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While it wouldn’t be the first time we touched on the subject, its time we get back on the subject of REDOUT. One of the most powerful pieces of knowledge and most important decisions you make will be the one that takes you out of harms way. Of course, the timing on that decision is everything.
If you are too early than you might seem foolish but you will be safe. If you are too late, well… don’t be too late. So what are some of the metrics you can use to get out of harms way? The best way to determine this is to understand the acronym REDOUT
Are you out of or going to be out of resources soon?
Is the environment posing a severe threat that could threaten your life? If so you need to get away from that environment.
Do you have a location? Is that location safer than your current situation?
Are you facing a force that is far too powerful for you to handle?
While we like to think we are prepared for everything, have we stumbled into a scenario that is too powerful for us?
Threat has increased
Is a once manageable threat now one that cannot be handled in the current parameters?
These are the questions to ask yourself when considering REDOUT. If one or some of these signs show their head you have to start making decisions. You have be prepared to go and you need a place to go. Do not depend on REDOUT if you have no answer to your BOL.
Recognizing a threat is just one part of the plan. You have to be able to react quickly and carefully. Hesitation is not an option when up against things like overwhelming force.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.