Survival and Self-sufficiency
For preppers looking for a way to combine fun and survival preparedness training, Trackers Earth, a Portland, Ore.-based organization, offers a Zombie First Responder course that plays on the popularity of zombie films and television shows in recent years to encourage survival preparedness.
The better prepared you are and the more skills you have, the less fear and anxiety you will experience in case of an emergency or disaster situation. Learn how to stay warm, build a shelter, find and filter water, and build a fire. Also, be sure to stock emergency food and other fundamental items in your vehicle and bug-out bag.
A new show that premiered on Discovery Channel yesterday follows the day-to-day activities of a company that specializes in building bunkers for disaster scenarios. Dallas-based Deep Earth Bunker owner Scott Bales and his engineers show exactly what goes into making intricate survival bunkers.
Your family may be scattered to the four winds when an emergency strikes, and there’s a good possibility cellphones won’t work. It’s prudent to plan a meeting location to prepare for disaster. Of course, the first and most logical choice for a meeting place is the home. But, depending on the nature of the disaster, it might not be feasible to meet there.
When social order breaks down, the “riot beast,” as some people call it, grows quickly and can suck in innocent bystanders as easily as it can the fringe criminal element just looking for an opportunity to strike. Do you know what to do if a riot begins in your area?
The number of American preppers appears to have grown in recent years, and with shows such as “Doomsday Preppers” on major television networks the prepper lifestyle has become a bit more mainstream. If one space physicist is correct, now may be a better time than ever.
State legislators in Wyoming, like American preppers, have decided to prepare for economic and political collapse of the United States because of the Nation’s soaring national debt and Americans’ growing dissatisfaction with the Federal government.
In any survival scenario, the most valuable asset or currency you will need is food. Food reserves will be more precious than gold, oil and cash. We must have food to survive. Let’s face it, when you’re hungry, nothing else matters. If you don’t have nutrient-dense food, your food reserves will be insufficient.
Recently, I was reminded about the importance of being able to self-support. Earlier this month, hundreds of passengers on two cruise ships, the Voyager of the Seas and the Crown Princess, contracted norovirus and experienced extreme “digestive system distress.”
Did you watch “Doomsday Preppers,” which aired on National Geographic Channel on Feb. 7? Officials have declared David Sarti, one of the preppers from the show last Tuesday, has been declared mentally defective and his guns were confiscated by the government.