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by Selco

Editor’s Note: Did you ever wish you could drop everything and fly over to the Balkans to be trained in urban survival by Selco? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to pick his brain and have him beside you as you learned to deal with an SHTF scenario? Well, here’s the next best thing. Selco recently finished teaching a hardcore 5-day course in Croatia. With 6 students, they went through high-stress exercises and learned about living through an all-out disaster where danger lurks around every corner.  Selco has generously agreed to write a series for us so that we can learn from him. It’s not quite like being there, but it’s the next best thing. ~ Daisy

What to Pack for a 5-Day Urban Survival Course

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If you aren't familiar with the name, "Selco"

 

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About the Author

Selco

Selco survived the Balkan war of the 90s in a city under siege, without electricity, running water, or food distribution. In his online works, he gives an inside view of the reality of survival under the harshest conditions. He reviews what works and what doesn’t, tells you the hard lessons he learned, and shares how he prepares today. He never stopped learning about survival and preparedness since the war. Regardless what happens, chances are you will never experience extreme situations like Selco did. But you have the chance to learn from him and how he faced death for months. Real survival is not romantic or idealistic. It is brutal, hard and unfair. Let Selco take you into that world. Read more of Selco's articles here: https://shtfschool.com/blog/ And take advantage of a deep and profound insight into his knowledge and advice by signing up for the outstanding and unrivaled online course. More details here: https://shtfschool.com/survival-boot-camp/

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Here is the link over at The Organic Prepper:

https://www.theorganicprepper.com/the-gear-selco-recommends-for-his-urban-survival-course/

 

Looks interesting and has clear pics.  I'm not "urban" by any definition.....but some days I'm "in town".  I'm going to take a look. 

 

MtRider  :pc_coffee:

 

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Here is another article by Selco.....  :hidingsmile:

 

Best Quote: 

"It is important to understand that sooner or later you’ll be forced to go out, and in urban settings that means you meet other people.

The point of prepping is to postpone that moment (by having a lot of resources in your home) until you figure out what is going on outside."

 

https://www.theorganicprepper.com/selco-defend-your-home-shtf/

 

MtRider  :pc_coffee:     

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I've been following Selco's articles for years.  [read his bio at bottom]  This is a good one.... About medical needs in a post-hooeyhitsfan situation.  
 
Tho he doesn't know how VERY good the natural medicines can be if someone is VERY experienced and has access to a full natural pharmacopia.  In such cases, natural ways can avoid nasty things that the Western medical model has created.  It's not always "second best". 
 
However he is correct in that some things [fast moving cancers, bad infections, surgical repairs of injuries, etc] are FAR better off with Western medicine.  AND his point is well taken that other factors such as nutritional starvation, immediate secuity, etc can combine to make the situation quite different...and the outcome less sure. 
 
 
 
Organic Prepper has his articles and so does SHTFplan.com
 
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Another HUGE point Selco makes is to start with basics...things you CAN control like hygiene.  This is something that some folks don't even bother with now.....when soap and clean-hot-running water are immediately available.  Think of how difficult hygiene will be in a post-hooey.  Many degrees harder than when we go camping.

 

DH works with a woman who sliced her finger with a knife in her kitchen.  At their work, they deal with handling money.  Our currency is one of the most germ-filled items so DH is always washing his hands and being careful.  He's always sanitizing around the place.  Well, apparently she didn't....or she didn't clean the cut well enough initially.  The deep cut has now turned into a bone infection.  That's serious and will now require strong antibiotics and possible surgery to scrape out the infection.  :o 

 

Think of this scenario in a post-hooey.  Someone could easily DIE from a cut finger.......   Make sure we have supplies for sanitation...including several ways to get clean water.  AND MAKE SURE OUR HABITS ARE IN PLACE for very very meticulous hygiene.  We've grown complacent about having the ER and Western Medical surgery handy. 

 

MtRider  :fever:  :dishes:

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Good point! I've heard of that sort of thing happening too. Super Bugs and MRSA are far too common. My cousins husband could have lost his arm a few years back from MRSA that he got while in the hospital. It was horrible. He was on IV drugs for almost a month with a visiting nurse coming to their house every day to monitor him. The illness was bad but was compounded by the real possibility of losing his entire arm. 

 

I don't like vaccines and don't really recommend them but one vaccine I do keep up to date on is the tetanus shot. It's good for 10 years. Tetanus, AKA Lock Jaw, is a horrible way to die. It not only affects the jaw but other muscles as well. They are very painful and life threatening muscle spasms.

 

I remember reading about a little Amish boy who was doing chores in the barn and somehow cut himself. Either nail or pitchfork...can't remember. The poor little guy suffered with muscle contractions all through his body. They nearly lost him. They said he will never really return to normal. All from just a small wound.

 

I would never tell anyone how to handle their medical affairs but for ME 1 shot every 10 years makes me feel better. That little boy suffered so much... :sad-smiley-012:

 

https://www.healthline.com/health/tetanus

 

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When I pushed a young goat back by shoving on her head, I accidentally gave myself a deep, dirty puncture wound at the base of my thumb.  :cheeky-smiley-067: Dumb.  But the next thing I did was get into the ER for a professional cleaning.  They didn't even ASK before giving me a tetanus shot.  On that one, I agree.

 

Young goat's new horns are so sharp! 

 

MtRider  ....wonder how long that's been?  :scratchhead: Not 10 yrs yet....mebbe 5?

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I get my shot on a year that ends in zero. 2000, 2010.  2020 will be my next one. Only way I can remember.

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Selco article -

SELCO: “The media manipulated people, bombarding us with fear and hate” during the Balkan Wars. Sound familiar?

 

6/26/2018

https://www.theorganicprepper.com/media-fear-hate/

 

 

Not about preparing physically....but mentally/emotionally.  A warning to be as discerning as possible.

MtRider :pc_coffee:

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Another SELCO article:

 

https://www.theorganicprepper.com/selco-these-are-the-signs-the-shtf-is-happening-for-real/

 

Anyone else have "trigger points" that your family would use to say..."yes, it's time to do things differently"?  Or maybe we already are doing some things differently?  Having Trigger Points already put down on paper, so to speak, is one way to combat Normalcy Bias.....just sayin'.  :shrug:

 

MtRider  :tinfoilhatsmile:

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I am already doing things a bit differently. Don’t want to set off anything here so I won’t go into why. Suffice it to say that in my view the new normal is abnormal and I see potential for bad stuff ahead. There are reasons why I came back to this site. I was glad to be somewhat prepared for the Great Recession. I had a sense of impending catastrophe prior to that, which is what originally brought me here. Now I am rebuilding and fortifying with a sense of urgency again. I sure as heck hope that my Spidey Sense is wrong this time. But I want to be READY.

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I moved.  This is where I've always needed to be.  I just didn't know it until I got here.

But it will be two years before I can have a substantial harvest.

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I'm thinking the same thing Ambergris. Except I'm 1-2 years behind you.

 

I've got a cheapy software home and yard planner guide that I want to try to work with so I can figure out a planting grid before I start digging and hopefully not make as many costly mistakes.

 

I miss my MIL. She and I were on the same page and she wasn't afraid to forge ahead and get things done that needed doing. She really kept me alert. She was a young girl during the depression and really knew how to make due. It wasn't always pretty but she always tried. I learned so much from her during the Carter years in the late 70's.

 

No one else in my family cares. Why bother. It's all right there in the grocery store. If Wal-Mart don't have it...you don't need it.  :sigh:

 

Why bother with canning and preserving food and doing all of that work when you could be doing...nothing.

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So glad Ambergris and Jeepers are in/almost in their new places.  Location, location, location! 

 

:sigh:  Soooo.....apparently God thinks THIS is our location......right now anyway.  :shrug:  

 

MtRider  :pray:

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I am glad @Ambergris and @Jeepers are getting moved also. 

 

Our last move was VERY GOOD for us. It is a good feeling to be where you feel you are supposed to be.

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This article is similar but this isn't Selco.  This is Jose in Venezuela......

 

It's a bit scattered, in my opinion.  But see if there is something to take away from this person's experience....beyond thankfulness we don't live in Venezuela right now.  :(

 

https://www.theorganicprepper.com/venezuelan-prepper/

 

MtRider  :reading:

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