In order to survive a disaster, there are some key components that must be put into place.

  • You must have the right gear and equipment.
  • You must have the proper skills and training.
  • You must have stamina and ingenuity.
  • You must have confidence and a positive mindset.
  • You must avoid having a defeatist, victim’s mentality.
  • You must use good judgement and be resourceful.
  • You must be flexible enough to adapt to changing circumstances.
  • You must realistically know your strengths and weaknesses.
  • You must have a workable survival plan.
  • You must have water, food, shelter, medicine, firearms, ammunition, knives and survival skills.
  • You must maintain situational awareness.
  • You must be careful whom you trust.
  • You must have fortitude and perseverance. 

You can get a free preview of my first three post apocalyptic fiction books by clicking on the book cover images to the left of this blog post, on my blog page, which will take you to the website. Then you can click on the look inside option which will give you a free preview.  If my survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution.

  1. conelrad says:

    Reblogged this on Contra and commented:
    Read it, Know it, Live it.

    • rmactsc says:

      Thank you for the reblog. As a society I think people in general need to develop more skills in the areas of self reliance and dealing with the real possibilities of SHTF scenarios.

      • Holli says:

        You can say that again! I’ve had conversations with people that went like this:
        Me: what happens if you run out of food?
        Them: I go shopping.
        Me: what if there is no food on the grocery store shelves?
        Them: that would never happen.
        Me: /facepalm/

      • rmactsc says:

        And yet those same people vote for our elected officials based on anything but the issues. Double face palm 🙂

    • rmactsc says:

      Thank you. Much appreciated.

  2. Very true. Some other things that help are imagination, and creativity. Together, those can not only bring up the questions of (What If? What Now? What Then?), but also provide solutions to work around circumstances should they arise. And while skills and training are a definite, the creative side of the mind will always be trying to find more effective, easier, and practical solutions. There was a short story they made us read as kids “To Build a Fire” by Jack London the moral of the story was the guy froze to death and died because he had no imagination and didn’t play the “what if” game. It’s worth reading if you haven’t or don’t remember reading it in high school. Not very long maybe 6-10 pages if that. But it reminds us that even when we think we know it all, imagination, common sense, and creativity will always play an important role in our every day lives, or deaths.

    • rmactsc says:

      Those are excellent points. One of the best survival training exercises I know is to visualize what you would do if specific disaster scenarios occurred. By replaying over and over in your mind how you would handle specific scenarios; it gives you a tremendous edge should the real thing ever occur. Creativity, imagination and common sense are essential components that survivors need.

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