With the way that the world is headed, it's only a matter of time before you're going to need to rely on only what you have onhand to provide food for yourself and those you love.When you don't have the choice of heading out to the grocery store, you need food choices that will be there when you need them. There are plenty of different foods that you can store right now that will last you for years.One of the options you can choose is Mainstay Emergency Food Rations. These are high calorie, compact meals that can help you survive in a bad situation. The meals have a shelf life of up to 5 years, so make sure that you stock enough for every member of your family.The meals can handle a wide range of temperature changes. So bitter cold and extreme heat will not damage these meals. Unlike some survival foods, these won't cause you to become thirsty after eating them, which makes them handy to eat while on the go.Each of these packets that you'll get has 9 meals in it. Each of the meals has a calorie count of 400. When you order these rations, they come in a box of 10 packages.You'll also want to consider getting MREs like the X MRE Meals 1300XT. These are meals ready to eat just like you'd find in the military. These meals have a 5 year shelf life and you get 6 meals in every case that you order.Each of the meals contains at least 1,300 calories and you can get meals as well as snack packs. Some of the flavors are chicken and pork or tuna and beef. There are even vegetarian choices.Some of the MREs contain bread or crackers or tortillas. You can also get mixes with nuts and raisins or chocolate. Peanut butter is one of the MRE staples and you can also get dessert MREs. Some of the MREs contain drink mixtures as well.You have to think long term when it comes to options for your survival. You have to create a way to continually replenish what you eat. That's why you need to get the #1 Heirloom 100% ORGANIC Vegetable Garden SURVIVAL Seeds, 50 Variety pack.These seeds can keep for decades and won't spoil - even if frozen. The seeds have the ability to give you more than 8,000 vegetable plants. You'll get a huge variety of seeds - such as beets and broccoli, cabbage and brussel sprouts, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, carrots, melon, okra, onion, bell pepper, pumpkin, zucchini, watermelon and more.Freeze dried foods are another option. You can get plenty of variety with Mountain House Best Sellers Kit. With this kit, you get plenty of delicious meals like chicken teriyaki or beef stroganoff.Or you can get great desserts, too. All you have to do to prepare any of these pouches is simply add boiling water. You'll get 2 servings in each of the generous pouches. This food supply can safely store for at least 10 years.When you have a family to provide meals for you want to make sure that you get plenty. You'll find enough for your family with the Mountain House Classic Bucket.This bucket gives buyers 12 meals including lasagna with meat sauce, noodles and chicken plus more great choices. The packages offer 2,000 calories per day and can be safely stored on top of one another and can keep for 10 years.Find more.
When you're up against a SHTF situation, you don't have time to decide which items you need to gather for survival. You need to be able to concentrate on leaving with your supplies already packed.To do that, you need to have a sturdy, dependable bag. You can find one of these in the Tactical Assault Military Army Style Backpack By Monkey Paks. This one has a water bladder inside it that can hold 2 liters.The material of the bag is made of tough nylon that resists water. You get plenty of compartments to keep your gear separated. Four of the compartments have zippers so you won't have to worry about stuff jostling around.The main compartment has plenty of space because it's a roomy 18" by 12". The total space that you get is 1831 inches. There are also compression straps, which enable the bag to be expandable - plus it has a vented panel on the rear of the bag. You get adjustable straps and it will work with MOLLE as well as PALThe 5.11 Rush 72 Back Pack is another great choice. You get plenty of space with this water resistant bag and it's easy to keep items organized with all the pockets.It also has a MOLLE system. You get a hydration compartment and wide zippered compartments as well. The bag offers a space for your sunglasses that's lined with fleece to prevent scratches on the lens. The bag has compression straps for easy carrying. Extra attachment points makes expanding the bag a breeze.When you're looking for a good bug out bag, you want to get something like what the military uses. Those bags, like the Mil-Tec Military Army Patrol Molle Assault Pack Tactical Combat Rucksack Backpack Bag are designed to be tough.The bag is water resistant to help it stay dry in inclement weather. It has 2 big compartments that offer a variety of smaller spaces you can zip and store things in.Plus, it has front pockets and a roomy hydro pocket. These pockets are fastened with two way zippers. The straps for the shoulder are easy on the back and shoulders thanks to the thick padding and the ergonomic design.The back is padded for extra carrying comfort and with the compression straps, you can add gear. You get plenty of MOLLE straps to enable you to get the bag ready the way that you want it. It offers a 36L capacity.The 5.11 Rush 24 Back Pack is a great size for children to carry and offers plenty of room. It's made of strong nylon and is water resistant. You'll get 2070 inches of room.Thanks to the wide compression straps, carrying this bag will be easy on the back and shoulders, plus the sternum strap is adjustable for added comfort. There are drainage grommets and easy pull tabs.You get plenty of side pockets along with the bigger interior storage space. There's also a hydration pocket. Thanks to the MOLLE platform, you can expand the bag as needed.With the Paratus 3 Day Operators Pack Military Style MOLLE Compatible Tactical Backpack Bug Out Bag, you get a bag that's completely customizable. This bag has the MOLLE system and other attachment features.It's made of strong nylon and has a center compartment that at 20" by 12" is perfect for carrying a bigger load. There's a padded waist belt and compression straps. You get double zippers so that you can get into the bag quickly if needed. The bag is compatible for use hydration bladders.Bugging out readiness chat.
During a disaster, not being able to reach those you care about can be stressful, worrisome and in many cases, even dangerous - because you may have to risk going and finding them.You should know before a disaster how you'll be able to communicate with the people you need to get in touch with. Not only will this relieve your stress, but it's a safety measure, too.In the event where cell phones aren't an option and there's a problem getting in touch with one another, you need to make sure you have a backup plan. You can use a landline phone if these are still working.You can also use walkie-talkies. You need to have a pre-arranged family meeting spot where you can gather or where you can leave each other messages. You can hope it doesn't happen, but you should always be prepared for family members to get separated.So for that reason, you want to make sure your communications plan is spelled out and that a copy of this plan is in your bug out gear. This way, everyone knows what to do.If there's a major disaster, you'll have trouble getting news and communicating with others if you aren't prepared for such an event. In major disasters, one of the first things that usually goes is the electricity.You can't power up cell phones that need recharging when that happens unless you all have solar chargers, but that won't help immediately if it's dark outside. There are many solar devices that can be used to charge cell phones, radios and more.You don't want to miss the news - especially because there might be vital emergency information shared. So make sure that you have a hand crank radio. Many of these also work as a mini generator and can charge cell phones.You'll be able to get information from weather stations as well as television announcements on VHF. Communication can become vital and extremely dangerous if there's a terrorist invasion.You need a way to be able to reach others. You can use things like a Ham radio, a CB radio or satellite phones. Satellite phones use orbiting satellites to operate, rather than having to connect with cell phone towers.They're more reliable than cell phones in an emergency situation - plus, they also have Internet capability. If you're in a group of your family members or friends, you need to be able to communicate silently with each other.This will prevent you from accidentally being overheard by someone who might harm you. For his reason, it's a good idea to either develop a form of silent communication or to learn sign language.
How to Defend Your Home in a SHTF Situation Your Family Will LoveWhen a SHTF situation happens, it's highly likely that at some point, you're going to have to know what to do to protect yourself and those you care about. Whenever there's chaos in an area, those intent on doing harm to others will look to find someone to target.They'll want to steal possessions from you, take your money - and in some cases, cause you physical harm. For the sake of yourself and those you care about, you need to be prepared.One way that you can be prepared is by having the right weapons to defend your home. Remember that by the time someone is close enough to be able to grab you, the stakes become higher.A person intent on causing harm won't care what he (or she) has to do to subdue you or get you out of his way, so you want to stop a situation as soon as possible.This is why you need to have guns in the home. Sometimes, you won't even have to use it in order to scare off people who intend to rob you or harm you. In many cases, all it takes is for the person to see that you have a gun and he'll run off.You need a gun that's capable of long range shooting (such as a shotgun) but you also want a smaller one such as a pistol. When there's a SHTF situation going on in your area, you should keep your gun on you at all times.Besides a gun, you could also benefit from having a knife as a weapon. You can keep these on you and in hand to hand combat, and a knife can quickly convince your opponent to leave you alone.Sometimes, though, the best course of action is to hide - like when you're facing too many opponents. Two to one or three to one are terrible odds and you could get seriously injured or be killed.So if you don't feel your chances of surviving a SHTF situation is in your favor, then hide and remain hidden until the threat has passed. Teach your family members to do the same.You'll want to know how to defend yourself physically if you don't have access to a weapon. Plus, sometimes, having a self-defense skill is all the weapon that you'll need.When you have the right knowledge and strength, you can use that to your advantage in a survival situation. The reason that it's wise to know martial arts is because it gives you an edge in the event that you can't get to your weapon or you're outnumbered.Martial arts can even the playing field when you're up against more than one opponent and getting a weapon or hiding isn't an option. You can learn the skills of martial arts by taking classes that teach karate, kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, Tae kwon do and more.
If you ask people if they would like to survive in a disaster situation, every one of them would tell you yes, obviously. But if you ask them how many of them are actually prepared, you'd see maybe only a third of them (and that's being generous) would say they were.While everyone wants to survive, not everyone will actually work a plan to make sure that happens. There are always a variety of reasons that people give for not preparing.Topping the list is always the excuse that putting a survival plan in action costs too much money. So they don't prepare. They believe that the government will step in and help them.What they fail to realize is that the government isn't in the position to help people in the event that a disaster is catastrophic. Sure, the government can step in and help if an area or two is hard hit - but we saw how well that went in Katrina and other disasters.But imagine a disaster of such proportions that it astounds the entire world. If something like an Ebola crisis began to hit hundreds of thousands of people in every city and in every state.The government wouldn't be able to keep up. If you weren't infected and had to stay quarantined in place, you would become one of millions. How well do you think your needs would be met?You can't afford to rely on anyone else and you can't afford not to prepare. The problem that most people have when they use the excuse that they can't afford to gear up for survival is that their outlook is far too broad.They're looking at a list of supplies as a whole rather than breaking them down and concentrating on building up in small increments. You can set aside the supplies you need for survival even if you don't have all of the money you need at once because you can do it on a budget.Even if you live paycheck to paycheck, you can afford to prepare. What you have to do is buy just a few survival supplies each month. As each month passes, your store of supplies will grow.Concentrate on reaching small goals first. For example, you can prepare for a 72-hour emergency first. So what you do is focus your money on buying just what you need for each member of your family to live for three days.Once you have those supplies, then you gradually increase what you have - such as preparing for enough food for a week - and you slowly increase those supplies to make sure you have enough for two weeks, and so on.You can find ways to add money to your budget by cutting out things that you don't absolutely have to have right now just until you get your supplies built up. Budget for everything and don't waste money.Use coupons - especially the buy one get one free coupons. Always shop for sales for your food and supplies. Sell some of the items that you have around your home that you don't need or no longer use and then put that extra money toward building up your supplies.
How many times have you heard someone mention that something happened "without warning?" While it's true that there are plenty of life events that do take place without warning, it's also true that there are plenty of clues for when a SHTF situation is imminent.But you do have to pay attention. If you watch the news, you'll see plenty of these clues. All over world, there are bomb threats. There are bombs detonated and sometimes hundreds of people are maimed or killed.There are shootings at malls, at hospitals, at schools and colleges. There are hostage situations in office buildings, in apartment complexes, in homes and in cafes.Sometimes these events are carried out as a result of a one person with a personal agenda - someone who has a beef against others. But far too often, you'll see events like these because of terrorist attacks.Militant cells are waiting to strike - to kill innocent people in the name of whatever they believe in. Though some of these situations might seem small scale, these are only the situations that you hear about.You won't always be aware of the deadly disasters that get thwarted. There are often buried news stories that the general public will miss - stories that hint at the death and destruction that's looming on the horizon.If you want to gain an idea of what this could be, all you have to do is pay attention to the news relating to overseas events. These are events like countries stockpiling weapons, mass terrorist cells forming and the building and testing of nuclear weapons.Some of these overseas countries are currently conducting nuclear tests in preparation for causing mass destruction to other countries in the future. You might not hear about this on the news, but all you have to do is pull up a search on peace threat, nuclear threats or possible imminent disasters to get a glimpse of where the world is headed.There are already plenty of signs pointing to the coming of wide scale disasters. For example, there are Ebola centers being built all over the country. Even though you may not be hearing much about Ebola right now, other than a couple of small cases - the government knows that it's a very viable threat and that widespread loss of lives will be a reality.The government knows that the future isn't going to be sunshine and roses. Just take a look at the items that they're stockpiling right now. At this moment, the government is stockpiling antibiotics, survival food and emergency water. They're also hoarding millions of body bags as well as weapons and ammunition.Disasters are coming. It's only a matter of time. The government knows better than to be caught off guard in a disaster. You need to make sure that you and your family aren't caught off guard. By preparing now, you can survive a disaster at any moment.