During my camping trips, I often had the pleasure to chat with different park rangers. We often discuss about wilderness survival and about the rescue missions they partaken. After countless discussions I can state that wilderness survival is based on three factors: survival knowledge, equipment and will to survive.
While each and every one of us prepares for a certain type of disaster scenario, there are some common threats that follow any type of disaster. Of course that the aftermath of each disaster is specific to the situation, region and level of preparedness of an individual, but there are a few general situations to consider.
This year may be one of the worst years for hurricanes. The best thing to do is to be prepared if you live in a dangerous area where a hurricane could hit. Don’t think that it won’t happen to you, because it could. Take some time and make a list of supplies you need.
Whether you chose to bug out on your own terms or you are ordered by local authorities to leave your home, make sure you have everything covered. Survival for you and your loved ones may depend on the preparations you make. Your chances increase greatly if you avoid these bugging out mistakes.
Surviving in today’s modern times is becoming more and more difficult. Besides the natural hazards we are prepping for, we also have to pay attention to the human factor. Man-made threats seem to increase with every passing year and terrorist attacks and active shooter scenarios are present now more than ever. Surviving an active shooter scenario requires proper knowledge and people should know how to respond to such an attack.
Electricity is the blood of our modern world and we can’t function for more than a few hours without power. We take it for granted and we assume that electricity will always be part of our life. Somehow. we forgot that our ancestors managed to live well-enough without power.
In 2013 there were an estimated 3.7 million preppers in the United States. This number has grown constantly since then. It seems that there are many disaster scenarios people fear. What seemed like an “odd” trend at first is now becoming a constant reality. Many Americans are readying for the worst and their list of disaster scenarios is growing.
People will panic most often because they are ill prepared to deal with the situation that may be escalating. The reality of the situation is more than they can handle because no mental or physical preparations were ever made. In those challenging times people will look for a leader, for someone to tell them what to do and get them to safety.
During a crisis situation it’s much better to avoid a problem than to deal with the consequences afterwards. Avoidance is the key to survival and since anything can happen to anyone regardless of where they are, it is better to learn a few strategies that will help you keep a low profile during SHTF.
It is no longer a secret that our government is preparing for a grid down event. Such event is currently one of the most probable crises that would impact every area of our lives. A power grid down event doesn’t mean the same thing as losing power for a few hours. There are many critical things that most people are not aware of.
Before you end up bartering or growing a garden for survival, you must survive the first week on your own. If the power grid crashes, if an ice storm hits your area or if any other disaster will disrupt your normal living conditions, surviving week one post-disaster will become a challenge.