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War Survival Tips: How To Survive A War



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Arm yourself with the proper knowledge and these war survival tips before the inevitable occurs.

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In this article:

  1. War Survival Tips You Need to Keep Today
    1. Learn to Shoot for War Survival and Self-Defense
    2. Stay Fit for War Survival
    3. Prepare a Survival Kit
    4. Undergo Survival and Basic Military Training
    5. Fortify Your Home for War Survival
    6. Have a Bug-Out Vehicle Ready at All Times
    7. Make An Exit Plan for Long-term War Survival
    8. Prepare A Bug Out Location

War Survival Tips: Through the Citizen’s Eyes

War Survival Tips You Need to Keep Today

Wars are a sad and terrible part of history–a cruel facet of humankind, and it can happen again. The intent to expand territory and take resources by force are often the reasons for such conflict where thousands or millions of human lives are lost.

If you’re not a soldier, it is best you evacuate the area as soon as possible. Watching current events on televisions, radio, or the internet can also help you anticipate and prepare for the worst.

More often than not, everyone will see and feel the tension build-up prior to an eventual war. People will definitely be talking about it but no one knows the exact time it will strike.

Here are some war survival tips you’ll be glad to have come across if ever the unthinkable happens in the near or foreseeable future. You will learn what to do in case of war or what to do during war times.

1. Learn to Shoot for War Survival and Self-Defense

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Investing in guns is a must in order to survive the war. Your local military should come to your aid but it may take some time.

If evacuation is not yet a possible option, defending yourself and keeping the enemy at bay should be your top priority.

Learn how to choose your guns, clean, maintain, and shoot your weapons on a regular basis. Don’t forget to also learn about gun safety.

2. Stay Fit for War Survival

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If rubble would be everywhere then using a vehicle may become utterly useless so you will have to avoid the enemy on foot with a lot of gear on you. That’s why you must be fit to keep from getting caught in the enemy’s cross sights.

3. Prepare a Survival Kit


In the event of a nuclear war, the contents of your survival kit must fit the impending danger.

Keep chemical masks, protective coveralls, gloves, and other items to protect you from radiation. You can also learn how to create your own survival kit.

4. Undergo Survival and Basic Military Training

Learning a few survival skills such as stealth, covert, and radio communications training can get you places without even being detected. If the enemy is within your city areas, this means your local or national military is still not able to defend its citizens.

With aircraft and military drones made available by technology, you must be on your toes at all times. Move from cover to cover and use the cover of darkness to move about.

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5. Fortify Your Home for War Survival


At initial attacks without warning, it is best to stay indoors and fortify it with window and door metal shutters. You can also place sandbags on the lower sides of the walls for added protection.

You might have to evacuate but wait until the dust settles before bugging out. The enemy would most likely bombard your area prior to moving in.

If you have a cellar or fortified shelter it would greatly increase your chances of survival, too.

6. Have a Bug-Out Vehicle Ready at All Times


Other than the car you use on an ordinary day, you must have another vehicle hidden away for emergency use. If you can fortify it and include weapon attachments, the better it will be for you.

It should also have a 4-wheel drive to ensure it can go off-road should you need to avoid enemy encounters. Don’t forget to stash your bug out vehicle with supplies such as food, water, and ammo.

7. Make An Exit Plan for Long-term War Survival

Map out multiple exit points from your home or office. In case your main route is barricaded or full of fleeing people then you have other options left to get where you need to go.

8. Prepare A Bug Out Location


A bug out location well away from major cities, on a mountain or hilltop, if possible, is a good place to make a stand. Fortify it and have multiple exit points prepared.

It should also be stacked with food and water supplies to last you months or even years. The first thing to do if you’re not a soldier is to evacuate if you can.

Ultimately, this is what your government would want to keep its citizens safe and this is what your main objective should be. As for the enemy, they would want to annihilate every living soul who is not their own.

Watch this video on how to survive a nuclear war posted by Greg and Mitch:

The best way to survive a war as a civilian is to flee the area of conflict as soon as you can. Think of the safety of your family before anything else.

Should you wish to fight the enemy to protect your homeland, it is best you sign up with the military. Through this, you will have more equipment and comrades to fight by your side.

Do you have any more suggestions or comments about war survival you might want to add? Please add them in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on March 15, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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  1. Katprint

    March 15, 2017 at 2:10 PM

    In your offroad vehicle, stash a pair of bolt cutters. The roads may be jammed with other civilians trying to flee. You may want to be able to open locked gates, take down fences and otherwise remove barriers to your desired path of travel.

  2. InklingBooks

    March 23, 2017 at 6:43 PM

    Sorry, but in almost any emergency, including a war, you’re best advised to stay were you have friends, family and neighbors. They’ll help you and you can help them.

    Head into the woods, and you’ll just find yourself cold, wet, hungry and being eaten alive by mosquitoes. And the mad mobs looting is the stuff of Hollywood. It rarely happens in real life outside ghettos that are already lawless. If anything, an invading army means less chaos, since it is likely to put an high value on maintaining order by shooting looters.

    And yes, there are exceptions, such as when Russia moved into German territory toward the end of WWII. But that exception was known in advance, with every German who could trying to end up in their first choice, the American occupation zone, or their second choice, the British. If you have good reason to run, then run. But simply running because that’s what they do in movies is stupid.

    Your best ‘bug-out’ location is your home.

  3. John Hertig

    April 10, 2017 at 5:12 PM

    “keeping the enemy at bay”, really? We are talking about “war” here, and the “enemy” will be trained, experienced and equipped soldiers willing to take losses to achieve objectives, not half starved looters with scrounged equipment.

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  11. James

    February 6, 2023 at 5:13 PM

    some facts you need to know about survival of a nuke war … first your home is your grave !!!
    want to live’ find a wind farm, the concrete under a large windmill is 2 floors of re-enforced and 4-12 foot thick concrete secondly you will have electricity, Duh ! its a wind mill, it has an air filter system to keep out dust, service personel need a loo and to wash there hands so there is water and sanitation (clean conditions, hydration) there is also Email to the official system to alert of your presence there, just remember to pack a box of tinned and dried produce, have anti radiation pills available on Ebay and have a bolt cutter for the lock securing the windmill
    PS. secure wires to electrifie the door so you stay safe …

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