Many gun owners purchase guns to protect themselves and their families in case of an emergency. In a situation where survival is necessary, a gun is an effective tool for protection and self-defense. There are many things a gun owner can do to prepare themselves for a survival situation. We will cover a few of these topics below.
In a survival situation, the most important thing is your safety and the safety of those around you. Knowing proper gun safety and maintenance is essential when handling a gun. Here are a few brief tips for being safe when handling a gun:
- Point the gun in a safe direction, away from others or yourself.
- Do not leave your gun loaded when you are not using it.
- Observe your surroundings to prevent shooting the wrong target
The Proper Gun
Although most guns are great during a survival situation, some are better than others. The best guns will be both tough and compact enough to tote around. A gun owner should own a gun that also has readily available, easy to load ammunition. A musket is not an optimal weapon for this task. Concealed carry guns are not necessarily the best guns for a survival situation, given the situation, but they are among the most convenient guns to have during a prolonged emergency but can be useful in fast-act scenarios.
Having easy access to food is a must during any survival situation. Food will give you the energy you need to move on and think sharply. In order to better preserve food, store whatever you think will be necessary near your weapons, 72 hour kit, or other emergency supplies. Store any fluids in thermoses and containers that can maintain temperatures for a long period of time. Mylar bags are great options for food since they provide a double barrier against moisture, oxygen, and light.
In order to help bail you out of tricky situations, a knife is also optimal for any preparedness kit. Knives can be used to cut food and create shelter. Additionally, knives can even be used to start fires. These fires have an additional set of uses, such as creating signals for help.
After you have read this small guide, you should be more prepared for a survival situation. As a gun owner, you have the upper-hand in these types of situations. As long as you stay aware of your surroundings, understand gun safety, and have the proper tools for the job, you should be able to survive almost any situation.