Are you a Survivor?

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    A shtf event most of the time is viewed as a man made or natural disater. But a SHTF event could come from anything. Driving on a long trip your car breaks down in the middle of no where U.S.A. Your phone has no signal, GPS and north star out of service, and it's dead of winter with 10" of snow on the ground will you survivor?
    Heres are some pointers I will like to give you.

    Traits of the survivor include:

    Commitment to Survive
    When the going gets tough the most important survival skill is contained within your mind. You need to want to survive, no matter the situation and prospect of outcome. Survivors never give up.

    Curiosity and Inquisitiveness
    The desire to learn and discover how things work will hone your skills in a wide variety of subjects. Play is natures way of having you learn and develop skills in preparation for the real thing when your playful experience suddenly becomes the deciding factor in whether you make it or not.

    Sense of Humor
    What is known as Gallows humor has lightened the perceived load of many a survivor. Your sense of humor works as a pressure release mechanism. And if you can make light of your difficulties you are placing yourself above them, a good position from which to take the action you need to survive.

    Dealing with Uncertainty
    The ability to continue on through adversity even when there is conflicting information and uncertainty. The survivor takes action when action is required, trusting that as events unfold he can fine tune his approach and successfully achieve the desired outcome.

    Getting Over It
    The survivor mentality does not waste any time over past mistakes or losses. Dwelling in regrets and disappointments changes nothing and is counterproductive. The best way to survive is to do all you can for the situation you are in, and plan future action toward your best advantage.

    Adaptive Capacity
    Successful wilderness survivors have the ability to take charge and control the environment using their knowledge and materials at hand. They can improvise on the spot, quickly finding new workable ways where none existed before. Whatever happens, the best survivors tackle problems and find solutions.

    Those who practice the survival arts become a special breed of person. The personality traits of the wilderness survivor spill over into successful everyday life. Survivors meet life’s challenges with confidence; they improvise, adapt, and overcome.


    Traits of the Survivor
     
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    AND DON'T FORGET THE ALL IMPORTANT...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6Lcqeiu9Wg&feature=fvst]YouTube - Eye of the tiger Survivor[/ame]
     
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    I will add one thing do what works best for you. If you can't do the Rambo shit don't do it, if you start out like a rocky in the beginning that’s fine keep going. But keep it simple. Do not do shit you have seen done in the movies. Do shit you have prepared for.
     
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    All the good thoughts in the world won't help if you have made no preparations. You need to have at least something to survive on or with. If for example your car dies like you said and you have nothing in the car with you, no material to stay warm, no water or drinks no food. After x number of hours you will be dead anyway, no matter how uplifting your thoughts are, unless someone finds you.

    If society ends and you have no means to protect yourself in the following anarchy, those great thoughts might help you if you are enslaved but they won't help against the killers that will kill you just cause. You better have some means of protection.
     
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    The list I used are traits within those who will have the common sense to survive. Those are the people who will have made some attempt to have some type of a prepration plan. Some times people have these traits and don't realize it and must be pushed in that direction. But I agree good thoughts only last so long on an empty stomach.
     
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    I try to avoid stupid situations
     
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    In the event of a disaster, I am useless and will likely perish. I'm good with that....I don't have a bunker mentality.

    But you seem to have captured the spirit of a survivor well, bigrebnc. Did ya hear of the 65 year old man found alive after being lost in the desert almost a week? They found him late last week.

    Me, an hour after getting lost I would likely be getting bit by a scorpion or some shit. My 'tude about disasters has always been "that is what alternative living expense coverage is for". I'm not hanging around to fight over batteries and toilet paper...nope, if I have notice, I'm going elsewhere, where I can live in a hotel with room service.
     
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    Madeline I am going to be straight up with you. Unless you are handicap or you need someone to assist you with major things you can survive any situation. Make a plan gather somethings together
    Like Bleach
    Iodine
    Antibiotics.
    Keep your gallon milk jugs for water storage.
    Go to an army surplus store buy some MRES they can be purchased for as little as 4.50 a meal and will last a long time
    You can go to a vet a get penicillin pills that they give to animals and take them without a prescription
    keep a box of 32 gallon or bigger trash bags for collection of human waste and any other hazardous matter you might come across.
    This is a start it really doesn't take much and you can survive.

    Here a link to a nurse that will explain more.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el7wje02wOY]YouTube - Collapse and the Subsequent Death Waves[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOfthwm_v3E&feature=related]YouTube - Top 5 Antibiotics for SHTF Storage[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2JZPIY82jw&feature=related]YouTube - Mobile Medical Kit Preparation - Zones of Preparedness[/ame]
     
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    Maybe the Democrats can test STDs on you without penicillin like the Guatemalans. Nice people those Democrats.
     

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