thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. πŸ™‚

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      June 8, 2014 at 5:31 am

      • Thanks for the link! πŸ™‚
        P.S-look out for the sheep!!
        πŸ˜€

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        June 8, 2014 at 5:37 am

      • your welcome, and i will keep my eyes open to those dangerous beasts . πŸ™‚

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        June 8, 2014 at 5:41 am

  16. What an interesting article…this really got me thinking! The sad reality is that most of us in the first world would be nothing without money. I never thought I’d say this but when it comes to survival, money may just be the ultimate power. I’m going to keep thinking about this…thank-you for sharing your thoughts!

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    October 14, 2014 at 3:38 am

    • I didnt have much money growing up, so I never became very dependent on it for anything.

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      October 14, 2014 at 9:17 am

  17. Great post! Hmm I cant sew at all, so… maybe we will try a garden first and grow our food. πŸ˜‰

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    October 14, 2014 at 4:45 am

  18. Funny to read this today, we are leaving for Colorado in about 4 hours, we go to the wilderness to elk hunt each year and with our elk hunting gear I think we could make it a loooonnnnggg time. We have canvas tents, wood burning stoves, all kinds of survival gear. And I am a dang good shot, even if I say so myself. You are so right about people never thinking about this. I guess I am lucky to live a disconnected life of sorts. I have a really dreadful phone that does nothing other than make and receive calls (cause it’s a PHONE ya’ know), we have no cable or local channels (just netflix), we live 17 miles from any town, we raise or hunt all our own meat, grow (most of) our veggies and, more importantly, I know how to make coffee over an open fire. So as long as we don’t run out of the coffee itself, I’m good! πŸ™‚

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    October 14, 2014 at 8:25 am

    • Sounds like you are a good person to have around then, have fun in Colorado.

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      October 14, 2014 at 9:16 am

  19. Haha! Nice post, Diana! It is not the zombies I fear (though I know you are an expert!) but my own inability to deal with no hand washing facilities. I know. I can kill, pluck and dress a chicken, though. So long as I have plenty of soap, water, and a super sharp knife… So that’s something, anyway. First order of business: How to make homemade soap!

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    October 14, 2014 at 10:34 am

    • Lol, I actually know how to do that. You’ll need a pig to butcher so you can use the fat.

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      October 14, 2014 at 10:45 am

      • Note to self: Buy pig. πŸ™‚

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        October 14, 2014 at 10:46 am

      • Lol pigs are good for everything, that takes care of your need for soap and my need for bacon. πŸ˜‰

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        October 14, 2014 at 10:53 am

      • Bacon will cure what ails ya… yum!!! πŸ˜€

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        October 14, 2014 at 10:57 am

  20. I would likely die. That’s the honest answer.

    I can shoot a bow, build a fire, cook, garden, build a shelter etc, but that doesn’t mean I know how to deal with other things we no longer need to deal with individually as a species. In fact, we’ve never dealt with everything as a species individually. We rely on others often. We live in groups and even in The Walking Dead (awesome season opener btw) the group is stronger than the individual and they all rely on the strengths of their group-mates.

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    October 14, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    • Wasnt that an awesome episode, I cried when he got judith back.

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      October 14, 2014 at 2:19 pm

  21. so, very much agreed! i have done a few blogs bout that subjekt myself, thanks for ur post-it as a kewl reminder to me to keep on keepin on πŸ™‚ ..

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    October 15, 2014 at 8:35 pm

  22. Great post, I enjoyed reading the details and content!

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    October 28, 2014 at 11:46 pm

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