Hiding in Trees: Mokuton-Jutsu 木遁之術 and Surveillance

This composition of exercises is not to be construed as representative of historical ninjutsu, but rather is informed by ninjutsu principles and concepts considered to be of use in cultivating preparedness skills and 'neo-ninjutsu' practices. Materials that influenced these exercises include: The Bansenshukai (1676) The Gunpo Joyoshu (1560?) The Shoninki (1681) For a better explanation … Continue reading Hiding in Trees: Mokuton-Jutsu 木遁之術 and Surveillance

Covert Fire: Indoor Technique (Grid-Down Preparedness & Ninjutsu Principles)

Should you ever be without electrical power for a prolonged period, you will need a method of cooking food and sterilizing water without attracting hordes of desperate people looking to plunder your supplies. A covert fire is needed... a fire that is indoors, but smokeless with a fuel that combusts into non-toxic byproducts. With this … Continue reading Covert Fire: Indoor Technique (Grid-Down Preparedness & Ninjutsu Principles)

Ninjutsu Firecraft: What the History of Shinobi Firecraft Can Teach Us

You won't know how important fire-craft skills are until you are smack in the midst of an emergency situation that demands a quick fire. With knowledge of the many viable uses for fire, especially those for an emergency, one would feel compelled to at least carry around a lighter on a day by day basis. … Continue reading Ninjutsu Firecraft: What the History of Shinobi Firecraft Can Teach Us

Treating Infections w/ Fish Antibiotics: Personal Experience – Crucial Preparedness Item

There are plenty videos you can watch on YouTube with people touting the effectiveness or dangers of using Fish antibiotics to treat infections. Most of them offer theory and have not themselves used Fish antibiotics to treat a serious infection. Well, I have a personal experience to share that might affirm to you that using … Continue reading Treating Infections w/ Fish Antibiotics: Personal Experience – Crucial Preparedness Item

The Samurai: How Preparedness and the Martial Way Breathes Life into Ninjutsu

By studying the collected scrolls of the Natori-Ryu, it is certain that one will glean an impression as to just how difficult life was for a samurai dwelling in pre-Edo Japan. The samurai school of war, acclaimed as the establishment of a known shinobi master (Natori Masazumi), gives the anthropologist and layman alike a detailed … Continue reading The Samurai: How Preparedness and the Martial Way Breathes Life into Ninjutsu

The Future is Bleak

I know you may prefer to look to the future with optimism...but I am sorry, the future is not promising any prosperity to you. The world is dying. The subjects of ecological collapse, resource depletion, and general economic declivities are not typical of your casual dinner conversations. But if you love your friends and family, … Continue reading The Future is Bleak

You Think Our Technological “Progress” Hasn’t Disturbed the Earth’s Species?

Ok. So I am going to rant a bit about the issue of environmental collapse as it relates to the human presence on this Earth. When I look to history, and apprehend that NEVER has there existed a species which has so transformed the terrain of the planet in such a relatively minuscule period of … Continue reading You Think Our Technological “Progress” Hasn’t Disturbed the Earth’s Species?

A Reflection on ‘Preparedness’: Why it is Important

Is preparedness important to me? Short answer: Yes Long answer: I live on a planet with billions of other people who have their own interest in keeping themselves and their kin alive by whatever means is necessary. They live in countries, which are defined by their culture which in turn defines their legal frameworks and … Continue reading A Reflection on ‘Preparedness’: Why it is Important

Doomsday Clock Now “2 Minutes to Midnight”: Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Revise Timeline

From the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists which provides annual updates on revisions to the ominously titled "Doomsday Clock", a notice has been given for the year 2018 that the clock is now "2 minutes to midnight". What is the Doomsday Clock? Quoting Bulletin of Atomic Scientists editor, John Mecklin, the "Doomsday Clock" uses "the imagery of … Continue reading Doomsday Clock Now “2 Minutes to Midnight”: Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Revise Timeline