M4S 079: 10 Inconvenient Truths About Disaster Mindset

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Have you truly and honestly ever thought about your mindset and the truths about disaster mindset when it comes to preparing for disaster and major cataclysms?

When it comes to mentally preparing for major disasters and society altering events, all of us read posts on social media and hear people say in person about how prepared they are to overcome any disaster that heads their way. Heck, all of us probably to some extent believe we are more prepared than we are.

So, to help all of us, including myself, become more grounded and realistic in our preparedness mindset, I am going to cover ten inconvenient truths about disaster mindset and how we mentally look at disasters. The reason I am covering this is so that we are all able to see some of the pitfalls of the prepper mindset and find ways to become better prepared to deal with whatever life throws thrown at us.

Before we get going though, if you aren’t already a member of the Mind4Survival Facebook Group, please head on over and join the other survivors who are all working to make their lives more safe, secure and prepared. So, with that, let’s talk about the ten inconvenient truths about disaster mindset.


Truths About Disaster Mindset

  1. It’s impossible for us to truly comprehend the reality of society ending event.
  2. People won’t know whether they’re genuinely prepared or not until something happens and they’re put to the test.
  3. When it comes to an understanding of how prepared we are, many preppers suffer from normalcy bias, which is when our conscious mind overrides our subconscious mind causing us to think everything is okay.
  4. Some of the people who we think are the most able to deal with a terrible situation will thoroughly fold under pressure. Likewise, some of the people who we think will do poorly, will rise to the occasion and become some of the best at surviving.
  5. If we do experience a significant disaster or society changing event, our lives along with the lives of future generations and the way we view the world will change.
  6. Unforeseen and seemingly inconsequential issues will derail even the most prepared, putting us and our relationships with others to the test.
  7. Life may become severe and harsh, which means that people we know may not fare well and may perish.
  8. Free time could become a thing of the past. So be prepared to deal with long days, short nights, and uncertainty.
  9. People who have the mental ability to be flexible and adapt to changing situations will have the greatest chance of success and survival.
  10. Luck and circumstances will become your best friend and worst enemy.


Truths About Disaster Mindset Quote of the Day

So, with that, let’s wrap this up with the quote of the day.

Today’s quote is by John Madden who said:

“When the going gets tough, I’m not always sure what you do. I’m not saying that I know how to fix everything when the going gets tough, but I do know this: when the going goes tough, you don’t quit. And you don’t fold up. And you don’t go in the other direction.” ~John Madden



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Brian Duff

Brian began his preparedness life at the age of three after surviving the 1971 San Fernando Earthquake. Since then, Brian has made a life of responding to emergencies as a firefighter paramedic, conducting special operations as a U.S. Army Ranger, and providing high threat protection to overseas diplomats. Brian holds a bachelor's degree in security management, a master's of business administration, and numerous certifications from the safety, security, and emergency medical industries.

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