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I am Selco and I am from the Balkan region, and as some of you may know it was hell here from 92-95, anyway, for 1 whole year I lived and survived in a city WITHOUT: electricity, fuel, running water, food distribution, without any kind of organized law or government. The city was surrounded for 1 year and it actually was a real SHTF situation. Our allies were our enemies from one day to the next. Today I’m prepared and share my experience on this blog.

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From time to time there is need for all of us to sit down  and kinda look back to events that we lived trough and then to look in forward (in future) in order to try to see what is coming.

There is interesting things with important historical events -they mostly were not reckognized as „important historical events“ in that moment from average folks.

Or in other words for most of the folks it is not easy to reckognize events that are actually life changing, events that chanege or destroys societies, nations…

As a  continuation of previous post (Full circle) we should all try to reckognize what is going around us, and what is going with us personally in the light of prepping and survival.


Knowledge is out there?


Preppersphere 10 years ago was mostly whole bunch of pages where people discussed ridiculous topics about imagined survival scenarios that never happened or will not happen-because they ridiculous.

It was something as i see it mostly for fun, places on line where people mostly came to join endless discussion about bug out bag or which caliber is better.

There were good pages and people with knowledge yes, but those were minority.

Preppersphere was big shiny place where you could read thousands of pages, see thousands of videos and advices of survival and buy bunch of physical items that will „save your life once when SHTF“.

Most of those were junk, and industry of money making with exception of few nuggets.

Few years ago things started to change, and continue to change to this day, thanks to pandemic, war, horrible economic situation and similar.

I would like to say things went to better, but it is not truth.

Many in preppersphere dissapered simply because they face reality and suddenly realized stuff that they write record or teach are non sense-reality show them that.

Minority of those who have idea and knew whats going on and knew how they can help have other problems-they jump in the „area“ where they talk, write or did thinks that system did not like, so they suddenly having problem with being labeled from system as a layers, people who spread misinformation or false news…they were into cancelling.

So, we  are coming to the moment when if you are big enough, and have enough followers in survival world and if you want to talk free and discuss things at your wish you are risking to be cancelled, which in essence means you are not gonna be big enough, and at the end you are going to dissapere from online world.

I have seen close friends in preppersphere being stripped from income just becasue they said (wrote) things freely-as they want to wrote, that was their everyday job and they were just one day labeled as a troublemakers.

As a result, we might be in situation where if you want to be big, and have enough followers, and have good and strong „voice“ that is gonna be heard far in survival world you actually need to play by numbers, and some of those numbers are absolutely agains basics of survival.

There is statement that today is much easier to find correct information then let s say 25 years ago, simply because with few clicks you can find it.

On the other side, and it is paradox, as years passing by it is going to be harder and harder to find right information simply because there is too many information, and those information with „biggest headlines“ and flashing letters that you find after only 2 clicks are pages of people who are playing by numbers.

And remember, thoise who play by numbers can not always speak (write) freely.

Finding information is not problem, finding correct and true information is.

And let s face it, we are living in the world where everyone is „hooked“ on fast information, everyone wants to know immediatelly what is going on about something or some event that is interested in, of course those informations are there-just few clicks away, with big and flashy letters remember.

I am not talking about conspiracy theory here, i am talking about forming the „truth“ trough the carefully planned opression, not only in online world.

So…is knowledge still out there?

Yes, you just have to dig more for it, which is sad, because as time go on right information will be harder to find, and it should be opposite with all technical improvments.

Personaly i want to stay „small“ and invisible for big radar, i want to have ability to curse, swear, or simply to write things way i want to write.



For all of us, those who provide and those who seek survival/prepping information perspective is not really bright.

We are all more and more in danger of getting labeled as a „troublemakers“ simply because preppers and survivalists are (or should be) by nature people who look for truth and independence.

People who look for truth and independence,that sounds nice and cool, but stop for the moment and see where, in what direction whole world is going.

We are going in direction where we are gonna be told which truth is true, and independence (being independent) is not something that system knows to work with.

DEPENDENCE is what is desired from system, so you can play by their numbers.

So, again and again, stay sharp, stay silent, be smart.

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4 Responses

  1. Dear Selco
    I fully identify with this whole article. In my own experience I see this more and more. Where I used to have lists and lists of prep new sites it has basically been narrowed down to 5 where I feel I can get “truth.”
    All the rest having completely disappeared or you have to dig to re-find them again!

    I feel for the public at large because they will be left blind-sided and wondering what happened, and they will suffer mentally and have numerous breakdowns trying to survive.

    Some will adapt but at high consequence while others simply won’t make it.

    Thanks for this wonderful article and I am signing up for your email posts!

    Always ready,

  2. I was always annoyed that more people have not sought you out but then you make a major point about keeping a low profile, I just can’t believe in this age of search engines and other such more people have not found you. I guess most of them were looking to role play the Walking Dead. I never fell for that I was looking for someone who had the real experience of being thrown back into the Stone Age without power, water, heat and all that stuff and guess what? Only you were the only one who has and has been willing to tell us the Good, The Bad and The Horribly Ugly about the experience. Because of this I do know one thing, this is not a game but a matter of life and death and I plan as such. Now though people are getting the idea that it is a very grim serious hobby to be prepared if “hobby” could ever be the right word for such. Thank you for being here in spite of the risk to yourself, your writings and recordings about your experiences are absolutely invaluable. Just one think I want to ask, I wish you would elaborate more about what kind of qualities the lone wolf preppers you knew about that were able to survive those times, I get the impression you considered them weirdos could you give more details? It could be important for those of us that cannot find community of people to prep with at the moment.

  3. You are 100% correct. World is now all about compliance, obedience, mass formation psychosis. Be aware that not everything is as it seems, and many things are spiritual, not physical. If aliens appear and say, lets work together to fix your world, be very very wary. Aliens are not from other planet, they are from othr dimension. Other spiritual plane. Have something you are willing to die for and let not the focus always be survival only, but also integrity of the soul. What will it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Fear not him who can kill your body, but after that has nothing more he can do. Fear God who is the judge of all, repent of sins as we all must, pray and ask God for wisdom and guidance, and He will give without reproach. “Whether you turn to the left or to the right, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, this is the way, walk in it.” I pray for us all that we will see the truth and the truth will set us free. Nothing they say to us nowadays is truth, Maybe this is the best attitude. If someone on a TV says something, probably all lies 🙂

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