[Homestead] Homesteading & Survivalists
lurine at com-pair.net
Sun Jan 18 17:37:02 EST 2009
Gene told a fib <g> You must remember the first round of survivalist. Ah,
bomb shelters and stocking up in the 50s?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene GeRue" <genegerue at ruralize.com>
> I, too, agree with Lynn that survivalism is an opposite to homesteading.
> I have experienced three waves of survivalists, the first in the
> seventies, the second during the run-up to Y2k, and the current
> revival. I have read the fearleaders, the writers, the authors. I have
> the books. I have Mel Tappan's "Survival Guns." I have a big book with
> plans for houses that are defensible and have secret places where one
> is instructed to hide one's most valuable items, including one's
> family when the hordes slink in during the night and garrote the
> The survivalist mindset is born of fear. Survivalists gird themselves
> against conditions that scare them. Survivalists think food storage,
> gold, guns and ammunition are the answer.
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