What Protection Do I Need for WWIII?
If you aren't living under a rock, you know that in February of 2022, Russian forces invaded Ukraine. Since then, things have only escalated. The recent destruction of the Nord Stream pipelines has cut off one of the primary Russian income sources.
At the same time, China is moving ever closer to an invasion of Taiwan. With diplomatic relations being stressed to their breaking points, it seems like some sort of larger conflict may be inevitable.
Let's take a quick look at the likelihood of WWIII and what kind of protective gear and measures you need to take to guarantee your and your family's safety.
Table of Contents
- Is WWIII Even Likely?
- How Can I Protect Myself and My Family?
- What Tactical Gear Should I Buy?
Is World War III Even Likely?
When we think about WWIII, some go to scenes from Red Dawn. Boy were those people not prepared.
You will likely see signs leading up to the full escalation of war. The bad news is, we are already about there.
Many factors play into the start of “World War III”. With Putin saying things like “we will without a doubt use all available means to protect Russia and our people – this is not a bluff”, we should start to be on high alert.
According to expert Russia watchers, “Every time you think ‘No, [Putin] wouldn’t, would he?’ Well, yes, he would. And he wants us to know that, of course”.
Not only is the Russian-Ukraine issue escalating, but China continues to threaten the invasion of Taiwan. President Biden has now made clear multiple times that “Yes if in fact, there was an unprecedented attack”, the U.S. would step in to defend the island.
Not to mention “little rocket man” in North Korea, who continues to fire artillery shells near South Korea’s border as a “serious warning”.
At this point, everyone is just one wrong move from starting a global conflict, which of course is not something most Americans want. Even the white house continues to say that WWIII is on the table if certain things occur, like no-fly zones.
With that said, now what?
How Can I Protect Myself and My Family?
In the event of an Invasion
If terror strikes and another country has decided to invade (like Russia did with Ukraine), then you need to be prepared.
It is imperative that you choose the right gear. This includes a weapon of your choice, body armor, and other tactical accessories like knives, flashlights, and even cameras.
When thinking about the mission, the enemy will most likely have carbines and high-powered rifles. Your everyday carry Level IIIA Concealable Ghost Shirt, may not be the best option for this scenario.
Something along the lines of Level III, Level III+, or even Level IV body armor is going to be sufficient for the mission, paired with a high-quality tactical vest like our American-made Leonidas Legend Plate Carrier.
Level III Combat Vest Recommendation
Our Spartan™ Omega™ AR500 Steel Body Armor Plates are independently tested and are rated at Level III. Level III body armor will defeat rifle rounds up to 7.62x51 M80 Ball.
Our recommendation to go with the level III steel hard plates would be our Sentinel Plate Carrier. This plate carrier is extremely rugged, lightweight, and feature-packed at an affordable price. With 1000 Denier, removable cummerbund, and anti-slip shoulder padding with Velcro, it is the perfect balance of durability and comfort.
Level III+ Combat Vest Recommendation
Our Spartan AR550 Steel Plates have an industry rating of Level III+, which will stop more advanced rifle rounds like 5.56x45 M855 and .30-06 JSP.
Spartan Armor Systems® Achilles Laser Cut Plate Carrier, pairs very well with these plates. Designed for the modern-day multi-role warrior, it is comprised of lightweight 1000 Denier with laser cut MOLLE, features comfortable padded shoulder straps, and padded front and rear sections with ventilation vents.
We have also enhanced the capability of the Achilles Laser Cut Plate Carrier by adding our top-zippered admin pouch above a convenient kangaroo pouch that comes with removable triple M4 mag pouches, so you can be locked and loaded.
Level IV Combat Vest Recommendation
For Maximum protection, look at our Level IV Body Armor Composite Plates that will stop armor-piercing rifle rounds like .30-06 M2AP.
They go great with our top-of-the-line, American-made plate carrier, the Leonidas Legend. This second-generation Leonidas plate carrier is designed to meet the most rigorous demands of the modern operator.
Enhanced with lightweight Squadron laser-cut laminate material over a Cordura 500D body, the Leonidas Legend plate carrier is built to last. The Leonidas Legend features effective thin and lightweight high-density foam standoffs for air circulation, enhanced shoulder pads, quick-release cummerbund, and many more upgrades.
Spartan Armor Systems® provides a wide range of Level III, Level III+, and Level IV body armor options along with various plate carriers. From steel core to lightweight composite, you are sure to find the right fit.
You can have the best gear in the world (especially from Spartan Armor Systems®) but if you don’t know how to use it correctly, you’re toast.
Gear and training go hand in hand. It’s just as important to train with and without gear, as it is to have the gear the begin with.
Our friend, Rob Orgel from Emergency Response Tactical, has a ton of information on specific training drills to run, and the gear you need, so you are physically and mentally prepared for combat. Check out more from our blogs here.
Of course, you aren’t “the military”, but you should honestly think about scenarios like this from time to time. If/when a disaster occurs, the military/law enforcement might not be able to make it right away due to multiple reasons- distance, priority, possible roadblocks, etc.
In the Event of a Nuclear Attack
As we mentioned earlier, Putin says he is ready to use any means necessary. Which unfortunately implies nuclear weapons.
You should also take a look at the areas most likely to be hit in a nuclear attack, and see how far away these places are from you.
We’ve already written an article about this in-depth but let’s do a quick overview.
The steps to prepare now before the bomb hits are as follows:
1. Store food and water now
2. Get a radio
3. Have a med kit
4. Get some body armor
5. Have a bugout plan
Read the full article here: Nuclear War: How to Prepare for the Worst-Case Scenario
What Gear Should I Get?
We may be a bit biased, but you cannot beat the quality, customer service, lead time, and price of Spartan Armor Systems®.
Realistically, you need to get your gear now so that you have it if any threats attack. Note too, as of writing this article in Oct. 2022, the holidays are coming up, which can and will, delay lead times.
We continue to be leaders in the tactical gear industry, and it shows with the quality of our gear. Check out some awesome options below to keep you protected in any circumstance, even a WWIII scenario.