After the Collapse – How Will We Pick Up the Pieces? – Part 1

After the collapse–such as after major economic turmoil–how will we pick up the pieces? Vance Lindstrom deals with that in his book Rebuilding a Village.

I bring this book to your attention because, this week on DestinySurvival Radio, I’m replaying the first of two conversations I had with Vance Lindstrom. Now seemed like an appropriate time to bring it out of the archives for you. (The llink for our second conversation is below.)

Our economy is so fragile that a significant disaster–something with the magnitude of Hurricane Katrina or greater–could be the tipping point. It could set a collapse in motion that would only take weeks or even days.

If our society comes unraveled, Key institutions could fail. Whether we have a slow decline or rapid meltdown, think of all the things we take for granted every day which will be adversely affected.

It won’t just be your home and family. It will be things like banks, markets, medical systems, law enforcement, schools and churches. What will it take to recreate a civilized society?

It seems to me that I’ve been hearing more about the need for community than ever. And it’s been coming from far flung sources who probably wouldn’t agree on much else. Have you noticed this, too?

As important as community is, do we understand what it is and how to make it work? It’s time we got it figured out and start taking action accordingly.

Hear my conversation with Vance Lindstrom by listening to DestinySurvival Radio for July 9, 2015. (Right click to download.) You can get a copy of Rebuilding a Village by clicking on its title wherever you see it linked in this post. A new window will open to the page where it’s featured, and you can order from there.

Incidentally, I reviewed this book here. Posts about my original DestinySurvival Radio visits with Vance Lindstrom are here and here.

Click here for Part 2.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.