In this uncertain time in our country, we, as Americans are feeling unsettled, thinking about the economy, politics, and even the environment. I’m hoping with the series I will be writing, I can help you learn how to survive.
We are fast approaching November when we will pick our new president; our economy seems to be erratic, and enormous storms, fires, and earthquakes are shaking the very core of our existence.
I don’t know about you, but I feel like society is fracturing to the point of a total breakdown, and I think about surviving when that breakdown finally occurs. Can you survive a collapse? We’ve already seen the social collapse in the wake of the police shootings in Ferguson, Baltimore, and other cities. We have been witness to riots, looting, and killings in protest of these shootings. Entire neighborhoods being decimated by thugs who feel they are entitled.
Then we saw the devastating floods in Louisiana, Virginia, and Missouri. We watched as thousands of our fellow citizen were rescued by their fellow neighbors because the government can’t mobilize fast enough.
I’ve heard horror stories from victims of the fires and floods who claim that The Red Cross is turning away food and supplies donated by concerned citizens because the supplies weren’t brought in by an “approved vendor” of their organization.
Do you really want to wait for the government or a charity organization like the Red Cross to assist you? I know, I don’t.
This is why I stress that you have a survival plan in place. Plan ahead and be ready before its too late and you find yourself at the mercy of them.
When you have a plan, you will be in a much better place than most people out there. Prepare yourself with long-term food storage, an evacuation plan, and a large water supply. Remember, most grocery stores only keep a three-day supply of in their stores. Where does that leave you?
Things to think about:
- Do you bug in or bug out? And if you bug out, where will you go?
- How long will you be confined in your home or at an alternate location?
- Do you have enough water for your family? Remember two gallons per day per person.
- Are your food storages full? Do you have enough to last long-term?
- Do you have fuel for your vehicle?
- Do you have fuel and know-how to start a fire?
- What about first aid? Are you prepared?
- Do you have flashlights, batteries, and radio?
- Clothing, sleeping bags, blankets, and basic hygiene items?
- Can you protect yourself?
These are just a few things to consider. Over the next several weeks I will be posting specifics on what you need in the event you have to bug in or bug out. Keep our eye on my blog!