When it comes to survival tactics; many people seem to have preferred methods that they feel will work for them.  Here are the ones I consider will work for me.

  • The more you know about survival and survival tactics; the better your chances for survival will be.
  •  Knowledge and its proper application will reduce fear.  Remember fear and panic are  your biggest enemies in survival situations.
  • Be well versed in using a variety of weapons types.  Make sure you are familiar with how to operate weapons which are commonly used and even those which are not quite so common.
  • Your weapons must be available for instant use in a self defense and or family defense capacity.
  • Have sufficient ammunition available to defend yourself and your family from whatever survival situation you are presented with.  A weapon without ammunition and vice versa is useless if it needes to be engaged to save lives.
  • Training, the right attitude, and the proper mindset are valuable skills to acquire.
  • Wear good quality boots.  Keep your feet healthy.  If you can’t walk or can’t move because of sore or damaged feet your chances for survival have just gone down dramatically.
  • Life isn’t fair.  Don’t let that discourage you.  Use the talents and skills you do have to assist you with your survival endeavours.
  • Blend into your surroundings.
  • Trust must be earned; not freely given.  Be careful who you trust.
  • Don’t believe everything you hear.  Verify first.

You can get a free preview of my first zombie fiction book or my first five 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 zombie or survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include Biohazard Redacted Book 1 of the Zombie Apocalypse, American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 5 of the Revolution.


  1. Brittius says:

    Fight the way you train, and train the way you fight.
    All skills are perishable, so you must practice.
    Practice, makes better.
    Always have contingency plans.
    Expect the unexpected.
    Keep low keyed, or a low profile.
    Keep your weapon and gear clean, before you clean yourself.
    If engaged in combat with an enemy, spare them no quarter. They will not spare you.
    Never, ever, show fear. Fear is contagious.
    Never quit.
    Be aware of traps of any type, including mental ones.
    Punish the schemers who are against you.
    Be mindful that blood betrays. Make note of any family member that thinks you are odd.
    Keep your mouth shut.
    Learn a new or different skill, and practice it until mastered.
    To outsiders, you are a “camper”, and not a “prepper/survivalist”.

    • rmactsc says:

      Excellent additions. This was one of those blog posts I could have written ten pages or more on so it was difficult to narrow it down to just a small handful of tips. Your blood betrays one is interesting; I had not considered it before.

  2. TamrahJo says:

    Years ago, I worked at an acupuncture clinic – one woman came to us to get aide for fear/panic attacks. She later informed me that she had also found a group that allowed her to go hunting/camping with them, so she could learn how to fend for herself and have some idea of what to do in the wilds – she said just knowing a little more and having some experience under her belt made her feel more confident and eased the fears/attacks – Another case where even a little knowledge/experience can make all the difference to daily life.

    • rmactsc says:

      The more you experience and the more things you try; the more confidence you will have in those areas. I always encourage people to go out and try new things 🙂

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