Posts Tagged ‘Disaster Preparedness’

You have a right and a responsibility to provide adequately for your own self defense and the self defense of your loved ones. Police tend to be a reactive institution rather than a proactive institution when it comes to violent crime; meaning that they show up when called after a violent crime has been committed, not before.  Therefore the prudent individual will take the steps necessary to make sure if a violent encounter heads their way, they are prepared to stop it and survive.

Do not go looking for trouble, but if trouble finds you then having good fighting skills, knowing strike points on the human body that will incapacitate an attacker, being proficient with edged weapons, knowing how to handle handguns, rifles, and shotguns will all be valuable skills if your life is on the line.

Violent criminals do not share the same moral values that we do.  To them you are their meal ticket.  They see you as nothing more than an obstacle to obtaining what they want.  Reasoning and pleading will fall on deaf ears.  What they understand is brute force resistance.  Make yourself a hard target so it is not worth their effort to select you as their next victim.

You can see my post apocalyptic, zombie, or horror fiction e-books on the left side of my blog page.  If you are looking for something fun to read click on the book cover images which will direct you to the Amazon website.  home-invasion

As preppers; we live by the simple mantra of being prepared.  Since disasters and emergencies can come in a variety of shapes and sizes it is important to have other members of your immediate family participate in the various facets of disaster preparedness.  It is a good idea to go over the disasters that could most likely affect you and your family and make sure everyone has assigned tasks that they carry out should a disaster scenario occur.  It could be monitoring emergency frequencies, or dispensing food and water rations, or patrolling assigned areas to guard against thugs and looters, etc.,

Everyone should know the tasks they are expected to perform as well as where primary and secondary meeting places will be in case everyone is not in the same location when a disaster scenario occurs.  I won’t dwell too much on bug out bags here; except to say that everyone should have one and the contents should be reviewed and if needed, updated, at least once per month.  Finally make sure you set a good example for others to follow.  During times of crisis people will be looking to you for effective leadership.  Don’t disappoint them.

You can take a look at some of my apocalyptic fiction books on the left side of my blog page by clicking on the book cover images.  If they interest you then I hope you will consider purchasing a copy.

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Time and time again we witness natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina where people are either unable or unwilling to take care of themselves.  Being self reliant and self sufficient is essential during a disaster scenario as potential help may be either unable or unwilling to assist.  Do not rely on others for your own life saving disaster strategies.  It’s nice to think that help will always be available but for practical purposes; that may not be the case.

Survival and preparedness skills for any situation are important and essential for everyone to learn. You must be ready, willing, and able to do what is necessary to survive when a disaster scenario strikes.  Pay attention to warning signs and to your own gut feelings and observations.  If something seems wrong or dangerous then there is a good chance that it is wrong or dangerous.  The right tools, the right skills, and the right weapons for defensive purposes along with the right mental outlook can make all the difference between surviving or not surviving.  Personally given the choice I choose survival.

You can see all 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead and preview one or more over at Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover images on the left side of my blog page; and if you like the preview, feel free to purchase.  They make very interesting and entertaining reading.

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Here are some important considerations to think about if and when a disaster scenario occurs.  Being aware of them and having a workable plan could prove life saving if you find yourself in a disaster or post apocalypse situation.  After all it’s only a matter of time before you may have to deal with the following realities.

  • Neighbors in many places are not as willing to help out as they once were since both the moral and religous fiber of our society has crumbled away.
  • Pre-collapse civil disorder has already begun in places and stringent gun control laws in effect in certain locales makes defending yourself and your family that much harder.
  • If widespread disasters occur; expect that law enforcement will abandon their posts if it comes down to a choice of protecting society or protecting their own families.  Cops are only human and like the rest of us; family comes first.  (Remember Hurricane Katrina).
  • Looting, rioting and criminal behavior will be rampant and those who are well armed and well trained will have a better chance of not being victimized then those who are unarmed and poorly trained.
  • Disasters may force people to be self sufficient and self reliant for extended periods of time.  Are you adequately prepared for this?  Do you have the skills and gear required to survive?  If not you need to develop those skills and get that gear now.
  • Food, water, shelter, medical supplies, guns, ammo and related items will be survival essentials that you should have sufficient quantities of before disaster strikes.  Trying to get them afterwards will be extremely difficult if not almost impossible.
  • Trust needs to be earned.  Actions speak louder than words.   You are ultimately responsible for your own survival.

You can see all 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com. They are really quite interesting and entertaining to read.

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Survival and preparedness are important concepts to master.  The following are some often overlooked survival tips which should be considered.

  • Get in the habit of carrying essentail every day carry gear on you.  It may be all you have if you are away from home and a disaster strikes.  Some considerations to keep with you are your handgun, spare ammo, car keys, folding knife, flashlight and identification.
  • Always stay properly hydrated.
  • Eye protection is a must either by using prescription or non prescription glasses.  If your vision is damaged and you can’t see your chances of survival are greatly diminished.
  • Communications are essential.  Keep in mind that a text takes up less bandwidth then a cell phone call; so if a cell phone call won’t go through due to an overload of the system during a disaster, a text still might.
  • Considerations for emergency shelter should factor in abandoned houses, garages and factories.  There are lots of abandoned buildings which could be used as emergency shelter if needed.  Stay concealad and watch your intended shelter location carefully to ensure it’s abandoned before approaching.
  • Some suburban needs may be different than urban needs when it comes to survival and preparedness and vice versa.
  • Avoid checkpoints as any gear you have may be confiscated.  
  • Maintain a positive, confident attitude.  Fear and self doubt will reduce your chances of survival.

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If an emergency or disaster strikes are you prepared?  This is a question you need to ask yourself honestly when it comes to survival and preparedness.  If you have the skills, the gear, the knowledge and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances your chances for survival increase dramatically.

Hurricanes, Tornados, Power Outages, Floods, Civil Unrest, Societal Breakdown, etc., are all things which could happen to anyone, anywhere.  Therefore it is imperative to be prepared with adequate emergency shelter, food, water, first aid items, self defense strategies and the right attitude and mindset which allows you to persevere, overcome and survive.

Bad times can often bring out the worst in people so having the ability to properly defend yourself and weather out any potential disaster scenarios takes on vital importance.  Review your survival plans frequently and make changes as needed.  Study and implement the best methods to prepare for disasters and above all do what is necessary to stay safe.

Check out the following fiction books I’ve written which are all available at Amazon.com.  You can also get a free preview by clicking on the book cover images to the left of my blog posts on my blog page which will take you to the Amazon.com free preview area.  I write in a variety of different fiction generes including post apocalyptic, zombie and horror.  If you like what you see consider purchasing my books.

Post Apocalyptic Fiction Book I’ve Written

  • 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
  • American Rebellion Book 5 of the Revolution

Zombie Fiction Books I’ve Written

  • Biohazard Redacted Book 1 of the Zombie Apocalypse
  • Biohazard Redacted Book 2 of the Zombie Apocalypse

Horror Fiction Books I’ve Written 

  • Anthology of Horror

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When it comes to preparing for whatever disasters you anticipate might head your way; everyone needs to have a good survival plan.  The following is my plan.

  • Assess the threat and respond accordingly.
  • Maintain and review inventory of prepped supplies and keep sufficient quantities on hand.
  • Keep small amounts of bills and coins set aside, as funds through ATM’s, etc., may not be available if the power is out.
  • Food and water are top priorities so make sure there is plenty available.  A 3 months supply per person including for your pets is a good goal to strive for.
  • Guns and sufficient ammo are essential for self defense as well as having proper training in their defensive applications.
  • Proper clothing and available medicines should be ready and waiting.
  • Your reliable vehicles should all have full gas tanks and there should be a sufficient quantity of spare 5 gallon gas cans filled and ready for use.
  • Make sure there is sufficient wood and duraflame logs for the fireplace or woodstove.
  • Make sure there is sufficient charcoal available for the grill.
  • Keep communications gear fully charged and ready to go.
  • Have a sufficient supply of plywood and screws in case anything needs to be boarded up.
  • Stay positive and be prepared to adapt as needed.
  • Do not overlook personal security.
  • Have a working generator available with appropriate power cords and fuel.
  • Remember accurate information is critical.

During times of disaster people will become desperate and will resort to acts of violence and desperation.  An outlaw mentality will develop as some people begin to feel that society is to blame and that they are entitled to things which they are not entitled to.

If commerce becomes disrupted you must rely on your own logistics.  Your goal is to survive a disaster in a better position than those who have not taken the time or effort to prepare themselves.  Make sure you know your limitations.  You must know what you are capable of and under what conditions you are capable of performing these tasks in.

On a happier note; check out the following fiction books I’ve written which are all available at Amazon.com.  You can also get a free preview by clicking on the book cover images to the left of my blog posts on my blog page which will take you to the Amazon.com free preview area.  I write in a variety of different fiction generes including post apocalyptic, zombie and horror.  If you like what you see consider reading my books.

Post Apocalyptic Fiction Book I’ve Written

  • 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
  • American Rebellion Book 5 of the Revolution

Zombie Fiction Books I’ve Written

  • Biohazard Redacted Book 1 of the Zombie Apocalypse
  • Biohazard Redacted Book 2 of the Zombie Apocalypse

Horror Fiction Books I’ve Written 

  • Anthology of Horror

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