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Prepper lessons gleaned from the movies.
If you have extra leisure time and want a good survival movie, be
sure to check out our
list of the best prepper movies. There are
hundreds of prepping and survival movies to thrill and entertain
you (and a few of them are even humorous), but the list of
movies below can teach you preparedness skills or at least get
you thinking.

Prepper lessons from the movies
Grab some popcorn and enjoy the survival movies below:

Lesson #1: A blackout can trigger the worst in people.
The Trigger Effect (1996) is a powerful tale of a mysterious power
failure that leads to a complete breakdown of a town where
ordinary rules no longer apply. When the lights of the city black
out and the lines of communication break down, a pharmacist
won't give a father the medication he desperately needs for his
child and this triggers a personal apocalypse that may surprise
you.

The movie will have you thinking about your options at every
turn. It's just as much a movie about circumstance, fatal
mistakes, and misfortune as it is a movie of opportunity, clever
thinking, and pure luck. What happens when the theatre lights go
down? If you pick up anything from this movie you will learn what
triggers
good people to do bad things.
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Lesson #4: Trust your gut.
In crisis it could be hard to know who is trustworthy. In the movie
10 Cloverfield Lane, starring John Goodman, a woman wakes up in
a survivalists bunker and he claims to have saved her from
attack, but it is hard to decipher the truth. The lesson here is to
trust your gut (not necessarily the people around you).

You see, there's a lesson hidden in the movie about domestic
abuse. Don't be so isolated that you don't understand what's
really going on in the world around you.

Lesson #5: Thirst for more knowledge (and water).
If you look past the Hollywood action scenes in the Book of Eli,
you may notice that gangs will murder for shoes, an ounce of
water or nothing at all, or you may notice something more
important. A thirst for knowledge begins with ~ thirst! You can
live only three days without water (and without water you could
be forced to do just about anything to get it).

In the Book of Eli there is no civilization, no law. A lone warrior
wanders the post-apocalyptic desert that was once America,
battling lawlessness to realize his hope of a better future. He
holds a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind,
but he also holds a canteen of water.

It's a movie well worth watching a few times so you can catch the
nuances.

Lesson #6. Don't Go into the Wild without skills.
After graduating from his privileged life and college, a young man
renames himself Alexander Supertramp and hitch hikes his way to
Alaska to live into the wild of North of Mt. McKinley. He gives
away or burns his worldly possessions to live off the land. He
brings one survival book on native plants and ignores the
knowledge out of desperation. Four months later his body is
discovered in an abandoned bus. The lessons are threefold, but
quite simple:

    #1: Think twice about something that's abandoned. The
    locals might know something you don't.

    #2: A beast could be a feast if the flies don't get there
    first. You'd better learn to quickly preserve your food after
    the hunt

    #3: Even if your heroes are Jack London and John Muir,
    read a real survival guide and follow it! Green Beret, Mykel
    Hawke, wrote Hawke's Special Forces Survival Handbook,
    which provides illustrated how-to info on shelter, water, fire,
    food, first aid, tools, navigation, signaling, and survival
    psychology. In this concise guide, Hawke warns that
    mushrooms have little nutritive value and is something to
    avoid unless you're an expert. He has lots of life-saving
    nuggets. Find a berry and it's red: it's 50-50 ~ it could be
    good or you could be dead. If it's green, well you'll just have
    to see the movie.

Lesson #7: Castaway.
Why mince with words? Fire is good!
Lesson #2: You might be what's for dinner.
In the bleak beginning of The Road a father finds a packet of
sugar for his son. It's a glimmer of hope that finds its way
through the end, but you'll first journey with father and son as
they spend most of their time avoiding the cannibalistic
marauders who roam the challenging landscape. Spoiler alert: the
unfathamable survival tale will be difficult to stomach, but it's an
important prepper lesson. You might be what's for dinner.

Lesson #3: No one is immune to fear.
"No one is immune to fear:" Such was a line in advertising for
the movie
Contagion, starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow,
Jude Law and Kate Winslet. Hollywood may have dramatized a
virus that doesn't really exist, but they have also illustrated a
very real threat to mankind. A
pandemic, such as bird flu, can
happen in a matter of hours and last up to eight weeks, and you
can get it simply from being at the wrong end of a sneeze or by
being on a transcontinental flight.

It's true that nothing spreads like fear, and hence the name, but
the movie is filled with little tidbits and prepper lessons. Watch
the clip below and you'll want to touch your face. It's a lesson on
fomites

Spoiler alert: Fomites are the transmission of contagion through
surfaces. Fomites can be objects or materials that are likely to
carry infection, such as clothes, utensils, and furniture. Your
hands touch them all day long. Watch the clip anyway:
Cloverfield Lane
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Lesson #10: Happiness can help you survive.
Another prepper lesson you can learn from the movies comes from
Will Smith in
The Pursuit of Happyness. This is a true story of a
man who is working as an intern for no money gets evicted from
his apartment and is forced to sleep on the streets, in homeless
shelters and even behind the locked doors of a metro station
bathroom with his son. It gives a glimpse of the trials and
tribulations of homeless life. The bathroom scene is something
that will resonate with you as you
prepare for Job Loss. It's well
worth a watch to give you renewed hope if you're not doing
financial as well as you'd like.Lots of movies can teach you about
survival, few can teach you the true meaning of happiness.

Pass the popcorn, shake the science just for fun!
Even a movie as scientifically inaccurate as San Andreas can have
a few worthwhile lessons. The movie gets about a 9/10 on the
movie richtor scale from survival-movie seeking preppers. After
the San Andreas Fault triggered a magnitude 9 earthquake, a
rescue helicopter pilot and his estranged wife make their way to
San Francisco to save their only daughter. Dwayne "The Rock"
Johnson will rock your world and it's worth the watch. Organic
Prepper Daisy Luther found
12 essential survival lessons from this
thriller.

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Lesson #8: Fill the bathtubs, enjoy the ice cream.
Sometimes you just have to stop and enjoy the ice cream, such
was the opening scene of the television drama,
The Revolution.
It had all the makings of an excellent movie. When the power
goes out forever a husband and father who knows what's in store
in the coming days, months and years without technology, tells
his wife to fill the bathtubs and every possible vessel with water.
If you've seen the opening scene, you'll want to
get yourself a
WaterBob, and take up the task of water storage more seriously.

Next up, this father, in the peaceful first night, also wants his
child to savor and remember ice cream. He knows that this luxury
will not be available in the new life to come.

Lesson #9: Let hope stick to you like Velcro!
No matter what happens, never stop fighting. Have a sense of
possible. Let hope stick to you like Velcro and get to work. A
movie for preppers that sticks to this premise is
The Martian,
starring Matt Damon. It's the typical Hollywood gripping tale of
human strength and the will to survive, but what will have you
really thinking is near the end when Matt's character says,

"I guarantee you that at some point everything is going to South
on you and you're going to say, 'this is it. This is how I end.' Now
you can either accept that or you can get to work."
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