Posts Tagged ‘Survival Plan’

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.
  • Guns and sufficient ammo are essential for defensive applications.
  • Proper clothing and available medicines should be ready and waiting.
  • 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 sufficient pet food for my dog.
  • 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.

You can get a free preview of 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 survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include 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.

A Bug Out Bag is basically a survival pack that should contain all of the items which are necessary to survive a disaster for at least a 72 hour period.  When putting together your Bug Out Bag (BOB) you should take into consideration your personal situation and needs to maximize your bags effectiveness.

Recommended items to carry in your Bug Out Bag include water, a water purification method, food, first aid kit, appropriate clothing, knife, multitool, firearm, ammunition, flashlight, batteries, portable radio, binoculars, fire starting method, blanket, compass, shelter, zip ties, duct tape, 550 paracord, ziploc bags, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, bug spray, personal hygiene items such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, cash and coins.

My current Bug Out Bag is a Fox Medium Rio Grande Pack in Woodland Camo and I keep a U.S. Issue Medium Alice Pack with frame in Woodland Camo as a backup.  Make sure you re-evaluate the contents of your bag periodically making sure conditions specific to your area have been factored in and that the bag is not too heavy for you to carry.

Know your bag and where each item is located within your bag.  The better prepared you are, the more prepared you will be to deal with the chaotic situations around you.  Remember your Bug Out Bag should contain supplies that are useful, effective, durable, convenient to access and influenced by seasons, locations, activities and circumstances.

You can get a free preview of 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 survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include 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.

In any SHTF, TEOTWAWKI or WROL situation you will find that some people will behave irrationally and may try to take advantage of chaotic situations.  Expect these people to commit criminal acts.  You must 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 the unprepared 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.

You can get a free preview of 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 survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include 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.

In a survival situation it is important to stay calm and avoid being careless or impatient.  You must learn to recognize and control your fear.  Remember that there is always something you can do to improve your situation.  Consider all of the facts then make effective decisions.

Formulate responses based on safety, security and survival.  Use all of your senses and trust that gut feeling that you get that tells you that something is wrong.  Use common sense to avoid situations and locations that increase your risk of danger.  Remember maximize your distance to a threat; minimize yourself as a target and keep your muzzle between you and the threat.

Your survival depends upon applying survival principles and adapting them to your situation.  You must take responsibility for your own survival and not rely on anyone else to save you.  Outside help may be coming, but there will be times when outside help is not available, so you must rely on yourself.

Develop the will to survive.  You must have the mindset that you will survive.  Attitude and determination are great allies just as doubt and fear are your enemies.  Stay calm and don’t worry about things that you can’t control.  Keep your eyes and ears focused on the task at hand and be aware of your surroundings.  You must think clearly and react accordingly.

You can get a free preview of 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 survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include 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.

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The better prepared you are and the more self reliant you become; the better your chances are for survival.  Avoid dangerous areas and especially avoid areas that are subject to martial law.  Stay informed with reliable, factual information and do not draw uneccessary attention to yourself or your family.  Never take someone’s word at face value if it involves your life, liberty and safety without carefully scrutinizing the information first.  

Your survival is more important than obeying dictates especially if those dictates are counter-productive to your survival chances.  Be adaptable; if your survival plan is not working to your satisfaction then switch plans.   Develop peace of mind as frustration leads to bad decision making.   Anything that you do should be designed to have a positive result or a positive change in your life.  Avoid taking actions that will have a negative consequence when it comes to your safety and survival.

You can get a free preview of 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 survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include 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.

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Develop a mindset where failure is not an option.  You must know your limits and be practical about what you can and cannot do.  Learn to conserve your resources.  Become proficient with your survival firearms of choice as they are critical tools when it comes to your survival.  The firearms you select should be reliable and easy to maintain.  Properly train, train and then train some more

Think of everything you have access to as a potential resource.  Find multiple uses for an item.  Live for now but plan for the future by becoming an active prepper.  Never let your adversaries know what you are up to.  Your survival chances improve when you recognize the most immediate threat to your survival and deal with it accordingly.  Never assume that a piece of gear or a weapon works without first safely testing it.  You must set realistic, achievable expectations.  Above all have confidence in yourself and your abilities.

You can get a free preview of 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 survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include 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.

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Prepare yourself for a struggle.  The aftermath of a long term SHTF situation will be that once anything you’ve stockpiled is gone; you will be going back to some very basic living.  You will have to develop the skills needed to be self sufficient.  You must be adaptable to changing circumstances.

In a post SHTF world there may be no Walmarts or gunshops or gunsmiths so you need to have weapons, mags, ammo and replacement parts avalable and know how to do basic firearms repairs.  12 gauge shotguns, military style carbines and rifles, and handguns will be essential.

Your survival will be heavily influenced by how you react to a crisis or a disaster.  The actions you take will have either a positive or a negative effect on your life.  Even the simplest things left unattended can lead to unanticipated consequences.  Don’t panic and stay calm.  Maintain a positive attitude as positive thinking creates positive results.  Establish priorities, stay organized and stay informed.

You can get a free preview of 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 survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include 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.

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After a SHTF situation occurs; violent crime levels will increase.  Theft, burglary, kidnapping, arson, rape and murder will be the new norm.  You will need to be armed and have the proper skills to defend yourself with your weapons of choice.  Insanity will reign in the inner cities and will spread out to the suburbs and then the rural areas. Not enough law enforcement will be available to contain the violent inner city residents so you must become your own first line of self defense. 

If you expect massive civil unrest, economic hardships, political instability, etc., you must have the necessary means, via  weapons and proper weapons training to defend yourself from violent attacks.  Socio-political and economic instability can trigger psychological instability in people which will lead to a rise in violent crimes.  Don’t become an easy target for those who can do you harm.  Don’t become a refugee and never ever give up your ability or desire to resist against a violent aggressor.

You can get a free preview of my first four 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 survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution.

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Never hide spare keys to your home on your property.  Never use the fake rock, the inside the potted plant, the under the doormat, etc., as hiding places for a spare key as it will allow burglars easy access to your home.  Install solid door and window locks and replace any broken locks.  Keep foliage and shrubbery trimmed to remove a would be burglars hiding place.

Install motion detection lights.  Keep your tool shed locked and keep ladders secured inside your locked shed.  Never leave extra house keys inside your vehicles.  Don’t leave your garage doors open.  Don’t leave expensive items in plain view.  Don’t place empty boxes for valuable items at the curb as it will alert burglars that something new and valuable is now inside your home.

Keep in mind that no matter how calm, rural, suburban, or well off your neighborhood is; being burglarized is still a possibility.  Never open the door without first identifying who is there.  Once a door is opened; even if it is just opened a lttle, it is relatively easy for someone on the other side to force their way in.  Never leave your doors, windows, barns or garages unlocked.

You can get a free preview of my first four 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 survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution.

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If you are a law abiding citizen why carry a gun?  Aren’t the reasons obvious!  If not allow me to share some of them with you.

  • A gun is the best single tool for protecting your life and the lives of your loved ones if a violent attack is imminent.
  • Violent offenders stay away from homes where people are likely to be armed.
  • There are bad people in the world who cannot be talked out of trying to harm you.  But they will turn and run when confronted with a firearm.
  • Thugs see you not as a human being but as an obstacle to getting what they want.  They will think nothing of harming you and will harm you unless you have the means (firearms) to prevent this from ocurring.
  • Trouble does not make an appointment.  You must be prepared to defend your life and the lives of your family members.
  • Proficiency with a firearm can save your life.
  • We are each individually responsible for our own safety and well being.

You must know your enemy.  The criminal is not your friend or your next door neighbor.  He does not hold the same moral values that you do and has no qualms about assaulting, raping, robbing or murdering you to achieve his objectives.  He understands violence because it is one of his predatory skills and survival tools.  No normal societal interactions will stop this individual.  Do not be a victim.  Become skilled and proficient with your weapons of choice as they one day may save your life.

You can get a free preview of my first four 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 survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution.

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