If you like the idea of being prepared for when SHTF then you certainly arent alone. It is a subject that more and more people are researching daily, and for good reason. With the threat of danger lurking around every corner and the world becoming a more hostile place it is easy to see why people are concerned. Not to worry though, you have stumbled upon DoomsdayArmory, we will help you prepare yourself for when the inevitable does eventually occur.
In this article we will be discussing the basics behind preparing yourself for when the worst comes to the worst.
Most people are aware of the impending danger that the world is in, whether it be by natural causes or just downright human stupidity and error. Not many people know how to prepare for it. Everyone wants to protect their family at all costs and rightly so….but how.
What Can We NOT Live Without
Right now you would probably say your cell phone or blazing fast wireless internet. Lets just take a step back and see what is REALLY necessary for survival, I can assure you that its not your beloved cell phone or WiFi. The main staples of any human existence is Food and Water. Without food and water the human race would cease to exist and that is a fact. Security and Shelter come a close second to food and water, however. Think about it, you have food, you have water….great. What if someone or something comes to take that from you? what then?. You need to ensure that you, your family and supplies are in a safe position to ensure that you can at least survive for a duration until you can figure out what your next move is.
How Much Do I Need?
This is the next question that you should be asking yourself…how much do you really need?. Sure you can have a stockpile of thousands of items sat in your basement but when SHTF how much of that will you actually be able to take with you?. Start small to begin with, see how much you and your family will need for a week and even a month. You can always re-evaluate these numbers further down the line but just think about a base number that will keep your family watered and fed for a definite amount of time…This will give you a head start on most people.
What Gear Do I Need?
This is somewhat subjective to the event but some staple items are:
- Some sort of knife – This will allow you to hunt, cut down foliage and much more, a knife should really be a staple in your doomsday armoury.
- A means to start a fire – Whether it be matches, a lighter, a mirror, etc. You will need to keep warm if you are going to be stuck outside over a long period of time.
- A flashlight – Dont overlook the basics, what if the world suffered a power outage? You need to be able to navigate yourself and your family through city streets or rough terrain if necessary. Without a source of light this will be VERY difficult at night time.
- A water filtration system – You may have a stock of water for a short amount of time but what happens when that stock runs out? You will need to find a way to filter your own water when necessary. Water from streams and rivers can be home to lots of bad things, make sure that you filter all of your water before consuming it to make sure that it is as safe as possible..
Those are the VERY basics that you will nee to begin with. You can always re-evaluate down the line.
What Skills Do You Have?
You may have the supplies you need but do you have the skills?. It is very important that you equip yourself with the basic skills necessary for surviving when the inevitable happens. What skills are crucial for preppers?:
- Fire Starting
- Map Reading/Navigating
- First Aid
- Self Defence
Trust me, the list goes on and on but this is a VERY good list to get started with today. These are truly things that money cant buy. If you learn to be self reliant sooner rather than later then you will be in front of 99% of people as I can guarantee you that only a small percent o the general population will possess these skills.
I hope that this list has provided you with some value and knowledge that you can start arming yourself with today to ensure that you are as ready as possible for any disaster that may come your way.