MAN STUFF: Preppers- “Your Body Needs As Much Upkeep As Your Rifle.”

Published on February 28, 2013

bodySo many people you see on “Doomsday Prepper” and YouTube videos, show people well prepared in terms of food, water, shelter, weapons and supplies but the most important asset they need, their bodies and their health, were all but forgotten about or ignored. In short, unless you can successfully hold off a siege for many months, movement and health will matter very much, possibly more so.

To put it bluntly, when you are hurt or ill, and there is no medical help, while you are fighting for survival, your body can become a liability and actually hurt your chances of survival.

I would assert more time and effort should be spent on getting and staying fit and healthy. What does that mean? Dropping weight is crucial. The more you weigh, the slower you move and the less distance you can go. You are likely to have musculoskeletal problems that the weight only exacerbates.

If you are carrying a lot of spare tire fat, you are also more likely to have metabolic syndrome. Oddly I bet more of you can better describe the ideal characteristics of an urban defense firearm than you can what is metabolic syndrome. Sadly many of you already have it and don’t know it.