Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Rich Survival Course
This article amused the heck out of me.
A high end resort is giving its pampered guests a taste of survival skills. While they actually cover some useful skills all they are doing is introducing people to them. It takes practice to make those sills your own. I don't see that happening. I'm betting on those people who use survival skills on a regular basis in their day to day life.
It did remind me a bit of the hysteria surrounding Y2K. A well off computer consultant from the DC area bought a camp next to me.
One evening a few friends were over. We had a campfire going and had maybe a few too many drinks. They put me in a mischievous mood. The new neighbor picked that time to come over to ask me where the property boundaries were. Bad timing as I was listening to the little imp on my shoulder at the time.
While we were taking he mentioned that he was worried about the collapse of technological civilization. He bought the camp as a bug out location. I told him that was great as in a disaster situation neighbors can provide important proteins to one's diet. He kinda avoided me after that.
Sure enough, on Y2K he was at the camp, but sold it right after.