11 Unpleasant Things That May Happen in a Disaster. Survival Plans discussed in New Article

Prepping is a lot of fun. You learn cool new things, you get to buy stuff and meet new people.

However, what most people don’t realize is that, when disaster finally hits, things will be anything but peachy.

Lots of bad things can and will happen, possibly to your or your loved ones so let’s talk about them for a moment because it’s one of those things people shy away from. You could get injured, sick or even killed.

Even worse, you may have to watch your family go through this. Best to think of things like these today to get used to them instead of letting them overwhelm you when it finally hits.

So let’s start with the worst-case scenario…

#1. You might die!
04I hate to break this to you but just because you’re a good prepper, that doesn’t make you immune to anything.

There are hundreds of ways to die, which is why we should spend some time thinking about what your family will do if you were to perish before you can get them to safety.

Will they be able to function without you? Will they be able to protect themselves? What about the money, can they get to it should anything bad happen to you (in case it’ll still worth anything post-collapse)? Will they be safer at your current location or should they move to a different one?

These are some of the things you need to think about and discuss with your spouse and even with your children.

#2. Your spouse, kids or pet might die
I know it’s hard to think about it now but imagine what it would be like if it actually happened.

Will you find the power to move on, will you find reasons to move on? It’s best to think about these things in advance as part of your mental training process.

#3. Your spouse, kids or pet might end up missing
Did you know that, during Katrina, over 1,000 children went missing? No matter how many drills you do with them, there’s always a chance this might happen. Then what? Can you increase the chances of you finding them should this happen?

#4. Your spouse or kids might be in shock when faced with chaos
05No matter how well you train your family, they could just lose it when facing death.

How will you be able to bug out in this case? If your spouse is standing in the doorway, unable to move, if your kid is under the bed, crying, how will you get them all to safety?

One possible answer is to get into shape. This way, you’ll be able to carry your wife and kids one by one to the car.

Survival fitness, by the way, is one of the most important skills you can acquire.

#5. You might get injured
Sure, we all have first aid kits, medicine cabinets and so on but very few of us think about what will happen after that.

Will you still be able to bug out or defend yourself with only one arm? Will you still be able to sustain yourself if you can’t move one of your legs? These are all very good questions to ask.

#6. You might need to abandon your vehicle
abandoned-carYour car can only take you so far, which is why it’s a great idea to have something like a mountain bike or an inflatable boat inside the trunk.

The alternative is to continue on foot with as much gear as you can carry and this assumes you’re in fairly good shape.

Here we are, back to survival fitness again.

#7.You might need to abandon your bug out bag
This would be tough but it can happen. Maybe you’re being chased by someone or something and you need to make a run for it. The point is, you need to learn how to take care of yourself in the absence of your bag.

This is why having a basic everyday carry kit is so important.

Hint: carry some items inside your pockets, such as a folding knife, a small multi-tool and even attached to your keychain.

#8. You and your family might have to split up
If there’s a home invasion, for instance, and you determine that your kids are better off taking an evacuation route out of the house while you cover for them, this will bring with it a slew of other problems.

#9. You might have to beg for food and water
800px-Helping_the_homelessIt doesn’t matter how big your stockpile is, it can be taken away from you or you might wake up with spoiled food or water. Then what? If you don’t have means to live self-sufficiently, can you see yourself begging for food? Can you beg for water? Can you beg in tears with your injured kid crying in your arms?

I’ve seen it happen during the recent migrant crisis in Europe.

I can still remember a father selling pens with one hand, holding a little girl with the other.

I’m not saying it’ll happen to you but it’s important to think about worst-case scenarios.

#10. You might have to negotiate for your life
If you’re at the wrong end of the gun, can you keep your cool and calmly manage the situation so you make it out alive? I’ve read the story of a woman who did exactly what her rapist told her to do. She ended up helping him kill her.

Being a good negotiator isn’t just a skill you have for bartering purposes.

#11. Your bug out location might be compromised
By compromised it could mean that it’s either been looted or that there are other there when you arrive.

This means all your preps are gone and that you won’t have a place to lay your head at night! I suggest you have a tent, a tarp, space blankets and adequate clothes just in case you have to spend one or more nights into the woods.

Final Word
I hope I didn’t scare you too much with these worst-case scenarios.

If anything, I hope I got you to rethink your survival plans, fill holes, find missing links and improve your overall chances of survival.

Source : http://theweekendprepper.com/security/11-unpleasant-things-may-happen-disaster/

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