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Post Collapse Survival covers a lot of ground…

Figuring to live-through “contact” in a tactical context is perhaps ambitious. The tactical aspect of this suggests a planned confrontation or ambush. If you live somewhere this is likely to be of concern, why not move? Survivalism as a concept was pioneered by Kurt Saxon, Mel Tappan, Bruce Clayton and even Jeff Cooper. Tappan moved to Rogue River OR to be out of the line of fire. At time, that area was low population, full of old-time Oregonians, and expected to be out of fall0ut patterns. It fit the parameters for best likelihood for self-sufficient life without fallout exposure and being large distance from major population areas.

Perhaps there is a place for the ghillie-suited sniper to clean-house in the aftermath? Maybe for a squad of tough-minded men to eliminate two-legged vermin that plague their home area? Not like you need a manual for tactical study to accomplish this.

My idea of a manual for Post-Collapse Survival is a collection of the first 100 issues of The Mother Earth News, or Carla Emory’s Encyclopedia For Country Living. Maybe with a copy of Esther Dickey’s Passport For Survival and a Formulary and couple of cookbooks thrown in. Maybe Kurt Saxon’s Grandpa’s Chemistry book to go with the formulary…

Another manual that would be tactically valuable, or maybe strategic is the better term is a Kent’s Repertory and Materia Medica to go with an in-depth Homeopathic resource.

Good tactics to assure self-sufficient living involve learning skills to enable fabrication of materials to meet your needs from what is accessible. Last thing I want to have to engage in is “contact” with weapons, but having weapons and knowing how to use them enables one to make their own way…