Hmm… truly a First World issue (“When zombies attack, Big Sur survivalist Tyson Curtis will be ready,” May 9-15). People in countries with real struggles don’t get to play “homeless.” God forbid we need to start a draft again in America. We’d be in big trouble, unless we’re at war with zombies and video game villains. - Trixietime | via Web
While we all admire resourcefulness, Tyson Curtis’s survivalism for the sake of warding off zombies is, at best, silly. If his goal is really sustainability, then he should realize (and care) that what he is doing is environmentally destructive. Living off the grid and collecting where certain species are overly abundant is OK, but doesn’t he realize that he is exploiting and depleting natural resources? Killing wild native birds (except game) is never justified unless your life is truly threatened (i.e., starving with nothing else available, or being attacked). The fact that Curtis calls environmental laws “interpretive” indicates to me that this “adventure” of his is all about his ego and nothing to do with sustainability, the environment or any concern for the world. I only hope that the free press the Weekly gave him and his blog do not cause a bunch of imitators.
P.S. We have Scrub Jays and Steller Jays here, but there are no Blue Jays in the western U.S. The fact that Mr. Curtis doesn’t even know what species of wild bird he is heartlessly killing for two bites of meat does him no service! - Celia Bosworth | Pacific Grove
I’m thinking it must have been a slow news week for the Weekly to write the article on Tyson Curtis. I found it outrageous that this apparently bored, rich, Big Sur kid was being glorified for killing animals. Pretending he’s living in post-apocalyptic America. Geez, give me a break. - Lulu Huffman | Pebble Beach