posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 01:12 PM
There is much discussion in the survival forum on what one should have in preperation for various doonsday/NWO scenarios.
I personally have no financial means to make any significant preperations. So, I keep a US Army survival manual handy. I may go buy the updated
version since this one is a few years old now, if it has more content, but the basic elements of survival never really change. The key to surviving is
confidence. Man existed for many thousands of years without any of the conveniences we enjoy today. The leap may be difficult to resort to basic
instinct and natural ingenuity, but we are all born with the tools of survival. Anything I will need in case of emergency, can be procured from my
natural environment, and forcefully if necessary from competitors in human society.
If I had the means to go off the other end, I would certainly buy a big chunk of remote land. This may cause a problem in the long run though, given
that there are no significant predictors of exactly how any known threat will evolve. The land I buy may end up being buried under a super volcano,
may be smack in the middle of an area where everyone else runs, or may be well behind enemy lines. Nevertheless, I still wish I had a big chunk of
land that I could at least turn into a staging area for preperations.
If I already had the financial resources to do so, I would make preperations to house, feed, equip, and transport a platoon level force of people.
40-50 people working together can be a very formidable force both against man and nature. Now I am not necessarily talking about an outright military
platoon structure either. Women and children will most certainly be included, and everyone will have their jobs to do. But with this many people
working together, there is not much that cannot be accomplished. Anything from building durable shelter, to securing and processing food resources, to
raiding/foraging for needed goods. And of course, eliminating any and all who would attempt to interfere with our survival.
Somewhere in between is where most people should be looking to prepare for emergency, wether it be a natural, political, or military disaster. Get a
duffle bag for each person in your family. Throw in a change of clothing, and two changes of underclothes. A first aid kit, but nothing so big that it
contains items you do not know how to use. A few Bic lighters (dont go generic on this) and a box of waterproof matches. A magnifying glass to
make fire when the sun is out, saving your fire resource. A few candles. Fishing line and hooks. (Rod, reel, tackle you may want to bring, but not in
your emergency "GO" bag.) Some small cookware and eating utensils. A multi-use utility knife can be used for food preperation as well. When cleaning
game you will need a good, very sharp but small knife, so don't bother buying some big Rambo knife. I'm preferential to a Gerber blade. You can make
do with anything, but I would spend the money and get a few really good purpose-minded knives. A hatchet. Well. A few military grade MRE's is a good
idea, but keep in mind that you will only be using them when in dire need. Procure food from your surroundings first, because once the MRE's are
opened, you won't have them anymore. Basic toiletries. Your survival manual.
Keep in mind that everyone in your family should have a "GO" bag, and be fully capable of utilizing its contents. Some adjustments may need
to be made based on environment such as extra clothing in cold weather, or sun block in the desert. You may wish to keep water containers stored and
ready to go as well if the resource is scarce where you are or where you plan to go. You may wish to add a few random comfort items, or items such as
a radio and a few batteries. Perhaps a flashlight. Keep in mind though, carrying things you don't really need can have negative effects. The more you
have to remember to grab, the slower your evacuation. For the "GO" bag, keep it simple.
If you intend to stockpile provisions, remember to rotate your stock. Keep in mind how long the stockpile will last before you must forage for more.
Whenever possible, utilize outside food sources before touching your stockpile. It may be easier and safer to eat the food you have stored, but if
there's only a one month supply and it's January in New York, you better get out in the cold to find food for as many hours aas you can.
Well, that's my general take on survival preperation anyway.
[edit on 1/7/0808 by jackinthebox]