These last few weeks I’ve been avoiding the news and trying to focus on other areas of interest to me. It seems like I go through periods where I read all the doom I can get my hands on, but after awhile it just wears me down. The other night my dad and I were camping out in my tipi and he said, “I’ve been watching this show called ‘Doomsday Preppers.’ Man, those guys run around with machine guns and are crazy.” Ugh. I couldn’t even bring myself to defend the movement.
When I get like this it’s time to take a break from the doom and gloom and get into other areas of prepping I enjoy: gear reviews, wilderness stuff, gardening, basically anything that has to do with the great outdoors.
Prepping by its very nature can be depressing if you’re not doing it with the right mindset and I need an attitude adjustment. Part of it is just the stress of family life, working, and trying to write for SHTFblog and various other projects that keep me in over my head. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going to bail out here… I just need to take a break from the doom for a week or two.
Things To Come
That’s why in the coming weeks you’ll see a few more gear posts and other related wilderness survival stuff than average.
I just bought a new knife – the Cold Steel SRK – and have been evaluating it. I won’t say too much about it here, but I’m thinking I’ve found a contender for my beloved Ka-Bar Campanion. Stand by for more in that area.
Also, after reading about it I finally made the Cold Steel Bushman into a spear and spent some time throwing it around. I don’t know if I’d ever want to do any hunting with it, but it sure is fun. If I have the time I’ll make a quick video and put it out there for your viewing amusement. (I could barely hit a big old dead pine tree in back of the house with the thing!)
Another post I might get around to is about shooting bare-bow. I was (and am) a big fan of compound bows, but last summer I thought it would be interesting to start shooting bare-bow again. My dad has a couple of wood and fiberglass bows, so I borrowed one and did a little shooting with it last season. After shooting for a half hour I was surprised at how nice it felt to shoot like that.
Now, instead of me doing all the work why don’t you tell me what you’d like to see written about? I know there are new readers all the time, so what would you like to see? A primer on making a fire? Or maybe watch Ol’ Jarhead Survivor go through the trials and tribulations of putting in his garden? Maybe something on staying fit?
Have you ever suffered from prepper burnout?
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