Surviving in the Modern World means a lot of different things. These might include:

  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Financial strength/freedom
  • Modern urban and wilderness survival
  • Prepping (food storage, bug out bags, and other things on hand just in case the proverbial ‘shit hits the fan’)
  • Living a sustainable lifestyle
  • Social skills and adaptability

Most of all, though, it means being as self-reliant and adaptable as possible. No matter what happens, you should be able to roll with the punches and come out alive, and hopefully stronger.

The person behind this site:

My name is Jackie Dana. I created this site because, as much as I love my urban lifestyle as much as anyone else, I realize that Americans live a very spoiled, resource-intensive way of life and have difficulties going without any of their comforts. Given the way things are going economically (not to mention recent natural disasters and the Tea Party, which are probably more alike than not), there may come a time in the not so distant future when our livestyles will have to change. I’d like to be the kind of person who can make it through these changes mostly unscathed, and maybe even come out ahead somehow. The only way to do that, it seems, is to start making changes now, and learn skills that, while maybe not always directly applicable, will give me the mental and physical tools that will allow me to adapt and go with the flow.



Unless otherwise noted, all opinions expressed here are my own. Products and advertising displayed on this website, and any sales that result, help support the operating costs to maintain the site.