Planning For Survival When The SHTF (Revisited)

Posted: November 19, 2012 in Survival
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When a SHTF scenario occurs; it is of paramount importance that you have planned accordingly, beforehand, how to deal with the circumstances that such an event will trigger.  The following are some things that you need to consider before a SHTF scenario occurs.

  • There will not be enough resources or emergency personnel to look after everyone.  You will be responsible for your own survival so do not expect rescue.  It will be an added bonus if rescue occurs but do not count on it.
  • Have a safe, secure, defendable location available to you.
  • Keep a low profile.  Avoid main roads if you must travel.
  • Authority figures are not to be trusted.  In a panic scenario society’s rules are quickly forgotten and some of those who would normally protect you, in a civilized time and place, can no longer be relied upon to do so.  Some military and police may devolve into rogue units so it is best to avoid them.
  • Avoid survivor camps at all costs.  Once inside you will likely not be permitted to leave; and any weapons, food or supplies you have with you will be confiscated.
  • Expect martial law to be declared and expect that attempts will be made to confiscate any supplies you have set aside for your survival.  Keep a low profile when it comes to your state of preparedness.
  • Crime will escalate to extremely high levels.  Be prepared to deal with it in an effective manner.
  • The preps you have may be all that is available for some time; so food, water, medicine, guns, ammo, cash on hand, etc., that you have stocked; will be all you might have immediate access to.

  1. conelrad says:

    These are all very good points to remember. I would add 1 more- Have a way to keep up to date on current events, perhaps one that is not able to be controlled, like a ham radio.

  2. conelrad says:

    Reblogged this on Contra and commented:
    I think the points brought up in this blog should be kept in mind when /while prepping-conelrad

  3. thatoldschoolgirl says:

    I don’t think most people will/can believe how bad it could get.

    • rmactsc says:

      I think that is starting to change with all the recent storms and all the popularity of fictional books and television shows on prepping and the apocalypse. People are thinking about it more and perhaps planning better.

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