Survival and Self-sufficiency
A snowstorm trapped thousands of trucks and cars on a Russian highway over the weekend, leaving motorists without food and water and running out of gasoline and demonstrating yet again the need to be properly prepared for emergencies.
Building a solid community of people to rely on during a collapse is absolutely essential, and the larger the group of liberty-minded neighbors the better. But if certain ground rules are not established from the very beginning, a rainbow of personal issues and character flaws could very well destroy years of effort.
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.
Most conservatives believe that the re-election of President Barack Obama is going to bring dire economic circumstances over the next four years, which could possibly drive the Nation into total collapse. The belief is likely not far-fetched.
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.
While three months’ worth of preparedness may seem like a long time, history confirms that it takes a combination of only a few emergencies for things like power, water and health services to be overloaded and run-down for weeks on end.
For instance, New Orleans is still being rebuilt years later, and Japan was still cleaning up their nuclear meltdown more than six months after the tsunami. There’s no telling how long the recovery from Superstorm Sandy will take.
Should a severe snowstorm or forest fire cut you off from the grid, it certainly has the potential to last longer than a week. Thus, as you progress in your preparedness lifestyle, you will want to move beyond a short-term plan.
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.
Whether you’re a prepper or an outdoor enthusiast who likes to get away from the modern world for days at a time, you know that there are still a pesky few electronic devices that you would like to keep charged even when a power source is miles away.