Q: What is the survivalism movement all about anyways?
A: Survivalism is simply about planning and preparing for emergencies. This could be as simple as losing a job or as serious as nuclear warfare.
Q: That’s great and all, but what guns and weapons do I need?
A: Personal armament has been a cornerstone of the survivalist movement and is typically a primary response in a time of crisis. While self-protection will be essential when the safeguards of our current system (police, sheriff, or other law enforcement) fail, there’s a clear line between practicality and insanity.
Q: What types of emergencies should I prepare for?
A: Disasters essentially come in two flavors: natural and anthropogenic (man-made). Your survival strategy will vary depending on the imminent threats and challenges that you are most likely to face.
Q: So should I start digging my backyard bunker?
A: There are many actions you can take right now to put yourself in a position of survival success. Simple things like creating a disaster plan, stockpiling non-perishable foods and carrying jumper cables don’t even require a shovel.
Q: I’m completely unprepared for any potential disaster, and feel helpless against one. What do I do?
A: You are not alone! 2012 Adelphi University study polled more than 1,000 people on their emergency preparedness and found the following:
• 44% didn’t have first-aid kits
• 48% lacked emergency supplies
• 53% did not have a minimum three-day supply of nonperishable food and water at home
• 55% believed local authorities would come to their rescue if disaster struck
• 52% had not designated a family meeting place if they were separated during an emergency
• 42% did not know the phone numbers of all of their immediate family members
• 21% didn’t know whether their workplace had an emergency preparedness plan
• 37% did not have a list of the drugs they were taking
• 52% did not have copies of health insurance documents