Thursday, October 4, 2012

Helping Others Survive - Part One - Planning Ahead

It’s a pretty basic characteristic of human nature to want to help others but sometimes you can place yourself in a vulnerable position if you aren’t careful. You can stick your neck out too far and this can create serious problems for your own survival.

After a disaster, there will be many people in need requiring assistance. Wanting to help others is an admirable trait which we should all strive to achieve to some degree but it should be done in a safe and responsible manner. Realistically, we should realize that we won’t always be able to help everyone. Our own resources may be limited even if you are prepared in advance. This is the point where you will need to decide just how much assistance, if any, you can render to your fellow survivors.

If you haven’t included a plan for helping others in your preparedness efforts, you may be jeopardizing your own survival. Basic human nature will take over and you will almost automatically want to help as many others as possible after a disaster. If it affects your own survival, you may wind up creating a burden for your own family or someone else whose resources may be even more limited.

Decisions and plans should be made ahead of time as to what resources or actions can be allocated to assist others in need after a disaster that won’t endanger your own survival.

Got your neck stuck out too far?

Staying above the water line!



Anonymous said...

THAT is a really difficult question to answer. Even some family members can be 'cut out' if they are not at least listening to what's going on in our economy right now. Heads way too deep in the sand.

The big factor - young children. Heck, it isn't their fault their parents weren't paying attention but they will certainly bear a lot of the consequences.

John Wesley Smith said...

No question about it. Preppers will need to exercise discernment.

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