Today I’d like to talk about a subject that is on the minds of many preppers. Most of us plan on surviving because we have taken the time to prepare and stockpile things like food, water, and medical supplies.
Some preppers are extremely well prepared and have enough food and supplies to last them for several years while others only have enough to last them for a few months.
Regardless of how much you have done to prepare for a major natural disaster or any other type of crisis, let’s assume for the purpose of this article that something could happen that would cause you to lose all of your precious supplies.
Let History Be Your Teacher
History has shown us time and time again that during times of major natural disasters or civil unrest, looters and marauders will take drastic measures to steal the things that they are in need of. Most preppers have plans to defend what is theirs but they also realize that the time may come when it’s not safe to stay at their homes and they have to bug out and flee for their own safety.
Prepping is all about planning. Many of us realize that this could actually happen to us and that someone or a group of people could actually band together and forcefully take our essential survival supplies. With this in mind, many of us understand the importance of having backup plans and sometimes even having backups to your backup plans.
What Would You Do If Someone Stole All Your Supplies?
If you haven’t given this question any thought, you really should because it’s not out of the realm of possibilities for such a thing to happen. The number of people who are actually prepping these days is growing but for the most part, the majority of people really aren’t prepared. What do you think they’re going to do when they’re hungry or when their families are going hungry? Desperate times lead to desperate measures and good people will often do bad things when it comes to finding a way to feed their children. It’s with this in mind that the most dedicated preppers realize that it really is possible that a situation could arise where someone could forcefully take their emergency supplies.
So the question is, what will you do if this were to happen to you? Do you have a backup plan? Do you have a safe place to bug out? Is your bug out location already pre-stock with the supplies that you’ll need to survive with? Do you have survival caches strategically hidden so that you can restock if you need to during a survival scenerio?
All of these questions are very important to ask yourself. This is especially true if your neighbors or other people in your community know that you are a prepper. If they know that you’ve taken extreme measures to prepare for a major crisis, where do you think they are going to come looking when the store shelves have been picked clean and there’s nothing left to eat? They’re going to come knocking on your door and they may not ask nicely if you have supplies that you can spare.
Learning to Improvise Is the Key to Survival
Sure, it’s important to have as many supplies as you can stored for emergency situations but it’s just as important to develop skills that you can use to survive with should you ever find yourself in a situation where your supplies have either been stolen or depleted.
One such example is explained in an article that I just wrote called Learning How to Catch Fish Could Feed Your Family After Doomsday. This is a good example of how developing skills can help you survive when your supplies are gone. Other such skills that could be of use to you are things like knowing how to find water sources, how to purify water so that it’s safe to drink, how to build shelters, and how to find identify and utilize medicinal plants.
The main thing that I hope you’ll learn from this article is that it’s important to store supplies but it’s also important that you don’t bury your head in the sand and think that just because you have a large stockpile of emergency supplies, that you’ll be able to survive. In a survival situation, knowledge is power! The more survival skills you take the time to learn now, the better prepared you’ll be to keep your family alive tomorrow.