Many people have come to realize that just as the police rarely prevent a crime from occurring, the government cannot stop a terrorist attack. They didn’t stop the World Trade Center attack or Oklahoma City, and the Israelis cannot stop every Palestinian with a suicide bomb. The government couldn’t stop anthrax from being delivered through the mails and it won’t be able to stop the next flu epidemic. Homeland Security may stop most attacks, but they will not be able to stop every attack, and one day it is very likely that a biological weapon or a nuclear device will be smuggled into the country.
While the United States is excellent at retaliating when attacked, it cannot prevent an attack forever. The threat of retaliation cannot prevent a madman with a nuclear weapon from bombing us or our allies. The threat of death does not deter a martyr; they embrace it.
Too many people have grown comfortable with the belief that the government is a benevolent force that will protect you, feed you, and shelter you. If you believe this, give yourself a whack on the side of the head to knock that thought loose, because that kind of complacency can get you killed. When TSHTF, there is only one person ultimately responsible for your safety, and you see him or her every time you look in the mirror. It is nature’s law: Once you become an adult, you’re responsible for your own safety, security, and personal survival. The animals know this, but too many civilized adults have forgotten it.
- You cannot prevent a terrorist attack, but you can avoid being a target and prepare to survive the aftermath.
- You cannot cure the next SARS or deadly strain of influenza, but you can take steps to avoid contracting these or other contagious diseases.
- You cannot prevent a hurricane, blizzard, flood or earthquake, but you can take steps to avoid them, protect yourself, and to improve the outcome if you are in a target area.
- You cannot prevent a nuclear exchange in Asia or the Middle East, or even a bomb reaching our shores, but you can learn how to protect yourself and your family from fallout
- You may not be able to prevent layoffs and economic uncertainty, but you can be prepared to weather the storm without losing everything.
It comes down to simple choices: Do you want to sit back during the next emergency and demand that someone else save you, or do you want to take steps to save yourself? Do you want to be powerless, or to you want to be able to take the initiative? Do you want to sit forlorn on your roof waiting for a rescue chopper or boat, or do you want to be the one others turn to for help? When your daughter is hungry, to you want to tell her to wait until the next aid convoy brings food, or do you want to have healthy food tucked away that you can prepare for her? When TEOTWAWKI hits, do you want to share a tent at the FEMA refugee camp or do you want to be with friends somewhere safe and secure? The choice is yours. If you choose to prepare, then this guide will give you the tools you need to prepare and prosper in a survival situation.
If you expect others to rescue you, feed you, clothe you, transport you, house you in refugee camps, control your destiny, and make the rules you live by, then there is no reason to read further. If you want to not only think for yourself, but also to act for yourself and to take responsibility for your survival, then take a moment to congratulate yourself. You have made a choice that society discourages, and you have shown commitment, courage and willfulness in making it. Theses are all character traits you will need to survive!