It seems that with the state of the union these days people are doing more to be prepared for a wide range of things; from economic collapse to fire storms, heat waves and even the worst drought in half a century. But Prepping is nothing new; families have been doing it for years in some form or another. Whether it be growing their own food in a garden and canning the harvest or raising livestock for food, or just keeping the pantry filled with canned goods.
It’s only in the last 100 years that people have been more reliant on technology and government for their daily needs. Since the recession began families have started to figure out they need to have additional plans and resources to get through these hard times, thus we have ‘Preppers’ in the main stream. Preppers seem to come in all shapes and sizes but there goals are the same, to be able to take care of their families when SHTF.
Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling a supply kit that includes food, water and developing a family emergency plan, are the same for all types of hazards. However each emergency is unique and knowing the actions to take for each threat will impact the specific decisions and preparations you make. By learning about these specific threats, you are preparing yourself to react in an emergency.
Prepping for whatever may or may not happen today or tomorrow is going to be essential to your family’s survival. Even if nothing happens you can always feel confident and secure in any situation knowing you are prepared for what life throws at you.
Author: The Survival Guy
- Getting On The Bandwagon — 30 Steps For Mainstream Preppers, by Boreal C. (survivalblog.com)
- What Happens If the SHTF… (lewrockwell.com)