How To Survive A Worst Case SHTF Situation

How To Survive A Worst Case SHTF Situation

Being able to survive is all about knowledge, preparation and training.

If you can survive the for first 30 days of a SHTF disaster, you give yourself a 90% higher chance of surviving that disaster.

However, knowing just how to survive a worst case SHTF situation takes a bit of practice and preparation, well in advance.

But, if you gain bushcraft and survival knowledge, prepare and train hard ON A REGULAR BASIS you'll be as ready as ever to face even the worse SHTF situation.

Remember the old preppers' adage - Failing To Prepare Is Preparing To Fail

The top 5 prepping essentials
you should be doing right now

  •  1 - Form a disaster evacuation plan
  •  2 - Assess the possible threat levels
  •  3 - Collate and list your supplies
  •  4 - Form a survival folder
  •  5 - Test your skill level

  •  1 - Form a disaster evacuation plan - ask yourself these questions

Where would you go?
How would you get there?
Do you have a good emergency plan at the ready?
Do you have back up plans and escape routes?
Do you have supplies and equipment ready to go, right now?
Does everyone know the plan?

Each one of these questions can be expanded to give you a full picture of your strengths and weaknesses.
An example of this would be: Where would you go?

You now need to break that question down to see how prepared you really are - don't mislead yourself.!

Q; Is it safe?
Q: Is it fully stocked up?
Q: Do you have equipment there?
Q: What happens if its compromised?
Q: What if it's been looted?
Q: What's your back up plan?

A: Can you make it safer?
A: Ensure you have enough for a long stay.
A: Is it in working condition?
A: Do you have a plan B?
A: Can you procure fresh supplies?
A: Have a plan for foreseeable problems?

  •  2 - Assess all the possible threat levels - look at all your strengths AND weaknesses

- Do an analysis of all possible threats
        - Assess your own weak points
                - What are your strengths?

Are you Hunkering down?

Are you Bugging Out?

- What are the threat levels expected?
- How secure is your home?
- What provisions for attack have you prepared?
- Can you fend off looters?
- How much essential food do you have?
- Consider, heating, light, sleeping & sanitation
- How long can you survive before leaving?

- Can you navigate without a map?
- Do you have supplies along the route?
- Do you have alternative routes?
- Have you done test runs?
- Is your bug out kit always ready?
- What threats do you face along the way?
- Have you practised being compromised?

  •  3 - Collate and list your supplies - Make a full supplies inventory list
  • Make a full list of all your food supplies
  • List all survival equipment
  • Calculate how long you could realistically survive
  • Add to supplies where necessary

  •  4 - Form a survival folder - add everything useful about 'how to survive'.
  • Include - medical and emergency first aid
  • Bushcraft skills
  • Food - procuring, preparation, cooking, preserving
  • Any other survival information & advice that will help your situation

Remember - try to learn as much about survival BEFORE anything happens and practice these skills until you're proficient. You really don't want to be learning these after the SHTF....

  •  5 - Test your skill level - practice, practice, practice until you get it right

Having a good knowledge of prepping and survival is all well and good, but, you must be properly ready and prepared by ensuring you can make that knowledge work for you.

This means practice your skills until you can do them every time.
Stalking and hunting are a typical example, as is fire lighting and maintaining a fire - basic skills, but not always that easy!

You must go out and practice these skills and make them as real as possible to SHTF conditions.

Bug out on a whim - just grab your bag and go. See what happens and find the faults. There will be many!

Turn off the electricity, not for an hour or a day, but several days and see what it's really like - it WILL surprise you. Then you can re-assess and re-plan for a real SHTF situation.

Steve Hart UK Prepper

All the above will increase your awareness of how to survive a worse case SHTF situation - if you go ahead and put it in practice then you will be fully prepared for most disaster scenarios here in the UK.

Happy Prepping Folks.


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    • Susan Charles on January 31, 2017 at 11:51 am
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    How close do you think we are to WW3?

      • Ryan Curtis on February 16, 2020 at 12:52 am
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      That depends.
      My only personal timeline is relying on a ‘signal’ that kicks it all off.
      and it’s a global conflict defined by ideology, not nationality.

      Others disagree – but that makes no difference to me.

    • Susan Charles on January 31, 2017 at 11:49 am
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    Do you think SHTF in the foreseeable future?
    Are we now in a race against time??

  1. Very true and accurate. A very well laid out plan and simple, but effective.

    • Phillip Turner on April 27, 2016 at 1:44 pm
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    Steve whats the worst or your top 5 worst SHTF type scenarios you can see occurring in the next 5 years?
    Phil T

    • DrPepperDanny on January 2, 2016 at 8:11 pm
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    Nice article! Very insightful thanks!

    • Norman P on December 6, 2015 at 7:11 pm
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    While ‘bug out’ plans are important, it seems to me that in UK–for instance—in uk, where do you bug out to
    unlike America where you have wideopen spaces, in uk it’s difficult to be out of site of human habitation

      • Ryan Curtis on February 16, 2020 at 12:54 am
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      US is bigger, but they have 6 x the population and much of the country is inhospitable to human life. the Arizona desert isn’t my preference. Other areas are beautiful in the spring/summer, even autumn, but they’ll kill you for sure in the winter.

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