WROL Hearsay

WROL Hearsay

Above image is a stock gas mask photo for effect. People are full of shit. I can’t tell you the number of articles, YouTube videos and podcasts where people speculate on what is going to happen in a WROL (Without Rule Of Law) situation. How people are going to barter, how there are going to be roving bands of outlaws, how the government is going to sweep in and take their stuff. How do they know? They don’t. Almost every one of them is not disaster management specialist. Few of them have even been in a collapse environment (save deployed military personal), and the majority of their information is made up.  How The Web Works So why do they do that? Well, if you don’t know how the web works, you need content. Real content is hard to come by. It takes time to research, interview, sort and then you maybe have a single article that took you a month to create. There is a reason that a newspaper has many, many people working on stories – because it takes time, money and effort to find factual information (if they are interested in this).  In the age of the web, if you have a website or channel, or podcast, you need hits – which means more and more content. And there are two ways that people get hits: Gear Reviews – especially the new and shiny stuff Contentious opinion If you talk about contentious gear, then you have hit the motherload. All I have to do is mention the Tom Brown Jr. Tracker T1 knife (ad a link for...