Many dangers surround us in the world, so as a parent, it is your responsibility to prepare your family to survive danger as a family.
The world is dangerous, and it is up to you to prepare your family to confront those dangers.
Many times, families face danger as a group.
For example, there have been thousands upon thousands of home invasions in which two or more criminals broke into a house and managed to control both parents by grabbing the child and threatening their life.
Because of their panic and fear for their child’s safety, the parents will become slaves to the criminals’ demands.
Because they’ve done it before, the bad guys don’t mind.
The worst part of this scenario is that it happens over 400,000 times per year in the United States alone, and it doesn’t even happen during a disaster.
These crimes take place in times of peace!
Consider what might happen if society broke down and anarchy reigned supreme.
To go the distance, you must be extremely well-prepared. Unfortunately, the preceding example is not unique.
This is reality, no matter how frightening it may appear.
Here are four techniques that you can use to survive danger as a family.
1. Proper Training
Depending on where you live, you will need to plan for any catastrophes or crises.
For example, do you live close to the water? A tsunami might occur.
If you live in an earthquake-prone location, you may be subjected to another earthquake.
Hurricanes? Floods? If it’s happened previously in your region, it may happen again.
Always be ready for human dangers, no matter where you reside.
- For example, there is always that chance that someone could try to break into your house to rob you, or abduct your child, and so forth.
- As a family, get down and go through what your children need to do.
- Regularly practice and role-play the plans so that they know what to do.
This is one of the most effective methods of dealing with danger.
If the children are safe, the parents will not be vulnerable to criminals.
But, almost usually, retaliation is the best option.
2. Ganging Up
There is power in numbers.
If two criminals get into your house and you have three adolescent children, teaming up on the intruders increases your chances of surviving.
Allowing yourself to be tied up is never a good idea.
There have been numerous incidents where the victims went out and procured cable ties to bind the crooks.
They felt defenseless and at the mercy of the perpetrators.
The common logic is that if they attack the criminals, they will be shot and injured.
However, if you waited for a moment to consider this, you’d realize that if the criminal is willing to shoot you while you fight back, how much worse will it get when you’re bound and helpless?
- In the heat of the moment, always fight back.
- It’s your home. You are aware of the location of the items that could be utilized as weapons.
Please make use of them.
3. Following Directions
It goes without saying that in a crisis, children must follow their parent’s directions.
Debate, tantrums, or reasoning are not appropriate at this moment.
Every second is crucial. When it counts, make sure your child is disciplined and obedient.
4. Firearm Training
If you reside in a place where weapons are legal, it is better to have one as well.
Take your kids to the range when they’re old enough to learn how to use a firearm from a professional when they’re old enough.
Three men who break into the house late one evening will be no match for a 15-year-old girl who is alone at home.
They’ll bully her, beat her up, rape her, and possibly kill her. There’s a slim chance she’ll be able to defeat all three of them.
Put a.38 snub-nosed revolver in her hand, and the three thugs in the house will be at her mercy if she has had the training.
The use of a firearm instantly equalizes the playing field.
Therefore, encourage every member of your family to own a firearm and be proficient with it.
To Sum it Up
As a father of two, I love nothing more than to take my kids out and teach them new things about survival and prepping.
However, when it’s time to go out into the wilderness or a dangerous situation, it’s my job to keep them safe.
So, whenever we go out in the woods, I always think about what I would do if a dangerous situation presented itself.
I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately, and this is what I’ve come up with so far.
It is better to be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war.
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