Anthropology, Survival, and Emergency Preparation

It has been a warm autumn, but winter is coming, and with it storms and extreme cold. Summer heat waves will follow. As we saw with Hurricane Katrina and Super Storm Sandy, electric and water services will fail, supermarket shelves will be stripped bare, and disaster-relief services will be overwhelmed. Nowadays, when something goes wrong, it affects many people in the same way, at the same time, and in the same place.

A growing number of “Survivalists” and “Preppers” plan for such disasters, but never before in history have so few people known basic survival skills…

See the rest of the article at the Huffington Post Blog.

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