What We Want is What You Got: Defending Your Life From the People Who Will Stop At Nothing – Final Prepper

What We Want is What You Got: Defending Your Life From the People Who Will Stop At Nothing

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One of the concerns of anyone who is preparing for a SHTF scenario if you are being honest is the dark side of human nature. You can have all of the supplies you ever need; you could have a fully stocked pantry with enough food to feed your family for 10 years, enough ammo to conduct a 21 gun salute every minute of the day for the next 5 years and it could all be taken from you in a minute by desperate individuals who care nothing for you or your family. When hard times come, the true survival instinct kicks in at some point and that is when some of the biggest evils happen and you might find yourself defending your life. When it is desperate and it’s either you or them, most people will side with themselves and do whatever is necessary to take anything you have if what you have can help them.

We discussed the concept of Marauders in a couple of posts here on the Final Prepper and while I think the shining example of an idiot used in Doomsday Preppers was not something I would be overly concerned with (the person, not the scenario) the threat itself is very real. That is one of the reasons we talk about security for your home, maintaining an active Situational Awareness and how society can break down when there is no rule of law. History is full of too many examples of good people being killed for senseless reasons, and ignoring the very real threat that this could happen to you isn’t going to make it go away.

One of our readers is from Australia and they commented on a post I wrote a while back about the top 5 guns you need to get your hands on. The comment was essentially, that since there are no guns in Australia, this person has nothing to worry about and I don’t believe that is true. If you have no guns, you have even less of a chance of protecting yourself from bad guys that do, but lets assume for a second that Australia really had no guns whatsoever. Do you really believe that the absence of firearms is going to guarantee your safety? Tell that to the people in Nigeria who were killed with Machetes. A lack of guns doesn’t mean everything is peace, love and singing. This isn’t new and it violence won’t stop no matter what law you pass or what right you take away from people. If someone wants you dead bad enough, you are dead. That is unless you can stop them.

Guns aren’t the only way to kill a person.

Now, that is one problem, not having some means of protection, but the bigger problem is that dark and sinister element I talked about in the first paragraph. No matter what happens, if society devolves to the point of desperation people will do desperate things. There will not be any negotiating with someone who is starving if they have a plan, superior numbers and firepower. There will be people coming to take what you have and you will be lucky if this happens that nothing worse than theft occurs.

No amount of planning can prevent people out there from trying to steal what they need in order to live. You can plan all of the charity in the world, but eventually it will come down to what you need to feed your family. The line will be drawn somewhere, maybe your stocked, solar-powered retreat that they want. If you have anything at all you will be a target for people like this.


  1. Dennis

    November 19, 2018 at 10:34 am

    It seems obvious to me, but for most of human history other than the last 300 years, there were no guns. Did that mean the nature of humanity was any different? Of course not. What it meant was that the way to control a person or group was to out number them. It was rule by the gang or group with the most muscle. Guns came to be a great equalizer, a physically weak man or woman could shoot a gun as well as a strong man. Could actually defeat a group of strong men. A firearm simply empowers an individual. Governments with money have always been able to use their vast resources to control people through violence. A firearm simply made them have to think twice. It gave the common person a chance to be free and independent. That is why they so desperately want them taken away in this order to dominate us once again: guns, speech, freedom.

    • Mike

      November 19, 2018 at 2:32 pm

      I’m a retired District Attorney Investigator and a former federal agent and live in California. The state legislature has effectively disarmed the population in the state to the point that carrying a stick … yes a stick, can now be construed as a weapon depending on length and conceal-ability. I can tell you with certainty that by “hook or by crook” (bad pun)the criminal element” will always have access to guns or other deadly weapons no matter what the law makers legislate!!!.

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