I don’t think there is anyone who believes we live in a stable world and that things are going to continue as-is for the long term. The real difference between those who believe that there are major changes coming is that some are going to do something about it and others are going to wish they had done something about it when everything comes to a head.
If you are someone who wants to be prepared, you need to know how to prepare yourself first.
Being a survivalist is more than just stockpiling food and water. It’s about developing a mindset that will allow you to take the necessary steps and to continue to stay the course until all of your preparation will ultimately mean your survival. That preparation is something that can be measured in a physical sense but there is also a lot to be said for the mental preparation as well.
Here are some things to keep in mind so you are ready for the big day.
Physical Preparation for Survival
The first thing we will cover is the physical preparation. This will include everything from the bugout bag to getting your body ready for long-term survival.
The primary purpose of physical preparation is to keep you and your family alive long enough to last out the major problems that could and will occur. Putting together a tactical bag is important because it will contain everything you need to get to a safe location (assuming any location is safe at that time). Update the bag regularly with fresh supplies.
Your survival pantry is also part of your overall physical preparation. Most “experts” will suggest that you have 3 days worth of food and water but that is really only scratching the surface. It wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to think we might need to survive for months out of that pantry so be sure to prepare for the long-term.
One other factor to consider is your health. It would be disastrous to be fully prepared with supplies when the big day comes and not to have the stamina to last the first day. Plan for disaster by keeping your fitness at peak levels. You will feel great now as a result and will survive when disaster strikes.
Mental Preparation for Survival
Getting yourself prepared mentally is just as important as preparing physically. If you aren’t ready to handle the stresses during that time, you are going to be in a lot of trouble. Take the time to meditate on what you might be facing and focus your efforts to prepare.
Panic is the enemy and you don’t want it to grab you when everyone around you is freaking out over the disaster.
Above all, practice on a regular basis. Take the time to have disaster survival weekends and get the family involved. It can help to put you in the right mindset so you will survive when something bad happens.
Just remember, where your mind is, your body will follow.