Survival and Self-sufficiency
The closer we get to Election Day, there will be distracters and folks trying to stop you from thinking freely so that the people in charge can stay in charge. Whether you believe in our system or not, you need to believe that you should vote and that every vote counts.
The adage “practice makes perfect” applies to the prepper as much as it does to anyone. In order to stave off panic in a survival scenario, it’s a good idea to be familiar with your equipment and supplies. It’s also a good idea to get a feel for how your body might react.
If you’re caught in an emergency situation, food may be scarce. And if water is scarce but food is plentiful, laying off the food until water is found will delay the effects of dehydration. So it’s a good idea to get a feel for what it’s like to go without food for a couple of days. Fasting is also a healthful way to eliminate toxins from the body.
Food dehydrating is one of the oldest methods of food preservation. Drying fresh fruits and vegetables is quite simple. You will need a food dehydrator, or you can use your oven. Fruit and yogurt leathers, dried fruit, beef jerky, herb seasonings, tomato powder and many other great dried foods can be made at home and stored for use at a later time.
Many of us have some spare time on lazy afternoons during the waning days of summer. It is a perfect time to make sure all of your survival supplies are in good order; or, if you have none, take the initial steps to being a prepper.
When the end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI) happens, none of us will be ready. There is no amount of preparedness, storage or training that we can have that will have us ready in the blink of an eye for something that can literally happen just as fast.
With the prospect of Hurricane Isaac following a similar trajectory as Hurricane Katrina did seven years ago nearly to the day and as thousands have been urged to evacuate affected areas, it is a good time for preppers to take an opportunity to re-evaluate their plans for the unexpected.
Taking back our power means taking total responsibility for our own lives. We must never allowing ourselves to become victims and blame someone else because something happened to us. We must all be self-reliant, self-sufficient and responsible for ourselves first.
The prepper can take many lessons for the situation that developed in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. One lesson is that when the social order breaks down for a period of days or weeks, adequate medical care will disappear.
Are you interested in gardening, but you have limited space? Don’t despair; get creative. With imagination and determination, you can find ways to grow vegetables even in the smallest of spaces.
Let’s pretend that as you are reading this the global markets are collapsing, a hurricane is coming your way, or NASA just informed the world that a sunspot is about to shut down the power grid for months (or a combination thereof).
If you are not prepared, what do you do?