10 (Preparedness) Rules to Live By

  1. The most important part of your preparedness plan should be your health and fitness. The healthiest and most fit people will fare better, overall, in a disaster situation than the average “fat, sick, and nearly dead” American.
  2. Be debt free and stack cash. As society slowly crumbles, having zero debt and lots of cash (and cash alternatives) will give you much more freedom and options than that of the average broke, over-leveraged American.
  3. Everything you do on/in/near/with your digital devices (laptop/cell phone/smart watch/tablet/vehicle/etc) can be trapped, traced, recorded…and used against you in a court of law.
  4. Living on the “down low” is a prime survival skill. Being flashy (flashy clothing, flashy vehicles, flashing cash, etc), showing off your preps (opening the garage door to show the entire neighborhood all of your gun safes and stored food), and bragging about your money/guns/stored foods/your “whole home” solar back up system/etc. is a good way to get robbed/kidnapped/”suicided” when TSHTF.
  5. Stack knowledge. You can lose everything but the clothes on your back but your knowledge and skills will always be something you can rely on.
  6. Surround yourself with skilled, knowledgeable, trustworthy people. But remember that you can never trust anyone 100% of the time. Everyone has their price (or their limit on being tortured).
  7. Stay as far away from law enforcement/the legal system/three-letter agencies as possible. Nothing good comes from being mixed up with the legal/”justice” system.
  8. Be consistently inconsistent. Perfectly reliable is great for clocks, not so much for the average person in our current surveillance society.
  9. Do your own research and come to your own conclusions. The media, the experts, the government, et al, can not be trusted. Misinformation, disinformation, flat out lies…the information being fed to you through the media, social media, etc. is meant to distract and confuse, not inform. To what end? Who really knows, but it is certainly not in your best interest.
  10. Enjoy your life as much as possible. YOLO, or so they say, so you might as well enjoy yourself as we watch society burn.