“A failure to plan is a plan to fail.”
– Benjamin Franklin –
Medical emergencies, job loss, extended illness, violent crime, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, wildfires, terrorism, riots and social unrest, nuclear accidents. In the aftermath of a major disaster the unprepared general population will be anxious and panicked. There may be mass casualties. Utilities will be down. There will be no electricity, fresh water, garbage collection, or communications. Survivors may be confused, panicked, sick, injured, thirsty, hungry, hot, cold, and alone in the dark. Groups may be desperately hunting for what they need to survive and may try to steal whatever precious supplies you may have. There will be no rescue, law enforcement, or medical resources to help you.
If from the beginning of your planning you understand that you will be on your own after a major disaster, then you won’t be in for any surprises after it happens. Accept the fact that bad things happen, and that you can’t depend on anyone to take care of you when they do. Once you have, it is time start getting prepared.
What Is The Savannah Arsenal Project?
Savannah Arsenal’s mission is to share information and resources that may help you to feed and protect your family during man-made and natural disasters. There are many prepper and survival blogs on the Al Gore’s incredible internet, and this is one of them. This scope of this website is certainly not intended to be the final authority with regards to safety and survival, but rather to serve as a springboard or guide to the many online resources available to you on your journey to being prepared. Savannah Arsenal is by no means to be a substitute for proper training and frequent practice, but intended rather to be a collective wisdom of anyone interested in contributing. Most of the information found within is written from actual experience. Some information is “borrowed” from other sources. I try to give credit where credit is due. Throughout the blog there are pages on water, food, shelter, heating or air-conditioning, lighting, first-aid & medical care, hygiene, transportation, security, and self recovery. This isn’t everything that there is to know, but it’s everything that we know. If we don’t have the answer here, we should at least be able to point you in the right direction. We learn more everyday, so this website continues to grow almost daily.
Where To Start:
If you a former Boy Scout, a veteran of the military, work in the medical profession, work in law enforcement or fire / rescue, a pilot, or an avid outdoorsman, then you most likely have already be instilled with the survivor mindset and have a firm grasp of many of the skill-sets on this site. This blog will be a good review. If don’t have any similar type of life experience and training then you will have to make a concerted effort to develop the survivor mindset so that you will be ready when the SHTF scenario occurs. This blog will be a good place to begin your journey.
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- Lights Out, by David Crawford
- The Pulse, by Scott B. Williams
- The Patriots, by James Wesley Rawles
Al Gore’s Internet:
- A First-Hand Account of Long-Term SHTF Survival: Bosnia 1992
- Experiences, Planning, and Survival of Hurricane Katrina
- When The Music Stops: How America’s Cities May Explode Into Violence