UNPREPARED!! Basic preps and low cost strategies for the preservation of life
It always has been and always will be the power of the mind that has the most influence on the course of human events. Mental and physical training trumps gear every time. In times of stress you will sink to the level of your training. Buying is not doing. Strengthen your physical memory. Practice now, store now, think outside of your comfort zone. Each and every moment that our Grid is up is a blessing. Those who fail to prepare are prepared to fail.
Survival Psyche - The most important of all skillsets is the management of the mind. Understand your own neurochemistry and how to influence or control it.
Natural Law, Sovereignty and your DNA - Our ancestral mothers and fathers have survived wars, plagues, famines and untold suffering to get us to the point in time and space that we occupy. Your DNA is a living code that uses hydration (water) to rearrange matter ( food) into complex cellular structures ( your body ) , as long as you maintain homeostasis it is always shedding and regrowing every single cell of the body. Neither the "State" nor the "Grid" is responsible for you or your DNA. Your body is your property. All law is somehow property law. Natural Law and self ownership is enshrined by the Constitution of the United States of America but the USC does not grant you anything. The defense of your property is your Natural Law right and responsibility.
Be the spider at the center of her web, not the fly caught in it. Imagine a spider's web with 8 main support strands. She has one foot on each. The spider is sensitive to any tremble from all directions, even those that she cannot clearly see. Economic collapse / solar flares / climate change / water contamination / global thermonuclear war / hurricane / nuke power plant meltdown / earthquake / police state & martial law gun confiscations house to house / governmental coupe de ta / foreign troops invading / hackers shutting down our Grid / war at home / famine / plague / civil unrest / real terrorism / false flag terrorism / extra terrestrial contact aftermath / inter dimensional entities / chemical tanker train crash / physical and metaphysical changes / Mayan / Biblical / Hopi / I Ching / Timewave Zero / peak oil / population reduction using hard and soft killing methods/ power outages from ice storms.
As soon as you dismiss potential realities out of hand or roll your eyes and choose only to focus on a narrow view point for prepping then you can (and maybe should) kiss your ass goodbye. EX: " Oh , I think that our government is failing us and recking the economy so I prep for no food in stores for a while. Nuclear war? Nah, that couldn't happen. Power plants? They're safe enough. The government has all kinds of safety laws in place for them." or " I think all muslims/mexicans are potential terrorists and should be rounded up but my own government would never try to take MY rights away and put me into FEMA detention camps. " Ugh. You must NEVER THINK YOU KNOW IT ALL. Resist the urge to believe that you are AWAKE and that the rest of the SHEEPLE are ASLEEP. The rabbit hole of human consciousness goes deep and in many directions. Do not be restricted by your prior faiths and beliefs. Likewise know that even if some of these things happen, they can't all happen ( at least not all at once : ) ) so don't get all hung up on them either. Keep an open mind. Remain calm and attentive in the center of your web.
CAN'T - Avoid the word at all costs. EX: "I can't afford to buy a shotgun but I have a smartphone with a data package." or " I can't afford to stash food and water but my HDTV has a digital cable feed with over 300 channels." Where there is the will there is the way. No excuses.
The Grid - All energy and delivery systems - electricity, store bought food, heating fuel, gasoline, potable water, cell/smart phones, landline phones, trucks and trains to transport goods to stores and consumers. Police , Fire and EMTs ready to help you deal with emergencies.
Survivor/ Prepper - A survivor is reliant upon a skillset and personal drive to procure and produce necessities for maintaining homeostasis moment by moment. A prepper is one that plans and acts in preparation for turbulent times by stocking up supplies.
Refugees are Zombies - Refugees are homeless and cannot do for themselves or their loved ones. They are left to wander and beg the mercy of others for better or worse. "Zombie" is an unspoken codeword for an unprepared refugee. The " Zombie Apocalypse" theme in movies/video games/self is a dehumanizing social trend that enables well armed preppers to murder unprepared human beings from a distance with reduced guilt. There are many THOUSANDS of psuedo - preppers that very well armed that plan to kill and steal their way through a Grid collapse. Take care.
Predator - An entity that will abduct, abuse, criminally attack, forcibly violate, plunder, and then kill a weaker entity. Inhumane and merciless. We all know that terrible things happen each and everyday with our "Grid" up. The savage and brutal nature comes out even more so in chaotic and poverty stricken times. Assume that any and all predators have been well trained by the U.S. Military at some point in their lives.
An outstanding tool for glimpsing the predator mind is the A&E show - I Survived , watch every one that you can online.
The shock and horror is an important part of the process for your mind and heart to become more hardened and more aware. It is a hard heart that kills.
Force multipliers - That which takes lesser energy and makes it greater. A Leatherman ( multitool ) in your hand can do dozens of tasks that your hand alone cannot. Night vision monoculars are a force multiplier. A bicycle is too as it enables further travel in less time with the same effort put out. Thinking about force multipliers in your home defense is critical. Understand that all you can do is increase the odds in your favor. Life will always be a role of the dice. Firearms are excellent force multipliers. Think about your weaknesses and consider what it will take to force multiply in that area.
Survival of the flattest - in many situations the one that remains closest to the ground, keeps their heads the lowest, does not stick up and catch attention is the one more likely to arise from the situation at a later point in time. This principle works with bullets, armed forces of humans, your workplace, etc. The instant that you believe that you are being fired upon and you can't take ONE STEP TO COVER then drop as flat as possible and wait for a break as the shooter reloads and reassess the situation. Survival of the Flattest is time tested by brave and cowardly souls alike, it is a powerful tool .
That said you must understand the difference between this and freezing with fear.
Fight Flight Freeze - Three basic threat responses in the brain. Think about each one on your own time. Honestly assess yourself and loved ones. One of these three stands dominant in each of our hearts. Which are you? Once you answer that for yourself then build on your strength.
*Fight - What is worth fighting for? Why would you choose to use force to refuse and resist the violence of predators?
For what (IF ANYTHING) are you prepared to kill for? Sovereignty of your Self?Family?Tribe?To keep your resources?
It is your killer instinct that must be harnessed if you are to perform at the moment of truth.
*Flight - Run away. Unfortunately this is often an impossibility when a predatory situation has developed. Once there are multiple intruders in the home it may or may not be too late. What are your exit strategies? How can you escape from your home? What can you do today that will stack the odds of escape in your favor? Where can you go? How will you get there? Those who fail to plan , plan to fail. Don't become a refugee.
*Freeze - Do nothing. Stay still, don't move, do what you are told to do and this may all be over soon.
While it may overlap with Survival of the Flattest, freezing has contributed to the deaths of countless millions of humans through history. Yet it remains the most common fear response and the favorite of predators. Stunned drivers burn in cars when they don't remove a seatbelt. A first sucker punch goes unchallenged as the prey says " wait a minute...", then the rest of the attack goes as the attacker planned. Millions of humans were "ghettoed", put on cattle cars and then ushered into ovens. It happened so quickly that the population being culled huddled like sheep hoping for mercy and humane thought to bubble up in the hearts of their predators.
Unless you are unseen, unheard, unsmelled,.... freezing is the WORST THING THAT YOU CAN DO.
Never believe a predator when he says "just do what I say and I'll let you go." Refuse and resist.
Recommended films: The Road ( Viggo Mortensen, CharlizeTheron 2009 ) The Pianist ( Adrien Brody 2002 )
Tactical Thinking and Methodology -
Situational Awareness - Observe Past, Present and Future
Past : Open your mind to all of human history, how and what we do to and for each other for better and worse. Mine history for truth and trends. Look to the esoteric traditions and alternative views of history. Question what you think you know.
Present : PAY ATTENTION to the reality of current events & your physical surroundings. Attention is all that we ever have to give. Seek alternate news and world views, use the 80/20 rule when taking news from mainstream media ( MSM ), shake yourself out of your mental comfort zone often. Stay mentally agile and build fortitude by challenging assumptions. Avoid task fixation when you are in an unsecured area. Keep your head on a swivel.
Future : Project your imagination into all potential realities and work your way backwards. Begin with the end in mind. Be here now while attuning yourself to potential realities as best as you can understand them. Influence the odds. You cannot control but you can influence. Practice what you plan, building physical memory now is the best way to perform well at the moment of truth. Training triumphs gear. Apply this to all aspects of your prep.
Stealth - Light, smell and sound discipline. Not being noticed is an art. Ninjitsu has many mental principles that can be applied here. If you are hiding, do not focus your attention on the would be predator as this will more often than not have him feel you and look directly at you. Employ stealth in your actions, move at night, use as little of your flashlight as is needed, walk toe to heel as opposed to heel to toe with each step, stay off of roads at all costs using tree cover and less traveled paths whenever possible. Employing a silencer on your firearm will go a long way toward maintaining advantage over your enemy combatant. There are legal silencers available via gun shops that come with a lot of paperwork. There are many simple household items that can be put to use that will significantly reduce the muzzle flash and report.
Camouflage - To disguise something to blend in with the surrounding environment.
Subterfuge - Making others think one thing when the truth is another. A ruse, as in a "red herring". To be a strong, confident and capable person that walks hunched over and avoids eye contact as if the weight of the world is upon their shoulders is Fire - Firefighting, heating and cooking without the Grid
Boxed Breathing - Breath in through your nose and fill your lungs in 4 counts, hold from your diaphragm for 4 counts, exhale completely through your mouth in 4 counts, pause with empty lungs for 4 counts. This is the single best way to control fear and rage within you, it alkalizes your bloodstream and helps your brain activity. It has saved many many lives.
Security and Self Defense - Your sacred ability to say " No. " and have it mean something.
IN THE EVENT OF A HOME INVASION, IT WILL BE A CHOICE BETWEEN THE LIVES OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, AND THE LIFE OF A PREDATOR OR PREDATORS. YOU MIGHT HAVE TO DO SOME BRUTAL THINGS TO STOP THEM.
YOU MUST MAKE YOUR DECISION * NOW * , AHEAD OF TIME, TO HOLD NOTHING BACK IN THE DEFENSE OF YOURSELF AND YOUR LOVED ONES BECAUSE THE PRESERVATION OF YOUR LIFE IN THE EVENT OF A HOME INVASION WILL REQUIRE ALL YOU CAN BRING UP FROM YOUR DEEPEST SURVIVAL INSTINCTS, WITHIN A SHOCKINGLY SMALL AMOUNT OF TIME.
IF YOU FALTER AT THE TIME OF AN ATTACK BECAUSE YOU ARE WRESTLING WITH THE COMPASSION THAT YOU HAVE BEEN GOOD ENOUGH TO FOSTER IN YOURSELF FOR OTHERS, AND MISDIRECT IT TOWARD A PREDATOR BENT ON DESTROYING OTHERS FOR HIS OWN GAIN, THEN YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL PAY WITH YOUR VERY VALUABLE, COMPASSIONATE LIVES, AND ENDANGER THE LIVES OF ALL THOSE WHO WOULD BE THE PREDATORS NEXT VICTIMS.
Saferoom techniques -
No one of us has exactly the same configurations in our homes. So bear in mind that these are principles to consider and not hard fast rules to follow.
* Establish a predetermined fallback point in case of home invasion, drill it into the heads of those that you love.
* If the Grid is up it is a great idea to have a charged cellphone( disposable ) with a list of important phone numbers nearby or preprogramed.
* Find the spot in your home that gives you the best Ballistic/Nuclear/Natural disaster insulation to begin with and then build a plan from there. A corner of your basement? Against a firewall ( not a party wall)? Root cellar? Do you have a storage unit in an apartment building? Do you rent a storage unit from a commercial facility ( they are very secure)?
Build on your ballistic insulation from there.
* Stash food , water, heat, LED flashlights, medicine, guns and ammo, hygiene and waste disposal there ahead of time. At least 2 weeks is a minimum for a nuke attack. That is a good time frame to work with. If the Grid will be going back up it should do that within that time frame. Outlasting the predators outside is the main goal.
Early warning signals:
The moment of realization is the key for your next action. Have in in your mind and body's history what your next action will be.
*Rat trap/Fishing line tripwires and door alarms are super simple to rig up and can be set onto any surface, window or door.
Just make sure the trap is secured and in a spot to be heard, sound can be augmented by use of a bell or glass being attached to the trap's bar.
*Carpet tack strips facing up can cut into creeping predators or at least stick into their shoes and trigger a tripwire nearby.
*Broken glass spread on the ground near windows and doors
*Solar powered motion activated flood lights placed in strategic spots
*Broken bottles cemented or chalked onto exterior windowsills
*Tripwires that fire a 12 gauge shotgun round ( or blank) are available on the Internet
Door reinforcement - A section of 2x4 wood that is notched at one end to fit under a doorknob and cut at an angle on the other end to lie flat on the floor. Another section of 2x4 should be a foot or so long and be NAILED into the floor as a brace for the first 2x4. Use long heavy nails, the more you distribute the force the more force you can resist. If you must secure a door on a concrete, ceramic or marble tile floor consider the $18 Door Security Bar from Home Depot as it has a nonslip grip foot and is made of steel. 3/4 inch plywood should be used to cover any glass window in the door itself. It is best to have a heavy steel door on a heavy steel frame that is secured deep into concrete to begin with but we must make do with what we have in a pinch.
Window reinforcement - duct tape windows in an X and Square pattern to reduce shattering and maintain control over temperature flux. Consider having 3/4 inch plywood precut for each window you wish to secure, predrill holes for nailing them into your window sashes. Have each one labeled for it's own window so that it will be smoother running as the fan and feces meet. It is best done inside and out with a layer of steel in between. That said , learn make do with your limited resources. Also, long nails into predrilled holes on the inside of the window frame will make them harder to open.
Have guns and know how to use them. There are no substitutes. Here is a basic layout of what is available.