Avoid These SHTF Mistakes 

An average person will end up making lots of mistakes amidst a SHTF disaster scenario. In fact, even the leading disaster and survival prepping experts of the world will commit mistakes. 

What does it mean? It means that you, too, will make the same mistakes during disaster situations. But, although you cannot avoid making mistakes, it doesn’t mean that you cannot put a limit on the number of mistakes you will make. 

Having said this, below are the top SHTF mistakes you should try to avoid at all cost: see What is Prepping

Mistake #1: Not Preparing Your Own Bug Out Bag

A bug out bag is no doubt a crucial piece you should prepare well in advance. This is arguably the single most critical SHTF disaster preparation that anyone can ever make. It is because if you ever find yourself forced into bugging out from your own home, your bug out bag’s contents will and can help you survive for days or even weeks afterward. Simply put, the bug out bag and all its contents are the most important items that you should have with you to survive. 

Mistake #2: Not Identifying a Good Bug Out Location 

Next, to your bug out bag, it is also a must to have a bug out location. A lot of people end up neglecting the thought of bugging out since bugging in is much safer. You are familiar with the place, you have your stockpile with you, and you are not at risk in the open road. But, bugging in is never going to be a safer option or might not even be possible when two scenarios occur. First, if the authorities order you to leave, and second is if death is certain when you choose to stay. 

This means that you need to have a definite location in mind that is within reasonable driving distance from town. Remember that this location doesn’t need to be a cozy cabin in the woods. This can be the home of your relative or close friend. Also, if you have been forced to or you choose to bug out, do so hours or days in advance to avoid getting stuck in the traffic. 

Mistake #3: Not Staying Updated Beforehand 

Most people are completely caught off guard by SHTF disaster but there is no need for you to be like them. Keep yourself always update with the happenings around you. For instance, if you live close to the coast, you have to monitor the weather tracker and watch the news for updates on tornadoes or hurricanes that may come your way.  

Mistake #4: Not Improving the Defenses of Your House 

An average house is very easy and simple to break into. As early as now, you have to take action to improve the defenses of your home. It can include actions like using acrylic glass to replace the usual glass windows and installing heavy duty locks and hinges on doors. You might also want to invest in barbed wire, sandbags, nail boards, and stakes. You can store these in the shed or garage to easily take them up to improve the defenses of your home when SHTF strikes. 

 

You can make it through SHTF scenarios if you avoid these mistakes.