On Your Own
Have you been paying attention to the news lately? Have you seen where your rights are being flushed down the toilet on a daily basis? We no longer have the basic freedom to keep our private life private.
The holiday season is upon us once again. The holidays are a time to be with our families and reflect on how thankful we are for our many blessings. Having an attitude of gratitude is the first step to living a fulfilled life.
A major component of modern survivalism and most preppers’ survival philosophy includes owning firearms. What can be difficult, though, is getting a start in shooting when you were not raised in an environment where firearms and the shooting sports were a part of life.
In the wake of a disaster, help may not arrive for at least three days. That is about how long it takes to get help in an emergency situation. Having a two-week supply of essentials will make life a whole lot easier.
I’m really shocked that we haven’t seen more garbage along with this election, and I can’t help but think that we’re going to see it all at once. You should pay close attention to everything that’s about to go down in the next few weeks.
While there are hundreds of bacteria, there are relatively few that cause most of the problems in people. They can be classified into four classes: gram positive, gram negative, anaerobes and others.
According to the United Nations, world grain reserves are so dangerously low that severe weather in the United States or other food-exporting countries could trigger a major hunger crisis next year.
One of the cornerstones of preparedness is storing food. No one argues the point of whether food is important. What I have found, though, is that not too many discussions occur about where these rations will be stored.
While the government recommended level of preparedness is currently three days, history tells us that people should really expect to be YOYO (You’re On Your Own) for about seven days.
After a major disaster like the earthquake in Japan or Hurricane Katrina, it takes about three to four days for first responders to get through the rubble and chaos. Then it takes another couple of days for them to deal with high-level emergencies such as those who are dying, rioters, nuclear meltdowns and the like. By the time government and nonprofit organizations can get to the basic needs of you and your family, you will likely find that you have been YOYO for almost a week.
There are all kinds of places to get survival items such as Goodwill Industries, Deseret Industries, thrift shops, estate sales, yard sales, garage sales, fundraisers, pawn shops, flea markets, moving sales and Internet sites such as Craigslist, Half.com, eBay and Amazon.