When SHTF, I don’t think about a collapse in government, invasion or civil war. I think about “Sandy Hook School Shooting”, “Florida Night Club Shooting” and most recent “The Las Vegas Shooting”. I think about every day things that could happen. Running out of gas. Wildfires. And natural disasters.
I met a lot of “preppers”, who have every possible scenario planed out. From what to do when mugged outside the bar, to what’s gonna happen when the government comes down. But have no clue how to treat wounds. Simple CPR. Or my favorite; isn’t even fit enough for the fight their always lookin for.
I live in California, where if you didn’t know; you can not conceal carry. A armed security guard may open carry, but he must be in uniform, and directly in transition from home to work (or vice versa). But even that is touchy.
Despite this no carry, guys still train to “If I get mugged, I’ll break the grip and pull out my gun and shoot em in the face three times.” This same gentlemen also considers himself a “prepper”. But can’t lift his body weight, walk 30min in his SHTF gear, or can’t apply simple medical attention.
Now I’m not sh*ting on all preppers. If you are a sane and logical human being; you will understand what I’m saying.
Maybe I’m confusing “prepper” with a tacti-cool. Maybe. But nowadays…theyre the same to me.
Let’s use the all and terrible “Gov’ment has collapsed and there’s civil unrest. All store have been looted and now there’s looting in homes, where families are still held up.” Scenario.
I imagine; people leaving their homes to venture to the wilderness. Survive off the land. Possibly have to defend themselves, family and items. Sure you have guns. Good for you. What happens after the bad guys are dead. Youre injured and/or worse…a love one is injured.
Do you know proper medical training. Do you know the correct usage of gauze, needles etc. can you do 10 solid push up in the gear you carry. Can you do just 1 pull up.
How can you fend off another man when you can’t even lift your weight. Can you even carry your buddy or your wife.
These are what I prep for. Medical. Basic fitness. I’m not saying you need to become a doctor bodybuilder rocket scientist. But knowing the simple basic of each would be nice.
I think about the Las Vegas Shooting often. Dozens of people injured. First responders doing what the can but still not enough. How many tacti-cool guys were there. How many preppers. How many ran off because they were either scared, didn’t know what to do or both.
You’ve got the guns. The pack with your big out gear. Now map sure you know basic medical. Make sure you can read a map. Can you walk 1 mile in your gear. Can you throw someone over your shoulder and carry them 40-50 ft.
Your more likely to have to carry an injured person, rather than be the one causing injuries. Sure train and prep to SURVIVE. But train and prep to keep others ALIVE. When you thinking of prep, take then events like Sandy hook, Florida, San Bernardino. Las Vegas; in to account. Are you prepared for something like that too?
Please sure your opinions!!