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Are You Really Prepared?

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This article has recently been updated on 11/09/2012 and it contains important new information. Please feel free to come back often to check for updates, so I don't have to write different articles every time I find information that may be useful to you that may easily fit into this article. Although, I will write new articles on topics that I think you may be interested in, but only if you leave questions in the comment section at the bottom of this article or any of my other articles. Just remember that there are no stupid questions. I will answer your questions honestly and straight forward, or at least, try to provide information that may help you in a time of need in the event of a disaster.

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All information or ideas expressed are the opinions of Confirmed5150. They can be used, distributed, or copied at NO charge to the user. By using any of the suggestions or ideas that are presented, the user accepts any and all responsibility for using any information. Furthermore, all information is, “as is”, with NO warranties either expressed or implied by Confirmed5150. It is the user’s responsibility to do their own research, and to verify all suggestions or recommendations. Confirmed5150 will not be responsible for any mistakes or misinterpretations that the user makes in regards to any information provided free of charge to the user by Confirmed5150. Confirmed5150 highly recommends that anyone that is interested in survival, join a actual survival association, and take actual courses in survival, that will assure that you are better equipped for most survival situations.

Recent events in the world have shown us all how people react to situations that may disrupt or even cause them to change their way of thinking. The recent situation in Japan and other countries is a prime example of fear dominating the lives of persons throughout the world. Now we have uprisings and turmoil all over the world for various reasons. But this article is not about preparing for WWIII, it is for people that want to survive an earthquake, flood, tornado, hurricane, or a man-made disaster that requires you to stay put, or move away. And have what you need to do it right with little or no fear.

Here is my personal philosophy regarding fear behavior. Fear can and usually leads to panic in a major crisis, and panic leads to possible tragedy.

Most people are afraid for the simple reason that they don’t know what to do in a crisis situation. Fear is one of our strongest emotions. Because we have an instinctive will to survive that overrides almost every other thought when we are in crisis situations. We tend to forget that it is fear that makes us do things that are either incredibly helpful, or stupid in regards to survival. I have read and talked to many people about preparedness, and I was overwhelmed by the amount of fear that people have about the unknown.

This article is meant to help you to leave fear behind, (for the most part), and instill confidence in your abilities to be able to survive and possibly, even thrive in times of doubt and uncertainty.

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Daypack, Backpack, or Fanny Pack Gear ?

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All information or ideas expressed are the opinions of Confirmed5150. They can be used, distributed, or copied at NO charge to the user. By using any of the suggestions or ideas that are presented, the user accepts any and all responsibility for using any information. Furthermore, all information is, “as is”, with NO warranties either expressed or implied by Confirmed5150. It is the user’s responsibility to do their own research, and to verify all suggestions or recommendations. Confirmed5150 will not be responsible for any mistakes or misinterpretations that the user makes in regards to any information provided free of charge to the user by Confirmed5150. Confirmed5150 highly recommends that anyone that is interested in survival, join a actual survival association, and take actual courses in survival, that will assure that you are better equipped for most survival situations.

Depending on where I go, and what I plan on taking with me, on the hunt or camp out, I will be the one that has to live with what I did or did not bring along. I have always figured that I would rather have too much, than to not have something when I needed it.

Also remember, that it all weighs you down too. So if you are not in good shape, it is going to get heavy really fast. Some people prefer to have a full pack frame, some prefer soft packs, and others still, a small fanny pack. Most importantly, make sure that your pack fits well and is made for all climatic conditions. Also, the type of pack you need depends on whether you are on a day trip, overnight, a week, or more. Obviously, it all depends on your personal tastes too, and what it can or cannot be used for, as well as what you need to carry, that makes it as important as the overall weight too. Plus, If you can’t wear your pack for any period of time, it can be harder on you than anything else. Make sure that your packs straps and frames are strong and well placed for carrying loads. A badly made load bearing pack can cause extreme pain, and even cause blisters too. Besides that, if it is not positioned correctly on your body, it can cause sever back pain too. It also helps to have a pack that the material helps to wick away moisture from any parts of your body that it contacts. With all this in mind, you can add or subtract items from your list, but that is your decision. Choosing what you have in your pack obviously depends on what your intentions are. You will have to use your best judgment regarding what you put in your pack. I have a list of items that I keep in my standard pack that I have noted.

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