“I never thought it would happen here.” Crisis after crisis and disaster after disaster, how many times have we all heard that sentence uttered from an unprepared persons mouth? Yet, even after these disasters, a majority of the effected people still fail to take precautions for future events.
We live in an age where people would rather outsource their safety to some government agency instead of taking the time to learn about preparedness. They live under the false assumption that should something ever go wrong, the government will be there to help them pick up the pieces.
Let’s face it, even during small-scale disasters, our government becomes quickly overwhelmed and can often take days, sometimes even weeks, to fully respond to the situation. Things can often go from bad to worse, simply because the federal government decided it was time to step in and “help”.
In my opinion, you only have one option; and that’s to make sure you can depend on the one person that has a vested interest in your safety. That person is YOU!
Even if you consider yourself to be a prepared individual, it’s always a good idea to test yourself and evaluate your overall level of preparedness.
How Prepared are you to deal with a Crisis, a Disaster or Total Collapse Scenario?
The following thoughts and questions are meant to help you evaluate your situation, and hopefully come up with a plan that allows you to face whatever challenges the future may have in store.
1. How long could you survive in your home without power, utilities or being able to restock supplies at the grocery store? What can you do to improve your situation?
- 56 long-term survival foods and supplies that you can buy from your local grocery store.
- Feeding your family when the SHTF
- Long-term Water Storage
2. If you have a medical condition, how long could you survive before you had to refill your prescriptions?
- Can you stockpile extra medication?
- Are there natural alternatives that could be taken to supplement your medications during an emergency?
3. Are you physically prepared to meet the challenges of survival? If not, are you doing anything about it?
- Get in Shape NOW – No matter what survival situation you may ultimately find yourself in, there is one thing that you’ll likely find, it’s going to be hell on your body.
- Mastering the Psychology of Survival – Really being prepared to survive, means being able to control your fears, your emotions and your ego.
4. If a disaster hit, forcing you to leave the comfort of your home, do you have an evacuation plan?
5. If you had to leave your home, how quickly could you do it?
- Do you have a Bugout Bag filled with everything you need to survive?