On Your Own
BOB stands for “bug out bag.” A BOB is a bag (usually a backpack) that is strategically packed with life-sustaining and/or lifesaving equipment that contains a minimum of a couple of days’ worth of supplies. Keep one on hand to help get you from point A to point B in an emergency.
Storing bulk foods that are dehydrated or freeze-dried is a very good idea. Storing dried foods in bulk will ensure that you have a stockpile of necessary food items just in case of a natural disaster, lean economic times, loss of a job or any other disruption to our normal routine.
On Nov. 13-14, America’s major electricity generating companies along with the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and government agencies in Canada and Mexico will conduct a drill to test system responses to cyberattacks and physical attacks on the North American electrical grid that cause its widespread failure.
There are many reasons for stockpiling a three-month, six-month or one-year supply of food. For one thing, it’s a good investment. But the most important reason to store food is that it comes in very handy in a crisis of any kind.
Preparedness-minded individuals should approach prepping in a highly effective way to avoid pitfalls, bad decisions or apathy and maintain the ability to solve problems for themselves and their loved ones. These are nine habits that can make you a highly effective prepper.
What would you do if your water supply became contaminated? Natural disasters can interrupt the flow of clean water. Following a disaster, some people may not have access to food and water for days or weeks. You can live for days without food; but you must have clean, potable water, or you will dehydrate.
Until European settlers began colonizing the Americas, there were none of what we consider the common honeybee on this continent. The native bees that assisted in pollination have all but been destroyed. This leaves the honeybee as our main source of pollination, which paints a devastating picture for our future.
Whether you build your own food stockpile or purchase a ready-made solution, the bottom line is that just believing that storing food and water for a crisis is a good idea isn’t enough. You actually have to do it. And when you do, make sure that it’s stored in a manner that will ensure its value and longevity.
Liquid trace minerals are vital to a food-storage program. In times of crises or shortages of food, everyone will need to supplement their food with minerals. I suggest you stock up on liquid ionic trace minerals for everyone in your family.
If there were to be a breakdown in communications that prevented weather forecasts from being disseminated to the general public, weather-prediction skills would be invaluable. Clouds, geographical features, barometric pressure, animal behaviors and folklore can all be reliable guidelines to use to predict the weather.