Welcome to Survival by Blackstar. I hope you will find benefits from reading the items here. The idea of survival and self sufficiency has been with me since the first oil embargo back in the 1970's. (I was a charter member/subscriber of the ORIGINAL Mother Earth News as done by John Shuttleworth.) While I am a lover of the ideals of peace and prosperity for all, I don't see a lot of it happening for most people including myself. So while I try to live in peace I am prepared for much worse. Over time I will post articles and opinions here that should aid both beginners and old timers alike in their own personal preparations for the unthinkable things we should all be thinking about.