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Monday, May 31, 2010

Urban Survival Preparation – Convincing Someone to Prepare

This post is actually a response from a reader comment on trying to get his wife on board with Urban Survival preparation.

This reader is in a mid-sized city close to the Atlantic coast. He said he lived in a townhouse about 8 miles from center mass of the city, whose population was between 100,000 to 500,000.

He says he doesn’t have a whole lot of room to stock Survival Gear, Equipment or Material and his wife would not support a lot of his time or money spent in Urban Survival preparation.

My response to him is: I don’t have too much advice for you other than to work on your wife understanding the need. If you can get her attention for 20-30 minutes, take her to the Economic Collapse videos and have her watch them.

Let her read my comments on how the political and economic environment are stacked against us having a normal life into the mid-term or even near future.

Tell her that Nazi Germany built and ran concentration-torture-murder camps very close to German cities without the main stream German civilian population realizing what was going on. Some of that was, for sure, people’s general disinclination not to believe things they don’t want to believe,…things too horrible to imagine…like an ostrich with it’s head in the sand.

Glenn Beck on his television program the other was talking about a probable collapse, as he believes this country has very little opportunity to avert an enormous chaotic collapse. He, like me, still hopes for the best but prepares for the you should.

Take your wife to this site: so she can get another perspective on being prepared. Lots of females postingh survival and preparedness info on this site.

The great first danger is not to prepare. The second big danger is not to be ready to execute contingencies like when to vacate your Urban home and move to a safe location. Oh, don’t have safe location? Better find one and figure out how you are going to get there.

Get ready, get more ready and stay on the edge.


  1. I'd say the guy better show her who wears the pants in the family. Once he starts bringing in storage food, ammo, and whatever, she'll get the message that he's serious and not just looking around on the Internet for things to shape his viewpoint. In other words, he doesn't need her permission for everything he wants to do. I'm not trying to put a wedge between them, but she'll respect his leadership, even if she doesn't like it.

  2. Ive got to say, when it comes to things that will protect family, I wish I had a man who would do exactly what John commented above if I weren't waking up. Instead, it is left to just me. You can imagine how I am envisioning my family's survival.
    If I were living with my head in the sand, of course, I would be pissy because women have a tendency to feel that they rule the roost, even if they aren't the main money provider etc...and god help the family if they ARE the main money provider AND have their head in the sand!
    When the SHTF, she will be proud and endlessly thankful that you had foresight and that you took some initiative.

    -LostattheEnd (Stephanie)