As a society we have become dependent on oil, electricity, grocery stores, and clothing manufacturers (modern living). We no longer know how to provide for ourselves. This is dangerous, folks!
Terror can strike anywhere and at any time. The best thing we can do is be as prepared as we can and learn the skills needed to survive what comes our way.
We can't depend on the government for help. We must be prepared to fend for ourselves and defend what is ours. Reskill yourself. Build your confidence and begin to create a new way of life. Start today!
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
~ Start a small vegetable garden. Learn to preserve the harvest. Expand the garden little by little each year.
~ Shop sales and match coupons so you can stockpile food, non-perishables, and personal hygiene items.
~ Keep a supply of cash on hand at home. Money in the bank will be of no use if you can't get to it in a widespread power outage.
~ Reduce expenses wherever possible and save as much as you can.
~ Create a plan to pay off debt, particularly unsecured debt (credit cards).
~ Have a source for light if the power goes out. Flashlights, lanterns, candles, etc.
~ Have a source for cooking: camp stove, grill, over a camp fire. Do you know how to start a fire? That would be a good skill to learn.
~ Water: save 2 liter soda bottles and fill with water. Know how to purify water if needed.
~ Have first aid supplies and OTC medicines well stocked. Take a CPR and/or first aid class.
~ Know how to mend clothing and linens to make them last longer.
~ Buy everything you can secondhand at yard sales and thrift stores.
~ Buy used books, board games, puzzles and a deck of cards to provide entertainment for children and adults alike.
~ Have an idea of what you are preparing for. What most concerns you? What natural disasters do you face? Prepare for those. Job loss? There's no such thing as job security anymore, sadly.
There is no way you can be fully prepared for any given situation, but what preps you make now will certainly help you in the long run. Start small if you must, but start now.