Sold Out After Crisis By Damian Campbell

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Thanks for visiting and reading my blog. You have come to the right place for a detailed review of “Sold Out After Crisis”, a guide book that is written by Damian Campbell.

I have gone over all of the material and I will give you an unbiased and honest review of Damian Campbell’s guide. That way you can decide for yourself if this is something that you may need in case of an emergency. What I will go over are the essential details you need to know before grabbing a copy of the guide for yourself.

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First off, what is “Sold Out After Crisis”?

In a nutshell this book is an informative survival guide on the 37 essential foods. It also goes into some detail on what to do and what NOT to do in case of a disaster like a food shortage, especially if you need to buy after crisis at your local grocery store. Damian Campbell’s guide helps you to prepare for the worst possible scenario, so that you don’t wind up panicking or scratching your head wondering what to do.

How does it work?

 

The guide goes over important steps to be ready:

1. Taking steps to prepare ahead of time
2. The importance of stocking and knowing the shelf life of your food
3. Non-food items needed in a crisis
4. 37 essential foods you will need in a crisis
5. What you don’t need
6. Everything needed to bake your own food in a crisis

The negatives?

Just like every e-book or product, nothing is perfect, but I honestly enjoyed this guide.

  • Damian Campbell plays on your fears and almost scares you into buying his “survive-anything guide”
  • The guide is a little short but has most of the essentials you need to know for surviving a natural disaster.
  • It comes in CD form but you can also buy the digital guide.
  • Damian Campbell’s introductory video is over 10 minutes long, so you just need some patience.

The positives?

  • What is included: 37 vital food items guide (which also includes how to create a survival pack), water purification quick-start guide, survival garden plans, off-grid survival backup power.
  • Damian Campbell offers a 60 day money back guaruntee.
  • For the average person this guide will put a healthy dose of fear into you. But the good thing is you will read and learn about the necessity of having a plan and being prepared, in case there is no food availability after emergency.
  • This guide teaches you about the survivalist mindset of what to bring in case of a short-term evacuation: including things you’ll need such as important paper documents, a survival pack, important electronic files, etc.
  • Damian Campbell provides plenty of examples to go along with every category so you will have a good idea of what to have with you in case of a food shortage or an evacuation.
  • This guide applies to nearly everyone. After reading through the guide you, will take away a lot of valuable information that will help you in the future. Imagine going into an emergency without helpful tips like these.

What is my overall opinion?

“Sold Out After Crisis” in my opinion is a fantastic guide to have. The book may be kind of short but it has no fluff or filler and plenty of important information you need to know. I really believe Damian Campbell’s “survive-anything guide” is an eye-opener and I learned several key things to survive any disaster, especially what the 37 essential foods are. I’m going to make a survival pack after I’m done writing this.

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This short video is meant to introduce readers to an educational and important self-help guide like “Sold Out After Crisis”. Because I believe in being prepared in case of a natural disaster. I want to make sure readers are at least aware of the need to stock food survival supply’s.

I will continue to bring good reviews of quality self-help guides like “Sold Out After Crisis”.

Empowering yourself and others for Disaster Survival

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A battlefield is a metaphor for love. That is the way our society has tended to create analogies for our inner struggles. If love can be made into war, then what can an encounter with true horrors tell us? In a natural disaster, emergencies create the most unique situations that many Americans would have never experienced before. How can we possibly hope to cope in such astonishing situations? My response is to prime the mind. I can empower myself by realizing I do have the capability to respond to all situations, to stay strong, and to support my family.

Even when the store shelves are empty and there is a sold out crisis, you must remain nimble in your mind. I call this state being alert and aware. In such general panic, one must realize that you have to utilize your fear effectively. You have to transform fear into fuel for long term survival. You don’t want to be a herd creature in this regards and panic along with the crowd. See for animals, herds are a mechanism that help them cope with natural selection. As soon as danger appears the herd averts the impending predators, so the whole herd runs away. However, in the confusion the weakest of the herd tend to be left behind, and that suffices as the lion’s meal. Now humans have a function greater than that of herd animals, and we can choose to react with dignity and respect.

Damian Campbell in his book Sold Out After Crisis urges all Americans to learn the basics of survival techniques. It is a call to self-power and helps us to feel secure for all situations. Because as a whole we have enjoyed peace for so long, many of us don’t even have basic training in first aid or self-defense. If you compare a nation like Israel or South Korea, where the threat of invasion looms all the time, you get the gist of what national preparedness could do for the common person.

Help yourself and your community with emergency preparedness

Citizens can provide a good response to disasters and being prepared. Of course, even here the in the United States, many people have these skills. They are first responders, nurses, doctors, and Red Cross volunteers. These people made a decision that they would care for themselves and their community by getting the skills that would help their community survive. In towns where natural disasters strike often, you find more of these people. For example, in the Midwest many towns prepare for spring floods by sandbagging and setting up emergency shelters. Because these towns experience flooding all the time, the citizens might be more prepared and have more training. Probably many people in town know how to fill a sandbag, and how to respond to flooding scenarios. Thus collectively, they have chosen to achieve a state of mental readiness and alertness. They choose not to be caught off guard, and have a sufficient community response.

On the other hand, survivalists who want to prepare for all sorts of “unlikely” scenarios may currently be marginalized. People may look at them funny for stockpiling all sorts of supplies. But when the community gets in trouble, perhaps they will also be the unlikely source of nuture and protection. Thus, wouldn’t it be better if everyone in the neighborhood was at least slightly prepared and had some supplies?

I am thinking of World War II scenarios in Britain. At night everyone quickly realized that turning off the lights and closing the curtains was the best way to prevent being bombed during a Luftwaffe Bombing Raid. It was collective, swift, and frankly, if you didn’t understand why you needed to do so, then you were a danger to everyone in your neighborhood. This is just one scenario where a community response was highly effective. I believe it also holds lessons for preparedness even now during peacetime. If everyone just cared about their neighbor like this, they would realize it is also a form of caring for themselves.

Nevertheless, it is so easy to pick up a book to learn the basics. It can help refresh your boy scout memories and take survival training more seriously. Again, it is the thought of being prepared which helps to offset fear in the event of a real scenario. Now that you know how easy it can be to empower yourself for disaster preparedness, you should act.

Neighborhood action plan

In Damian Campbell’s writing, he advocates for the formation of long term planning with others for disaster response. The advantage is that you already have a group of people that ideally, you would be able to trust and rely on in an emergency situation. Perhaps you have planned out how you can all effectively respond together. Perhaps as a group you decided that everyone needed to stock up on certain supplies.

If you don’t have something like this right now, perhaps you want to have a neighborhood action plan. Many neighborhoods in the US have something like a crime prevention plan, where neighbors all act in good Samaritan for each other. If there is suspicious activity, they choose to alert each other or the police instead of turning a blind eye. Believe it or not, in the past there were places where if crime occurred, people in the surrounding area just turned a blind eye, because they were afraid of the local gang, etc.

However, with solidarity in the neighborhood, there is a deterrence effect on crime. In theory, this solidarity would stand even during times of crisis, and neighbors would choose to help one another survive instead of running away. Of course, in an emergency you might consider issues like your family’s safety before your neighbors, but you should realize that it takes more than one man to defend an area. You are not a soldier of fortune, but rather you work in teams to help one another. That is why you should consider disaster preparedness together with others when possible.

The Psychology of Survival

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In the chaos of life after disaster, in order to survive and consider the possibilities of thriving, you must be solid in your mind. You must master the game of psychology because this is the critical junction between weathering out the storm or caving in and giving up to the wolves. It helps to realize that many people in this world already do daunting tasks every day. This is just another day in their ordinary world, so the real question is, why do they have psychological toughness and how do they manage to pull it off? I will try and probe the human mind as objectively as I can. (Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not to be taken as medical advice. This is hence for entertainment value only and any concern should be checked with professionals).

A daunting and psychologically demanding job may range from being in law enforcement to being in the military. It may also include high-pressure jobs such as government prosecutors or CEOs. In effect, a high pressure job is when someone feels they have something to lose. So what does that mean? If you are handing out high-risk warrants or are a firefighter entering a burning building, you fear injury and, perhaps, even death. You also fear the possibility that the extraction is not clean, and your hostages or wounded will not be rescued. Can you ensure that everyone will survive? Thus, in that case, other people’s deaths would be yours to blame. Therein, guilt is also another shadowy monster hiding behind fear and uncertainty. Evidently, fear itself is the root of many other potential complications, including the likes of negative emotions such as guilt, distrust, paranoia, and, of course, simple failure.

After any high risk event, sometimes the participants may feel that they failed. In the real world, it is often impossible to satisfy everyone involved. Someone is let down, and even then some remote failure can be drawn from success. Failure, in any degree, can lead to strong feelings of remorse, disenchantment and depression. Furthermore, there can be a buildup of fear. Thus, fear feeds itself in a self-perpetuating and harmful cycle. Do you know what fear can do to your life? It can lead to paralysis, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Fear, then, is like a fire – it grows and builds, feeding off anything weak in its eyes, from wood to furniture to living animals and people. Like a raging forest fire, fear is destructive and infiltrative.

What is the solution to handling fear? It is by remembering your mission. Ask firefighters why they continue to enter burning buildings. Those who are psychologically ready will not fear the prospects of getting hurt but instead look forward to the positive effects of their actions. That includes not only remembering your mission but, moreover, mastering fear requires you to remember to remember your mission. In the heat of the moment – someone has a gun pointed at you, the building is collapsing around you, or there is food shortages and a sold out crisis ensues – it is often very, very difficult to suddenly remember – “ah yes, this is my mission and it will keep me calm.” No, rather, that sort of mentality itself needs to be trained and enforced. This is called mastering you own fear. Overcoming psychological fear requires you to work at it. It is not at a passive process. Indeed, forgetting ones’ own mission is quite passive – oops, I forgot. However, remembering one’s mission – that requires you to think and keep it close to your heart. That is a very active process.

Psychological toughness is not like having a big wall to hide behind. Rather, I consider it like water. If water flows around a structure, how can the fires of life, work, or survival situations pass through it? Indeed, the key here is versatility. Water, the substance of life, is very versatile and flexible. It can feed into the most raging hurricanes, fuel the most tortuous twisters, flood the most intricate of valleys and ecosystems, and, yet at the same time, water feeds all living beings’ thirst. Water is needed for plants to survive. We, as human beings, need water to survive. Thus, water, in its versatility, can be as strong, fearful, docile, or nurturing as it wants. In short, water can overcome any obstacle because it knows how to adapt. Building a big wall will only serve you in running away from the real issue; at best, it only delays the inevitable and may even inadvertently lead you towards the very fear the wall was built to suppress. Do not hide from your fears behind walls. Remember your mission and move forward like water to meet and master your psychological fear.

Case study of losing your edge:

Psychology can be demonstrated through stories. Consider how this story relates a tale of survival.

One of my favorite movies is when Tom Cruise plays a pilot in the Navy, flying an F-14 Tomcat. (For legal purposes I will refrain from mentioning the name of the movie). He is the toughest, slyest, and meanest pilot in the sky. Some of his co-wingmen even consider him reckless. Of course, he has never gotten hurt. But when he does, he loses “his edge.” What does it mean to lose your edge? He has always depended on his wingman to help him, someone who is always there beside him. In fact, this dependence certainly becomes his downfall. Is this to say that distrust is beneficial? No. Of course, every situation is circumstantial. In this pilot’s case, his recklessness gave in to his weakness – overdependence on another wingman who may not always be there for him. Whether or not his recklessness came from a fear of losing his image as a tough and wild “black horse” pilot or from an unconscious fear of facing a deeper and more painful burden, he unwittingly became reckless. Had he kept his mission in mind and chosen to actively face his own fears, he may have found the courage and time to learn that what he had relied on his wingman for. In this case, it was the necessity of self-dependence in something as dangerous and life-threatening as flying an F-14 in the Navy.

One more case in point of losing your edge:

In this case, consider how this story relates to mastering your fear and overcoming difficult dilemmas.

A special ops field agent has to take down particular targets. However, during the span of the mission, she has become entangled with various persons and, at this point, the mission has become compromised with personal aspects. There are now lives at stake and the agent’s personal conflictions and relations can directly influence the overall mission. She has so much fear: losing loved ones, failing the mission, losing her job from honorable discharge, and, of course, the many lives that may be at stake. Surely, some lives will be lost, but the question over whether those lives will be of the innocent or the evil will be answered by the agent’s decisions. At that point, so much fear – fear of deaths, failure, loss of reputation, or loss of friends and loved ones – can easily overwhelm and further cloud the agent’s judgment. At that time, the agent has to remember her mission. What is most important to her – the lives of who she is protecting, her job, or something else? She has to make these hard decisions.

There are high stakes in our lives. The consequences can be huge and momentous. No matter the situation, keep yourself grounded in your own mission. Only then can you overcome fear and its hideous cousins of guilt, shame, failure. Of utmost importance is remembering to move with the versatility and clarity of thought of water.

The Basics- Things you can’t Do Without in an Emergency, and How to Get Them

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When we think of the end of society and what we’d do, we, for the most part, have similar ideas. People usually think of things like taking advantage of the emergency supplies they’ve stockpiled (if they’ve actually done any stock piling!). Some people go a little further and say they’d freely steal food from broken down stores left open- with no law guiding society anymore; this makes sense to a degree. Some people go even further and say they’d start to hunt and fish as a way to procure food. But is this all there is to survival when all bets are off and you truly have to fend for yourself? The answer is no, these ideas are good but not even close to enough. There are many fundamental things to think about and consider. One of those things has to do with the very basics of survival in terms of material goods. What do you really need, and how do you ensure you have a steady supply of those things? This is one of the most important aspects that you need to know, in the event you survive an apocalyptic event and find yourself completely on your own.

The first class of material goods you’re going to need to know how to find- food. Our idea of food and nourishment has been built upon a life that practically throws food at us for no work at all, so knowing how to work for food and knowing what it’s like to struggle to eat is so completely foreign to us, I fear many, or most people, will find this part of surviving an insurmountable task and would probably succumb to hunger. But you don’t have to. Remembering a few small key points will set you far ahead of most people when you approach the idea of food when the world ends.

• The food you eat will no longer be about taste necessarily, but nourishment first and foremost.
• The food you eat will take a lot of work to get.
• You won’t be able to eat recreationally- only to survive and nourish your body.
• You’ll have to eat things you never thought you would before.

Another thing people forget is, there won’t always be food found. When you do find food or prepare food, it’s essential that you know how to collect and to store excess food for times when finding food is scarce- times like winter time, or droughts, or times when you can’t get out and find food due to sickness or injury.

With these basics out of the way, knowing where to find and how to get food can be a complicated process- but anyone can get what they need with minimal skill. Of course, with more skills and techniques you will be able to take advantage of a more diverse diet with potentially more security in accessing food in general, but you should be able to feed yourself without a lot of skill at first.

Directly after a disaster, it would pay to spend some time looting for the right kinds of food. Canned food can, in theory, last indefinitely. It’s a good idea to stock up on canned foods that pack a lot of energy into a small amount of space- like beans and meats first. There are huge amounts of canned meats- from the obvious tuna fish, to chicken, pork, and various seafood varieties. Even if you don’t particularly enjoy these foods now, they’ll come in handy in lean times. Beans are versatile, Healthy, and full of energy and should be one of the first canned foods you loot. After you’ve stockpiled a good amount of these two foods, move onto canned vegetables, paying special attention to vegetables packed with salt (it may seem counter intuitive, but in times like this you’re going to need to ingest salt and you won’t be able to find salt easily believe it or not) and high in vitamin content. This means avoiding corn if you can, and opting for canned veggies such as peas, carrots, onions, green beans, okra, spinach, asparagus, and especially mushrooms. Canned pumpkin, sweet potato, and regular potatoes, as well as yams are also important. Grab as much as you can.

After you’ve looted and stockpiled on canned foods, it’s time to start grabbing whole grain foods, like bags of rice, dry beans, flour, and oats. Salt, sugar should be next, as well as oils- avoid butter and other oils with ingredients that can go rancid. Bottled oils like vegetable oil, and Crisco are your best bets. Tubbed lard lasts as well, and should be grabbed.

Things to not worry about when looting for food- meats, fresh vegetables (unless you’re going to eat them right away), fancy spices, prepared bread items, packaged processed foods that will rot easily, and things like candy, ice cream, and other luxuries. When we’re talking about immediate survival, these items aren’t necessary and will take up precious time and energy. However, items that are luxurious like these can be used as trading currency later, so if you’re set up well on the necessities, these kinds of items may prove helpful.

The second class of important things to grab are things that many people would forget at first, but are almost as important as, or just as important as food. These items include medicines (antibiotics), bandages, basic cleaning and disinfecting chemicals like bleach and lyme (which can be used to make soap), ointments, lighters and matches, cooking utensils, fuels (gasoline, propane etc.), pens, paper, soaps, fishing gear (nets, poles, artificial bait), a firearm or two, knives, batteries, a radio, etc. All of these things you can find at a grocery store where you looted your basic food items.

These things should all be stockpiled after you’ve secured shelter first and foremost. Properly setting you up for survival will leave you room to begin living off of the land and learning the intricacies of living without modern conveniences. One of the very best things you can do to prepare right now however, is finding a good book or two on the matter. Whatever you choose, keeping your mind on straight and paying attention to the very basics will greatly increase your chances of living well when society is falling apart.