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Assessment is a huge part of knowing how you are doing. As humans, we have a tendency to lie to ourselves in order to feed our ego.
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The only way I have found that you can get better at anything is to measure your abilities. I am in love with assessments in prepping. I think these assessments are so important.
It takes a certain kind of person to look in the mirror and admit you need to improve. The secret is, we all need to improve. That’s all life is about. Your preparedness is no different.
How do you go about assessing your survival shelter?
Where is that survival location of yours? What does the population density around that area look like? It’s a big deal. Your location is everything.
If you are going to be under a lot of pressure and not have a lot of help, well, you aren’t going to farewell.
Are you in an urban area? Are you in a wilderness area? What are the resources of that area? Are there foraged foods, farms, lakes or other forms of food and water?
What about wood and metal? These are great resources but do you have the tools to manipulate them on your own?
Is this shelter in a defensible area? Are you going to be able to defend your shelter if it becomes under siege? Planning to be found and having a plan to deal with that is critical.
You could be faced with overwhelming force. Just because you have a survival shelter does not mean you will keep that shelter, for sure. You have to be prepared to lose that shelter. You should be prepared to take it back.
Where are you going after that? Have a place that you can retreat to. Be sure the world outside your survival shelter is not a wasteland.