If you think another Hurricane Katrina or Superstorm Sandy or terrorist activity or a whole host of other disaster scenarios can’t happen again then you are sadly mistaken. All one has to do is look at history to see that disaster scenarios are re-curring events. With that said you must be ready when disaster strikes. It’s nice to think that some government bureaucrat is going to be there to rescue you immediately; but sadly recent history has shown that is often not the case. You must be prepared to survive whatever disasters confront you and that means having the will and the skill to survive and stay alive. The following are what I consider the most important considerations to be aware of.
- Bug Out Bag – Have one ready to go at a moment’s notice and make sure it is packed with all of the essential survival components for a minimum of at least three days. Know where everything in your bag is located and how to use each and every piece of gear properly. Make sure you are able to carry your bug out bag. If you can’t make it to the end of your driveway because it’s too heavy; then how are you going to carry it for miles if it is necessary to do so.
- Self Defense – Expect, thugs and criminals to go on a looting, raping, killing, assault and arson rampage. You must have the will and the skill to defend yourself and your family. This means you need to be well trained in the use of a variety of handguns, rifles and shotguns and be proficient at clearing any weapons malfunctions that may occur. You need to get back into the fight if your life or your families lives are on the line. You must develop hand to hand combat skills and also know how to properly fight with knives and other bladed or blunted weapons as well.
- Prepping – You should prep when times are good so you are prepared when times are bad. Prepping is like insurance; you may never need to use it, but if you have it and disaster strikes, then you are way ahead of most of the population. Prepping is a great hobby but should never be done from fear; but instead from the premise that bad things can happen and one should be as self reliant as possible if and when disaster strikes.
Do not go looking for trouble but if trouble finds you; then you need to handle the situation accordingly. There are no redo’s when it comes to life and death so you must be prepared mentally, physically and emotionally to do what is necessary to ensure the survival of yourself and those you love. For those of you who are experienced preppers all of this is nothing new. For those of you who need help getting started with prepping; feel free to reach out to me at rmactsc.yahoo.com or through the comments section of this blog.