What is a survivalist or survival?
The dictionary describes a survivalist as such:
A person who makes preparations to survive a widespread catastrophe, as an atomic war or anarchy, especially by storing food and weapons in a safe place. However there is a lot more to it then that.
Survival and Prepping really go hand in hand and can have a different meaning to each individual and/or group of people often refered to as “survivalist groups”. So you can clearly see how being a survivalist goes hand in hand with being a prepper.
Being a survivalist is so much more then a lot of folks think, typically when someone hears the term or word survivalist they automatically think of bad guys with guns or a group of bad guys dressed up like they are in the military doing bad things. It’s just not so in reality, trust me, bad guys don’t give a hoot how they are dressed! many people both guys and girls from all walks of life like the camo look, I know quite a few that even have camo furniture in their homes (You’ve seen it in stores and online as well), this is common attire now days, especially for hunters, fishermen and regular everyday people that just like the look. I’ve even seen sports bras and panties for the women and even camo sleeping attire for guys, girls and little kids (wow that’s really threatening and scary isn’t it!), so don’t automatically think hey that guy, girl or a group of, are up to no good just because they happen to be wearing camo style clothing.
So your thinking okay then how do I know what to do, how do I get started?
The simple answer is by visiting this website and many others like it, then you’ve already started, so take a look around you, look and see what’s going on around our country and around the world, like everyone else you can’t see into the future so you have to guess and make educated decisions right along with the rest of us.
If you pay attention and see whats going on around our country and around the world right now, you can make some pretty good decisions for you and your family, will all your first decisions be right? probably not and that’s because the more attention you pay the more you will figure out what you and your family will need to do to survive.
Are you wondering what’s the best thing for you to do so you can survive almost anything?
The sad part is no one person or website or group of people can tell you what is best for you, only you can decide what’s best for you and your family, yes sure there are a lot of websites like this one, videos and books and loads of self proclaimed survival gurus on the web and there are a lot of great ideas out there as well, right along with some really stupid ideas ta boot.
The beauty of being prepared or a survivalist isn’t just about having food and weapons or a good plan, which by the way is a great start but it’s far more then that, it’s about what you can do with what you have, how you can improve your life by doing other things such as bartering or trading goods and services, knowing how to hunt, how to fish, how to trap, having people you can depend on, having a network of people that are willing to come help out or take you in, being able to help someone or your network of people. The simple fact that even if you have everything you may ever need to survive any situation, supplies run out, so you will need some skills to either build or make things or have the savvy to get things done.
Don’t panic if your just starting out you’re not going to have much yet. The first thing you can do that’s next to free is make lists. Walk around the house and garage and make a list of all powered and non powered hand tools you already own, then make a list of your food supplies that you have in the house right now. Make a list of items for bugging out (there’s quite a list on this site). Make a list of items for hunkering down where you are (eg) things you know you’ll need and things you think you’ll need, (eg) a generator, solar power supply and so on, that’s a good start. Then you need a plan of escape and or evasion in case you find out it’s not feasible to stay put and you’re going to have to fall back to your bug out plan. Along with your bug out plan you need more then one escape route, in other words you need as many ways as possible to get out of the area as fast as possible. The next order would be to get it set in your mind that you must leave early so have that bug out bag in order(Ready for a grab and go!) and vehicle ready to roll (Serviced and fueled) at a moments notice, that way you don’t get hung up in a mass traffic jam or run into roads that could be closed either by nature or by some form of highway thugs or what ever. You can always come back if things don’t get as bad as you thought they would get.
Okay that’s done what’s next, well this website is next, check out the e-books and all the other pages on this website, you’ll get a lot of information to help you not only get started but improve what you’ve already done.