Survivalist Guide For Post-Apocalyptic America, After Civilizations Collapse
Basic Tips On Surviving An Apocalyptic Tragedy Or Government Collapse
Many people now believe that our time is nearly played out on this beautiful planet of ours. Whether it be do to natural disasters, as in earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, and tornadoes or perhaps a full government meltdown, war, or even global warming.
The number of tragedies that could permanently remove our frail species from existence are countless! It would be impossible to guess at this point in history, just when or what will finally end our time of glory, but it never hurts to be prepared for the worst.
So I ask you again, are you prepared for the end of the civilized world as we know it? Or will you just lay your head in defeat like millions of others and accept your fate, without putting up so much as a decent fight?
If you're not ready to go down just yet, but aren't sure where to begin on preparing yourself, this article may be just what you need to get started. Remember, these are just a few of my own tips and opinions, there are always so many other things you can do, to help insure your survival during the worst of times.
So Lets Begin With The Basics, Food And Water
Lets face it people, you can survive without just about any luxury, but without food and water you won't last a week. Food processing, such as freeze drying, dehydrating and canning/jarring fruits and vegetables, are all excellent ways of preserving foods, for extended periods of time.
Gardening and farming skills will be of great use, when it comes time to start rebuilding you lifestyle. You should at least take the time to learn the basics of gardening, these skills come in handy without the added effect of world destruction. Just imagine how much money you could save, if you didn't have to buy your necessary vegetables. It would probably be a good idea, to stay stocked up on the seeds of all your favorite fruits and vegetables.
If you have enough land, and the extra money to spend, then animal husbandry is a great source of fresh meat, milk and eggs. You could go as far as raising cattle, sheep or chickens, or do as little as raising your own fish.
Water on the other hand, will be a totally different problem. Though it's not likely that water will be in short supply, fresh drinking water probably will be. Portable water purifiers are a good solution to this problem, also stocking up on bottles and/or gallon jugs of purified water will be very important.
Do you consider yourself a survivalist?
Next Lets Talk About Your Protection, From Living Things And The Elements
It should be obvious that you will be much better off owning guns and/or other forms of weaponry, such as compound bows, knives and even clubs can be useful. The not so obvious is remembering to keep a large supply of ammunition, arrows, Sharpening stones, gun oil etc... on hand and readily available. It would also be a good idea to practice tearing down and rebuilding your weaponry, and keeping a supply of replacement parts.
Now, for your elemental protection, you should definitely try to have a safe place planned, like a cellar, basement or storm shelter. In the event that you are unable to get to your safe place, you should at the very least, keep a tent available for at least some protection. Remember to keep extra bedding and clothing available also.
For This Last Section, I Would Like To Discuss A Few Miscellaneous Things
Trapping, fishing and hunting would be the most practical source for fresh meat. Trapping would probably be the most logical form, since you will be able to accomplish so many other things while the traps do all the work, not to mention the fact, you will save immensely on ammunition.
Fire producing tools, they're often overlooked when building a survival kit. Lighters, matches, flint and lighter fluid are all necessities. While you're at it a decent supply of firewood and kindling is also a good step in preparation.Medical supplies and first aid kits are extremely important, but prepping yourself in some basic medical training and CPR, is an absolute necessity. Assorted batteries of all styles and sizes are also a must, you can never have to many.
The last thing I would like to mention, is your own physical being. Are you healthy? Do you think you will be physically able to survive in a harsh environment? If you are already in poor physical health, then there isn't much hope of you surviving, when you lose the luxury of an easy life.
Don't wait until it happens to start getting in shape, after all it's only going to improve your life. By simply working out or exercising a few days a week, your health will improve tremendously.
So there you go, just a few tips, to help bring out the survivalist in you, as I mentioned in the beginning, there are many other things that you can do, to help you become prepared. If you know of anything I have left out, or would just like to leave an opinion, please add a comment in the space provided below.