Fear Is a Tool. Use It

Fear Is a Tool. Use It

Back when we were cavemen, anxiety was crucial for survival. It warned us of approaching threats and dangers.

Without anxiety, we would not be alive. Now, often times we get anxious over things that are not life-threatening. Let's use this anxious energy to stay safe and prepared for crises. You never know when you'll be faced with an emergency. 



Your mindset matters when it comes to survival. Fear can be an asset, as it will keep you alert and on the look out for any possible threats. What should be on the forefront of your mind at all times? Survival!

That's the MOST important thing in any given situation. So, if you spot a threat, make sure that you act quickly, directly, and without hesitation. You need to think about ways to defeat your opponent, escape, call for help, etc.

Make sure you're always aware of your surroundings. You must react to a situation within seconds. In other words, your reflexes must be rapid! Remember, don't ever give up. You don't have to be fearless; you have to be smart. 

Possible Threats

First, let's think about likely threats. If you're up at night thinking fearfully about what could go wrong, let's first make a list of what is most likely to go wrong if it comes to that.

Don't think about tornadoes, if you live in California. It's not possible! Stick to the things that are actually possible within your region. 

  • Pandemic
  • Flood 
  • Massive Power Outage 
  • Tsunami
  • Wildfire 
  • Riot
  • Air Pollution
  • Snow Storms
  • Terrorist Attacks 
  • Earthquakes
  • Home Invasions
  • Tornadoes 
  • Hurricanes 
  • Chemical Release 

You may be thinking, "Wow! That's a lot of possible threats!" Next, try to prioritize which ones seem most relevant. 

Prepare Your Home 

The biggest advantage to your fearful mind is the fact that you WILL be prepared come hell or high water. While your worry-free counterparts were taking it easy, you were becoming equipped to handle emergencies. You'll be thankful in the end.

So, how to prepare for crisis? Let's talk about how to prepare your home! Perhaps you could get a guard dog. Keep doors locked and invest in burglar-proof windows. Don't hide your spare key under your welcome mat. This is a recipe for disaster.

Don't keep your house completely dark; turn on a few lamps so intruders don't think the house is vacant. Install an alarm system. Keep firearms in your home. Choosing a firearm is a very personal decision. The most important thing is that you know how to use it. 


Thank you for reading my blog post on ways to use your fear to keep you safe. Fear can absolutely be an advantage. You'll be surviving and thriving if you are prepared for all possible threats. 

Be smart about the way you think, as your mindset is your biggest tool. Understand what threats are relevant to you and your family. Lastly, prepare your home.

You'll never regret being prepared for danger. After all, what matters most in any given situation? The life of you and your loved ones. 

Annie Foley
Stealth Spork

P.S. If you're looking for tips on ways so survive amidst adverse circumstances, check out The Ultimate Prepper's Survival Handbook

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