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Pillaging is NOT Preparedness

I have often heard people respond

Mad Max

Mad Max (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

to preparedness with the comment that they are going to pillage preppers stores.

Let me elaborate a little more on this topic.

I understand this macho comment is a very narrow view of what is going to really happen if the SHTF as we know it and we really find ourselves in a Mad Max society.

I am sure I am not the only one who has heard this one. Trusted friends who say they are just going to rob and kill people who have set up a back up. This statement has me really looking at the reasoning behind this attitude.

Beware of the Ostriches

First up we have the head in the sand phenomenon that goes with personalities of this type. These are the ostriches we need to be wary of. Usually they are brash and harsh in the way they carry themselves. I could go into pages of reasons they want to compensate but that is another blog in itself.

My concern is that the more I hear this the better you and I need to prepare to confront this outlook. The family I have is sacred enough to protect and defend in times of trouble and I do not understand the reasoning behind leaving behind your safe house to steal from another what you could have readily stocked yourself.
 

Pillaging requires:

  • A) A high amount of physical energy
  • B) Weapons and ammo to make it there and back (where ever there is!)
  • C) Knowledge of Combat tactics
  • D) A way to get back ALIVE to your safe house with the goods you took!

SO, you have left your family in the lurch by going out to conquer and pillage. You have left them to die? It occurs to me these individuals are the ones truly in the delusion that the world is theirs to claim. What they fail to understand is they will find others like them and suffer attack and injury and possibly fatal consequences of their own misguided deeds. They can probably achieve a couple of treasures for the take but the odds of them making it back to their strong holds are minimal.

These so called friends probably will be carrion for the crows in the fields.

Be prepared and beware of the pillagers.

Preparing For Natural Disasters

Natural disasters are just a fraction of what we need to prepare for.

The news and the climate changes forecast some serious reminders of this daily.

The chance for something happening in your area grows by the hour. We are heading into some serious storm activity at this time of year on the North American Continent. Summer heat w/ hot and cold fronts colliding can cause some tricky weather phenomenon.

Putting your survival recovery plan into action requires you construct a 72 hour kit.

 

 

The supplies in this emergency kit need to be able to sustain you for 3 days.

 

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In this kit make sure you have set  aside enough food, water, a temporary shelter, and tools to make a difficult situation easier.

 

In a related article from another blog by this author we review the damage caused in past years by a severe tornado. By observing past disasters we may find it possible to build a plan to steel ourselves against future ones.

Read More : Prep Everywhere!

 

 

 

Survivor…

I am a survivor. Not of catastrophe, but of choices and incidents that have occurred in my life.  These methods and explanations here come from life changing events that have brought me to the reasoning of Survival Recovery.

In the events of 911, my desire for preparedness was fueled by the fear I felt connected to so many in that awful day. I will add my journal notes from that event in time. That day, I dug and planted my first tomato plants.

I had grown up in a community that practiced these techniques and until this time I had not fully understood the practicality of applying them.

Over a course of time I had proceeded to plant and dig a garden to cope with the news casts and the terrible sadness surrounding this tragedy. I eventually will include the notes from that garden and how it helped me in a healing process and the understanding that came to me of the need to prepare and the idea that set forth certain actions and skill seeking.

We are in a turbulent society and an uncertain set of climate changes here on Mother Earth. It is my belief that not war but nature will be wrecking homes and lives more and more in each storm season that arrives.

Living in a hurricane zone showed me how precious our lives are. I was in Florida the day Andrew tore up our coastal side and devastated Homestead. I saw the damage dealt to Charleston, SC when Hurricane Hugo blew through that part of the country. These things are the some of the realities for preparedness!

Lives cannot be replaced but homes and goods can. By sticking to the belief that one can overcome the crisis they will face by preparing to do so, Survival Recovery becomes a way of life.

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May Survival Recovery bless your life as it has blessed mine!

RiaB

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