No matter who or what I read, the list of what one would consider a threat to your safety is likely to be the same as someone else. It’s just they will be thinking in a slightly different order.
For Example, here’s some common ones:-
Civil Uprising, World War 3, Financial Collapse
Loss of Income through (that list is endless), Poor Health
Man Made and Natural Disasters like:-
Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Tsunami’s, Wild fires,
Tornadoes, Pestilence, and Pandemics
Plus your own “special fears” you lie awake fretting about.
As a fun exercise, write each one you thought of on a playing card (you may need two packs depending on how paranoid you are), shuffle them and deal.
Chances are you’ve just hit on someone else’s “Oh Sh’t!” list.
Yet does it matter?
Is prepping for everything even possible?
Can you train and equip to survive anything?
I submit it’s not and as for the “ex-spurts” out there advising you to cover all your bases, equip for everything to overcome all!
All I’ve got to say to you idiots is
You’re talking total bollocks.
Realistic, down to earth, no B.S. , commonsense planning is where you need to be coming from. Looking at the most likely thing that could occur within your neighborhood.
As for an invasion of Zebra? Yeah, right.
The biggest fear (IMHO) you need to consider is if you become dispossessed, chucked out onto the streets, forced away from the family home sort of thing, because once you are out in the open, you’re almost a victim waiting to happen.
BUT WAIT, aren’t all preppers and survivalists armed nowadays?
If that is the case no sucker would take you on, EVER!
Well according to the US side of things you bet your bottom dollar they are and all preppers and survivors are trained up and are now steely eyed killers. All armed with AR whatever, an AK as a substitute, rifles, shotguns, handguns, you name it everyone is packing some sort of heat or weaponry and it’s going to be a bloodbath!
Once again, total bollocks spouted off by the gun hoe ‘ex-spurts’ in life. Sure there will be some gun play, when isn’t there during a disaster in the US, but in the main people will be fleeing for their lives not taking time off to throw potshots at others.
As for the UK? Hell even harsh language and spitting on the ground is banned so we’re reasonably safe if you are playing the numbers / threat assessment game.
Some will argue that in civil war or even World War 3 that’s exactly what will be happening, everyone not armed will die.
OK, let’s go there.
Latest wars running are too many to list except what is the common result of them? REFUGEES! Loads of them, far outweighing the death tolls.
And what is a refugee in simple terms?
Someone dispossessed, out on the streets, with nowhere to go.
See why I’m prioritizing my preps round that?
Hang on though, that won’t happen in the US as everyone is armed and will fight to the last bullet with the other guy having to wait to “Pry my weapon from my cold dead hands”.
REALLY? Whatever you’re on, can I have some please.
This all brings me back to being realistic about things and lets face it, the prepping and survivalist world is full of doom sayers not clear thinkers (and yes that does occasionally include ME).
Priorities to Consider.
Self Defense? OK that’s a good one although not one I’d list first.
PPE (Physical and for CBRN), Shelter, Clean Water, Heat, Personal Hygiene and Meds, Transport, Money or Barter Items for Food and other essentials is on my list.
As for lasso’s for all the Zebra?
Next week maybe.