Jedi Survival Tips – May the Force be With You…

Written by The Ready Store

Is it just me or has anyone else found the Star Wars Saga to be deeply profound and insightful?  Who knew that this movie was all about Emergency Preparedness.  Here’s some great tips to help you get ready…oh and “May the Force be With You!”

Do or do not… there is no try. -Yoda

When it comes to getting prepared for an emergency you either do or do not, there is no try.  When we say that we’ll try what we’re actually saying is, I’ll do it if I get around to it and that type of mind set will not get you ready ahead of the proverbial storm.  You either do it (Get Ready) or you do not (Don’t Get Ready).

In my experience, there’s no such thing as luck. – Obi-Wan

When a disaster strikes, and it will, those that weather the storm are those that took the time to get educated and prepared.  When I say prepared I’m referring to not only physical preparations like food, water and emergency supplies.  I’m referring to getting emotionally, mentally and physically prepared.  A lot of the emotional and mental preparation will come from the peace of mind that you get when you know you have a plan in place and the necessary tools and supplies to execute the plan.

One thing’s for sure, we’re all gonna be a lot thinner. – Hans Solo

Ok, sure Hans was actually referring to being crushed by a futuristic trash compactor, but that was just a metaphor for any emergency situation.  And whether you’re not prepared to stop a trash compactor or to get past the next disaster you’re gonna be a lot thinner.

Luke: What’s in there?

Yoda: Only what you take with you.

Clearly the dialogue between Luke and Yoda as Luke is going into the cave on Dagobah to fight Darth Vader to complete his Jedi training is a metaphor for getting prepared for an emergency. I mean sure on the surface it appears to be a metaphor about Luke facing his darkest fears, yada, yada, but if you pull back the layers at it’s core it’s all about the importance of getting ready for an emergency.  *I’m arcing my hand in front of your face -Jedi Mind Trick* As I say, “You see this clearly now”.

Anyway, back to the quote, Luke says, “What’s in there?” (metaphorically) So what’s in your 72-Hour Kit?  And of course Yoda in all his profoundness replies, “Only what you take with you.”  So what are you taking with you in your kit?

If you won’t follow my advice, at least consider Yoda’s.

Updated June 11, 2010


  1. Steve Haynes wrote:

    Well, some excellent points. However, with the exception of me and you, do you think all of the folks who fantasized about the future being such as it is in the Star Wars saga, will drop out of that fantasy long enough to see the present?

    June 14th, 2010 at 5:31 am
  2. Dene Brock wrote:

    I love the universal truths that can be found in movies like Star Wars and The Matrix. “Do or do not.. there is no try” is a common quote in our household. Thanks for the great article to remind us of the importance of preparing.

    June 14th, 2010 at 5:30 am
  3. Jeff wrote:

    True, Star Wars is one big cosmic philosophical fortune cookie. And remember, Jedi build their own lightsaber.

    June 14th, 2010 at 5:43 am
  4. andrew wrote:

    I have long to learn from the lessons of the Jedi but you forgot that the movies give a prophecy of our future. They show how corruption and a lust for power will destroy even the most powerful and idealistic of us all.

    May the force be with you all!

    June 14th, 2010 at 6:04 am
  5. Cindy Merrill wrote:

    I’m trying to talk my husband into buying a few cases of MREs, but he’s not “there yet”: ( Says we can’t afford it) I keep telling him we can’t depend on his SSI check alone- the government won’t be able to sustain SSI. I’m 48 and I know that program won’t exist when I reach 65, even though I’m disabled. Having food storage now would help us spiritually and mentally prepare for hard times ahead.

    June 14th, 2010 at 6:47 am
  6. Aaron McCulloch wrote:

    …Um, I really have a hard time with the Jedi being the “good” guys. Dooku and Vader are the only characters that ever told the truth. Apparantly, the Jedi don’t have a few coins to buy Mommies out of slavery,(or have a problem with it) but can take all the babies they want. Republic Credits are no good for a reason. Yoda can knock out a Jedi’s training in a week if he wants to, so he must keep the kids in the Jedi Temple as some kind of power trip. Droids vs. Clones? How is that a “crime”? Sounds like pay-per-view to me. Only the Jedi send actual people to die. Die Jedi Scum indeed. I’ll take my preparedness lessons from Jabba.

    June 14th, 2010 at 1:12 pm
  7. HolyKow wrote:

    Hans Solo? Really, that roguish handsome man from Denmark?

    And his faithful compadre Sven Skywalker?

    If you are going to risk the ire of Darth Lucas over use of his copyrighted material, at least do enough research to get the names right…..


    PS, You never know when a rogue space station will blow up your planet, so BE READY!

    June 14th, 2010 at 2:01 pm
  8. Devon Niebla wrote:

    Nice content, thanks.

    March 14th, 2012 at 9:36 am

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