Guest Post: How to Prepare for War at Home

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The attack in Pearl Harbor, the Holocaust and the Death March are worst nightmare a human person could imagine in his existence and no would ever want that to recur in this modern era.

War will always be the worst nightmare a person could ever think of. It can severely effect on the health and well-being of the country and the families living in the nation.

No matter where you live, a war, is inevitable, at some point in the future.

It means to say that it is important that you are aware not only what it would mean if it will occur in your place, but also you are aware what you should do in case it does happen.

You certainly do not want your family to be trapped and suffer from a war that they have no control over.

Make sure you prepare for war to lessen this possibility and perhaps it will occur, you are equipped with skills and ideas on how to respond appropriately 

Secure, Safeguard your house

Make sure that your household is prepared for whatever occurrence may happen.

This means, see to it that your house is capable of withstanding whatever you need and no matter what the circumstance will be.

Being prepared is a great idea if you have the time and money or skill to do it.  It doesn’t take as much time and money as you may imagine, especially if you are wiling to put in some effort.

Tip 1: Ensure your house with a cellar

A cellar or basement is the good option as it is below ground and is should be mainly made out of concrete, so it has a certain amount of protection against soil poisoning and gasses. This will provide you with more working space and give you a better idea of what you are working with.

You may additional rooms and other conveniences of your cellar. Make it enough for every member of your family and you may additional extra quarters to anyone who happens to be visiting when there is warning or threat of war.

Tip 2: Unplug from the grid

In case you are living in the countryside and you don’t have neighbors you can easily get yourself completely off the grid. Because you’re not going to be on the network other people will have a much harder time trying to find you and that keeps you a whole lot safer when you’re hiding from a war.

The more off the grid you are, you are more likely to survive in the verge of the disaster. Not only the survival skills when you unplug from the grid but as well has the mindset to combat during the times of war.

Tip 3: Establish a well

When you have your own well you will have the ability to supply everyone with water that doesn’t require anything from your city in order to function. You’re also going to be able to do things like water plants and that means surviving a little bit longer than someone who doesn’t have a well.

Water is the most vital thing if you are detached from urban dub after all because without water your family will not be able to live. Well water may not be as pure as you think, and it may pose risks that could cause illness if not addressed. For your safety, boiled the water you get from the well

Building various stockpile

How to Prepare for War at HomeEverybody wants to save money on their grocery bill and a stockpile allows to do just that. Being thrifty not only in financial aspect is very much helpful when you plan and decide what supply or stocks should be bought for survival.

If you are disconnected from the rest of the world, one of the first things that you want to do is having a stockpile of everything that you could possibly need.

The stockpile should have a max number of things but there are some that will be more important than others, which means you need to make sure you have those items in larger quantities useful to sustain in case a war occur.

A stockpile of food & water

You need to have enough food and water your stockpile as it is the most important thing in your stockpile. When a war occurs, supplying your stockpile with food and bottled water is very essential especially when you are disconnected with your city or town and your family needs to get through.

Just make sure that stockpiling foods are perishable rather than stovetop meals. Assume that the electricity is out which means you will need to operate manually or cooked over a fire.

A stockpile of first aid

Making a first aid kit in case you ever need to treat an injury, minor or major, is certainly a brilliant idea! First aid like plasters, bandage, strong anti-inflammatory drug, pain killers, anti-septic cream, you may also include Cough/throat sweets, micropore tape, cotton wool.

Keep them in a specific place, so that all people in the house are aware of where they are. It just might save your life.

A stockpile of survival gear

These survival gear includes knives, a larger in size preferably for cutting branches, compass, rope, and heavy duty knapsack. Just make sure that every member of the family has each kind of the survival gears which includes first aid, food and water inside their knapsack.

You might need if you had to hike through the wasteland. This is entirely possible if a war occurs and especially if that war starts to get ugly rapidly.

A stockpile of weapons

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If you don’t want to risk the lives of your family so you need heavy duty weapons. You would want to make sure you have a weapon ready. You badly need to defend yourself together with your family and do whatever it takes to keep the safety of your family.

You also need training.

I have compiled an article that discusses survival weapon considerations.

Other things that may be of help

Although you have started to prepare any kind of survival situation, like in a war, it may not be that fully. This means that you are going to need more extra supplies and tools that will protect you in case a worst case occurs, for instance a nuclear bomb attack or other chemical bomb explosions.

Proper Clothing

No one ever know what would happen next especially in the event of war. This means that you need to make sure that you have plenty of heavy clothes or the proper clothing to wear.

This helps you to know exactly what that gear is, whenever you need it to head outside in the cold weather or take care of anything. You should have a decent store of heavy, warm clothes and blanket.

The basics include additional clothes and certainly a place that you can keep yourself and your entire family safe no matter what may be going on. Preppers usually use camouflage.

Detailed maps

If you want to have more than one way out of any area, then you need a detailed map, plus you may add a compass. You need to learn the basics or manually. If you only know one path, to get out of your location or state, well you’re not going to make it.

Make sure you have several options when it comes to getting out of the area because if your main way is blocked and you don’t want them be trapped, then try to figure out something new at the last minute. Reading maps and using compass is a great deal to this kind of situation.

Emergency plan

In case the country or town your living will be invaded, do you have a plan to stay or do you plan to leave the place? You want to make sure that you and your partner talk this over before coming up with a smart decision because you don’t want to find yourself trapped and looking for a way out because your newly formed plan depends on you getting out of the country.

There will be a lot of unexpected outcome that may possibly happen, that is why you need to plan ahead and make an emergency plans in case your original one sucks. A plan B is very helpful and vital in this kind of circumstance.

In a Nutshell

As a whole, there are a lot of things you need to keep in mind in protecting the whole family from different kinds of war. You need to know what you’re getting into and you definitely need to know how to take care of your entire family.

It’s not going to be easy, but you can certainly achieve it if you’re cautious and you pay attention to everything that’s happening around you. That’s the only way to prepare for war.

You should understand that your battle against terror attack isn’t just going to be against a few people who want to take territory or whatever they are after. You need to make sure that you’re protecting yourself against anything and everything that comes against your family.

Jennifer Moran

Jennifer MoranJennifer Moran is the author and the social media manager at and She has been working and passionate with writing for over four years. When she isn’t glued to a laptop screen, she spends time playing tennis, practicing yoga, and trying very hard not to sleep in the meditation. You can reach her at jennifer (at) preparedbee (dot) com. PreparedBee.

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