Cities Are Artificial and Exist at the Expense of Resources from Elsewhere
SYSTEMIC RISKS

Cities Are Artificial and Exist at the Expense of Resources from Elsewhere

Modern cities are not natural in that they are artificial unnatural centers of human existence. Cities rely upon energy and resources from elsewhere to enable their existence and survival. These resources come from mostly invisible and intertwined complicated ‘just-in-time’ distribution networks and systems. Life in the city wouldn’t exist without them. Systemic risk? Yes, I…

Traffic Gridlock – Are You Prepared?
SYSTEMIC RISKS

Traffic Gridlock – Are You Prepared?

Los Angeles, Thanksgiving Getaway 2016 When I saw these traffic images of complete gridlock, and whenever I see or experience a nightmarish traffic situation, it affects me in a way that’s probably a bit different than others… While others who are stuck in the same traffic jam are most likely annoyed, angry, or pi$$ed off…

Staying Away From The Crowd For Safety, Security, Survival
SECURITY

Staying Away From The Crowd For Safety, Security, Survival

In so many ways, by adhering to the advice “stay away from crowds”, you will up your odds of safety, security, and survival. Now that I live in a place where crowds are essentially non-existent, the contrast is very high when I travel to regions of crowded spaces and places. It is very noticeable the…

Is It SHTF Safe While Living Within 50 Miles Of 1-Million People?
SECURITY

Is It SHTF Safe While Living Within 50 Miles Of 1-Million People?

Over the years I’ve often addressed the general topic of population density versus one’s security, well-being, and ability to survive following a long lasting SHTF event. Let’s have a new look at the issue, but this time from the standpoint of living in a seemingly safe geographical location – except that you’re still within 50…