Survival and Self-sufficiency
Yogurt lowers cholesterol, boosts the immune system, helps with lactose intolerance and is rich in calcium and protein. Eating yogurt can spare many trips to the doctor and add 10 extra years to life. Making your own yogurt is much less expensive and better for you because you can control what is put into it.
When I was 8 years old, my family experienced a power outage that lasted for three days as the result of a storm. For the most part, life went on like nothing had happened, but my parents were forced to deal with a teenage girl and two young boys whose motto became, “I’m bored!”
What if a natural disaster, food and water contamination, or any other type of emergency disrupted your life? Do you have the essentials for you and your family to survive? I challenge you to evaluate how prepared you really are and recommit yourself to getting more prepared in the year 2013.
Have you ever tried to encourage someone you know to prepare, only to have them look at you like you have three heads? Or have you started your preparedness journey and only found a sense of guilt about not moving as quickly as you’d like? Or my personal favorite: Do you have family members who joke about not needing to prepare because they have got you to lean on?
The other day, I received an opinion piece from one of our writers that discussed the 2nd Amendment. In it, she made many of the same mistakes made by a lot of liberals. I realized I couldn’t let it go without weighing in on the issue. I want you to read her piece and mine and then get in on this argument.
Make a New Year’s resolution this year that could end up saving your life or keeping your friends and family safe in the face of disaster: Become a prepper.
If you are traveling to a relative’s house this holiday season, be sure to have a car kit ready and safely tucked away under a seat just in case you end up in bad weather and need extra items to stay safe and warm.
If you’re reading this, I guess the Mayans were wrong. Or maybe they were right and we’re still on the verge of the apocalypse. After all, it’s still early Dec. 21 in some places, and the “Long Count” Mayan calendar wasn’t a clock.
The world didn’t end today, and there are likely a handful of disappointed preppers out there. For more reasonable survivalists, prepping for the worst and hoping for the best will continue. Just for fun, here is a collection of videos to celebrate humanity’s survival of the fabled Mayan doomsday prophecy.
There have been many natural disasters in recent history that have required people to leave their homes in order to preserve life and safety. Most recently, the East Coast was forced to deal with Super Storm Sandy. So what makes an evacuation successful?