On Your Own
Someday, you may find yourself without the ability to get medical care. Perhaps a life-or-death situation comes up. Prepare for this type of situation in advance by getting much-needed medical supplies and information as well as honing related skills.
When the dollar begins to drop, what will we do? Sure, you can hunt for food and you can filter your own water. But at some point, we will need to build back the communities that we once had and function together. The economy will grow again, but in a different way: by bartering.
It’s time to plant our gardens so we can reap the wonderful benefits of eating fresh, organic fruits and vegetables. Most people do not get enough servings of fruits and vegetables per day; juicing your excess produce is one way to ensure you are getting the vital nutrients you need.
Have you heard of the “Ex-PATRIOT Act” (“Expatriation Prevention by Abolishing Tax-Related Incentives for Offshore Tenancy” Act)? The concept of the act is to completely restrict your freedom to live wherever you would like and keep your money out of the U.S. government’s hands.
When people drink untreated water, even from a stream in the mountains, it can be dangerous and even deadly. ION is great for wilderness water treatment. I believe every medical kit and 72-hour bug out bag should have a bottle of ION in it at all times.
Water is one of the most critical things that we need for survival. If you drink bad water, you can die very quickly. You really can’t trust any of the sources of water in the wild that you’ll have. It is critical that you purify whatever water you put into your body. Don’t be unprepared.
When you are preparing for the worst, it becomes very easy to overlook simple items that you’ll need to survive. Sure, you’ll have your basic first aid kits and rations of food, but there are a few items that you should always remember to have with you.
During emergency situations, you may find your home and community in the dark. That can be a very frightening thing — especially for children. We have all experienced a power outage. We need alternative sources of light during blackouts.
One of the greatest dangers to people in survival situations, especially in the summer in warmer climates, is dehydration. While working to overcome a new hardship, it’s easy for someone to overexert and become overheated.
Every family should practice emergency procedures and conduct regular emergency drills, especially with their children, friends, neighbors and church or group members. Belonging to a like-minded group is very important.