question is often asked "Why should I prepare?
There is nothing to worry about..." Famous
last words,people. In the current paradigm we
live in there are any of a number of different
scenarios that we could face at any time, from
severe storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods,
wild fires, terrorist attacks,pandemic
diseases such as Ebola, earthquakes, and many
different scenarios we might face...
On any given day in the continental US there
is a 3 day supply of food on the store
shelves;and that is during an average, normal,
calm day; let anything happen to spook the
citizens and the shelves will be bare
Being prepared is foremost a state of mind
coupled to the will to survive and to provide
for our families; it also requires thought and
planning to cover most any situation or event
we may face in advance of the S hitting the
fan; waiting until things are happening is
usually far too late.
As an example, there are some organizations,
like the Mormons, that advocate their members
keep a years supply of basic food stock on
hand at anytime, wheat, beans, rice, corn,
enough items to sustain a family of four, plus
water; often the most overlooked yet most
vital necessity is your source of drinking
A healthy adult can survive for weeks on
very few calories, but three days without
water can be devastating to your entire
body,especially to your kidneys; your body
requires a minimum of 2 quarts of water a day,
much more if you are in a high stress
situation or warm temper-atures.
I will cover many different aspects of
preparation, and many different situations,
from house fires, to avalanches and the zombie
apocalypse, bug out bags, expedient shelters,
the art of fire making, water purification,
foraging, and harvesting game.
One very important fact that you must
realize, understand, and accept: In any large
scale disaster scenario, the majority of the
people have made no preparations, have little
or no supplies, do not have any survival
skills, or a clue of what to do.
And will do whatever
they can to take yours away from you.