Hello, my name is Mike and I am NotYourAverageMillennial….
Let me ask you a question. If the economy were to collapse today would you be ready for it? Would you have more than enough food and water on hand for the next two to three months? Would you have the medicine that you need to treat whatever ills, diseases or disorders you may have? Do you have means of self-defense in case you would have to battle with looters or robbers? Do you have enough batteries? What about gas? Today’s article is going to be about survival in a post collapse, or post apocalyptic scenario.
It Could Never Happen Here
Americans today have come to a point of laziness and apathy. If you ask the average American if they believe that the country could fall apart at the seams at a moment’s notice, a majority of the public would likely laugh off something like that. The famous mantra among the average Americans is: “It could never happen here”. How did we get to this point?
Well it could have something to do with the fact that Americans have been brainwashed to believe that because of our military that no other country would dare mess with us. It also could have to do with the fact that Americans falsely believe that they are free. They could never imagine not being free and if you tell them otherwise, you may get the “fluoride stare”.
The level of conditioning and brainwashing has put most Americans in a complacency coma. Because Americans are used to having things easily accessible to them, such as grocery stores and fast food restaurants, they never really had to stress about where their next meal is going to come from, or where they were going to find water, or medicine.
But what would happen if average Americans were thrown into a situation where these things were not accessible to them anymore?
It Can Happen Here… And Likely Will
In order to be able to survive, the thinking of the average American must change. You must be brave enough to say “It CAN happen here”. By opening your mind to the possibility that a time may come in America where just obtaining basic needs will be a challenge, people will take preparedness more seriously.
Not only do Americans have to open their minds to the possibility that it can happen here. They must also open their minds to the possibility that it likely will happen. If you have been paying attention to what going on in the world: the economic war between the petrodollar and the petroyuan, geopolitical tension building up to war, and societal demoralization here at home, you would have to been completely blind or ignorant to repetitively spout the words “It can’t happen here”.
What is Your Plan?
In order to come out of the other side relatively unharmed, you must have a plan. There is a saying that I am sure most of you are familiar with: “It is better to have it and not need it then it is to need it and not have it.” If we never get to a point where it hits the fan so to speak then you would have lost very little. However, if it does hit the fan and you aren’t ready, then you have a lot of woe coming your way.
However, since this site is about solutions and not fear mongering, I want to give you some food for thought so that if we as a country do end up in a crisis, you can breathe easy knowing that for the most part you will be ready for anything.
The Essentials: Your Key to Survival
The first thing that you will need, that all humans will need is clean drinkable water. Now stocking up with bottle water would most certainly be the most ideal, but let’s just say for argument’s sake that you “dropped the ball” on that one. Now of course you could drink water from out of your faucet. The problem is that tap water contains contaminants such as fluoride, bacteria and heavy metals. It would be in your best interest to have a water purification system in order to filter out all the garbage so that you can know for sure that you are drinking clean water.
The next thing you would need is a substantial amount of non-perishable food. The safe amount would be at least three to six months worth.
If you are someone who requires medication, it is best to have that on hand as well. I personally am an opponent of pharmaceuticals. However, I do understand that every person’s situation is different and my needs are not necessarily your needs. So with that said, have all the medication you require because pharmacies will be the first place that looters will think to strike.
It is also imperative to have a first-aid kit with items such as bandages, burn creme, rubbing alcohol, aspirin (personally not something I would recommend, but again your needs are different), ice packs, etc.
It is also wise to have a form of self-defense (yes this does include firearms). In a societal breakdown situation, you will be likely to encounter someone, or a group of people, that will want to take what you have by force. I do understand that there may be some people that want nothing to do with a firearm (although I would seriously urge you to reconsider). But a form of self-defense can include pepper spray, a knife, a sock stuffed with rocks (don’t laugh, you may be surprised how effective something like this could be) Even learning hand-to-hand combat can go a long way.
Other assorted items to of value to have on you would be a flashlight, a few packs of batteries (AA, AAA, D), matches, lighters, scissors, rope, etc.
I hope that I gave you enough to think about regarding survival and preparedness. We now live in uncertain times and it is best to make sure that with the right plan, equipment and skills that we make those times a little more certain. If you are new to this information, I hope you gain a lot of value from this article.