In any long term survival situation you will find that some people will behave irrationally and may try to take advantage of these 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.
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