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13 Things Not To Do During SHTF

13 Things Not To Do During SHTF

In times of crisis, we often find ourselves in a state of confusion and panic. The recent pandemic has brought an awareness that people need to be prepared for any kind of situation. However, there are certain things that you should not do during an SHTF (Shit Hits The Fan) situation. Here are 13 things you should avoid during such times:

  1. Don't Panic: Panic leads to irrational decisions, which will end up hurting you in the long run. The best way to avoid panic is to be prepared. Make sure your pantry is full, and you have basic survival items such as food and water.

  2. Don't Obsess Over the News: While it's important to stay informed, being obsessed with the news can lead to confusion and inaction. Make sure you get your news from credible sources and don't let it take away from the action you need to take.

  3. group of volunteers in community charity donationDon't Decline Government Aid: While being self-reliant is important, there are times when you may need to access government aid. If there are no strings attached, take the aid, but if there are, it's best to avoid it.

  4. Don't Bug-Out: While having a bug-out plan is important, it should not be your primary plan. Your home is the best place to bunker down, and you should have a backup contingency plan for emergencies.

  5. Don't Appear Weak: Being a gray man, or staying under the radar, is a controversial subject. However, you should not appear weak in any situation, as it makes you an easy target for others.

  6. Don't Isolate Yourself: While it's important to be self-reliant, it's also important to have a community to depend on. Surround yourself with people you can trust and who share your values.

  7. Don't Rely on Only One Form of Communication: During an SHTF situation, communication will be essential. Don't rely on only one form of communication, as it may fail you when you need it the most.

  8. Don't Assume You're Safe: Safety is never guaranteed during a crisis. Always be alert and prepared for any situation that may arise.

  9. Don't Overlook Basic First Aid: Injuries and illnesses can happen at any time. Make sure you have basic first aid supplies on hand and know how to use them.

  10. Don't Underestimate the Importance of Sanitation: Sanitation is important during any crisis. Make sure you have proper sanitation supplies, such as soap, water, and bleach.

  11. Don't Neglect Mental Health: Mental health is often overlooked during times of crisis. Make sure you take care of your mental health and seek help if needed.

  12. Don't Overlook Security: During an SHTF situation, security is important. Make sure you have proper security measures in place to protect yourself and your family.

  13. Don't Forget to Reevaluate Your Plan: Your plan should be reevaluated regularly to ensure it still works for you and your family. Make changes as needed and stay flexible.

In conclusion, being prepared for an SHTF situation is important, but it's also important to know what not to do. Avoid panic, stay informed, be self-reliant, but also depend on your community. Stay alert, have basic supplies, and take care of your mental and physical health. Remember to stay flexible and reevaluate your plan regularly.

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