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3 Surprising Things That Will Cause Preppers To Die When The SHTF

3 Surprising Things That Will Cause Preppers To Die When The SHTF

It’s human nature to look at the skills and the supplies that you need to make sure that you are ready for a situation. Those are the easy things to figure out that you need and to calibrate to make sure that you are ready.

But less commonly thought about are skills that are harder to quantify but that are every bit as necessary for your survival in a survival situation.

So what mistakes will too many preppers make in a crisis situation? These three:

1. Trusting the Wrong People – It’s not enough that the people that you associate with have great skills and want to be prepared. They also need to have character to be someone you can trust and depend on.

2. Looking for the Wrong Cues – If you don’t know what you’re really looking at or looking for, you may evaluate the situation incorrectly. A bad evaluation could be the issue that causes you to make a fatal mistake.

3. Not Being Flexible – As Patriot Nurse says: “You cannot get locked into stagnancy of thought.” You must be able to adjust to the situation, whatever it is.

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What do you think? Are there other harder to quantify skills that could kill people in survival situation? Tell us below.

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  • When the “SHTF” it will likely be a gradual worsening – not a sudden ‘thugs beating down the doors’ scenario (although this will eventually happen as well.) Regardless, many skilled preppers and their families will die because they are unwilling or unable to defend themselves “with extreme prejudice”. Half-stepping your defense WILL get you killed. “Trust No One”.

  • I believe absolutely you are correct. I think initially we will have to vigilant against those that did not prepare. They will want what we have. The mind set should be that these folks get eliminated plain and simple. As a Christian, my first instinct is to help them a little, then send them on their way. WRONG! They will just come back and this time with more people to take what you have. Preppers, GIVE no quarter. Secondly I believe you are right about trusting NO ONE. I have a very small dedicated core group. We have worked and planned together for a few years now. These people I trust. But our group used to be much larger. Then they stopped coming to training or even attending meetings. These people, I have put in the back of my brain as to those I will NOT trust. It is unfortunate, because they are Christians as well. The old adage comes to a valid point here: “Train together, Stay together” Semper Fidelis!

  • At that point in time you can only provide for those you PLANNED on, if they failed to plan, they planned to fail.
    Pray you are able to protect you and yours if/when the times get as tough as I think it will be.

  • Well the digital age will have an abundance of trouble because the only contact they have were just that digital! you do have to be careful to whom you deal with but if you don’t have friends that you know with out a doubt you can trust, You’re screwed right out the door. and I could go on for pages but you people think you have the world by the balls. Well God bless you and good Luck with that.

  • Chuck brings up a good point. The millennial generation will probably have the hardest time adjusting and may very well be the first group of people to get themselves up a creek by breaking the three guidelines listed above, especially #1 and #2. The digital age and the “modern era” do create a false sense of security and a “trust everyone” mentality, which is sure to haunt you later. Thinking about the yuppie/hipster/millennial generation, another guideline springs to mind: change your habits. This goes beyond who and what you trust and is set more on who and what you encounter on a daily basis. Stop acting like it’s “another day in the neighborhood” and pay attention to societal response around you. If your habit is to run to the corner store for one last supply grab before something bad occurs, don’t! Chances are, someone has watched you practice that behavior before and will be waiting for you. If your habit is to let your dog out at 6 A.M. every morning, change it! Many people have probably observed you doing this before too and realize that you’re vulnerable at this time. Bottom line: Humans are creatures of habit, routine, and ease. Habits and routines kill, so change them as soon as you see things going south, and preferably before then.

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