Archive for March, 2013

Life is meant to be lived and enjoyed to the fullest.  You should live the way you want, work at something you enjoy doing, reside where you want and get as much satisfaction from life as possible.  Along with that however, it is also prudent to be prepared for situations in life where things are contra to your best interests.  Disasters such as social unrest, war, famine, societal collapse, escalations in violent crime, etc., are just some of the things that in this day and age are of concern to many.  So, along with enjoying the good times, it is also important to prepare for the bad times.

The following are the things I consider the most important for preparing for your own survival.

  • There is no such thing as having too much canned food or water set aside.  If disaster strikes, grocery stores may not be available to supplement your needs.  You must maintain a minimum of 3 months worth of food and water per person.
  • Yes, yes, yes you must have a sufficient amount of guns and ammunition and be well versed in their use.  You may have sufficient quantities of emergency supplies, but if others try and forcibly take them, you must be able to hold onto what you have.
  • People can and will panic during disasters so avoid large crowds and any areas subject to martial law and or rioting. 
  • Use common sense and good judgement when deciding whom to trust.
  • Always keep  small amounts of cash on hand.  A disaster may render ATM’s and credit card systems useless.  If so, cash or barter may be the only ways to immediately conduct business.
  • Take responsibility for your own survival.  Ability without character is useless.  Remain moral and ethical during times of crisis.

You can get a free preview of my first four post apocalyptic fiction survival 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 Amazon.com 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, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution.

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So a disaster is imminent and you are trying to decide whether to bug in or bug out.  The following are some things to consider which will help you decide which option is best for you.

  • How prepared are you at your current location?  Do you have enough food, water, medicine, weapons, ammo, etc., if you have to stay put for a lengthy period of time?
  • Is your skill level and general health well enough to defend your current location?  Do you anticipate  any attacks and if so will these attacks be from individuals, small groups or large groups?  How well armed are these people or groups?
  • What are the primary and secondary threats and how skilled and prepared are you to deal with them?
  • Are all of your prepped supplies transportable to another location?  Is another chosen location safer than where you currently are based on whatever reliable information you have?
  • How close are you to a nuclear facility, or a dam that could burst?  Does your current location put you at additional risk from natural disasters?
  • What is your transportation situation?  Are the roads open and are they safe to travel?  Is martial law in effect?  Do you have sufficient fuel and reliable enough vehicles to make the trip to another location?
  • Has your location been compromised?  Do you have access to reliable information, not misinformation?  Do you have a well thought out survival plan?  Are you properly prepared to hunker down where you are with primary, secondary and tertiary plans which are adaptable to circumstances?

Think about where you spend most of your time and how safe, defensible and prepped that location is.  Then based on the situation and armed with all available facts you can decide whether it is safer to stay put or move on to another location.

You can get a free preview of my first four post apocalyptic fiction survival 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 Amazon.com 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, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution.

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So you still need more reasons why gun control for law abiding citizen’s is wrong.  Well here you go.

  • Criminals do not obey the laws to begin with.  So you want to limit law abiding citizen’s to 10 rounds in their self defense guns while the criminal can still have thirty rounds in theirs.  That’s insane.
  • The premise of gun control falsely assumes that there will only be one attacker.  What if ten or twenty thugs band together and try and break into your home; and want to kill you or your family.  Why should law abiding citizen’s be limited to only 10 rounds to defend themselves.  Again more insanity from the liberal left.
  • In any type of self defense scenario you want to be better armed and better prepared then your attackers.  Why do you liberals constantly want to give criminals the advantage over law abiding citizens; again another insane move.
  • If a street wise, physically fit criminal who is likely in his 20’s or 30,s and in the best shape of his life, due to all that free weight equipment they got to use five times a day in prison, decides to attack a senior citizen or a woman for example; are you liberals actually saying they shouldn’t be able to stop the threat with a firearm for self defense.  It sounds like that is exactly what you are saying.
  • The better armed and better prepared a law abiding citizen is; the less chance there is that they will be the victim of a violent crime.
  • The 2nd amendment says the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.  What part of that don’t you liberals understand.  What next; to reduce auto fatalities are you going to ban all private ownership of cars and make everyone take public transportation.  Again; insanity.

You can get a free preview of my first four post apocalyptic fiction survival 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 Amazon.com 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, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution.

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In any SHTF, TEOTWAWKI or WROL situation you will find that some people will behave irrationally and may try to take advantage of 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 get a free preview of my first four post apocalyptic fiction survival 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 Amazon.com 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, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution.

A Bug Out Bag is basically a survival pack that should contain all of the items which are necessary to survive a disaster for at least a 72 hour period.  When putting together your Bug Out Bag (BOB) you should take into consideration your personal situation and needs to maximize your bags effectiveness.

Recommended items to carry in your Bug Out Bag include water, a water purification method, food, first aid kit, appropriate clothing, knife, multitool, firearm, ammunition, flashlight, batteries, portable radio, binoculars, fire starting method, blanket, compass, shelter, zip ties, duct tape, 550 paracord, ziploc bags, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, bug spray, personal hygiene items such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, cash and coins.

My current Bug Out Bag is a U.S. Issue Modified Medium Alice Pack with Frame in Woodland Camo.  I also keep an over the shoulder Voodoo Tactical Armed Response Bag with it as well.  Make sure you re-evaluate the contents of your bag periodically; making sure conditions specific to your area have been factored in and that the bag is not too heavy for you to carry.

Know your bag and where each item is located within your bag.  The better prepared you are, the more prepared you will be to deal with the chaotic situations around you.  Remember your Bug Out Bag should contain supplies that are useful, effective, durable, convenient to access and influenced by seasons, locations, activities and circumstances.

You can get a free preview of my first four post apocalyptic fiction survival 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 Amazon.com 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, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution.

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So you are well stocked with prepped supplies when the SHTF.  Armed thugs are trying to get to you and your family and take your survival gear as well as your lives.  If you plan on defending your location; here are the three most prevalant attack methods that thugs will use to get inside your defended perimeter.

  • Indirect attack where the enemy fires at your location from a distance in an attempt to force you out; or destroy your location.
  • Frontal Attack where the enemy rushes your position by charging forward and concentrating all of their forces on a single point of entry.
  • Enveloping attack where the enemy attacks from multiple sides such as using their smaller forces to attack the front of your location while sending their larger forces around back; to simultaneously attack and breach your perimeter.

Now that you are aware of the three most common attack methods you can take the time to plan your defensive strategies accordingly.

You can get a free preview of my first four post apocalyptic fiction survival 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 Amazon.com 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, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution.

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Everyday survival awareness is something that eveyone should pay particular attention to; as they go about their daily routines.  Your life can be altered or ended tragically when errors you make combined with proximity to a thug or group of thugs results in severe personal consequences. 

You do lock your doors in your car when your driving right….if not do it now.  You do lock your doors and windows when you leave the house or go to sleep….if not do it now.  You do avoid going to ATM’s alone at night in less than ideal areas….if you don’t then start avoiding those ATM’s today.

Be aware of your surroundings.  I can’t stress this enough.  Take precautions before you become a crime statistic; not afterwards.  Criminals do not share your moral values, they are not your friends or your neighbors and will see you only as an obstacle to getting what they want.  If you get that feeling that something is wrong; pay attention to it as your gut reactions are usually correct.

Always carry a cell phone and keep it fully charged.  If you have your pistol permit start carrying your pistol concealed after thoroughly training and familiarizing yourself with every aspect of its operation.  A gun locked in a safe at home does you no good if you are attacked and need it.  For those who do not have a pistol permit carry pepper spray or a quality folding knife with you at all times.

Proper precautions can help you avoid and if necessary deal with potential life altering or ending situations.  Don’t become a victim.

You can get a free preview of my first four post apocalyptic fiction survival 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 Amazon.com 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, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution.