How to survive a one-on-one confrontation after SHTF hits.

Hello my friend and welcome to today’s post!  I get some pretty good questions from some of the readers of my blog.  A question I recently received was “How do you survive a one-to-one confrontation after SHTF hits and that will be the subject of today’s post.  Sit back and grab a cup of coffee and have a seat while we visit.

The best way to survive a confrontation after SHTF hits is to not get in one to start with!  Now of course that’s a lot easier said than done and when it all falls apart, it will be even harder.  It is very important to remember not to panic, because that will just get you killed!   Next thing to remember is to never show fear because it just makes you look weaker than you are and empowers your enemy.  In a previous post, I spoke about the importance of knowing your Enemy and what their motivation is.  When you are forced into a confrontation of any kind, the first thing you need to know is what does this person want from me?  Sometimes they just want to show others that they are superior to you.  Sometimes they may want what you have, whether its Food, Money, or whatever else you may have at the time.  Unfortunately however there will be times when they will want your life or worse.  As I said, knowing what they want is the first step in developing a plan to survive.

Next, size them up by determining the following:  How many of them are there? How are they armed, if they are?  Will all of them take part, or are they there just to watch?  Something many people fail to consider is the terrain around the area.  Many times if you are attacked, it will be in a place where your Enemy feels they have the advantage.  Can you move to a location that might shift the odds in your favor?  In a SHTF situation, it is fair to assume that anytime you are attacked, your life is in danger, so know what to look for and do so quickly as this information will help you make the best plan of action you can based on the current situations.  If the confrontation takes place out in the open away from anyone else, you should always assume that there are others hiding in the forest or brush around you.  Few people are brave enough to walk out and confront an armed person in the middle of nowhere with no backup.  Always take this into consideration when coming up with a plan.

Here are a few other things to consider when forced to fight for your life.  If they have several people with them, you will need to quickly decide if they are there just to watch or to participate.  If they are there just to watch or don’t seem real committed to the leaders course of action, you may be able to approach it in a way where you cut off the head of the snake as they say.  If you can out gun or out fight their leader, then there is a chance that the rest will just wonder away.  However this is not always the case so you need to be confident about your analysis of the situation.   No matter how bad things may seem however, there is always a way out, you just have to find it.    Remember that phycology is a powerful tool so use it to your advantage!  Don’t be afraid of telling a whopper of a lie if it gets you out of the situation.

Next, you need to remember that there is no such thing as a fair fight so don’t ever even consider this option.  You fight to win at all cost and you do it by any means possible.  If you can talk your way out of it then that is always your best hope, but if you can’t then fight like hell.  Remember that the victory will go to the person that moves the fastest and uses the most overpowering and brutal force to destroy his enemy.  Forget what you have seen in the movies because it just doesn’t happen that way.  Hopefully you have taken the time to learn some hand to hand combat training and have practiced it.

When SHTF hits, you will be in for the fight of your life, so prepare now.  Learn how to defend yourself and watch out for attacks.  If you are attacked, fight like the Devil and use everything trick you know.  If you are smart, you will plan ahead for such encounters and when the time comes you will follow through and be the victor.  In an SHTF world, there will be no second place and your own survival will depend solely on you.  Don’t simply buy weapons, but invest in the time to learn how to use them now!  Your very life will depend on it!  Well that is it for today’s post and I hope you have enjoyed it. Until next time, stay safe, stay strong, and stay prepared.  God Bless America!

-The Sargent-

The Sgt.

Prepper, Patriot, and Proud U.S. ARMY Veteran.

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1 Response

  1. Thor says:

    Sarge,good post. Everyone have your plan ready,along with plan B,C,D ect. Mine is like a Ninja,elude & evade, fight only when necessary. If necessary, fight your enemy with skill and ferocity destroy them as quickly as possible so as to waste no energy. If you get tired you may die especially fighting multiple attackers. Gorilla warfare works best if possible. Sniping tactics such as shooting your enemy and having him chase after you into booby trapped areas will scare the 773H out of your enemy.