Everyone here at SHTF Preppers hope you have a fun and safe Christmas!
Here is a list of places you want to avoid when Shit Hits The Fan, it will also depend on what type of SHTF situation it is. (Not in any specific order)
Government buildings - The government will not be helping you when it all goes to hell, your odds of getting shot by the government are way higher.
Military Bases - This one is a no-brainer, they will not help you and you may get shot.
Police Stations - Yes they have guns there, but there is probably gonna be police there as well, and if there is not police there, well other people probably will be.
Hospitals/Doctors Offices - Both hospitals and doctor offices will be over whelmed, they wont be able to help you because they will have hundreds of people waiting for help already and most of them won't get it, so learn how to take care of the ill in your family.
Airports - When SHTF all flights will be canceled, so the odds of you getting on a plane are extremely small (Unless you own a plane at a private airport)
Big Cities - If you're in a big city and you're trying to leave, good luck, you and only a couple thousand of other people will have the same idea, if you're smart, you'd leave sooner or if it is too late to leave, just wait 3 to 4 weeks till most of the people have either moved on or have been killed.
Grocery Store(s) - This is the #1 place people will hit first because they need food & water and guess what? They're going to get hurt and possibly get killed too.
Places where hundreds/thousands of people gather
The Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation national poll reveals that nearly half of U.S. adults do not have the resources and plans in place in the event of disaster. Click Here to go to the official page
Here are some basic examples you can do to start emergency prepping. (We're not going to write you a book here.) Also check out these two posts Why should I be Prepared? and Prepping & bugging In/Out (click either to go that post)
Save a little money from your paycheck!
You don't need to save up TONS of money to start prepping, you can save a dollar a day five, ten, or even twenty dollars a week from your paycheck and use it to start prepping!
Do your research!
Look around online, read books, or ask anyone at SHTF Preppers for help of course.
Stockpile shelf stable foods and water, canned goods, ammo, medical and supplies for hygiene, etc. (Scroll down on the home page for a list of recommend stuff to stockpile ).
Get your fitness gain on!
The better shape you're in, the better chance you have surviving a SHTF situation.........If you have a bug out bag, go for a walk or jog with it on so you get use to the weight and going long distances with it.
Just like we said at the top, Research! Buy books, start a small survival/prepping library. Because when the lights go out, the internet won't be here to answer your questions.
Everyone here at SHTF Preppers wishes you all a very safe and happy Thanksgiving!
A Get Home Bag is a bag you should always keep in your vehicle when leaving the house, it can be described as a "Scaled down Bug Out Bag". With the necessary gear and tools to get you home in the event of any catastrophe, whether it be personal, or global; and everything in-between.
Now, your Get Home Bag should be oriented in a way that suits the area you would have to take to get home, rural, sub-urban, urban, desert, etc. You must have the necessary gear to get home.
But you also must be able to walk with that bag for any undetermined amount of time, for in the event of a CME(Coronal Mass Ejection) or EMP(Elctro-Magnetic Pulse) most vehicles will no longer run. To each his own on what goes in their Get Home Bag, just remember this. You need the gear, and you have to be able to walk with it. If you can't move with your Get Home Bag on, it won't do you any good.
Thanks for reading
SHTF Preppers Admin
There are many reasons to be prepared, it can range from natural disasters to man made disasters. Being prepared is a smart way to survive through it all, especially if you have kids, as the last thing you would ever want is something to happen to a family member.
For example, depending on where you live, you could be stuck in a winter storm. Would you rather be stuck inside with no food, water and power, or would you rather have emergency supplies that will help you survive the storm? I'd rather be prepared for something small like that than unprepared for anything! Read through our site and see how you can be prepared for different scenarios that could happen!
Our goal is to help you be prepared, regardless if you have one million dollars or one hundred dollars! Stay safe!
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