posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 08:52 AM
Didn't quite latch on to what he was getting at, it came over more like he was just berating himself for silly mistakes, rather than info.
As far as i see it there are no hard and fast rules to Prepping for SHTF, but it is a personal endeavour, well, what i mean is that it depends on the
individual, and their perception of disaster, so first of all you should honestly take stock of your mental capabilities, (and only you will know the
truth of that) as this will have a major bearing on how you should go about Prepping, weather you are mentally strong enough to go it alone, or do you
join with like minded people and pool your resources, there are benefits to both approaches.
Take care of the important stuff first, Learn and practice the basic skills, heres my 5 basics that should be addressed first
1 Water! were and how to find it, distill it, treat it, store it. Tap birch trees for Sap mmmm yummy!!
2 Fire! learn and become proficient in as many techniques to make it as you can, such as friction, chemical reaction, solar, electrical,
3 Shelter! sleeping under the stars is lovely! but when the temperature drops you WILL DIE learn to recognise the symptoms of hypothermia and how to
combat/prevent it, learn and practice techniques for shelter building using whatever is around, from debris shelters to micro houses, including
Camouflage techniques, stay hidden stay safe.
4 Food! its all very well stashing food in the basement, but it WILL eventually run out, learn to identify, and prepare, the edible plants indigenous
to your area
learn to hunt and prepare meats Boiling will usually render even diseased meats safe enough to eat, learn new techniques like accustoming your body to
smaller meals, eating little but often, can sustain you better than going hungry between large meals, and also learn what to avoid, certain things
like Dogs Liver should be avoided, as it contains massive amounts of Vitamin A, more dosage than the human body can tolerate
5 Equipment you don’t need to buy ALL the latest survival orientated gizmos, although they are nice to have, you should be looking to make use of
the stuff you already own, the best tool in your arsenal is YOU! and as long as you have a Knife you will be fed clothed warm and dry.
As far as bugging in or Bugging out, plan for both, in Sit-X you may well not be afforded the option of bugging out, until things have calmed down
somewhat, and you then have a window of escape, you may well be caught in the open when SHTF in which case you should also Plan For What i like to
call "Ratting" ever notice how these little Beasties never make a full on dash for home, but will dash to the nearest hidden cover, stop, look,
sniff, re-evaluate any surrounding threats, then dash for the next cover, and so on, and so on, till they reach the safety of the nest.
So learn your surroundings, usable bolt holes so to speak, plan for covert ingress and egress to your home, remember, out of sight is out of mind, you
cannot help your family if you fall victim to Panic induced Violence.