Tuesday, June 22, 2021

100 Ways to Be Ahead of the Crowd in a SHTF Situation (Part 10 of 10)

And a bunch of other stuff...

91.  Make a "missing person kit" for each family member.  If there is a major disaster and a family member goes missing, it is a good idea to have all of their information that you would need to have on hand to find them stored in a secure location.  Hopefully you would never need to use this kit, but it always pays to be prepared.

92.  Have useful hobbies.  Having hobbies that teach you skills and use equipment that would be useful in a SHTF situation is a good idea.  Things like drones, metal detecting, orienteering, adventure racing, HAM radio, etc. will provide you useful skills, camaraderie, and equipment that would be useful during a disaster.

93.  Read this then put yourself in this guy's shoes.  I'm not saying our country is going down the shitter...but it seems like our country is getting close to circling the drain.  "But we aren't a third world country" "but we will never be in that predicament"...that's what a lot of people say right before their country goes toes up.  The article is textbook lawlessness which happens all over the world, everyday, and if you haven't experienced being in such a situation, it's quite the eye-opening experience.  Note that having good interpersonal skills and a range of skills in general can be more useful that all the purchased preps in the world when this sort of situation happens.

94.  Make a 'SHTF tablet'.  Or a SHTF phone or laptop.  I'm partial to small tablets which are easy to carry, easy to use, and can be stuffed full of all of the information you need during and after a disaster situation.  Obviously printed info in the form of books and printed manuals are a good idea but they are unwieldy if you need to bug out.

95. Study up on covert ops skills, they may come in handy some day.  Examples here, here, here, here, and here.

96. While our country is still (marginally) functioning, make it a point to know your legal rights.  Examples here, here, and here.

97. Develop "manly" skills.  These used to be called basic, everyday skills but many have sadly fallen by the wayside.  Here's a good place to start.  Note that every man, woman, and child should learn these skills, not just men.

98. Purchase hard assets as the opportunity arises (ie: during sales, at thrift stores and garage sales, in bulk, through various sellers both in-person and online, etc).  Our current economic situation looks like a mix of increasing inflation and mass shortages of consumer goods.  Buying hard assets--everything from homes and cars to guns, outdoor gear, and food--is a great way to make your money work for you instead of against you.

99. Teach others.  The best way to have a "tribe" during a time of hardship is to extend the opportunity to learn to others who are interested in being more prepared and proactive before TSHTF.  Sharing skills is a great way to learn more yourself, teach others who you may one day end up relying on, and ensure a larger and more prepared group in general.

100.  Remember to take some time out each day and enjoy living in the moment.  Living 24/7 at THREATCON Delta isn't good for your physical or mental health, and waiting for the sky to fall can be both tedious and stressful.  Evaluate each situation that arises and even in the middle of a disaster, there are still ways to make lemonade out of a lemon-ish situation.  

See part 1 here

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