You might be having breakfast with your family, out for the night with friends, or working at the office or in the field for the day. It doesn’t matter where you are, what you’re doing, what time of day it is, or even who you’re with; disasters can strike without warning…and they often do.
If you survive the initial devastation of a disaster like a Zombie outbreak, major earthquake, or even hurricane, you’ll have to decide what to do next and who you’re taking along for the ride.
If you’re at the office and away from home, will you make the hour long journey to where you hope your family is, or will you stay and help those that are immediately around you first?
Miles away from home on a business trip or vacation, do you leave your loved ones to their own devices, never knowing if they made it or not, or do you go in search of them until you find an answer?
Does the man or woman hiding beneath the next table grab your attention? Do you reach out to help this perfect stranger or do you focus on the friend safely hidden behind the bar?
Whether you like it or not these are questions that you need to think about now.
Everyone you know and many people that you never knew before, will be fighting for survival after a major disaster situation. Food and water are likely to be scarce, gear and basic medical supplies will be hard to come by, and everyone will want a piece of the proverbial survival pie. Your family, friends, neighbors, and fellow survivors will all be vying for a place in a post-disaster world, and whether or not they get one may be up to you…whether you like it or not.
People get injured, sick, exhausted, make poor choices…and sometimes they get bitten by Zombies. But you can’t be everywhere at once, and you couldn’t help everyone even if you were. You’ll have to make tough choices regarding those around you and whether or not to lend a hand.
It’s impossible to break down every possible scenario to tell you what we think is best. We won’t argue what is right or wrong, and we won’t tell you what choices to make. But we recommend you ask yourself these questions before you have to face these in the real world:
- Could you leave someone behind if you had to?
- Can you choose between your life and the life of another?
- Are you capable of “ending it” if someone requests it of you?
- Can you live with the choices that you say you’ll make?
- Could you make these choices if a friend or family member was involved?
Taking the time to think about these difficult questions now, rather than later, can help prepare you for dealing with intense real-world survival situations. Ask yourself what you would do, and then look deeper and ask yourself how.