Preparing for Survival–What if Nothing Happens?

I was prompted to write a few short thoughts after reading Modern Survivalism Tenet Number One, by Jack Spirko, which expresses the notion that “Everything You Do Should Improve Your Position in Life Even If Nothing Goes Wrong.” We share the same viewpoint on preparedness. Be ready for whatever may come down the road, and don’t feel your efforts are in vain.

Anything you do to prepare for surviving a disaster, job layoff, electromagnetic pulse, etc. puts you in a better position if nothing happens at all. But then, what’s the likelihood of that?

Tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, fires, and earthquakes happen all the time somewhere. Countries go through political and economic upheaval. It’s simply part of history, and you need to have some kind of insurance and assurance.

Why bring up something so basic? Sometimes it’s good to be reminded.

Also, someone may read this who wasn’t there at the outset of this blog’s creation. Business at survival supply and military surplus stores is up the last year or two, so many are venturing into the realm of what they might have considered negative or weird. Not so.

As I’ve said here often before, survival is about turning negatives into positives. It’s about facing reality and recognizing it for what it is and may well one day be.

If you’re prepared for the worst and nothing happens, what harm has been done?

You’ll be glad you started gardening. You’ll be glad you have knowledge of orienteering. You’ll be glad for insights gained while camping. On it goes according to your experiences. If nothing happens to you, you’ll be fortunate–and ready.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.