Do You Have A Prepping Plan B

Do You Have A Prepping Plan B

prepping plan bWhen the SHTF it’s to late to start prepping.

When that point is reached you have just two plans – to bug out to your safe location or to hunker down and stay put. Everything else becomes irrelevant.

Or, will you be one of those ‘sheeple’ who suddenly realise that perhaps you should have a mild panic and actually do something to help yourself survive and ride out the disaster?

If you are a non-prepper you will most certainly be, as our old friend Mr Frazer say… Doomed. We’er all doomed..!

I honestly cannot see any non prepper surviving for more than a few weeks after a disaster has occurred. It’s statistically impossible.

The average UK citizen has an embarrassingly low level of survival knowledge.

Their skill and ability level probably extends to watching a bear Grylls episode on the TV. Or if they are very lucky, a camping holiday, where they ‘survived’ for a weekend!

It’s very easy to see how painfully inadequate the average person is when it comes to actual survival.

I do not proclaim to be any sort of survival or bushcraft expert, not in any way – but I do proclaim to be a survival and bushcraft practitioner.  Who has learned by experience and practice, over many years.

Your average Joe Soap has no real clue how to survival and stay alive. Fact.

So what are you doing to survive?

Prepping is all about planning – making a short and long term survival plan, practicing and adapting that plan and really trying to see if it will work well enough to give you that extra advantage over our friend Mr Joe Soap.

That plan can be as simple or as complicated as you want. After all, it’s your plan and no one knows you, better than you do!

So make your prepping plan and keep improving it.

But one plan is not enough.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that you survival plan is the be all and end all to keeping you safe.

It’s not. In fact I can almost guarantee it wont work at some point and everything will go pear shaped. From simple things like forgetting a particular survival item, to major issues, maybe being compromised and having to bug out from you bug out!

If something can go wrong, it will, and when it comes to prepping you want to eliminate as many of the ‘go wrongs’ as possible.

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That’s why you must have a plan B.

As well as a plan C or even plan D… !

Looking at this in it’s simplest terms – you do actually already have a basic plan B.

If you plan is to hunker down, but are packed, prepped and ready to bug out if needed – that’s a plan B in itself.

Hunker down: plan A / Bug out; plan B

But, moving on from there you must take into consideration as many variables as possible and look at every aspect of hunkering down as well as bugging out.

Then look at the ‘what ifs’ and extend your plans to cover these ‘weak’ areas.

In my opinion, you can never analyse your plans enough. You will always find a way to improve them.

If your new to prepping:

For the newbie prepper the the biggest question is, ‘where do I start?’. The whole prepping idea can be quite daunting and challenging to someone who has never considered it before.

Once you begin to prep you will automatically improve and change things to suit your needs. But never run with just one plan. Always keep a plan B ticking away on the sidelines – think of it as your ‘improvements plan’.

A good Ebook on the subject is The Most Wanted Prepping Tips For Prepper Beginners”: All The Newbie Prepper Facts That No One Else Will Tell You. This Ebook covers the first year of prepping from month hone to month twelve and really gives a good overview of what to expect.

This Ebook is currently number one in the Amazon best sellers list for disaster relief.

So how many of you have actually taken the time and sat down and written down your plan B?

Not that many, I bet.!

I plan to stay put and hunker down in my home should there be a disaster and I am fully prepared for that scenario. But what if that disaster means living in a highly contaminated area? Am I putting myself and my family in even more risk by doing that?

What if the looting and the danger became too high?

That’s when my plan B’s kick into action. But without that additional planning I would be stuck. My plan B takes me into a whole new level of survival – the bug out.

A lot of preppers put a huge amount of time and effort into their bug out plans, and rightly so. But remember, your bug out plan must also include several plan B’s as well.

The clues in the title folks – PREPPING. The hard bit is actually planning it and sticking to your plans.!!


Good luck, fellow preppers.





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    • Jason on April 23, 2015 at 8:59 am
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    IMHO – the law is pretty clear on knives etc, ie: the 3″ folding pocket knife can be carried without any specific reason – its a legal item to have on your person. Anything else is fine if you have a genuine reason…

    Eg: ‘back in the day’ – we used to train with katanas as part of regular martial arts practise, in a club with a pre-set time, guys used to come to the club by foot, bus, car etc – all perfectly legal, if on the way anyone of us had been ‘attacked’, use of the weapons in hand would have been acceptable for defence as ‘weapons of chance’.

    So as for carrying a six inch sheath knife – if you are out in the wild hunting deer, on a bushcraft camping trip or a farmer walking through your own woods – no problem

    If you’re on a 6 hour ramble in the Surrey Hills with a bottle of wine, picnic basket and your car just a few miles away – you would rightfully find yourself in trouble carrying the aforementioned blade…

    I think common sense is the best approach and don’t try to prove anything – there are many really useful multi-tools and pocket knives that you can carry all of the time – better a sharp 3″ folding blade in your pocket, than a 12″ machete hidden somewhere you can’t get to, or worse that you get caught with, to end up ‘on the radar’ with a criminal record 🙂

    • James on February 3, 2015 at 7:01 am
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    I have tried IN VAIN to get an answer from the Home Office to the following question:

    Is it legal for me to carry a sheath knife while Camping, Hiking, or taking part in a Survival Exercise?


    So I wrote to the Home Secretary, stating that they cannot write a Law, and not be able to tell a member of the Public how they can avoid breaking the said Law! If I give the circumstances, and ask if what I intend to do is LEGAL OR NOT, I expect the Home Office to be able to advise me EXACTLY how the Law would be interpreted by the Courts in that given situation.

    After all, if the Home Office does not know what a Law means, HOW ARE THE REST OF US SUPPOSE TO UNDERSTAND THAT LAW?


      • Paul on March 5, 2015 at 6:25 pm
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      Any update on that James what did they say? I think the basic carry laws of three inches non lockable is what they will fall back on, but it would be nice to here that hiking, camping ect are acceptable common sense reasons to carry a larger knife.

    1. I have also written to the powers that be. Unfortunately no one seems available to reply to me!!!!
      Either that or they just don’t know.
      Ask a police officer and they tend to go ape shit about it.
      I carry knives and axes to various shows bushcraft shows – A fair reason to do so, but never been stopped so unable to test the law….

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