The theme that unites all teachings in regard to survival preparation is the importance of one’s frame of mind. Adopting a positive, constructive attitude is the most important tool you can have at your disposal. If you find that you’re doing fine the way think already then you don’t need to read this.
When the shit hits the fan in our lives we usually look for someone else ( anyone except ourselves) to blame. If we can’t find a scapegoat maybe we take it out on ourselves feeling that we are somehow destined for whatever fate is be falling us. The sum total of these approaches puts us “in the red”. We need to focus on what we truly want and not on what we don’t want. As the adage goes, “Negative seeds never bear beneficial fruit.”
Taking realistic assessment of your physical reality is a necessary task to be completed if any real, longterm benefits are to be realized. This is where the concept of truth comes into play. We need to be thoroughly honest to ourselves about our situation. What are the things that we have done in the past to get us to this moment? Most importantly what are we doing and thinking right now?
By shifting our focus on the positive elements of reality we can gain energy to pursue a plan of action that, if followed, will take us closer to where we want to be.
The development of beneficial habits takes more than a few weeks to in grain. For instance, if a person spends their whole life thinking that they are a piece of shit then they will need to conversely and intensely counteract that pattern of thought.
The actions taken to counteract negative thought patterns need to be systematic and chronically administered. This is where the will to survive comes in.
Many people are born into this world only knowing a few short years of starvation and pain from disease before they die. These young infants in war-torn areas have little chance of survival.
If you have the ability to be on the internet, and can read, you have a great chance of survival. You can freely research information to fortify yourself against whatever may come your way. This is a huge advantage.
The very fact that I’m alive and have the ability to think and write this is a huge gift to me. The fact that we are put forth into this world is a miracle, plain and simple.
Why are some here and others don’t make it? I don’t know the answer to that but I do know that we should to be grateful for those who spent their lives, for better or for worse, to try to give us the skills for survival. Our parents and teachers did what they could do. Although it’s nice to have 100% of our needs taken care of we need to take care of ourselves in order to experience freedom.
So we simply prepare and practice in a calm and cheerful way. Here are some common sense things to take care of.
No1. Our Physical Bodies
Proper Sleep (at least eight hours), maintaining a high level of physical fitness, common sense nutrition, and hygiene are the basics.
No. 2 Mental and Spiritual Preparation
Develop a spiritual practice such as prayer or meditation to develop serenity, clarity, and vision.
No. 3 Prepare Supplies
Bug Out Bags, Back-up generators, Drinking Water Rations, Food Rations, First Aid, Antibiotics, Emergency Clothing & Shelter to protect against the elements, Back-up Cache’s of all of the above in case of theft or other hazards.
No. 4. Rehearse Correct procedures In Dangerous Scenarios.
Assign leadership roles, rendezvous points, alternate forms of communication, as well as possible evacuation strategies.
The details of the above are endless and will vary on what your skill level and needs are.