3 Surprising Benefits For Being Prepared For Outdoor Survival Even If You Don’t Believe In The Apocalypse

I was 8 years old when the first strong tornado hit my hometown of Waco, Texas.

On Bosque Ave, there is a section where there are 3 churches next to each other.

One of the churches had its entire chapel ripped off but left the pews.

I share this story because a unique aspect of US bushcraft practitioners is that many of them get fixated on “Doomsday Prepping.”

Unfortunately, that gets a bad reputation because of the extreme “kooky” nature of the people who get featured in mainstream media.

But there are three reasons why everyone should take preparedness more seriously without becoming a “Doomsday Prepper.”

Every Area Has A Potential For A Natural Disaster

Whether it’s tornadoes, earthquakes, or flooding, every area has a natural disaster risk.

Thus you should be prepared for this disaster.

I keep a laundry basket full of food, water, flashlights, some paracord, and tarps that I bring into our master bathroom when we get a tornado warning.

That way if we were to get hit, I have basic supplies on hand.

You Will Be On Your Own For Several Days

If a disaster hits your town, you have to accept and prepare for the fact that you will be on your own for at least 24 hours or more.

This is why the best practice is to make sure you have enough food, water, clothing, shelter, and sanitation on hand for 72 hours.

Action Prevents Anxiety

Watching the news about daily events can make anyone nervous. And even if you avoid the daily news, when a severe thunderstorm rolls through with funnel clouds, that gets your attention.

But taking action allows you to focus your mind on what you can control and avoid the doomscrolling.

That’s why I created my 5-day bushcraft challenge. The skills are fun to learn and can be useful in a disaster.

About Mark:

I once backpacked 100 miles in 90 days. After 25 years in IT, I wanted more adventure in my life. I want to inspire you to add more adventure too.

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I once backpacked 100 miles in 90 days. After 25 years in IT, I wanted more adventure in my life. I want to inspire you to add more adventure too.

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Mark Wilcox

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I once backpacked 100 miles in 90 days. After 25 years in IT, I wanted more adventure in my life. I want to inspire you to add more adventure too.

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