The Default State

I received a text from a friend of mine yesterday that illustrates how unprepared 99.9% of us are.

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My friend, lets call her “Roxy” texted me the following:

“Oh my God. I’m on the freeway and pretty much stuck in traffic.  Barely moving at all. It’s 3:30pm so it’s kinda weird for this much traffic.”
“I just had 4 or 5 military convoys go passed…this could be the end.  This is how it all starts in the zombie apocalypse movies.”
“my bug-out bag is in the garage.  I’ve been meaning to put it back in my car and now my gas light is on.”
“it could be that people are just getting off work early on a Friday, or it could be a deadly virus………I just don’t know.”

My friend then related how she was using her smart phone, trying to look up any headlines in the news to find out what was going on.

This is exactly the unprepared state most of us are in at all times.

You could call it our default state.  Humans don’t change unless we are forced to do so.

It’s gotta be painful in order for us to change our ways.

Here is the list I gave to my friend to have in her “go-bag” that stays in her car.

* 2 Large water bottles. (with water)

* Extra Jacket/windbreaker.

* Good Shoes to walk in.

* Ball cap (for the sun)

* Light stocking cap (even in the summer)

* Leather work gloves.

* Safety Glasses in a case.

* N-95 dust mask.

* A Map of your area. (have friends and family “safe-houses” located on the map)

* Small compass.

* Swiss Army Knife or multi-tool

* Aluminum Baseball bat or hiking stick.

(local laws may not permit you to carry a firearm and not everyone has a carry permit and not everyone is comfortable with a firearm)

* Candy/energy bars.

* Toilet Paper roll (in a zip-lock bag)

* 2 Bic lighter.

* Very small 1st Aid kit.

Now I know you can add to and modify this list.

However, I caution you in doing so.

Weight is a factor here and for your normal person, they don’t hike with a back-pack on a regular basis.  The water alone is most of the weight.

Keep in mind this is just a back-pack to get you home or to a location of safety. 

Keep it small.

Also, plan for your cell phone to not work. But there are apps to get alerts for traffic problems in your area.

Knowing is half the battle.

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Most importantly, you should put a copy of my book “The SHTF Art of War” inside your go-bag.  It is designed to be read in less than 45 minutes.

It’s a slap-in-the-face reality check and has a chapter called “SHTF Traffic Sucks” that covers exactly what you need to know if you’re stuck in a 100 mile traffic jam.

The unknown causes fear and panic.  Fear and panic will cause you to make bad decisions.  Bad decisions may get you hurt or killed.

A go-bag in your vehicle will give you peace of mind knowing you at least have the ability to walk out of a disaster area.

“Do or do not. There is no try.”

-Yoda

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Best Advice.

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The best advice I can give.

Stop giving a shit about getting likes on social media!

I know this may sound counter productive to selling my book.

However, I’m under no illusion of how few books I would sell on my literary journey.

(according to all my hate mail, and the book being banned by a 7,000 member Facebook survival group, I know it’s most defiantly not a book for everyone. Especially if you have no sense of humor)

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“I assure you that this book will not be on the New York Times best seller list.”

It was never intended to be.

It was designed to be a slap-in-the-face reality check that could be read in less than 45 minutes when you find yourself in a SHTF situation.

Get away from the internet and get busy.

“Here’s the 5 best pieces of advice I can give someone.”

1. My best advice is to put your time and energy into having some cash on hand when the current credit mechanism of buying goods and services shuts down, banks temporarily shut their doors and ATM’s are empty.

A new monetary system will be put in place by the powers that be.  What that will be is anybodies guess.  You just need to get through that period of time where the current system is not operating.

2. My best advice is to have a short and long term food plan.  I recommend you buy a couple extra items of what you already use in your house when you go to the grocery store.  Invest, yes invest in putting up some meals in a jar.

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Garden.

Even if it’s just a tomato plant or radishes.  The time to learn how to do this is not after a disaster.

3. Get together with a Disaster Buddy or two and work up a mutual assistance plan to help each other out in a disaster or emergency.  Grow this into a small mutual assistance group.  Establish a communication system with your Disaster Buddy/Group.

4. Have a way to store or acquire and purify water.

Check out Berkey Water Filters

http://www.bigberkeywaterfilters.com/

Or make one yourself using this new filter system.

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5. Have a means to defend yourself.  Firearms are an insanely and hotly debated topic in the prepper/survival community.

I always say to get the best gun you can afford for the environment you are in.

Ok!  I know that sounds like I’m side stepping the “best gun” advice for you gun nuts, so I’ll tell you what I would prefer if I could only have one gun.

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It would be a Savage Model 24.  That’s a single shot, rifle shotgun combo.  I’d want a .22 caliber rifle barrel with a 20 gauge shotgun barrel.

That would suit my needs for my lifestyle and environment.  You may have different needs and live in a more hostile environment and require a different tool.

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The last thing I’ll advise is for you to immediately get my book.

Even with advanced warning of an impending winter storm or hurricane, the News routinely shows people running, last minute to the store for basic supplies. Humans for the most part, are unprepared, reactionary creatures and store shelves don’t hold enough supplies for everyone.

When people suddenly need life saving knowledge on survival, and warfare, they’re going to be desperately scrambling for that information.

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This book covers those controversial, real world subjects you never think about unless you live in a war zone or an underdeveloped country. It pushes your mind into an uncomfortable way of thinking.

It’s stripped down to quickly deliver the reader information on topics such as how the criminal element will conduct their reign of terror. It covers how to pick a winning survival team, how to prepare for a stay at a FEMA camp, what to expect in a 100 mile traffic jam and what it takes to be a post apocalyptic scavenger. It also provides a list of post collapse professions that ensure you’re essential to a grid down community. Plus a whole lot more.

The SHTF Art of War. You can get it immediately with no waiting on KINDLE.

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You Ain’t Moving in With Me!

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Here’s a refugee intake worksheet so you know who’s who and who’s got what, when those people you say “You’re Not letting In” arrive at your bug-out location.
Like it or not, you’re going to have people who show up at your door during a SHTF disaster.
You’ll have friends, family and acquaintances showing up in your drive way looking for a handout.
Shutting the lights off and pretending your not home won’t work.  They ain’t going nowhere.  You’re stuck with them.
The way you should look at this is like the old saying about life giving you lemons.

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No!  No tequila shots for you.
You’ve got lots of work to do.  You need to put a tribe together and fast.  People do much better in groups.
You now have a labor force desperate for help.
Here’s your FREE downloadable refugee in-processing worksheet for when your guests show up at your door.  “PDF Refugee Intake Worksheet”

Here’s some things to keep in mind.

People will arrive with their decision making ability compromised. They will be suffering with mental trauma and stress.
Blood is thicker than water but you need to stress community before family.

Inventory

What are they bringing with them?
-Illnesses and special needs.
The number one issue will be feeding everyone.
Confiscate all their supplies. You’re a tribe now.
The number two issue will be keeping your food.
Inventory guns and ammunition.
Who can do what?
What talents are they bringing?
Immediately establish a Work Detail.  Assign jobs to people. Preferably jobs that suit their talents.  You’ll need security, medical, sanitation, communication, food prep, and day care.  The list goes on.
You’ll have to tailor your tribe to your specific needs and vision.  But don’t forget to have a second in command man or woman and some captains.
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You can’t do it all yourself.  You’ll burn out fast and lose control of your tribe.  Make sure you delegate.
If you haven’t read “The SHTF Art of War” yet, and want to know how the bad guys are going to operate when the lights go out, fear not. You can get it immediately with no waiting on KINDLE.
It’s also available in a Electro-Magnetic-Pulse resistant Print format.
Written for the procrastinator in all of us that waits for the last minute to do anything.
It’s also written to keep those with “Attention Deficit Disorder” entertained.
Get your copy today while you still can.

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You Can’t Save Them All

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Here’s a historical FACT. Even with advanced warning of an impending winter storm or hurricane, the News routinely shows people running, last minute to the store for basic supplies. Humans for the most part, are unprepared, reactionary creatures and store shelves don’t hold enough supplies for everyone.

Many survivalists and preppers become frustrated and angry that so many people aren’t “awake” and don’t see the world as they do.

This my sound cold and harsh, but you preppers and survivalists have to turn your back on those regular, unaware people who revel in their ignorant bliss. They very well could be your friends and family.

Now I don’t mean stop talking to family and friends.  I just mean you should stop preaching doom and gloom to people who don’t get it and don’t want to get it.

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Shut you pie hole! Keep your dang trap shut.

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Don’t waste your time trying to give answers to people who haven’t even asked the question.

You’ll save yourself a lot of extra time and frustration.

Do your best to not become one of those angry prepper/survivalist types.

You have to realize that you are the minority of the social fabric called society.  In fact, you make up such a small section of society, you barely even register on the radar.

If you are a loyal reader of this blog, I say Congratulations!

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You are a splinter collective of a fringe society that’s broke away from a minority group that makes up an infinitesimal portion of main stream society.

You can’t wake-up those who don’t want to wake up.

So save your breath and keep what your non-prepping friends would call a “paranoid life style” in the closet.

I’m a fan of and promote staying off the radar.  You’ll find a measure of peace in doing so.

Also: (Please share this Blog post with your crazy Doomsday Prepper friends who are scaring the BeeJeezus out of everyone and driving people crazy with their Doom & Gloom, New World Order the Sky is Falling rhetoric.)

If history proves anything time and time again, it’s that not everyone makes it out of a disaster alive.

This book covers those controversial real world subjects you never think about unless you live in a war zone or an underdeveloped country. It pushes your mind into an uncomfortable way of thinking.

If you haven’t read “The SHTF Art of War” yet, and want to know how the savage nature of your “fellow man” is going to rise to the surface when the lights go out, fear not.

You can get it immediately with no waiting on KINDLE.

It’s also available in a Electro-Magnetic-Pulse resistant Print format.

Written for the procrastinator in all of us that waits for the last minute to do anything.

It’s also written to keep those with “Attention Deficit Disorder” entertained.

Get your copy today while you still can.

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Perfect for the Bug-Out-Bag.

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The perfect book for the Bug-Out Bag.

Written for the procrastinator in all of us that waits for the last minute to do anything.

It’s also written for those who have an Attention Deficit Disorder.

I designed the SHTF Art of War to be a quick, immediate action manual that’s stripped down to quickly deliver the reader information on topics such as how the criminal element will conduct their reign of terror.

It covers how to pick a winning survival team, how to prepare for a stay at a FEMA camp, what to expect in a 100 mile traffic jam and what it takes to be a post apocalyptic scavenger.

It also provides a list of post collapse professions that ensure you’re essential to a grid down community.  Plus a whole lot more.

This book covers those controversial real world subjects you never think about unless you live in a war zone or an underdeveloped country.  It pushes your mind into an uncomfortable way of thinking.

Get your copy today at Amazon.com. Just click the image below.

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Our Ego Is Our Enemy.

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In a disaster of any kind, our ego is our enemy.

Be honest about your limitations and don’t take unnecessary chances.  I believe there are things we can change and things we cannot.  Situations we can prepare for and situations we can’t expect.  There are just some situations we can’t possibly foresee.

Your greatest survival weapons will be your adaptability and how fast you can react.

Do the best you can to be reactive to the environment and flow with the situations you encounter.  You can start training your mind now by replacing the words “How can I” whenever you want to say “I can’t”.

Decide to survive.  Enjoy the peace and abundance we have today. Learn how to use the tools in your survival toolbox.  Gain the knowledge and skills that will make you as self reliant as possible.

Good luck and watch your back.

The SHTF Art of War is a literary work that is stripped down to quickly deliver the reader information on topics such as disaster personalities, the 21 traits and skills of an apocalyptic warlord and how he will conduct his reign of terror. It covers how to pick a winning survival team, 25 FEMA camp refugee rules, how to get ready for your FEMA camp stay and what it takes to be a post apocalyptic scavenger. Plus a list of post apocalyptic professions to ensure you are a value to a grid down community.

You can get it immediately with no waiting on KINDLE.

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SHTF Ice Age

Our sun is not waking up from its 11 year cycle of inactivity.

The sun waxes and wanes with an approximate 11-year cycle.

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In the past when the sun hasn’t woken up from its 11 year slumber it has been followed by a mini ice age.

Which by the way, has had devastating effects on the population that inhabits the planet earth.

Low solar activity = ice age.

Our star appears to be entering into a Grand Solar Minimum.

“There is something called the Grand Solar Minimum, a diminution of radiation from the Sun that is likely to precede a new ice age and is predicted to last a century.

Since the period between ice ages is generally 11,500 years we are at the very end of the current interglacial period.

This period of solar inactivity also corresponds to a climatic period called the “Little Ice Age” when rivers that are normally ice-free froze and snow fields remained year-round at lower altitudes. There is evidence that the Sun has had similar periods of inactivity in the more distant past.

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A mini ice age lasting a century or longer would devastate our food production capability and cause mass migrations.  I’m pretty sure there would be an economic impact to this climate change as well.  All of which would lead to a SHTF situation.

To stay up on all this space weather I follow the Suspicius 0bserver.

If you are the no BS type of survivor and want to know how to endure the next ice age, you’ll be interested in my book “The SHTF Art of War.

A literary work that is stripped down to quickly deliver the reader information on topics such as disaster personalities, the 21 traits and skills of an apocalyptic warlord and how he will conduct his reign of terror. It covers how to pick a winning survival team, 25 FEMA camp refugee rules, how to get ready for your FEMA camp stay and what it takes to be a post apocalyptic scavenger. Plus a list of post apocalyptic professions to ensure you are a value to a grid down community.

You can get it immediately with no waiting on KINDLE.

Just click the image below.

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