Planning for survival is not Crazy

Why is it when you tell people you are planning for survival, some if not most will let out a little laugh? I used to believe these people were crazy, naive or not too bright. Now I realize the little chuckle is hiding something much worse, fear.

Fear of the unknown.

Fear is scary and people will do just about anything to avoid feelings that make them feel bad. Including hiding their head in the sand when it comes to the survival for themselves and their family. They tell the little voice in their head, don't worry the Government will take care of most situations, or my parents have my back if need be. Instead of buying a bulk bag of beans they buy a bulk bag of Starbucks coffee. That's pretty crazy to me.

What if I plan for survival and nothing happens?

If you stock up on some basic food supplies, store some water, get a nice first aid kit, learn some survival skills and nothing happens you will not look like a fool. That word applies more to people who live in a dream world believing nothing bad will ever happen. Don't get me wrong, I am not Nostradamus. I cannot predict the future, but In the past people have had to survive many dangerous situations. I would hedge a bet with anybody that the people who prepared, even just a little bit, had a far easier time dealing with the situations they faced. Next time your crazy uncle tries to warn you about being prepared, listen. He just might have survived a layoff, a flood or even a war.

You don't have to move to a compound to be prepared.

You can keep the comfy house with the running water and an ice cold fridge. The degree of prepared you would like to become is completely up to you. Start out slow. Buy some food in bulk that you would not mind eating now. Start replacing a couple of meals a week with the stored food. Purchase a good emergency water filter. Take a trip down to a local survival store or library and pick up books on survival. Educate yourself on some situations people have survived and how they did it. Having survival knowledge is not funny or crazy, it's just plain common sense.

Consider growing a garden.

Producing your own food is rewarding. There is nothing like eating a fresh tomato right off the vine. Not only does home grown food taste better than anything you can buy at the store, but it also saves money. Make sure to purchane Non-Hrbrid Non-GMO seeds. Learning to grow food in good times will make survival situations much easier to deal with.

Ten things to think about.

1. Shelter
2. Water
3. Food
4. Fire
5. First Aid
6. Seeds
7. Tools
8. Protection
9. Flashlight
10. Compass

This is not intended to be a complete list, just a starting point. I can't recommend what level of preparation will work for you. Only you can answer that question. No matter what level of preparedness you choose, you will feel better taking the steps to protect your family.