Posts Tagged ‘Survival Tactics’

If a long-term disaster scenario strikes and society crumbles away; preppers may find themselves having to patrol their property on a regular basis to deal with criminals, thugs, and looters who will try and take advantage of the chaotic situation.  So depending on what type of molle load bearing vest, warbelt, etc., you choose to carry; the prepper on short-term immediate property patrol should consider carrying the following items.

  • Combat effective rifle along with three spare magazines
  • Handgun along with three spare magazines
  • Portable First Aid Kit
  • Binoculars if your rifle does not have high powered optics
  • Flashlight seperate from your mounted weapons light
  • Replacement Batteries
  • A small amount of food
  • A days supply of water
  • Fixed Blade Knife
  • Communications Devices such as a cell phone and a two way radio

You can see 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; take a chance and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com.  They are really quite interesting if I do say so myself 🙂

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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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When it comes to survival tactics; many people seem to have preferred methods that they feel will work for them.  Here are the ones I consider will work for me.

  • The more you know about survival and survival tactics; the better your chances for survival will be.
  •  Knowledge and its proper application will reduce fear.  Remember fear and panic are  your biggest enemies in survival situations.
  • Be well versed in using a variety of weapons types.  Make sure you are familiar with how to operate weapons which are commonly used and even those which are not quite so common.
  • Your weapons must be available for instant use in a self defense and or family defense capacity.
  • Have sufficient ammunition available to defend yourself and your family from whatever survival situation you are presented with.  A weapon without ammunition and vice versa is useless if it needes to be engaged to save lives.
  • Training, the right attitude, and the proper mindset are valuable skills to acquire.
  • Wear good quality boots.  Keep your feet healthy.  If you can’t walk or can’t move because of sore or damaged feet your chances for survival have just gone down dramatically.
  • Life isn’t fair.  Don’t let that discourage you.  Use the talents and skills you do have to assist you with your survival endeavours.
  • Blend into your surroundings.
  • Trust must be earned; not freely given.  Be careful who you trust.
  • Don’t believe everything you hear.  Verify first.

You can get a free preview of my first zombie fiction book or 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 zombie or survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include Biohazard Redacted Book 1 of the Zombie Apocalypse, 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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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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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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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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Violent attacks tend to occur in fringe areas such as deserted parking lots, alleyways, empty public bathrooms, stairwells, ATM kiosks, etc.  The most reliable, powerful and accurate pistol will not do a person any good in a self defense situation; if the event demands decisive immediate action to ensure your survival, and you fail to take the necessary action.  The right to be armed for self defense is a natural right and it is incomprehensible that any rational person would intentionally render themselves defenseless.

After a SHTF situation occurs; violent crime levels will increase.  Theft, burglary, kidnapping, rape, murder, etc., will be the new societal norm.  You will need to be properly armed with sufficient skills to defend your life.  Not following this rule will almost guarantee that you will be abused, robbed, raped, tortured and killed at some point.  Firearms are essential for self defense in any harsh environment for reasons of personal security.

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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Be aware of all that is around you as part of a 360 degree security plan.  Pay particular attention to anything that appears out of place.  Trust your instincts.  Your stomach has no ego so if  a situation makes you nervous or queasy there is a reason for it.  Determine the correct course of action based on a situation and follow through without hesitation.

Your first concern in a survival situation is to stay alive.  Speed is the key in any form of effective combat.  You must have the will and the capacity to act with severity and ferocity when faced with violence.  You are your own first line of self defense.  Avoid violence unless it is the only method avaialble to you to save your life.  Only foolish people escalate violence without considering where it might lead.  It’s okay to be polite and courteous but do not drop your guard for anyone.

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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When there is no longer a concern of just punishment from the law, things will change dramatically for the worse.  A determined armed defense will be necessary as hunger will force people to do things that they once thought were unimaginable before the SHTF.  You must avoid worry and panic.  Take preparedness action now to make sure you have the best available living conditions for later.

You must stay optimistic as ingenuity will evolve by necessity.  Learn to survive, adapt and overcome.  Always maintain an unfair advantage in your favor and avoid people with a welfare, entitlement state of mind.  Remember ability without character is worthless.  People with a weak character have a compulsion to maintain their pride; so they will be unreliable and prone to arguing and not following through with a plan. 

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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Whenever you enter someplace new; look for escape routes, improvised weapons and cover just in case any dangerous scenarios occur which require you to escape or defend.  Never submit to threats; and never allow an attacker to isolate you in a vehicle or an abandoned building.  If an attacker produces bindings such as a rope, cord, duct tape, zip ties, wire or handcuffs, you must not under any circumstances allow yourself to become incapacitated.

You must learn to be aggressive enough, quickly enough.  If you get into a vehicle; make sure the door will open from the inside before closing it, as some unscrupulous people deliberately disable the inside door handle making it non operational.  Make yourself a hard target; meaning that your actions and behaviors should present such a hazard to a criminal that they will bypass you in search of an easier target.  Mentally prepare yourself to win a violent confrontation at all costs.  You must be willing, ready and able to incapacitate a threat if neccessary.

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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