Disaster Turned Ordeal or Adventure? Your Choice

By John Farnam

Civil Unrest
Disaster Turned Ordeal or Adventure? Your Choice
Defense Training International, Inc
Defense Training International, Inc

Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “Every day is ‘ordinary,’ until it isn't!” ~ Bernard Cornwell

From a friend in NY:

“While driving last evening, I saw a massive pillar of smoke erupting from neighboring Lockport. A large fire had broken-out at a tire-recycling plant.

It was massive and resulted in emergency evacuations of hundreds of surrounding homes for several blocks within the city. Flabbergasted displaced residents looked like columns of pitiable refugees fleeing a foreign invasion!

The “take-home message’ is this:

Altogether unforeseeable events can unfold with such blinding speed that we ’ll be forced to grab whatever we can and evacuate with only a few minutes’ warning. In fact, we may suddenly find ourselves run out of town with little more than what we’re wearing and maybe what is in our car!

Accordingly, we all need to maintain a high state of personal readiness. A ‘Basic Kit’ needs to be constantly ready to go, at a minute’s notice!

That important lesson hit me square in the face as I watched!”


The delusional notion of “entitlement” is common to all who do poorly in emergencies! When things suddenly go in the toilet, you’ll predictably hear them whining with something like, “This is so unfair,” ad nauseam.

Life does not consist of a series of “guarantees,” although seedy politicians [like Clinton] would have us believe that it is possible. Think about disaster ahead of time. Plan accordingly. Always be looking for a way to win, not an excuse to lose!

Don’t wait. Don’t hesitate. Don’t ask permission (you don’t need it). Don’t apologize. Don’t look back. And, always call their bluff.

Don’t expect to be thanked!

Attitude is the only difference between an “ordeal” and an “adventure!”


About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.

It is our duty to make you aware of certain unpleasant physical realities intrinsic to the Planet Earth. Mr Farnam is happy to be your counselor and advisor. Visit: www.defense-training.com

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Unless the “adventure” threatens to completely destroy my house, I am going to shelter in place. Here is where I have had time to make preparations. Bugging out moves me to a place that I have not had time to make any preparations. Here: water, logistical supplies, op plans based on terrain, secure comms, known friendlies, and other known assets. Bug out route and rally point: TBD. In either event, your brain is your most important asset. Start planning now.