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Survival Stories
Argentina, once a crown jewel in South America's crown, has begun another descent into a bloody depression. Although government officials have hinted that the recent epidemic of supermarket looting has political roots, general economic conditions most certainly have fed discontent. With a history of political turmoil comes a correlation of violence. President Cristina Fernandez has been unable to assemble economic and social remedies with her left centered socialist government. With inflation running about 25%, the…
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This article touches critical issues in two parts. On one hand, with a war in progress, snipers lurking behind windows, practicing agriculture is not at all safe. On the other hand, with disrupted supply chains, food is no longer as plentiful and adjustments must be made. Here is the story of one family who farms their roof and has enough left over to help their neighbors. This will work outside of a war zone and…
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Mankind is a violent species. One can never tell when a dangerous situation can arise, and having a basic plan is much better than waiting to be attacked, or if attacked, waiting passively for assistance. You can help yourself, and with a little help you can learn enough to save your life. We have surveyed the web and present a few of the most interesting discussions on the subject of how to stay alive when…
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We note a remarkable story of survival where a man was run over by a boat and severly injured. He swam far enough to get help and refused to give in to his injuries. Then after long and painful recuperation he swims to raise money for persons with similar injuries.   Trent Theroux survived a horrific boating accident that temporarily paralyzed him. http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/style/2012/08/23/swimming-for-his-life-and-others/slBtscgECLECJjQVEWbubO/story.html?p1=Well_BG_Links
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We have located this very informative video that will help individuals and families gain sufficient mental posture to make rational decisions if they find themselves in a shooting incident. These events usually appear spontaneous and are unexpected by "targets", however in almost every case survivors look back and recall that they knew "something was wrong" before the attacks began. Being observant and aware at all times is a tremendous help in avoiding becoming a victim.…
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This survival story demonstrates what tragedy can happen if officials fail in their duty. This also points out the necessity for citizens to make wise choices concerning their residence and maintain active and current situational awareness. If you live in a place that has been flooded before, it will be flooded again. If you live in an area where wild fire has previously raged, it will likely do so again. There is no substitute for…
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  Rescue of a lost child is always a cause for celebration, but what can we learn from the whole experience? We have located a story that is both instructive and heartwarming, and we highly recommend this article to the reader who desires insight into human behavior and how things really work when someone is lost. We have also included some relevant thought provoking questions posted by Ken Hugely of the Hall County Georgia Search…
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We have located a remarkable account of the Tienanmen incident, that we feel important to share. We have quoted a short section, but we urge our readers to follow the link and read the long post carefully. This is instructive on several levels. Even a government bent on domination and forced conformity cannot control everyone all the time, and those who tell the truth will eventually be heard. Truth has a way of overcoming even…
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   Banda Aceh, tsunami victims (image by Darren Whiteside)  We have located an excellent reference on tsunami survival and are pleased to connect our readers with this reference. In many cases survival has depended not upon "official" plans and personnel, but on citizens being informed and using common sense in the face of known dangers. We remind our readers that planning to survive is not complicated and need not be expensive. Basic planning should involve…
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