With so much change going on around the world, especially here in America, many have started to think of what they can do to prepare in case of a natural disaster or a social crisis. The problem is that many have no skills or idea where to go to get information on how to get started. There is a lot of advice and material out there in regards to being “prepared”. What we’d like to do is give you a list of what many have deemed to be the top 12 things or items people should focus on when trying to learn about where or how to get started.
Here are the 12 basic fundamental survival topics to learn:
- Survival Mindset
- Physical Fitness
- Education & Training
- Weapons & Tactics
- First Aid
- Terrain/Land Navigation
There is so much information on the internet about the 12 subjects listed above. The key thing to remember is that you have to chose one or two different methods, master them and then continue to educate yourself on more proficient methods. Don’t get wrapped up with the latest and greatest gadgets, tools and methods. In other words, it’s not wise to purchase a Lamborghini as your first car, especially when you just learned how to drive.
Once you learn the basics and create a solid foundation, it will be easier to look at what you have available and put something together. You have to make the time and spend the energy preparing. The more you practice, the easier it gets.
There are many books you can read to learn about overall basic survival. Not only is it good to have some useful reading material, but you will have access to all of that information in case you find yourself without a power source to reach the internet. Here is some information regarding the top selling survival books out today.
Part of being a good citizen is not being dependent on the government, especially after a disaster. Emergency services will be stretched extremely thin in the aftermath of a disastrous event. Preparing for an emergency allows first responders to help those who truly need assistance instead of helping those who (now) knows better and could have prepared for the unknown.
If you have a family, you are well acquainted with the responsibility that comes with caring for them. Preparing for a disaster is simply part of providing for and protecting your loved ones. Not to prepare would be like failing to provide a warm coat for your child on a bitterly cold winter day.