Survival isn’t always the Fittest
The Law of Natural Selection is about survival of the fittest, but when was the last time that we humans paid attention to the rules? Humans are clever creatures with awesome brains and opposable thumbs, we don’t have to be strong or fast… We just have to be smart!
When it comes to survival, your ability to run a four minute mile and to bench press 300 pounds might help you, but your ability to think, adapt, plan, and prepare definitely will.
The strongest will not survive, but the most prepared will.
I can imagine that any of us are hoping for a total failure of the systems that make modern life possible, but there are signs that this may be inevitable. Economic, environmental and political factors seem to being reaching a critical mass. No one knows which straw will break the camel’s back, but we do know that that poor camel is carrying a heavy load.
So how do you prepare for the worst?
When things finally break down, there will be chaos. People who are dependent upon modern conveniences like cell phones, electricity, and clean water will lose their minds. The government may try to step in, but we have seen how that worked during Hurricane Katrina. FEMA is not prepared for a disaster on a citywide scale. They are certainly not capable of handling a global disaster.
In this environment, those that have a plan in place will stand a much greater chance of surviving than those that do not.
If you live in a large city, plan on how to get out and where you will go. The cities will not be safe for beast or man.
If you live in the country, you are ahead of the curve, but you still need to consider how you will deal with refugees and how you will take care of problems like water, sewage, and food.
Preparation is the key to survival. We can all hope that services will quickly be restored, but they may not be.
In the event of a sustained collapse, you need to be prepared with survival gear and the ability to feed your family and ensure their safety. For lack of a better word, this means hoarding. You should have at least a year’s worth of food on hand and seed for planting.
Prepare for the worst but hope for the best should be your motto.
If services disappear, that means you will be on your own, and your survival will be entirely dependent upon your skills.
People have forgotten so much. No one today, seems to think that they should know how to dig a well. Your grandparents may not have known how to program a DVR, but they knew how to do things like read the weather or how to raise a garden.