Recently a National Guard whistle blower revealed a worrisome fact. In the advent of wide spread unrest, the government intends to target preppers first and foremost. It’s said they will be looked at as terrorists. Most survivalists I know, including myself, intend to protect what’s ours, be it life or property the constitution talks about, but oh well. So, the government will overlook the punks causing the problem and go after those minding their own. Where exactly is it we live? What happened to America? What’s up with that?
In 2005, congress passed the Real I.D. Act, and George Bush signed it into law. This requires you to carry an I.D., complete with RFID chip when implemented. Louisiana, along with 26 other states, said, “no thanks.” In January, 2013, the feds intend to crack down on those who opted out. In Louisiana, we are being told that in order to enter a federal building, we will have to have a passport or the Real I.D. Well, there is a third option. Don’t enter a federal facility period. I am a free born, sovereign, citizen of United States birth, not a subject of the government. While there is life in my body, I will never, repeat never, be implanted with, nor carry any such item. If the government doesn’t like it, they can shove it! I will live free, fight hard, and die well!
I am often asked what is the best firearm to have? To this, I usually answer, “the one at hand when you need it.” Seriously speaking, there are many variables involved in that choice, such as purpose, terrain, experience, and comfort. I may use a .22 for small game and plinking, a 12 gauge for in home defense, and nothing under a 30 caliber for my battle rifle. Ammo also needs to be considered. .22’s are light. Shotgun shells are heavy. How much can you carry? Can you cache weapons and ammo in multiple areas? Do you have a group? If so, use some calibers. We will continue this conversation later.
This nation is more divided than ever before. Our government is behind this, no doubt. But why, you may ask. Look no further than power and control. George Washington said, “government is not reason, it is a fearful servant and a dangerous master.” The internet is a buzz with talk of riots should Obama lose. Are you ready for that? If not, you need be. Think about worse case scenarios. Multiple cities on fire, murder, rape, and looting may be widespread. The government will enter the fray at some point declaring martial law. At this point you may have only one shot at escape and freedom. Perhaps I am being paranoid. On the other hand, I’ve done my homework and have reason to be. Folks, I don’t write this blog because of an incessant need to be heard. I write it in hope of helping good people survive bad situations. Hopefully you have heeded my advice and prepared. If not, do so this instant.
You have your group and supplies in place. Everything is good to go, except for the TMI syndrome. Someone within the group revealed the location of your base camp to a friend. The friend in turn told someone else, and so forth and so on. Best case, a few unexpected friends show up when things gt rough. Worst case, an angry mob bent on taking what they want. Remember silence is golden. If your camp is public knowledge, what’s the reason for prepping in the first place?
If you find yourself in a survival scenario, one thing you’re going to have to deal with is stress. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. Some shine, some not so much. Group cohesiveness is imperative here. The last thing you need is for a member to loose control. While it is difficult to replicate the stress of an all out survival situation, you can turn up the heat a bit. Put your group through a series of bug out drills, culminating in a weekend stay in the field. Run full group survival discipline. Watch each member closely for signs of cracking under the pressure. Once you return to the real world you will have to make a difficult decision. If someone breaks under a mere simulation, they need to be removed from the group at once and replaced. The groups survival depends on this. A loose canon within endangers you all.
In forming your group, you should be looking for people with a particular set of skills. Look for those with backgrounds in the following areas: Medical (doctor, nurse, EMT), Security (military, police, special security), Communications (military, Ham), Food (specifically someone who understands diet, nutrition, and rations; water is included in this area), Mechanical (look for someone who can work on both new and late model vehicles). If you are fortunate enough to know people in these fields, great! If not, get volunteers for training in these areas. Once you have these people in place, start cross training. Everyone in your group should have a basic working knowledge of each field.