7 Bad Survival Strategies Which Will Get You Killed
From Essential Prepping.Com
A lot of preppers and survivalists spend time preparing and thinking about what to do when SHTF. The good news is that fantastic guidance is available online. But there's also a lot of incorrect advice out there. Some of this terrible advice may kill you. Try to avoid using any of these awful survival tactics.
1. Bug Out When SHTF
This advice is so prevalent that there are entire websites and communities dedicated to it. While there are rare instances when you may need to Bug Out, it is generally a BAD IDEA. Bugging Out is not like camping or hiking. After a few days, your Bug Out Bag's survival supplies will be gone, and you won't be going home. How will you get food? Eating bugs is a possibility, but it isn't the glamorous existence you imagined when you read Bugging Out.
For added security, always go to a location you know well. Bugging out means leaving your comfortable surroundings and all the benefits that come with it.
It is safer to make a survival strategy with your neighbors in a catastrophe event than to run into the unknown. Still, I have a Bug Out Bag ready. I just won't use it until I really must.
2. Food Hunt
As a survivalist, I like learning new outdoor hunting tactics. But, after trying several of them, I know that food searching isn't simple. It'd be considerably harder in a survival situation. Sure, I might be able to hunt a deer now. But imagine a disaster scenario where there is no food left and people have fled into the wilderness. A lot of other people will have gotten the same idea as you, and soon there will be even less food to hunt.
3. Solo Bug Out
Our culture idolizes the "lone wolf" and several benefits to Bugging Out alone, such as independence, speed, and lack of detection. But there are many more drawbacks. Among the obvious drawbacks of bugging out are:
Being alone while sick or injured.
You must carry all gear; more can be carried if shared among several persons.
You must do everything.
There will be no one to keep an eye on you.
Remember that humans are social beings who thrive in groups. We make better judgments when we can discuss them. We gain mental strength by sharing our feelings and doubts with others. We can pool our resources. So, while I like the isolation of a three-day wilderness walk, I know I cannot live alone. In a survival crisis, I wouldn't Bug Out alone.
4. Stockpile Weapons and Guns
This is fantastic advice IF YOU KNOW HOW TO USE WEAPONS! Having lots of firearms won't help you until you practice using them.
Why do you need dozens or even hundreds of guns?
Yes, I can envision huge combat where you don't have time to reload, therefore you have all your guns surrounding you. But let us think logically. Guns are hefty. How will you move all of your weapons if a shootout breaks out?
Maybe you want to start a survival society after SHTF, thus you need spare firearms. But giving guns to inexperienced individuals is a flawed idea.
5. Hide Supplies from My Neighbor
On the surface, this sounds great. Whose door do you think they'll come knocking on if they know you're collecting food, water, and other crisis supplies. Create a catastrophe plan with your neighbors. Then you may combine your resources and prepare your neighbors (would you send them away?). For example, one neighbor may have a beautiful garden, while another may be a doctor.
"You can use paracord strands to stitch wounds in a survival situation," I read. Haha! You could stitch wounds with these threads, but don't! Only a doctor should stitch wounds. If you use DIY sutures, the patient will likely get sepsis and die. Instead, stock up on butterfly bandages or skin adhesive.
7. You Must Plan
That's not enough! To survive a crisis, you must PRACTICE your strategy.
Here are some methods to practice your plan:
Do communication drills
Practice your bug out strategy
Take a CPR class
PLAN TO VISIT YOUR BUG OUT LOCATION
Live off the land
Make a fire under various weather situations
Make a survival shelter
Exercising in the woods (are you as fit as you thought?) Practice hunting and gathering food