Fitness Considerations When Prepping

Improving your survival fitness doesn’t mean perfecting your body to fitness model standards, it means conditioning your fitness level to enable your body to handle the various physical tasks that will be necessary in a disaster scenario – and it’s just as important as any other aspect of your prepping plan.



While you may have stockpiles of food and water, a bug-out-bag packed and ready to go, and a bug-out plan tweaked to perfection, none of that will matter if you get out into the wilderness and literally can’t hack it. Conditioning yourself to sustain the grueling physical requirements of surviving off the grid will substantially increase the chances of survival for even the most prepared prepper.



To maximize your survival fitness, take a look at your bug-out plan and consider all the activities involved in its execution. In this article, we will examine common scenarios likely to arise in a disaster situation and provide daily workouts to help you achieve your prepper fitness goals. However, before beginning any physical training, it is always best to check with your doctor to ensure you’re in good health and able to safely follow the fitness routine.



Several Pointers:

  • Walk to gain endurance
  • Carrying weight (of the bug-out bag)
  • Run -> focus on sprint
  • Strength training
  • Be flexible
  • Swim
  • Hand-to-hand combat


To give you a short idea, we have found an excellent training program. Why do we think it's good? Because it has been created by Scott B. Sonnon, an adjunct instructor for the US Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) who has acted as an SME for many agencies including: Israeli LOTAR Counter-Terror Academy, NYPD Academy, 3/160th SOAR, U.S. Marshals Academy, U.S. DHS Office of State and Local Law Enforcement, the US CBP Use of Force Center and several U.S. Military SOF Units.



That sounds fancy and all, but what it comes down to is the following:
You'll be as fit as any commando in the army.

Furthermore, it does not only give you physical training manuals. Getting physically prepped also means getting the right diet and getting into the right mindset.



See for yourself here.