On Your Own
Stockpiling non-perishable food and water for an emergency is pretty much Job No. 1 when it comes to prepping. But if food and water are all you have, you’re going to find surviving very challenging, especially if you’re forced to bug out when you thought you were going to be able to hunker down.
Quinoa was a staple for the Aztecs in South America and was one of just a few crops the ancient Incas cultivated at high altitudes. Because of its high protein and fiber content, it was highly valued in these cultures. I recommend that people store it as an alternative to white rice, which has very little nutritional value.
In terms of treating injuries following a disaster, there is not a better model for a medical kit than those developed and used by the military. These medical kits are designed to save lives in the most difficult of circumstances and in the most austere environments.
A concerned reader recently sent U.S. Concealed Carry a note about when you should or should not draw your firearm. The writer was concerned because many articles by attorneys and others say never draw unless to fire or you would be charged with brandishing.
If you can convince a burglar or home invader as he’s scoping out your neighborhood that he will have a very difficult time accomplishing his goal in your house, you might actually save your life and that of your family members.
For preppers, learning how to cook without electricity or gas is a survival necessity. It is also a very handy skill to know. There are plenty of ways that you can go about cooking without any power and still create a great meal. Here are a few ideas of powerless cooking that you can frequently use.
All the physical preps in the world won’t save you if you get a serious illness such as cancer, diabetes or heart disease. So it’s best to take good care of yourself and to make sure you store whatever supplements and healthy food you need in case of an emergency situation.
An evacuation order may be issued for a number of reasons. With rare exception, there is typically minimal notice that it is coming. From a natural to a man-made disaster, the knock on the door could come at any time. This makes having a plan for how to deal with, and survive, the call to evacuate absolutely paramount.
Regardless of how good you feel about your skills, don’t let your arrogance or high self-opinion blind you to the fact that there could be someone out there who is smarter than you, faster than you or who has set a cleverer trap for you than you anticipated.
Will an urban environment be the worst possible place to find yourself following a major disaster? There are many people who think so. But it’s very possible that a city might be the best bet for survival for many people.