Survival Strategies During Our Time of Catastrophes

It has not been 100 years since the since world war two and yet people are acting like it never happened. While old timers still discuss the world war and their stories of survival, the people who never understood what war is like tend to disregard the signs of conflict that are all around us. The terrorist blasts that happened in the past decade should tell us just how close we are to going through the same scenario.

If it is not war, it’s a natural disaster. Either way, the devastating effects are similar. If you agree that survival preparation is the best strategy for living through a catastrophe or a terrorist assault, read on to find out how you can get ready for any survival scenario…

Survival Strategies You Have to Learn

1. Preparing a Survival Bag

In survival scenarios, you need to evacuate to a safer location as fast as you can. But you can’t leave the home empty handed. You have to bring flashlights, provisions, water, sleeping bags and other devices you need to survive for a couple of days or until the emergency blows over. Bail out bags, emergency kits and survival kits all refer to that small backpack you can grab when there’s a call for a mass departure. There are some of these kits that are offered pre-packed in shops, but I suggest making one yourself. Every member of the family must be assigned a kit to grab when it is time to evacuate.

Construct a survival bag to meet a family member’s needs. Smaller sleeping bags and tarpaulins can be inserted into the kits of young adults, while adults can carry the bags filled with bottled water and the self-defense weapons like a shot gun, a stun gun, a baseball bat, or any other kind of makeshift weapon (like zip guns and tube guns).

2. Combat Preparation

During a crisis, people are at their wit’s end. This means a lot of criminals will turn up to take advantage of the scenario. They may be after your food and water stores, your cash, your car, or the possessions you are leaving behind. there’s no telling when these people will try to slip inside your residence while you’re evacuating. It’s suggested to get some combat guidance so that you can protect yourself and your family should an event like this transpire.

3. Hunting Knowledge

Being marooned in an isolated place with dwindling provisions can be a traumatic experience. Staying alive may oblige you to search for potable water resources in the vicinity and build your own shelter. You may even have to start a fire without safety matches, and even consume whatever edible berry (or insect) you can find to keep you from starving. In these situations, foraging skills will come in handy.

Those who have weapons may hunt for food in a nearby brush or in the forest. If you don’t own a rifle but you need to hunt for foodstuff, you can use your emergency resources to produce makeshift weapons or booby traps. Some examples of home-produced weapons are zip guns, pipe guns and crossbows.

In survival scenarios, you don’t know what to expect. there’s nobody around who can tell you how long you will need to wait for aid; or how long before your meager supply of food, water and fuel runs out. there is no telling if war has already began somewhere else and whether you can still go back to your home town. But what we can do at present is do our best to learn how to survive during such times. Let us not forget the lessons of past wars and calamities.