Join the prepared minority

Posted: August 21, 2015 in General, Prepping

Beprepared

Most people in the cities have food for a couple of days at home – that really is a terrible miscalculation if something goes wrong with the system (economic collapse, war, famine etc). Everybody should be ready to take care of themselves and their loved ones for at least 30 days. That kind of thinking is just basic common sense but it is also an important first step towards a mindset that will set you up nicely for the initial period of any kind of emergency. Food, medicine and water should be your first priority, but you need to take a long hard look at your situation.

If you make a habit of buying a few extra cans of food, or a few extra items whatever it might be (candles, batteries etc) every time you go to the store, it will not take very long before you are in a far better place than before. At that point, it will become fun. You will start to look for stuff that is good to have that you normally would not buy (like powdered milk etc) and you will probably take a look at the survival type stores online as well. And blogs etc, including all the information that you will find on YouTube (search for Prepping, Off grid, Homestead etc). You will certainly find good books on the subject.

One thing leads to another. Before you know it you will have a little system in place, and whatever is used will be replaced. But the first thing that has to happen is that you take that initial decision to go ahead, first you double up on everything, then you triple up and then you go from there.

What if the electricity is turned off for some time? Then you need to know that you can still prepare your food and that means looking into that situation and to secure a Plan B. For people living in the cities, this is a little trickier than if you live in the countryside, but it is managable. Perhaps a bigger Plan B could be in the cards? Like, if things turn really bad, is there a place to go to that is more secure? Do you have options? Do you have friends that you can talk to about this and create solutions?

It all begins with that first small step though, the decision to get going. Being prepared can never be a bad thing. If the worst happens, you do not have to act like everybody else in a state of panic  – also, if the financial system is compromised, you just can not count on having total access to your money on the bank. That is not going to happen, just look at Greece. Have cash at hand, things to barter.

Good luck.

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