Comments: Survivaling

One major thing that bothers me about these alarmist-survivalists is that most of them don't have a clue as to what real hardship and survival is. I don't either but I don't pretend to. I have the utmost respect for the 99% of the people in the world struggling to just survive day to day.

Posted by Elayne Riggs at February 11, 2004 08:21 AM

Precisely. They have this rose-colored glasses idea of how Strong And Manly it would make them to live in the rugged wild but they don't really understand the difference between camping out for a week with waterproof tents and modern weapons and fleece-lined gloves and sleeping bags and, you know, life as it would actually be if they didn't have the safety of a hospital and a 7-11 twenty miles down the road.

Posted by Anne at February 12, 2004 10:04 AM