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A date has been set for World War III. Now is the time to plan for your physical, mental, and financial well-being amid the ongoing war.

Unfortunately, it seems that World War III is imminent. On Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia will invade his country on Wednesday, February 16.

American Pres. Joe Biden spoke with Zelenskyy on Sunday, to guarantee the safety of the Ukrainian people. Biden told him that America “would respond swiftly and decisively, together with its Allies and partners, to any further Russian aggression against Ukraine,” according to the White House.

In addition to NATO’s allies that are already in Poland, Biden sent more than 3,000 troops to Poland to amass along the Ukraine border in the event of an invasion by Russia.

If Russia invades Ukraine, the U.S. will have to take action — then China will invade Taiwan — and World War III will begin.

Below are just a few tips to survive World War III.

1. Exercise

When the body is stressed its demands increase. Exercise is an excellent stress reliever. Exercise reduces the body’s stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. So exercise at least 20 minutes a day to relieve stress.

2. Stock up on non-perishable foods

War means high prices, including gasoline and utilities. There may be rolling blackouts in your area to preserve electricity. High gas prices means higher fuel and diesel prices for truckers who we depend on to deliver food to grocery stores. Stock up on non-perishable food items such as:

  • Canned tuna, salmon and sardines
  • Almonds and almond butter
  • Cashews/cashew butter and other dried nuts
  • Canned/boxed coconut and almond milk
  • Olive oil, coconut oil and other oils
  • Beef/turkey jerky
  • Protein bars
  • Dried beans, lentils and peas
  • Whole grains
  • Dried berries
  • Pickled vegetables in jars
  • Unsweetened canned fruits
  • Organic canned soups that are low in sodium

Additionally, stock up on condiments such as raw honey, dried herbs and spices (all types), maple syrup, hot sauce, mustard, mustards, vinegars (apple cider, balsamic and white), low sugar BBQ sauce, etc.

3. Learn how to shoot a weapon

Purchase a firearm today and learn how to shoot it. There are firearms training schools in your area. You can also go to a target shooting facility to learn how to safely operate your weapon.

4. Connect with long lost friends off the Internet

The Internet will go offline during a war. You can’t expect the phone service to work and the U.S. mail is not an option. Develop a network of friends who live within miles of you and your loved ones so you can get word to them quickly.

5. Hoard gold and silver

Forget about hoarding cash. Money is worthless during times of war. Gold, silver and copper can be used to barter for food and essential items. It’s also a good idea to purchase and hoard items that you can use to barter with such as camping equipment, wood burning stoves, gas masks in adult and children’s sizes, and other survival gear, matches, lighters, oil, reading glasses, binoculars, socks, shoes, underwear, live stock such as chickens and goats, etc.