Emergency Preparedness – Are you really prepared?
It might sound like an odd question to pose on a website that’s visited by prepared people, but again I’ll ask…. Are you really prepared?
It never fails to surprise me how unprepared most preppers actually are. Yea they have gear, stockpiles of food and even a stash of weapons and ammo; but a lot of them have no idea how to use their preps. Worse yet, many of them don’t have a realistic idea of what they’re even preparing for.
I often wonder how many of these “preppers”, who aren’t avid outdoorsman, could actually survive for any length of time in a real world survival situation. I don’t mean to down anyone who’s reading this, hell the fact that you’re reading this and prepping puts you far ahead of most of the country. But I am writing this as a wakeup call to those who prep with gear, and then fail to prep with training and knowledge.
BEING PREPARED MEANS:
Know what you’re preparing for, and knowing what obstacles you’ll be up against.
When planning for a SHTF scenario, there’s really only one thing that we can be sure of; Survival will be a bigger challenge than you ever believed possible. While you can’t be ready for everything, there are some things that you may want to consider when planning for a SHTF survival situation.
Knowing how to use your Gear and Preparedness Supplies.
It’s one thing to think you’re prepared to bug out; it’s another thing to actually do it with a backpack full of gear while trekking through the wilderness. If you have never stepped foot into the great outdoors to test your equipment, how can you consider yourself prepared to survive anything?
If the time comes, and you ever have to really get the hell out of dodge, the equipment you carry and the skills possess should feel completely natural. A time of crisis is not the time to learn how to use your gear.
Having a Plan
My Bug Out Planning is not that much different from my Hiking Planning. Just like when I head into the wilderness, I start with a plan. I analyze what weather, environmental, and route conditions will be like, I think about the possible threats and dangers I may face on my trip, and I come up with a plan to be prepared for any obstacles that I may encounter.
Planning for the most likely Dangers
When you’re just getting started in the world of prepping, preparing for an EMP or an Asteroid hitting the earth is probably not the best course of action. While both of those scenarios are scary, the probability of them happening is pretty low. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t prep for these things, I’m just suggesting that you plan for the most likely dangers first.
Mastering the Psychology of Survival
Survival, really being prepared to survive; means being able to control your fears, your emotions and your ego. To truly be prepared to survive, you need to cultivate a mindset that goes far beyond just having the skills to survive.
Having a Body That’s Prepared
No matter what survival situation you may ultimately find yourself in, there is one thing that you’ll likely find, survival is going to be hell on your body. One of the best things you can do to ensure your survival, in just about any situation, is to make sure your body and your mind are trained and prepared to survive. This means motivating yourself to get of
WHAT DOES BEING PREPARED MEAN TO YOU?