What I didn’t realize at the moment was just how easy the solution really is.
The fundamentals are truly simple, however if you don’t take the time to learn those fundamentals you’ll be in massive trouble when the stuff hits the fan.
Without wasting a second, the very next day we met and we started a type of “survival training” at the camp he personally trained at.
As the training began I swore to myself I wouldn’t go back home without the proper skills to survive The Strike.
After countless hours and dozens of techniques, I found what I was looking for.
The key to protecting my family came to me naturally.
Rick had been doing this, literally, all of his life...so I ended up asking him to slow down and really explain step by step on several occasions.
I told him to pretend he was demonstrating to a 10 year old.
The simple fact is, when it comes to actually learning how to survive, I was like a 10 year old.
I knew the history and understood the background.
But building a homemade portable solar array is a different kettle of fish altogether!
Heck, I didn’t even know how to properly nail two pieces of wood together. Rick had the patience of a saint, as he started, literally, from scratch and taught me everything I would need to know to protect my family in any emergency.
That doesn’t mean we didn’t have the occasional argument.
We had some real verbal “donnybrooks,” mainly because of me being stubborn. I really needed things laid out step by step, even if the step seemed obvious to Rick.
In the end, after several weeks, we finally compiled all of the simplest techniques, even I can understand. Brilliant as they were, they could come in handy for anyone, anywhere.
We only used “junk” lying around his training camp that I never thought could be of such use.
Of course we could have purchased everything new, it wouldn’t have cost more than 50 bucks at Home Depot. However, I’m sure anyone could also find them around their house for free, if they weren’t in a rush.