Preparation Is A Must

Most people aren’t preppers. As a result, they are not
equipped with the tools to handle most emergency
situations. When one arises, they panic.

That panic generally translates into fleeing or shopping.
Not leisurely shopping, of course, but intense, highly
focused sprees with the intent to grab whatever might be
needed to get through declining circumstances.

But regardless of what they do in the aftermath, non-
preppers are exposing themselves to situations where they
might be out of electricity, heat or water, and they
won’t be set up to handle that.

When the news breaks, they flood the supermarket aisles,
leaving the shelves empty of anything that could possibly
be useful to you and your family in the coming crisis.

Where does that leave you?

Are you equipped to handle an emergency scenario, or will
you be amongst those who feel the panic mounting as you
find shelf after shelf bare?

If you think that you might be one of those unprepared
persons, make a choice today to change.

Choose not to be part of the panicked masses.

Prepping is not just for people in tin foil hats and
bunkers, hiding from the government, aliens, communists
and zombies.

Prepping is for everyone who doesn’t want to be left
standing in an empty supermarket with no way to feed a
family if the electricity goes out in the coming storm.

Prepping is for everyone who want to stay comfortable and
in good spirits through five days of being snowed in.

Prepping is for everyone who doesn’t want to risk not
getting their child or spouse to the hospital soon enough
because of a sudden allergic reaction.

And, seeing as you’ve signed up for this newsletter,
chances are that prepping seems right to you.

* If you were a prepper…

What would a crisis look like?

Instead of rushing to the supermarket in the face of an
emergency scenario, you would be focusing on “bugging in,”
a survivalist term meaning to shelter in place.

Instead of shopping, you would be breaking out your heat
and light sources, your cooking equipment, your food and
your hygiene supplies, and you would be securing your
property to minimize damage.

Or maybe you would have a dedicated plan in place, meaning
that you weren’t forced to stay and weather the storm.
Instead you would “bug out,” meaning to shelter elsewhere.

Instead of shopping, you would grab your bug-out bag, put
your family in the car, and drive to a safe location.

And if you had to stop on the way, it wouldn’t matter that
all hotel rooms are already taken because you’d have a
comfortable tent, a seasonal sleeping bag and food to
keep you going.

* If you aren’t a prepper…

How differently could this scenario play out?

I’m not here to make you feel bad, or scare you for no
reason, but I want you to think about what would happen if
you got to the supermarket to find there was no food left.

You know that extreme weather is coming. You might be out
of heat. You might be out of electricity. Your gas supply
will be cut off. The water mains may be polluted.

The supermarket is out of bread, crackers and canned
foods. Everything available will have to be cooked
somehow. The looters have taken everything down to the
last package of hot dog buns.

The aisles are all out of water, milk, juice, beer and
carbonated beverages. Even expired items are becoming a
hot commodity.

There are no candles and no lamp oil. The flashlights are
gone, but that doesn’t matter much since so are the last
of the batteries.

If stores had once stocked blankets and camping gear,
there is no sign of that now.

Where do you go from here? What about children? And pets?

When you prep, you ask these questions while life is still
comfortable so that you never have to live through that
panic and fear.

* How to get started

So, you want to be prepared, but you don’t know where to
start?

There are many strategies to prepping. Stay with us, and
we will discuss a few of them in the coming newsletters.

But if you are impatient to get started – and who wouldn’t
be? – best begin with the basics. Start by making a list
of who you are prepping for.

It’s such a simple thing, but many people overlook this
step. Instead of making sure that they have supplies for
all family members and pets, they wing it. Preppers never
wing it; preppers consider all the details.

Now that you have a list of all the people, and pets, you
will be prepping for, start with the easy everyday things.

Do you have a sufficient first-aid kit? Does it really
cover all of your bases? Is there enough for the amount of
people in your household? Do you lack pet-specific health
care items?

What about a brief heating failure on a cold day? Do you
have enough extra blankets to keep all of your family
members warm throughout the night?

What about your car? Is there a small but mighty first-aid
kit in there? Are there warm clothes or rain ponchos for
everyone in case of a breakdown in bad weather?

Sure, prepping is about the big stuff – when shit hits the
fan (SHTF) and it’s the end of the world as we know it
(TEOTWAWKI) – but it’s also about these tiny precautions.

From there we can move on to bigger things, such as the
day when those supermarket shelves are bare.

Next time we will be looking at the top five supermarket
items that sell out in any emergency. Until then, stay
prepared!