Be Ready And Prepped Before the Next Crisis “Or Wind Up Begging The Government”
Editor’s Comment: Society has lost its way, and there are a million reasons for things to go south at a moment’s notice. Preppers know that with survival skills and supplies ready, there is a better chance that they will be able to survive almost anything that comes their way, and be able to keep a healthy distance from unruly and dangerously dependent urban populations.If a truly widespread disaster were to set in, martial law, FEMA camps and violence civil unrest could quickly follow. Those who aren’t ready will be left fending for remaining supplies from empty shelves, and ultimately have no other alternative but to submit, and ride out the crisis begging from the government. Only those with a clear headed approach and a prepared mindset can avoid such degradation… will you be among the ready few?
Master these 7 basic skills before SHTF… or you’ll wind up begging the government for basic supplies
by J.D. Heyes
No one can predict the future and it’s not likely most of us will know when the next ‘stuff hit the fan’ scenario will occur, but we can make some educated guesses based upon experience and common sense.
For example, for much of the country – especially the Midwest – we are approaching tornado season, when spring and early summer weather can often turn violent. The same is true for the Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Mexico, which could see hurricanes in a few months.
Out West, especially in California, there is always the threat of a major earthquake, though the New Madrid fault, the epicenter of which is located in southeastern Missouri/northwestern Kentucky, is also a threat.
Then there are world events which could erupt at any moment, such as a nuclear attack, or a cyber attack on our financial infrastructure. Or maybe political violence stemming from the insanity the political Left still harbors over the election of Donald J. Trump to the White House. (RELATED: How To Construct A “Bugout” Home For $250)
There are any number of things that could disrupt our world. We simply don’t know when something will happen. But before SHTF, there are some basic skills you should learn no matter what the triggering event happens to be, because they will come in handy regardless of the situation.
“If you want to become more prepared for a survival situation, the information available can be overwhelming. Some sites are trying to teach you how to start a fire with a block of ice, while celebrities on television are telling you to drink your own urine. What? Thankfully there are a few simple skills that you can learn to make a huge impact on a survival situation,” writes “Ryan” from Modern Survival Online.
Making a fire
This will be one of the most important survival skills you need to learn because fire can accomplish a number of important things – cooking, sanitizing water, and heat are just a few of those things.
Any preparedness bugout bag you put together should have at least two and maybe even three methods for starting a fire. This can be a disposable lighter, flint and steel, 9V battery and steel, etc. You can build a fire in any number of ways – gathering paper, small pieces of wood, sticks – but the ability to actually light the fire is the most important part of the skill.
In an SHTF scenario, potable (clean, drinkable) water is going to become pretty scarce pretty quickly. You should make sure you have an emergency supply of it on hand, but eventually you’re going to need to find some ‘in the wild,’ and it’ll have to be sanitized or you’ll get sick, then dehydrated, then you’ll die. Boiling water for just a few minutes works best, but you can also buy emergency water filters and filter straws.
Food on the fly
Food will also become a scarce commodity, so it would behoove you to learn about what kinds of plants grow in the wild where you live that are edible. You may not think much about that now, but when you’re getting hungry, living off the land will become necessary. Check with your local conservation department for starters; their experts can tell you what grows wild that you can eat in a pinch.
You’re going to want to pick up any information you can about the situation, so having some kind of radio that doesn’t require batteries (solar, wind-up) will work best. AM-FM and CB combination if you can find it. (RELATED: Best Ways To Escape Disaster When A Crisis Strikes)
How you personally want to handle this is, of course, something you have to decide. Most people think of a firearm as being best for self-defense, but others choose bows/crossbows, knives, a baseball bat, etc. Whatever you decide, take time – a lot of time – now to learn how to use your self-defense weapon of choice. This is particularly true if you choose a gun.
You don’t need to become a certified emergency medical technician or go to nursing school, but learning basic first aid is vital. You’ll want to know how to clean and dress wounds, treat burns, flush chemicals from your eyes, and basic splinting for fractures or sprains, at a minimum. Learn about nutrition and hydration, too, and what to do if you get diarrhea, which can kill.
Know your area
If you have to leave your home and “bug out” to a safer environment, it will help if you have paper topographical and road maps of your area. Even if you’ve lived there for a long time, you likely don’t know every bend, dirt road, creek and hill. Having paper maps at the ready will help you navigate your way to safety.
A Major Terror Attack Is Coming, And the U.S. Is Next: “Mock IED Onboard Chicago-Bound Flight”
A major reset, complete with another inciting (and major) false flag attack is coming – and there is every sense that such an event will once again strike the homeland of the United States.
During the past week, there have been overt threats to preemptively attack North Korea; there have been claims that Assad used chemical weapons against children in Syria (though the episode is obviously dubious).
Russia has absorbed another major terror attack that killed 14 people in a train station, and police then found another explosive in the home of one of the suspects – with surveillance shots of young kids with backpacks and ill intent, it is rather reminiscent of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. The details are still unfolding, but the message is clear enough:
An unexploded bomb has been found in St Petersburg during police raids searching for accomplices in a terror attack that killed 14 people.Now, following up on these bizarre and disturbing events that are literally driving the world back into a renewed war on terrorism, and more war in general, is a mock explosive found on a flight out of Canada and headed for Chicago.
Russian security services said the explosive device found in a residential building was similar to one discovered on the city’s metro days before.
Hidden in a bag and apparently disguised as a fire extinguisher, that bomb had been covered in metal pellets designed to cause maximum destruction at Ploshchad Vosstaniya station. (source)
The message could not be more clear – Americans are once again under threat.
As Dahboo77 reports, the threats are back… and something big is going on:
Mock IED Found On Chicago-Bound United Airlines Flight from Canada
And that’s when it becomes palpable.
It could be almost anything. A cyber attack; a mass shooting; an explosion; a crash; an EMP. The possibilities are endless. But psychologically, they will all mean the same thing – submission derived from fear.
President Trump has signaled his readiness to go to war, and to play ball with the deep state, in numerous ways.
The chemical attacks have changed his mind; and so have other major incidents.
If that works, then Trump can also be pressured and/or expected to go along with a major incident that takes lives on American soil. With so much anger and chaos directed against the new president, and against this nation in general, the scapegoat could be almost anyone.
The scare tactics of reporting on a would-be explosive on a plane is enough to stir fear and general anxiety for now.
But sooner or later, the powers that be will need something bigger, something more emotional, something that defies credibility, yet cannot be looked away from.
This type of pattern of events should put us all on heightened alert – there are wars they want to drag us all into, and there are various political and opposition groups that they want to again marginalize or silence.
And nothing is more deafening than…