When it comes to survival and preparedness, most people realize that they need certain skills and supplies to live independently (in the wild or during a large-scale disaster). This means that you’d be responsible for your own shelter, water, energy, food, hygiene, sanitation, first aid, communications and defense. But that last one is a topic that is avoided by some people. Maybe they are peaceful souls and don’t want to harm any people or animals if it can be avoided, but here’s the bitter truth. Few people will lay there and allow themselves to be mauled by an attacking animal or person, refusing to strike back out of a desire not to harm the attacker. When you’re on the ground and something is trying to kill you, you’ll fight back. I guarantee it. But in that last few seconds of life, you won’t have no time to “level up” your self-defense skills and certainly won’t be able to conjure a gun or a knife out of thin air. You have to run the skills that you have and use the tools that you are carrying.
So who would you want to be in that scenario, the person on the ground getting killed because they have no skills? Or would you rather be the person on the ground who has prepared for that very threat?
I met someone at a homesteader expo a few weeks ago – who summed it up perfectly. He said “it’s better to be a warrior in a garden, than a gardener in a war.”
Food for thought, right?
Be safe out there and God Bless!