Dealing With Those Who Are Unprepared

Posted: March 14, 2014 in Preparedness
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In any disaster or apocalyptic scenario you will find that some people will behave irrationally and may try to take advantage of these chaotic and catastrophic 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, first aid kits, bug out bags, 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.  Pay attention to your gut instincts as they just might save your life.

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  1. Sage advice.
    Scary to a lot of people, though.
    As a society we have been conditioned to the “golden rule” in its most simplistic form, and a lot of people overlook their responsibility and need to respect their own immediate family, and extended out, to their immediate neighbors and close community.
    Simplistic idealism without critical thought and application is naïve and dangerous.
    Preparedness is an individual’s responsibility.
    While your article may sound cruel and unjust to the “naïve” (and I was in that boat as a young person) it is wise. To become a victim of others unplanned reactions is foolishness.
    Thanks again. Enjoy your articles and take on this very important subject.

    • rmactsc says:

      Thank you. Sometimes it’s important to think about these things when times are good; so folks don’t have to make hasty decisions about these types of topics, when things go haywire, all at once.

  2. conelrad says:

    Reblogged this on Contra and commented:
    I cannot stress enough,the last paragraph. Especially about listening to your instincts. When something is wrong or not quite right, you may not be able to put your finger on it, but every warning bell and whistle will be going off in your head. LISTEN to it , and be prepared to act quickly to save yourself and of family! It is okay to strike first in these situations. Don’t be afraid to act first. – conelrad

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