Whether you believe that the world is currently a safe place or you believe that the world could end shortly, you should at least have a basic understanding of what to do when a disaster does occur. Many individuals view preppers as conspiracy theorists or slightly delusional, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Preppers are prepared for any type of disaster, ranging from common natural disasters to unlikely large scale events. They’re prepared and they understand how to take action in any of these situations. How much you decide to prep is up to you, but having an understanding of this information and being able to utilize these techniques could mean the difference between life and death.
The Increaasing Volatility of Natural Disasters
Natural disasters should be the number one reason you begin to prep. From floods, fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes, no matter where you live, natural disasters can affect you. Global warming and climate changes have created stronger, powerful, and larger natural disasters. Understanding how to protect your family during and after these disasters is a skill that everyone should possess. The survival rates during Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy might have been higher if these principals were understood and practiced.
While man made disasters, like terrorism and war, are less likely than natural disasters that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared. Nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons are being developed throughout different nations, some of which are considered terrorist nations. Not to mention gun violence and shootings have been all over the headlines in the news. Should these worse case scenarios occur, your knowledge of prepping will be tested.
Common Occurances During A Disaster
Unfortunately, many people will rely on government aid and instruction during a disaster. The reality of the situation is that the government may not be able to provide aid until weeks into a disaster. Finally, when aid comes it may not be what you expect. Nothing is more demoralizing then starving for weeks only for the government to show up with rationed water and food. Look at hurricane Katrina as an example of government aid and intervention. For weeks citizens had to deal with aggressive violence, no food and water, and terrible sanitation conditions.
Stores quickly ran out of food and water, as any supplies were quickly looted. Violence quickly broke out as people turned on each other looking for supplies. Others avoided trouble waiting for the government aid which took weeks to arrive. Many casualty could have been avoided if just a basic understanding of prepping was understood.
Nations Run On Just In Time Supplies
It’s common knowledge that almost all developed nations run on “just in time” deliveries. What this means is that food, water, and other supplies are usually delivered daily in order to remain fresh and preserved. Super markets only have enough inventory for 24-48hrs. Even worse, when a disaster does occur many people panic and begin to “stock up” even though they should already have a proper food and water stockpile. This means food and resources are depleted almost instantaneously. You need to be able to survive these disaster situations and learn how to survive without relying on others for help.
Always Be Ready
You never know when or where a disaster will strikes so you need to always be prepared. Disasters can occur in a split second and your survival rate will decrease every second you waste trying to initiate your survival plan. You need to be ready, no matter if you are at work, school, or relaxing on the weekend.
The Breakdown of Violence
Many of you have heard of the 80%/20% rule commonly known as the Pareto principal. Well, there is a similar rule that can be applied to disasters. This rule is considered the 80%/10/10% rule. The rule states that 80% of people will do nothing during a disaster. They’re either paralyzed by fear or they’re waiting for someone to step up as a leader. These are the people who will stay put in their homes no matter how bad their situation becomes. The majority of these 80% will rely on government aid for food and shelter. They have little to no understanding of survival skills and their odds of survival will depend on others.
The next 10% resort to violence. Whether they’re taking advantage of a lack of law enforcement or they’re just scared and react with violence, these 10% are the troublemakers. You will see this group rioting and looting after or sometimes during a disaster. They will form “gangs” during disasters and raid homes looking for supplies and valuables. This group is responsible for all the violence and looting of evacuated homes during hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy.
The last 10% are the leaders and the people who are prepared for the situation. They have a supply of all the necessary items and information to survive and help others survive. These individuals are responsible for heroic acts and are often times leading the 80% who are paralyzed by fear. They have the knowledge to treat medical issues, have the supplies to aid others, and have the knowledge to lead other to safety. This knowledge can come from military training, law enforcement knowledge, or an understanding of prepping and survival skills. These ten percent are the true heroes and are responsible for saving lives.
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Stores Cannot Be Relied On
Once a disaster occurs you need to have your own supply of food, water, and survival equipment. Stores will quickly sell out of supplies or they will be quickly looted. Trying to purchase last minute supplies can put you in harms way. We will go into detail in the next few chapters on how you can build a supply of everything needed to survive for an extended period of time.
It’s Ok To Start Small
We are going to be providing you with numerous lists of supplies, equipment, and essentials in this book. Some of these items are inexpensive, while other can carry quite the price tag. Some readers may feel stress and anxiety as they feel they are not properly prepared due to the recommendations in this book. These lists and recommendations can be bought over a period of time. A great prepping supply cache is not built overnight (although it can be). Our advice is to start slow and build up your supplies over time. Try to make it a habit to purchase a few items each week. After awhile, your prepper supply kit will grow. But don’t feel overwhelmed if you’re just starting or you’re new to prepping. There are plenty of ways to grow your supply cache even if you are on a tight budget.
Know How To Use Your Tools
We are going to recommend numerous tools and equipment in this book that will increase the odds of your survival. Many preppers make the mistake of purchasing new tools and testing them out for a few minutes and then storing them away. Take the time to test out and really get to know how to use these tools. Practice cooking meals, filtering water, etc. When a disaster does occur you don’t want to be learning as you go.
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People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things-for a living-that we call survival skills now.
Survival Things Our Great Grandfathers Did Or Built Around The House. Are you ready to turn back the clocks to the 1800s for up to three years.
BY PREPADMIN, www.confessionsofaprepper.com
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