There are three kinds of people in the world today.  Those who are predators, those who are prey and those who refuse to be either.  In order to survive in today’s world or any type of post apocalyptic world of the future you must inwardly develop a warrior spirit; a mindset that says I refuse to be a victim.  Everyone must fight for something at some point in their lives and it is imperative that when these encounters take place, that you emerge victorious.

Nobody can tell you what your threat will look like; but when a threat attacks, you must be prepared physically, mentally and emotionally to defend yourself.  If something looks wrong or feels wrong then it is wrong.  Don’t ignore that inner sixth sense that warns you of impending danger.  Remember the rule of three M’s. 1 – Maximize your distance to the threat.  2 – Minimize yourself as a target.  3 – Muzzle always between you and the threat.

Survival is a combination of skills, mindset and gear.  Make sure you train regularly to keep your survival skills sharp.  Keep the proper positive, confident mindset and keep any gear which will keep you alive nearby.  Also make sure you are fully competent with each piece of gear. 

In a survival situation there are no re-do’s.  You only get one chance to do it right and survive the first time.  Take the time to train and plan accordingly.  After all it’s your life; make sure you keep it by doing what is necessary to stay alive.

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When it comes to disaster and survival situations, there are some common sense survival things that everyone should know.

  • Survival requires proper planning and good gear.
  • Food, water, guns, ammo and other necessary survival gear should be already stocked before a survival situation occurs.
  • Avoid dehydration and starvation at all costs.
  • Have a secure, well stocked, defendable location available.
  • Firearms and knives for defensive purposes are essential.
  • Avoid strange, dangerous areas and strange, dangerous people.
  • Crowds can quickly turn violent and can get you killed.
  • Light and noise discipline when appropriate is essential.
  • People will fight over scant resources.
  • Thugs will try and take what you have.
  • Martial law is always bad.
  • People who thought you were nuts for prepping when times were good will start showing up on  your doorstep when times are bad. 
  • Never show weakness.
  • You must rely on yourself.
  • A welfare mentality will get you killed.
  • Trust your sixth sense.  If something seems wrong then it is wrong.
  • Bad guys with guns should be avoided.  If you cannot avoid them then you need to be better armed then they are.

You can take a look at some of my apocalyptic, zombie, or horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page by clicking on the book cover images.  If they interest you then I hope you will consider purchasing a copy.

Most attacks are perpetrated by one or more individuals using diversions.  Learn to respect your intuition and listen to it.  You need to defend your home like a castle.  Make sure your doors and windows are locked and that your garage doors are secure.  Never open your door to strangers as violent criminals often pose as someone they are not in order to gain access to your home.

Keep a fully charged cell phone and a firearm that you are proficient with handy.  Avoid walking in unlit areas and stay away from thick shrubbery near trails and paths.  When rounding blind corners stay at least 10 feet away from buildings and parked cars.  Never walk with headphones or earbuds on as it significantly diminishes your situational awareness.

Vary your times and routes as predators often rely on a potential victims consistent patterns.  Keep your car doors locked.  Always park in well lit areas and make sure you carefully scan any parking area before parking and again before exiting your car.  If you’re driving home and suspect you are being followed, verify by making a series of left and right turns around a given area.  If the vehicle is still behind you do not under any circumstances lead them to your home.

Avoid driving through bad parts of town.  When stopped at a traffic light or other delays, if you cannot see the tires of the vehicle in front of you then you are too close to that vehicle.  Leave enough space between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you so you can manuever your car if danger approaches. 

An attacker is capable of anything so do not allow people to encroach into your personal space.  Never allow yourself to be cornered or boxed in.  Never allow yourself to be restrained or forcibly moved from one location to another.  Use visualization techniques to mentally practice what you would do in the event of an ambush, carjacking, attempted mugging, home invasion, etc.

Pleading for mercy may actually encourage an attacker to be more vicious.  Don’t second guess yourself.  If something feels wrong, listen to your instincts.

You can take a look at some of my apocalyptic, zombie, or horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page by clicking on the book cover images.  If they interest you then I hope you will consider purchasing a copy.

In any long term survival situation you will find that some people will behave irrationally and may try to take advantage of these chaotic situations.  Expect these people to commit criminal acts; so be prepared to defend yourself and your family.  All of these people will want something from you and many of them will do nothing to prepare; but will still feel they are owed something.  Just because a disaster has ocurred does not mean the attitude of these people will change.

Do not allow strangers to latch onto you.  They can prove to be very dangerous.  Your goal is to prepare to ensure your family’s survival; not the survival of every stranger that passes by.  You must be prepared to defend yourself and your family from those who would try and harm you and steal your food, water, guns, ammo and other survival supplies.  If strangers had the chance to prepare and chose not to, it is not your responsibility to provide for them.

Your survival skills and your supplies will not be able to save everyone but they can help save the people who matter to you the most.  You must learn to trust your instincts and stay alert, avoid becoming predictable, be observant, familiarize yourself with your surroundings, learn to move quietly in all environments and avoid large groups of people.  In any survival situation your attitude is everything.

You can take a look at some of my apocalyptic, zombie, or horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page by clicking on the book cover images.  If they interest you then I hope you will consider purchasing a copy.

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Safety and security are important considerations when going about your day to day activities.  It begins with having a proper mindset and exhibiting confidence in your movements and actions.  You must maintain situational awareness which is knowing and anticipating what is going on around you.  If something feels wrong or dangerous then that is your bodies way of telling you to “watch out, there is danger here.”

Criminals look for people they perceive as being easy victims; so you must appear to be a hard target. Most criminals will avoid anyone they sense will put up a struggle or will fight back and cause them injury.  Here are some real world tips to help you stay safe and secure.

  • Avoid using out of the way ATM’s.
  • Stay away from poorly lit places.
  • Lock up your home properly.
  • Thoroughly scan parking lots before parking and keep your doors locked.
  • If someone is loitering consider them as up to no good and avoid them.
  • Do not take shortcuts between rows of parked cars and never walk next to a van.
  • Tunnels, alleys, bridges, and paths by rivers are all potential choke points which means only one way in and one way out, which makes it perfect for assailants to await ambush opportunities.
  • Don’t walk or jog through parks and wooded paths alone.
  • Stay out of known high crime areas.

You can take a look at some of my apocalyptic, zombie, or horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page by clicking on the book cover images.  If they interest you then I hope you will consider purchasing a copy.

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A good quality revolver is an essential piece of survival gear which can be used in survival situations where a semi automatic handgun might not be the best option.  My choice for best survival revolver goes to the Ruger GP 100, chambered in 357/38, in stainless steel, with a 4 inch barrel, fixed sights, and a combination wood and rubber handgrip.

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