Disaster Survival

If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear. (D&C 38:30)

Site Updated: 27 JUN 2014


"The Sky is Falling... The Sky is Falling"


Remember Murphy's Law?  "If anything can go wrong, it will... at the worst possible time."

Your car will start, and run reliably EVERY TIME, except when you are trying to rush someone to the hospital.  Your home furnace will NEVER break down unless it is VERY cold outside.  Your home refrigerator will only "die" during a hot spell.  Yes, I know, that's when the pieces are under the most strain, but it is also when Murphy is most active.

Dikes along rivers are designed to hold back flood waters.  Usually, earthquake strengthening is not a part of their design.  The theory goes:  "A quake may weaken them, but what are the odds of a flood happening so soon after a 'quake that we wouldn't have a chance to strengthen/repair them?"  Does anyone see this as a golden opportunity for Murphy to wreak havoc?

The odds of a prolonged power outage are greatest in winter because:

1) that is when there is the most stress on the system
2) that is when the winter storms put the lines in greatest danger
3) its more difficult to fix the line problems in the winter
4) Murphy knows that this is the time that such an outage will cause the most inconvenience
5) All of the above.

The correct answer is (5).

We define survival as emerging from a natural or manmade disaster in a better position than the average person. In other words, you get to keep on keeping on, while others may not. Preparedness means making preparations before disaster strikes to improve your chances of survival. Surely you remember the old saying about closing the barn door... Survivalists have a self-reliant bent and choose to prepare on their own or in a small group rather than rely on the government to help them survive. So, lesson one: it is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.


TEOTWAWKI stands for "The end of the world as we know it" (pronounced: toat-wa-key) which usually happens in a natural disaster. Ask any hurricane, tornado or earthquake victim if the world in which they lived didn't change. The greater the disaster, the greater the change and the greater the chances are that you will not survive.

I believe knowledge is the key to survival. In other words, "Knowledge is Power." The more you do today, the easier it will be when things go bad. The more you know now, the more you will be able to successfully implement when you need to.The purpose of this web link is to give you that knowledge. I do not believe that the GOVERNMENT is in a position to SAVE YOU from disasters! Yes, others may help, but during the disaster they will not have the time to be able to reach you, so... you're on your own (YOYO). Just ask all the stranded from Katrina, the Jerrell Tornado or the 1994 California earthquake.

Just think about this for a moment... "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you." Your immediate thought is... "Oh, Yea! Who you Kidding!"

IT WILL HAPPEN! It's just a matter of time.

There is no better investment than one which saves your life.


Understand What Panic May Do. Several things may be expected to happen at once:

Having a plan can save you from getting caught up in the worst panic. Know where to go and what to do once you are there.

Once all family members are at home and you know whether or not there is local civil unrest, you can plan for the next few days or, better yet, implement your existing plan. Your key concerns will be protecting yourself and your loved ones from possible dangers, making sure you are safe from local unrest and ensuring that you have enough supplies to live through the next few weeks or even months.

Some good survival sites

Survival and Self Reliance

Millennium Ark

Lace to Leather

Captain Daves

Primitive Ways

Back Woods Homes

Wild Wood Survival

BA Products

100 Things you can make yourself

Equipped to Survive

Discovery References

Pet Disaster Preparedness (cat)