Modern Survival Blog Mission Statement
To provide survival preparedness and risk awareness information to be prepared for uncertainty and danger while living in a modern world during uncertain times.
Modern Survival Blog Description
Survival blog topics of preparedness relating to current events, risk awareness, natural or man-made disasters, self reliant ideals, and living a way of life to survive uncertain times.
Modern Survivalism is a Way Of Life
Modern survivalism is a process that can liberate you from the shackles of “the system”, a system that in many ways is designed to hold you down.
Survival, or Survivalism, is an instinct that is hard coded into our genome. Most people living in developed regions are not very aware of their own survival instinct. Seldom does it surface because all of the necessities, protections, and comforts of life are easily obtainable if we are working within “the system”, and even provided for us if we are not. It is when the system breaks down that a “practiced” survival instinct will help a person come out on top. That is, someone who has made a lifestyle of seeing and knowing the risks, planning for them, and building preparedness will be more adept at meeting the challenges during a disaster. That is why we say that modern survivalism is really a way of life… more than simply acquiring a stash of food and supplies.
A key to surviving hard times is to change to a new way of life and a new way of thinking, a completely liberating view of our lives, our time, and our values, to prepare for what may come. It is a process that will open your eyes to what is really going on around you. It begins with the realization that you have the power to reclaim yourself from the system and live more freely. The contribution that you make to yourself will be directly proportional to your liberation, even to the point of getting off the stereotype treadmill all together.
My wife and I (Lauren & Ken) are middle aged Americans, originally from the Northeast US. We moved to California during 1997 to participate in the high-tech sector and lifestyle. During 2010 we decided that we had had enough of the time and stress associated with that lifestyle, despite the financial incentives. You see, TIME is the most valuable commodity of one’s life. We have made changes in our lives that have led us to a more fulfilling and simpler life, a life where we are reclaiming our time and are liberating ourselves from ‘the system’. We hope to share some of our observations, stories, and commentary in our blog as it relates to a preparedness way of life. By the way, we left California early in 2012 for greener pastures.
Despite what the main-stream-media says, given the present economic times that we are living through today, we both believe that getting back to basics is what will see many of us through. Modern society and younger generations have lost much of the knowledge and common sense that our grandparents used to survive. We both have been blessed to have parents that have taught us many of these very values and skills. Our mission is to share with you the things we observe and that we’ve learned, and continue to learn along the way through our real life experiences, which we hope will help contribute to your own liberation.
I have had the good fortune of great practical common-sense training during my upbringing, and have learned a wide array of hands-on and electro-mechanical skills over my lifetime and careers.
I recall my first ‘real’ job (not counting delivering newspapers :=) at a hardware store during my high school years, and during summer vacations while attending college. It was a valuable experience which I enjoyed while learning hands-on skills of plumbing, electrical, hardware, building materials, you name it… My college schooling was focused on Electronics Technology, which ultimately led me on to career paths that utilized my combined mechanical and electronic skills. I’ve worked in various industries while the majority of my career was spent in field service (perfect for me because I enjoyed getting my hands on things). Before entering my ‘semi-retired’ life, I finished up my career with 5 years in product management – a love hate relationship – loved the products and engineering new things but hated dealing with the Corporate BS ‘red tape’ which just wasn’t my cup of tea. I am now enjoying my life having managed to exit the system, and enjoy writing this blog, amongst other hobbies and things that I like to do.
Some of my many hobbies and interests include blogging, preparedness, I have an interest in weather and meteorological happenings, the geophysical earth and related phenomenon, alternative energy, gardening, movies & audio, and I’m a bit of a news junkie while in constant search of what’s ‘really’ happening in our world. There’s more, but that’s what comes to mind at the moment
Lauren has always had a natural frugality about her. She instinctively will seek remedies that involve existing supplies on hand. If new materials are needed, she somehow finds a way to pick it up at a bargain. When it comes to food shopping, skillful bargain hunting is one of her specialties. She loves to make homemade gifts and loves to do most crafts. Among her variety of talents are cooking/baking, food preservation, gardening, writing, and organizing. She loves to plan a party.
Lauren’s career throughout has been in the health care industry, managing the business office of several facilities over the course of her career. She has now also exited ‘the system’ with me, and we are both enjoying life without the pressures that existed before.
In summary, people are concerned about the direction we are heading, and are becoming more and more survival / preparedness oriented, and realize that they need to be more self-sufficient to overcome the harder times that might be ahead. I believe that we all have a responsibility to be prepared, for ourselves and for our families, such that we do not solely rely on external systems (or the government) for our survival. It is within us all to learn the simple techniques which could help wean us off of ‘the system’ and help us to be more self sufficient and self reliant.
There are countless topics to be covered and Modern Survival Blog is committed to providing you with a wide variety of information with a focus on risk awareness, common sensibility, preparedness, and practical solutions, especially as they relate to current events, to help you along the way to achieving your own liberation.