be prepared

  1. knowing is half the battle; having even casually considered as many possibilities as are discussed here puts you ahead of many.

  2. I definitely can't run like I used too in my teens but I can still get around and in better shape than most. Atleast I'm in the recommended weight range for my height (205 @ 6'3") At 33 I am starting to see the dad bod forming however

  3. I’m a 46 and I can say from my experience, it’s better to always stay in a healthy range. As the older you get it’s harder to drop weight.

  4. Don’t forget your regular dentist appointments/maintenance. Bad teeth will kill your faster than you think. Gum disease goes straight to the heart, broken or cavity filled teeth are extremely distracting at best, and no one wants to helps people with halitosis much.

  5. Most of us need it, when I was fully cut and fit I weighed 175. Marriage, kids and work brought me up to 210. After some work I'm back to 190, not great but it's progress.

  6. These tips are especially important for us women preppers. I practice shooting every week. I exercise and stay healthy. I have my plans in place and lord knows I'm not afraid to defend myself and my supplies in times of chaos. I also don't talk about what I have. Last thing I need is people thinking I'm an easy target.

  7. Learn a real skill. A real skill. Only thing that makes you invaluable. Everyone you ever met can learn to shoot

  8. To add on to your point of walking in warm weather. People should get used to sun exposure, it can be draining for people that aren’t used to being in the heat all day.

  9. Resistance training is actually really important for bone and joint health as you get older, I’m going back to the gym for that reason, not to get ripped. And yeah cardio is big, yes, but there are more options than running or jogging. Cycling, swimming or hiking (or other options) are all good as long as you’re active enough on average.

  10. I’ve been through a handful of disasters over the years and I’ve never had to run a mile or be on target afterwards or pull my buddy from gun fire.

  11. I want to say that it’s always better to be as healthy as you can be. It’s better to pick the healthy food over the Big Mac and it’s better to pick going for a walk versus watching Netflix

  12. Remember kiddies… apparently if you can’t shoot the hair off a gnats ass at 500 yards, after running 5 miles at top speed wearing a fully laden 72 hour pack and carrying your buddy and a ma deuce then you ain’t gonna survive….

  13. The victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.

  14. Have been doing jiu-jitsu for awhile and the amount of cardio that goes into rolling is far much greater than running or jogging and you'll learn self defense as well.

  15. That is simply false just because it may be more cardio intensive in the moment does not mean it allows you to run 5 miles if you need to

  16. I've always seen my physical body as a liability. I'm tiny. Last time I weighed myself, I was 98 pounds. But, I have more skills than most girls my age. And as someone on here once told me, I can hide in places most can't. I'm on 4'11, so I'm super adept at climbing. I've learned to embrace my limitations and turn it into an asset.

  17. Do you think people looking to take advantage of others during the situation will say ohhh he's old and out of shape we shouldn't mess with him? It's literally the exact opposite.

  18. Agreed, physical fitness is key. Our ancestors weren't NEARLY as sedentary as most are. Keeping a healthy body is the number one most important thing to prepping.

  19. It's always reassuring when someone says out loud what I've been thinking for a long time. I'm not in the best shape of my life, but I have a surplus ACU large rucksack I fill to its max weight and go hiking on local trails with. When I first bought it and filled it as a bug out bag, I learned after the first hike that I needed to cut the weight down to make any kind of distance in a reasonable time.

  20. Can you hold your own in a physical struggle ? Have you practiced knife fighting ?Can you escape a hold or take a punch to the face and keep on fighting ? Have you dealt with two people trying to physically attack you? Don't be the victim ! Fight and win !

  21. It's a way of say boogaloo boys, a movement that started off as small groups preparing for defensive military style action from threats both foreign and domestic. It has since spiraled into cringy teenagers with air soft gear wanting to overthrow the government and other crazies who want a civil war. Much like certain preppers they're known by the outside world for spending tens of thousands of dollars on combat gear while being over weight and having no training.

  22. It's a way of say boogaloo boys, a movement that started off as small groups preparing for defensive military style action from threats both foreign and domestic. It has since spiraled into cringy teenagers with air soft gear wanting to overthrow the government and other crazies who want a civil war. Much like certain preppers they're known by the outside world for spending tens of thousands of dollars on combat gear while being over weight and having no training.

  23. If it's past 3 miles I better be running for a really good reason. Because I only train up to 3 miles. I also recommend sprints, dragging someone, carrying someone, and pull-ups.

  24. I'm crippled up. I'd slow my family down if we had to bug out. I have plans for that. It ain't pretty but it's a sacrifice I'm (hopefully, when the time comes) willing to make. I feel I'm what I can to give them a better chance than me.

  25. Just so there's no illusions...the morbidly obese, medicated, bedridden, fat/slow, hospiced, disabled, mentally ill...basically anyone that can't go it alone will be the first to die.

  26. I think that honestly, overweight people have a severe advantage in a regional/global disaster situation. That's what our body calorie reserves are for :D

  27. You’re absolutely right. I was pretty much where I wanted to be physically, I definitely could have been in better shape. But about a year ago I started getting symptoms of a genetic condition I was born with. Long story short, my spinal cord has shrunk to half the diameter it used to be. I’m not able to run five steps, now I’m forced to rely on my preps and possibly bartering if needed

  28. Running a mile and drawing a weapon? Carrying a buddy out of danger? This sounds more like someone who fantasizes about shooting people who come for their "stuff" in some post apocalyptic wasteland than someone who lives in reality.

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