We understand instinct by observing wild animals. They are born pre-programmed with textbooks of knowledge without having to use any cognitive reasoning to study and then imprint information unlike that of humans. The evolution of human innovations migrated away from our primitive brains thousands of years ago to that of cognitive reasoning leaving humanity with the burden of teaching, (informing), our young survival skills. We no longer inherit information. Yet, unlike animals, humans have the ability to create more efficient survival techniques that primitive brains lack. Over the millennia, climate change was extreme and those who lived in these environment were able to cope and survive. The innovations including farming, (vegetation and livestock), food storage, self defense, and medicine all were handed down by generations by example or by verbal training. Not by instinctive thought, but by intelligent cognitive reasoning that builds on past innovations that increase the power of creativity tenfold.
Asteroid called 2016 QA2 back in August 2016 and asteroid AG13 this January 2017 miss our planet only by a few hundred miles. These objects were both in the same class, over 100 feet in diameter, but so small in the vastness of space that there’s almost nothing we can do to detect them. Even a rock over 100 feet in diameter can still cause a lot of damage even to the point of sustained infrastructure disruption depending on the impact zone. The blast of such meteors burning through our atmosphere would be about 30 times as powerful as the atomic bomb dropped at Hiroshima. The impact to the surface of the earth would depend on the decent angle of the object. Most asteroids have shallow angles of attack and would simply skip across the earth’s atmosphere then back out to space, but not all of them, and we are not always that lucky.
As of December 2016, as reported by the Associated Press, the Campi Flegrei volcano, near the Italian city of Naples, is building up for an eruption. But this is not a volcano like a Mount St. Helens, but a possible cataclysmic caldera-forming eruption. An eruption so devastating that in its past, caused mass extinctions around the world with its “nuclear” like winters.
You don’t have to be a survivalist to have a basic backup system in place for brief disruptions of power. A simple backup plan can keep your family occupied until life returns to normal, and you don’t have to buy a $10,000 generator to accomplish this.
SurvivalDuty.com is an educational and product resource guide for off grid survival. In the 1800’s, most Americans were homesteaders; able to provide the necessities of their family with limited resources for months at a time, sometimes up to a year.
The arts of canning, bread making, soap making, candle making, or small garden farming are no longer needed in a modern urban infrastructure.