Twenty Minutes Until Your Choices Are Gone

Twenty Minutes Until Your Choices Are Gone

For most experts getting ahead of the problem is what saves lives during a crisis and that means being prepared. However, some people are not experts on survival and rarely think about the “what if’s” when it comes to any type of disaster whether it be a natural or manmade one.

Some people on the other hand are convinced they can handle problems as they come up. Then there are those that want to wait and see what the problem is before they begin searching for answers, but once the problem is at hand the solution needs to be at hand as well, you may only have a few minutes to decide.

What do you do and what will you need when a crisis is looming and you only have 20 minutes to gather your gear and evacuate the area.

The Alarm Has Sounded

The authorities have warned everyone that they only have 20 minutes before the crisis becomes deadly for many, you must evacuate and the clock is ticking. What is your first move?

Think survival at the individual level and forget about what the authorities or first responder can do for you. You are on your own for now and for the foreseeable future and 20 minutes is all you have to make your mind up and what you decide determines whether you will survive or not.

First you need to grab that backpack gathering dust in the garage you will need it to carry your survival essentials. Shelter is next and the clothes on your back are your first line of defense against the elements. If all you have, is a heavy coat in the closet then grab it for shelter even if the weather is warm and grab the tarp covering your boat, motor cycle or even the one covering your woodpile.

Tarps, ponchos, thermal (Mylar) blankets and any type of wet weather gear can be a shelter as well as garbage bags, all which can be easily carried. Tents are bulky and unless you have a small one, already packed tight with all the poles and stakes then it is best to find something that is not so heavy and can be stuffed into the pack.

Living without power, cars, electronics or running water may seem like a nightmare scenario but to pioneers it was just the way life was. Having the skills to survive without modern conveniences is not only smart in case SHTF, it’s also great for the environment. Keep in mind that the key to a successful homestead does not only lie on being able to grow your own food but on other skills as well. LEARNING THESE SKILLS WILL take time, patience and perseverance, and not all of these skills are applicable to certain situations. Hopefully, though, you managed to pick up some great ideas that will inspire you and get you started! Just like our forefathers used to do,  The Lost Ways Book teaches you how you can survive in the worst-case scenario with the minimum resources available.It comes as a STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE ACCOMPANIED BY PICTURES AND TEACHES YOU HOW TO USE BASIC INGREDIENTS TO MAKE SUPER-FOOD FOR YOUR LOVED ONES.


Five minutes have gone by already and you need to pick up the pace.

Get 3 trash bags (can be used for water collection and shelter against the rain or snow in an emergency) and rifle the junk drawer in the kitchen for a can opener, flashlight, batteries and candles, along with matches and lighters. Pull two empty food cans (or use ones after eating on the trail) from the trash that can be used along with the candles for heat and for boiling water in, and for emergency cooking.

Place the candle in the bottom of the can once you are away from the area and poke several holes in the can with a multi-tool, nail or screwdriver that you grabbed from the toolbox in the garage. The holes are to provide oxygen to the flame. Set other cans on top to heat.

Water is essential but because of the weight, you cannot carry a significant amount with you so you must have the means to purify a water source you find in your environment and for emergencies, boiling is the best option. You will need that second metal can, small camp coffee pot or a small stainless steel bowl for boiling water. Another option is common household bleach but it can be difficult to carry in gallon jugs so if you can pour some off into a container that you can clearly label and carry you then have a second means of water purification. Carry as many bottles of water as you can and grab any empty bottles you have so you can collect water along the route for purification later.

12 Minutes Before You Need To Move Out From the Area

Food, and think high protein and not junk food. A jar of peanut butter and a box of crackers can sustain you for days. Small cans of tuna fish, dried meats and hard cheeses are high in protein. While food is important for morale and energy it is not your first priority, so make sure you grab the means for a shelter, water, water purification means and then food.

Additional Items

  • Any type of cordage such as rope, string, twine and even tee-shirts can be twisted into cordage, cordage is need for shelter building, fishing, animal snares and lashing gear to your pack or body
  • Coffee filters for emergency water filtration
  • The best survival knife is the one you have with you and if you have a choice grab the best one you have otherwise any knife, axe or machete will do and to protect yourself and gear from being slashed by the exposed blade duct tape/tape the cutting edge to store in your pack or slip behind your belt
  • Multi-Tool and/or a small set of pliers, wire cutters and any type of digging tool such as a small trowel or entrenching tool or even a screwdriver can be used to dig or pry with
  • Duct tape
  • Whistle, mirror for signaling
  • Compass and maps of the area state and country
  • Extra socks and under garments
  • Fishing tackle, paper clips and pop can tops can be made into fishhooks and discarded water bottle caps, pieces of Styrofoam or plastic utensils can be bobbers and any shiny piece of metal can be used for lures and for weights.
  • Personal protection





You Now Have Five Minutes Left

You now have shelter, water and the means to collect and purify a water source, along with some food for a few days anything else can be obtained from your environment. Double time from the area and looking back just wastes time so move forward with a purpose.


Other Survival Solutions:

Lost Ways (Special Discount) (Learn the special recipe for a SUPER FOOD that will last for years without any special storing conditions!)

Surviving the Final Bubble – Free Shipping (Limited Time Special) (A blueprint to surviving and thriving during the coming Big Bank Derivatives collapse. )

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    laura m. 2 years

    I had to evacuate for a hurricane back in the late 70’s. People didn’t have all the junk they have today. A bag was always packed with clothes and toiletries and ready to go in case evacuations were ordered in some areas. Smart folks had a lock box at the bank for important papers like deeds, wills, bonds, etc. People went to schools and were fed and sheltered until it was over. Disasters long term types would make most people unprepared as few know prepping and ignore others trying to explain it to them. One reason is that y2k was a joke and no one thinks anything other than weather will ever be a problem.

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    Frank L Cowper 2 years

    Back in 2004 living in Martin County Florida we experienced hurricane Francis which would be only the first storm in a very busy year. As the storm approached my brother-in-law freaked out and loaded up the family in a rv and headed to what he thought would be a safer place……not so much. First what would normally be a 2-3 hr drive was more like 6-7 with lots of wrecks and angry drivers then the storm track was right over them anyway so they got to ride out a slightly deminished storm in a rv park mean while me and my family rode out the storm in a well built shuttered house with all our supplies at hand. It seems like there are a lot of people who’s first reaction to a emergency is to run and sometimes that may be the prudent thing to do but not always.

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    Sammy 2 years

    My first thought when the authorities tell you you have 20 minutes to get out before all heck breaks out was “Grid Lock”. I’ve noticed in my area that if and when a major catastrophe breaks out, no one is going to get too far quickly to save themselves. I can see people dying trying to get out with accidents, trampling over each other in a panic, and then the traffic going no where as the grid lock ensues. My and family and I have already made the decision that when anything comes down, we stay and ride it out as we’re fully prepared to do so. Food, water, and protection all set up. We know what each person is suppose to do at that time before we go into lockdown. Good luck to everyone here when it comes time.

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    Stonewall J. 2 years

    Secede … re – boot the south … create a NEW country, from which to give the new world order the finger, and not ever BE in a situation where you have “20 minutes” to get out.

    See : Leagueofthesouth

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    Bruce Wayne 2 years

    Not sure where you people live, but 20 minutes won’t get me 2miles down the road in what would be the worst traffic jam you have ever seen. Forget it, just try to watch one more episode of Julie favorite sitcom, and as George Catlin said it: “Think of it like a carnival ride”. Dying in wall to wall traffic would not be the choice way to exit this Earth

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