If you aren’t prepared, have a plan

Although we have products and services that can fit almost any budget, we realize there are folks out there who have no budget whatsoever. if this is you, this doesn’t mean that you are doomed. Knowledge is free. You’d be surprised how far you can get with a good knife and way to start fire. Throw in an axe or small saw and a kettle and things are already looking better. Some cordage (rope,  strong string or even vines if necessary) will really help to get you going. Survival is about knowledge and will. Sure, having a fallout shelter or bunker stocked with food and sustainable living gear and goods is going to make your life much easier, but you can survive with very little if you absolutely have to. Survival is a mindset. A determination to live at all costs. Its about not giving up when things seem hopeless. The more you know, the less likely you will be to fall into a hopeless attitude that can get you killed. That is why a plan is so essential and knowledge is so important. Most people in today’s society are dependent on the system and have forsaken the knowledge that was commonplace just a couple generations ago. And by that I mean they wouldn’t know what to do in case of a real emergency or cataclysmic event. They can’t start a fire unless they have paper and a lighter. They cannot build a temporary or permanent shelter shelter and they certainly cannot garden or hunt. Maybe some can fish and I’m sure there are a few hunters out there, but beyond these most people who live in today’s world are pretty helpless. We encourage folks to learn these skills now, when the they have the time to learn them not under the pressure of a survival situation, but in the almost carefree world they live in. These are skills that will save your life if you need them. Knowing how to track and trap is another addition to your skill-set you may want to acquire. With a few basic skills and by doing a little homework on where things are located in your area. Knowing the alternative routes in and out of the city and having an idea about where you will go for long term survival is at least a start and that is better than nothing.

Using hurricane Katrina as a case study, look at all the people who just stood around waiting for salvation. They had no plan.They had no food, water or hope of getting them. All they could do is stand there and wait. Don’t make that mistake. In life, we learn from our mistakes and then adjust accordingly. Wise people learn from others’ mistakes. Try to be in that group of wise folk who look to themselves rather than others for their needs. Educate yourself on how to survive. Think about how you would leave the city if the highways were jam packed with cars. If you had 15 minutes to leave your house and head for the hills, what would you take? Can you start a fire without a lighter or even with a lighter in moist conditions? Have you ever tried? Could you build a shelter that would actually keep you dry overnight if it started to rain? These are things you should be thinking about and trying them now. With all the financial crises, strange weather and civil disturbances going on, you should be looking at the bigger picture of where things are heading. We have a stock market at an all time high while at the same time we have record unemployment and a brand new open border policy that is inviting everyone from South America up to take a load off on our dime. How long do you think that will last? It is completely unsustainable to keep shipping in foreigners by the millions when we already have a lack of jobs for the people here. A plan isn’t much, but its better than nothing. Head over to our resource center to get started on your knowledge and skills today before things get worse. You won’t want to be caught unprepared. Plan for the worst and pray for the best. You may never need survival skills, yet they are better to have and never use than need and not have. To that end, please utilize our resource center and anything else you can find online, in your library or even attend some local classes to get the knowledge you will need to have self confidence in your ability to rely on your own self in an emergency.

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brick open shelter

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lean to shelter

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About the Author

As Founder and CEO of Omega Protocol it is my mission to build solid, affordable shelters that save lives. Having spent many years in the trades as a young man then transitioning to a 20+ year career in Information Technology, my team and I have the knowledge and know how to create you a safe affordable area, in your home or business where you can weather any storm. From our humble roots in the brick/concrete/steel industries as well as our years working with state of the art technology came Omega Protocol where we blend design, technology and strength to forge unique solutions for each client.