I know — survival planning, gathering survival supplies, food storage — it all seems overwhelming.
Every day there are headlines in the news that "should" motivate each of us to prepare as quickly as we can.
Survival planning isn't just for "the other guy." Stuff happens to all of us. Unemployment, hurricane season, floods, storms that knock out power, and other disasters happen fairly often somewhere in the world.
Numerous articles have stated that the entire world is only 3 days away from starvation - meaning, in 3 days after a disaster there would be no more food in the stores. This has actually happened in the recent past as disasters struck New York, Japan, Indonesia and other places around the world.
Are you ready? Because if you hear it on the 6 o'clock news, it's already too late.
How to purify water naturally, how to use chemicals and filters, and which are the best methods for varied situations.
Use this list to easily pack household disaster kits and elminate some of the weight of your B.O.B. Store bulky items inside a large, portable, watertight container in a safe, accessible location.
Winter storms: How to prepare before, what to do during. If you live in an area that has four distinct seasons, then preparing for winter storms is important. Weather typical in Texas and much of the south is freezing rain (I know - I lived there way back). Sleet, blizzards, and just tons of snow is typical weather in much of the northern half of the U.S.
Emergency lighting - There are many options available - emergency flashlight, solar lantern, emergency candles - to have for emergencies when the power goes out.
Emergency Heating - How to keep the family warm when there is a power outage: space heaters, blankets, survival sleeping bags and ponchos.
In case of an interruption in the supply chain, a failed crop, or financial turmoil, those with long term food storage will survive and even thrive.
Living frugal is more than just "tightening your belt" or deprivation and just barely making ends meet.
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