What a Green Beret told me about SHTF

  • Published on Dec 19, 2018
  • Advice a special forces soldier gave me about prepping for SHTF

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  • Master Sergeant
    Master Sergeant 2 months ago +122

    Great video. Appreciate your hard work. It shows.

    • Jeff Grutsch
      Jeff Grutsch 5 days ago +1

      +Survival prepping for normal people yeah when I was a spec 5 in early80s

    • Walter Shumate
      Walter Shumate 12 days ago

      Think of what you go to the store for... food comes to EVERYBODY'S mind. But that is only 1 facet of the diamond! The stores (and that's a loose term for any market venue) sell us fuel, parts, lumber, concrete, wire, rope, plastic, ammo, (including loading supplies) down to your underwear!! Not the least, yet most overlooked is... there's a pharmacy there too!! Someone has to be the medic with only what is available in the area that you can easily travel without undue risk. This from another of "yesterday's Kooks, who became one of today's visionaries".

    • celtic shaman 365mhz
      celtic shaman 365mhz 12 days ago +1

      +Brian T Parent I would be interested to read your take on who has taken over the US.

    • Brian T Parent
      Brian T Parent 15 days ago

      People definitely need to protect our 1st and 2nd Amendment. They elite are already censoring thousands of people. I believe I know who they are too, so they definitely want to shut me up.

    • Brian T Parent
      Brian T Parent 15 days ago

      If you want me to share what I believe took over The United States, just say so. This is your country too ya know.

  • Ruben Cruz
    Ruben Cruz 3 hours ago

    Pick up the phone press 0 if you need a operator.

  • Parrot Farm SA
    Parrot Farm SA 6 hours ago +1

    Toooooo much talking.... Just give the information dude.

  • Adventures with Frodo
    Adventures with Frodo 10 hours ago

    To much ram ling.

  • Todd Dembsky
    Todd Dembsky 17 hours ago +1

    That is where a firm belief in God and Jesus will guild you. Death is not the end, but the beginning.

  • Steve Mclain
    Steve Mclain 21 hour ago


  • india m
    india m Day ago

    That means America is being invaded with illegals military posing as migrants sneaking across the U.S. border.

  • George Hutcheson

    WTF survival prep ya really had me thinking I was going to get some real life advise from Abram the GREEN BERET. Even as you continued to explain I was like you, just didn't sink in, then it hit home when you finished. You would also make a great story teller. Thanks man great video.

  • ronbo36316 Veteran
    ronbo36316 Veteran 2 days ago

    Absolutely agree
    As a Vet I am constantly preparing
    And yes, if you do not eccept the fact that we all die then the fear can be overwhelming
    And we all must put our fate in Yahweh's hands and accept his will to be done.

  • Beverly Balius
    Beverly Balius 2 days ago

    I do not for 1 minute believe you start out by believing you are going to die no matter what!! BS!!! I know my ancestors who came to America before it was founded and crossed oceans and fur trapped and fought in the American Revolution and every war since did not accomplish all that by believing in failure and death!!!! That guy was pulling your chain.

    • George Hutcheson
      George Hutcheson Day ago

      He never said failure only death and your ancestor's must have realized that the chance for death was great. You have to think in most any situation that ya might never come back that's what keeps you on your toes.

  • Nugget of Truth - Eric King

    Thanks for your posts!...there is something getting ready to happen with Israel and Iran. It is called the "Iran. Babylon, Whirlwind Prophecy"...messages posted on TheXvid about it.

  • Erik McKay
    Erik McKay 3 days ago

    Very anti climatic vid.

  • Gregory DelValle
    Gregory DelValle 3 days ago

    He quotes at 12 minutes!

  • Gunners Ecuador
    Gunners Ecuador 4 days ago

    I have to laugh... People should consider death, it will get us all in time. Today, 2019 SHTF to most is losing their internet connection. They won't understand, if at until it's too late.

  • Mark Thomas
    Mark Thomas 4 days ago +1

    Well, unfortuntely, Abram is correct. There is just a really good chance that a ton of people are going to die if the SHTF. He indeed DID have the right perspective on it. But it was not very inspiring, not that it ever COULD have been, but I want to maximize my chances, not simply accept death as an endgame. So that is kinda where I am at.

    • Survival prepping for normal people
      Survival prepping for normal people  4 days ago

      I agree, it was very grounded advice for me and really helped me streamline my plans a lot. He is a very thoughtful and deliberate person. He doesn't waste time or energy, very efficient and mission oriented. He also has a very dark sense of humor...I guess anyone would who did his job. I was a soldier in a high speed unit but nothing like SOF. He was right though, think of the worst possible outcome, plan accordingly and walk back those plans to my current position. A very smart and well trained young man. I had truly turned back into a full blown civilian after 25 years...thanks for watching

  • joe jones
    joe jones 4 days ago

    "nobody wants to die" is an incredibly innacurate statement - look up suicide statistics. Not everyone is thrilled to be alive.

  • Sincere Bone Devotion

    15 minutes and you didnt say shit about shft wow

  • Skeeter Saurus
    Skeeter Saurus 5 days ago

    So, 'don't fear the reaper'? Wow...very zen. Interesting how 'tactical experts' don't EVER tell the truth to survivalists. See, the REAL TRUTH is, you must be able to think on your feet, first-and-foremost. What works for me would obliterate you, and vice-versa. There are some 'obvious facts' that seem to have been lost on 'most survivalists' (like digging in, like a tree root)...consider for a moment, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE EQUATION! You are a raider, you have one pistol, two magazines, a knife, you haven't ate in 3-days, and it's raining...as you stare at the fat guy with his shotgun, deep bunker, big house, and stocked cupboards. It's nighttime, and he's going lights-out. You've watched him all day, see where he walks, and have a good idea of 'compound layout'...so at midnight, you take a gallon of gas, set his house on fire, go back to the perimeter and wait...he comes out to fight this roaring inferno that his house has turned into...you shoot him in the back, and you put the fire out. THIS IS THE MINDSET OF A RAIDER! He's not there to covet, he's there to get food and supplies...so what, if he burns down 90% of what it took his victim 10-years to amass...this guy is doing WHAT SPECIAL FORCES DO...he's living on your dime, staying mobile, restocking, and moving on!!!
    Once again...don't always believe special operators...they are trained to do one thing...TRAIN OTHER ARMIES TO EXIST...just not exist as well as they do!!! Get a clue...they will NOT train you as well as they are trained...so if you ever become their enemy, they can 'overcome you'...there are presently 70,000 active U.S. Special Forces...with around 700,000 historic SOF veterans still alive (since Korea)...that is quite an army of 'potential Raiders' to watch out for burning your house down, now isn't it? Digging in is usually NOT the answer...and no one has told you that before, now have they?

  • Jack Smith
    Jack Smith 5 days ago

    Lots of Oatmeal. You can live on that stuff. Oatmeal oatmeal and it doesn't go bad real fast.

  • Tellestus 0
    Tellestus 0 5 days ago

    Learn to embrace the only law there is.

  • Jeff Grutsch
    Jeff Grutsch 5 days ago

    I was stationed at Bragg for 4 yrs amongst many other places

  • Jeff Grutsch
    Jeff Grutsch 5 days ago

    It was fkn Clinton's that just threw it away chucked it to the wayside- motherfuckers

  • Jeff Grutsch
    Jeff Grutsch 5 days ago

    And Now that green beret has been thrown out the fuckin window in 1992 replaced by the black army of one beret which fkn sucked- green beret head gear was a symbol a presidential honor

  • Brent Conner
    Brent Conner 5 days ago

    Just a quick question. I too was in the Army assigned to 4/64 Armor. What is you gut feeling on how the military would react if there was a SHTF( Civil war) event here in the United States? I pray our warriors would embrace the oath taken as I did and support and defend our Constitution and it's supporters.
    From what I've seen on youtube I believe they would not obey any order that would be contrary to our Founding fathers vision. I fear the divide has become too great to overcome peacefully. It is something that I would never wish to engage in but I do take my oath serious enough to do what should be done.

  • Surviving Adventures

    Dang Satcom guys! Am I right...lol great video! 31/25 F and 25B COMMO!

  • C Bembry
    C Bembry 6 days ago

    dig in defense dont run, make them come to you

  • Trevin Coombs
    Trevin Coombs 6 days ago

    He said you will be captured and killed because when the military gets sent out to round you up and take care of you he will be one of them. Don’t think a guy that high just get released from an injury. To much info, experience and money invested in that man to just forget about him. He will be utilized or killed when it happens. You said yourself nobody wants to die and he will be made a wealthy man for following orders.

  • truthnotfictionmatters

    Very good info my friend ! join us at truthnotfictionmatters and independentbear

  • Emerald City Leaf
    Emerald City Leaf 7 days ago

    good advice prep for our final destination

  • Neighborhood Spaceman

    Army Ranger told me _KILL OR DIE._

  • Mister McGoo
    Mister McGoo 8 days ago

    A Green Beret told me! De Oppressor Liber!

  • CDT61352
    CDT61352 8 days ago

    Go to 11:55 for the info.

  • Doug Pope
    Doug Pope 9 days ago +2

    I don't like comments like he gave you I would have said So I suppose you'll be just fine as long as there are no Afgan goat herders around huh??? Do these super troops ever tell stories of us regular line troops having to come and save ther asses guess not

    • Immanuel Kant
      Immanuel Kant 7 days ago

      Since no one knows what the hell you're talking about, please give us an example.

  • Aaron Monroe
    Aaron Monroe 9 days ago

    The only/most important item you need is your mind! All other items run out or break at some point.Everyone will eventually find themselves in a situation without anything but the shirt on your back. Your mind and instincts will get you much further!

  • kayak347
    kayak347 9 days ago +5

    Hey let's talk about you and how great your job was get to the point

    • Johnny Caldwell
      Johnny Caldwell 2 days ago

      Fight like your the third lion on the ramp to the ark and, its starting to rain!

  • Stefano Dawg
    Stefano Dawg 9 days ago +3

    Don't run, you'll only die tired

  • Jacob Staten
    Jacob Staten 9 days ago +4

    He met a Green Beret. Video starts at 12:00

  • txnrik
    txnrik 10 days ago

    from a vet, great info and great videos. It's a great service to distro this information as you do. KBR or Fluor? Sounds as if we must know a few of the same folks. I left active duty in '91, so.........and I was at FBNC and a lot of time at, [ahem][ahem] pineland

  • AndTheCorrectAnswerIs
    AndTheCorrectAnswerIs 10 days ago

    The lesson you obviously didn't get from the Green Beret was how to get to the point. My guess is that he heard half an hour of talking from you, and realized that you weren't going to make it....so he told you.

  • Chris Bova
    Chris Bova 10 days ago

    Yada yada yada...

  • Opinionteer
    Opinionteer 10 days ago

    Survival is the mindset of refusing to die.

  • Michele Tennis
    Michele Tennis 10 days ago

    When does the video on shtf start?

  • Great Value
    Great Value 11 days ago

    Even if you are 100% ready to survive, how long will you survive until you are ready to give up entirely? People give up right now all the time. So if something bad happened to the rest world, how long will you last before you say its just not worth it.

  • GoNzO
    GoNzO 11 days ago

    If you were to ever be cought just start telling your captors this story and they will let you go.

  • Mike Davis
    Mike Davis 11 days ago

    excellent, brass tacks

  • Enjoy!
    Enjoy! 11 days ago

    ((LAUGHING)) Hell I could of told you that.
    I rather be at ZERO so I don't have to deal with you fuckers.

  • mcse9073 rue
    mcse9073 rue 11 days ago

    I asked a special forces guy why he didn't stock up on food regarding prepping. He stated that when shtf he would take what he needed.

  • Johann Larkin
    Johann Larkin 11 days ago

    12 minutes to get to the point is too long.

  • Cheryl M
    Cheryl M 11 days ago +1

    New Subscriber here, thank you.

  • James Hollen
    James Hollen 11 days ago

    semper fi

  • Vandal Savage
    Vandal Savage 11 days ago

    7:05 so when america destabilized all these third world countries in the last 70 years that`s how they did it...

  • Cameron Aponte
    Cameron Aponte 11 days ago +3

    At the 10:10 I realized there is too much back story and not enough SHTF details from a "sf operator".

  • Steven Raye
    Steven Raye 11 days ago

    sounded more like an add or recruitment video for the military from the very beginning. candor...none here. hey if your message was the inevitability of death then you hit the mark...shitty message though. it may be an impossibility but I sure as hell don't give up that easy. that mentality loses wars.

  • ditchdigger93
    ditchdigger93 12 days ago

    That need to Impeach ad that keeps coming up is a crock of shit. Remove it from You Tube NOW ! Trump is not corrupt, that ad is.

  • R John
    R John 12 days ago +4

    Damn man, too much talking before the meat of your topic.
    You have candor? No.

  • First Last
    First Last 12 days ago

    crossbow (silent and reusable ammo)...maybe muzzle loading rifle (just make gunpowder as needed)

    STINKFINGER 12 days ago

    this should have been a 3 min vid.....the first 2/3's of this video are just not needed, just what he had to say...

  • galzman1
    galzman1 12 days ago

    I couldn’t even get to the 12min mark
    Do people have to hit a certain length for it to count because this video says nothing and i am at the 10 min mark

  • John Ross
    John Ross 12 days ago

    Another bloke waffling shite

  • Sandra Nevins
    Sandra Nevins 12 days ago

    Death and taxes

  • Voose Lagina
    Voose Lagina 12 days ago +2

    These military recruitment ads are starting to get intense!

  • Bull Kellhofer
    Bull Kellhofer 12 days ago +1

    You took 15 mins to say that a special forces guy gave you advice on when the SHTF, and that was, prepare yourself that at some point you're going to run and get caught and you're gonna die. So prepare for that and you can handle anything.
    There, BAM. DONE.
    1st, have a plan. What do you need to survive?
    Security. Water. Shelter. Heat in winter.
    Food. You can go without food for sometime. You HAVE to have water.
    Seriously, waste of time really.

    • Chris Bova
      Chris Bova 10 days ago

      Retarded, straight retarded this waste of time.

  • FireFirePow
    FireFirePow 13 days ago

    Great video. Subbed.

  • James Lohmiller
    James Lohmiller 13 days ago

    Kinda the long way around the block here...but worth it. He went through hell, experiencing near death situations constantly I'm sure. No way to live, it is created chaos by the monsters in charge. I'm 64 and I've never seen peace yet..not will I..we allow the war machine to decide our fate. My heart goes out to the poor souls that think they're defending our freedom when in reality their just manifesting more evil in the world. Not their fault...just brainwashed from birth, as their parents were. Make no mistake, this war is a spiritual one..a gun won't help you get in heaven, only one way for that. Don't get me wrong one should defend themselves and loved ones..of course! Just don't why most can't see the real enemy...the ones that create the war..and make us pay for it in every way imaginable are guilty. Live by the sword..die by the sword. Quit fueling the fire and protest for our God given right to live, do unto others as you would have done..no brainer. The fact that we need to even think about preparing against a attack from the people we put in office is just insane. But here it is...the wolf at the door. Revelations..all things coming to light..pure evil has been allowed to manifest itself due to our falling away from truth and righteousness..keep the faith!

  • Albrecht
    Albrecht 13 days ago +1

    Thank you for your service and advice. Like Abram, knowing the source of eternal Life puts a perspective upon all possible outcomes that ends well. It is my belief that all prepped persons with this knowledge are making all of the WCS contingency plans for the benefit of people unknown and possibly unrelated to themselves. Having The Eternal Life source comes with a peace that surpasses all understanding. Knowing that makes preparedness a kindness to those whose eternal Life knowledge will come too late for the blessing of free passage, but instead at a time of great trouble when all these prepared provisions will be essential to staying unmarked and free on the fringes of what is to come. For anyone interested in this peace read John 17:3. It is free now...don't wait.

  • Varangian Guard
    Varangian Guard 13 days ago +1

    All that was missing was him asking Tito for a tissue...

  • M Damon
    M Damon 13 days ago

    in my heart i have no fear because my ranger god is near

  • Jenny Lucas
    Jenny Lucas 13 days ago

    feel for anyone with a back injury. I have had multiple surgeries resulting in eight vertebrae fused, four in my neck and four in my lumbar. my daddy was 82 Airborne, the strongest man I have ever known, and a T4 paraplegic, he spent the last 45 years in a chair. he taught me by word and deed every single day to always give my absolute best, to never give up or give in, stay tough, protect my family by being alert, smart, and prepared for the worst, and when the worst hits to keep my head down, dig in deep, and keep on going no matter what, even if your legs don't work and you have to drag yourself to the end, you keep going, right up to death, a death that takes us all. it took him two years back, and though he fought hard, he lived and died with dignity and acceptance. find the courage to accept death will come and you can conquer the fear of it.

  • skyym3
    skyym3 13 days ago +2

    Most of you are not going to understand this as it was meant to be understood, but here are true words of wisdom.
    Luke 17:33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

  • Brian
    Brian 13 days ago

    Skip to 11:54 to hear what the former Green Beret said to him.

  • Donald Napoli
    Donald Napoli 13 days ago

    what do you mean an air about him?

  • Mitchell Mitchell
    Mitchell Mitchell 13 days ago

    12:00 for the prepping stuff

  • Mark Perrault
    Mark Perrault 13 days ago

    Oh my god you talk to much nonsense

  • Mark Perrault
    Mark Perrault 13 days ago

    Get to point to much nonsense info just tell us what he said

  • Nathan H
    Nathan H 13 days ago

    Good lord, get to the fucking point!!!

  • Ash Green
    Ash Green 14 days ago +1

    Starts getting to the point at 11:30

  • J Rob
    J Rob 14 days ago

    In just 12 years you could retire? Those 12 hard years. You seem out of touch. Probably why you live in a world of make believe.

  • ObYagTxha
    ObYagTxha 14 days ago

    To survived, you must have a properly working brain and be willing to take lives.

  • Minx Bade
    Minx Bade 14 days ago

    I'm former military, I understand what you're talking about. Readiness is something we take with us.

  • Robert Larson
    Robert Larson 14 days ago

    what a rambling mess of a video. Maybe write down what you want to say before you start filming?

  • Peanut Pete
    Peanut Pete 14 days ago

    Dude... You thought you were immortal? Everybody dies, what a shit advice.

  • Ed Stoutenburg
    Ed Stoutenburg 14 days ago

    A good short history of why/ who of SF-But...how about stay on track to what he said ref prep ideas?. Thanks for videos though.

  • Brooks Baumgard
    Brooks Baumgard 14 days ago

    No one cares about your stupid back story. Get to the point

  • Michael Cribbin
    Michael Cribbin 14 days ago

    Great video

  • Eduardo Lopez
    Eduardo Lopez 14 days ago

    I used to watch life and times of grizzly Adams and had prehistoric training

  • Ron Barney
    Ron Barney 14 days ago

    Would it fucking kill you to get to the point of what you're trying to say in less than 10 minutes? No wonder you were in management.

  • victor castle
    victor castle 15 days ago

    What he didn't say is the only 10% of the troops are Combat troops and 90% are support troops, mainly in base camp, similar to any Ft. in the US.
    Nam '67-'68 and no I don't have a , I probably ,screwed up purple , licence plate on my truck. No I was not a hero.
    Combat Vet

  • Bubba2Guns
    Bubba2Guns 15 days ago +5

    Why are the ADHD a-holez keep saying," Skip to 12:00."

  • Walter Kiel
    Walter Kiel 15 days ago

    The Green Beret's description was the Acceptance of Possible Death... knowing the Reaper is always right behind us.
    If this acceptance is accompanied by Disciplined Motivation... our chances of success are good. *Thanks for the video !!*

  • Shawn FreeofTyranny
    Shawn FreeofTyranny 15 days ago

    Wow. please retitle, see large amount of down votes and try pre-watching your vids.. I clicked for the title as no large portion of my time is devoted to prepping but I'm a very ready, take care of whatever comes along guy. I'm 10 minutes into 15 and all I know is stuff about your job, much I already know of how military works, terrain of other Country and what some guys did in the military. Know matter what I get in the nxt. 5minutes will not be worth the 10 minutes I lost to watch another one, most probably gave up before now and if anything good is in last 5? I'm sure the non-relevant 10 equates the large down votes. FYI

    • Ghidra scum
      Ghidra scum 14 days ago

      @shawna free as a tranny... Your a nit wit

  • Thomas D Harrell
    Thomas D Harrell 15 days ago

    You thought the guy had his shit together, because he was aware of his mortality.
    Dude Superman complex is a teenage trait. The great camp out deals with stupid, naive, and unprepared first and quickly. I imagine you would be completely shocked at the number of young people crippled bc of Superman complex. The last really good SMC I saw was a I kid riding auto while standing on the roof at 60 mph. He will not ever need Viagra. Paraplegic. All the idiots on bikes are no where near as brave when paralyzed as they were on the bike.
    We all will die. The winners put that off as long as possible.
    Now here is the best prepare tip:
    Be able to walk 5 miles.
    Be able to do 100 sit ups.
    Be able to do 10 push-ups.
    Be able to do 10 pull- ups.
    Be able to do 25 squat n jump back n squat n up
    There is your first and best preppy tip!

  • James Halleluyah
    James Halleluyah 15 days ago

    My God will protect me or he will take me home, I'd prefer the latter.

  • Toni Franklin
    Toni Franklin 15 days ago

    Thank you. What that green beret said makes complete sense. I know some people will not get it. Get right spiritually and prepare for the worse. prepare for every possible situation. But he said it in a way to make you want to prevent it from happening.

  • Tikks
    Tikks 15 days ago +2


  • Saaki
    Saaki 15 days ago

    Too much B.S. ! ! ! Get on with the video ! !

  • Sckarekrow
    Sckarekrow 15 days ago

    Get to it you long winded fuck.

  • dragonballjiujitsu
    dragonballjiujitsu 15 days ago

    From what I have seen having done a fair share of prepping podcasts, if you can walk a few miles with your gear without falling over dead and have an IQ just a few points over a snail you are better prepared than 99% of the population.

  • Eddy Justice
    Eddy Justice 15 days ago

    you go to Valhalla...

  • Marquita Sozio
    Marquita Sozio 15 days ago

    Really loved the information you imparted. Loved the 82nd A. Hooah!

  • Redheaded Step Stacker

    Here is what a British spy told me. Then I was approached by the United States government.