There’s been some confusion lately ( some of it lies made up on purpose by someone that
holds a grudge against me) and unfortunately these confusions and lies sometimes spread
and people that are unaware of this end up thinking I said things I never did.
If you noticed a couple guys stirring the pot when replying to my posts on some of the
various Survival and Prep boards you already know who I’m talking about.
Doesn’t matter, what does matter to me is that people don’t end up confused because of
this elementary school attitude.
Some of you probably read this before. It's the first long post I made several years ago,
2005. A lot of things have change since then, but my opinions on the importance of food
and city vs. country have remained and confirmed even more so.
Thoughts on Urban Survival
My brother visited Argentina a few weeks ago. He’s been living in Spain for a few years
now. Within the first week, he got sick, some kind of strong flu, even though climate isn’t
that cold and he took care of himself. Without a doubt he got sick because there are lots
of new viruses in my country that can’t be found in 1st world countries. The misery and
famine lead us to a situation where, even though you have food, shelter and health care,
most of others don’t, and therefore they get sick and spread the diseases all over the
What got me started on this post is the fact that I actually saw this coming, and posted on
the subject here, months before the new viruses spread over the country and the news
started talking about this new, health emergency, which proves that talking, thinking and
sharing ideas with like minded people (you guys), does help to see things coming and
prepare for them with enough time. So I started thinking about several issues, what I
learned (either the hard way or thanks to this forum) after all these years of living in a
collapsed country that is trying to get out an economical disaster and everything that
comes along with it. Though my English is limited, I hope I’m able to transmit the main
ideas and concepts, giving you a better image of what you may have to deal with some
day, if the economy collapses in your country. Here is what I have so far:
URBAN OR COUNTRY?
Someone once asked me how did those that live in the country fare. If they were better
off than city dwellers. As always there are no simple answers. Wish I could say country
good, city bad, but I can’t, because if I have to be completely honest, and I intend to be
so, there are some issues that have to be analyzed, especially security. Of course that
those that live in the country and have some land and animals were better prepared food-
wise. No need to have several acres full of crops. A few fruit trees, some animals, such as
chickens, cows and rabbits, and a small orchard was enough to be light years ahead of
those in the cities. Chickens, eggs and rabbits would provide the proteins, a cow or two
for milk and cheese, some vegetables and fruit plants covered the vegetable diet, and