If you haven’t started prepping, you better get started soon because the world is facing a number of problems that could spell disaster for life as we know it. Now I’m not trying to scare people into buying into the whole 2012 end of the world hype, but I do think we’re facing some serious trouble in the very near future.
From the growing Occupy movements, that are increasingly starting to turn violent, to the global financial meltdown that’s wreaking havoc on the world, things seem to be getting worse at an alarming pace. The world as we know it seems to be teetering on the edge of a cliff, and in my opinion, there are way too many people hoping or trying to make it fall over.
But even if the world does fall into chaos, there are things that you can do that will help bring balance and stability back into your life. To start with, you need to start preparing to survive whatever lies ahead.
Preparedness is the key to ensuring your survival and it needs to be #1 on your list of priorities.
I hope you don’t think that it’s just wacky tinfoil hat wearing people who are preparing for the worse. Because these days, everyone seems to be ramping up their efforts, including the federal government.
Over the last year the federal government has steadily increased their preparedness stockpiles by buying up huge amounts of emergency food and medical supplies. At one point, the government was buying up so many food supplies that many of the major emergency food companies had to stop selling to the public, in order to keep up with the governments demands.
And it’s not just food that they’re buying. From overhauling the National Emergency Alert System and running the first ever national test on November 9th, to running major multi-state multi-agency earthquake drills, it seems like the government is trying to prepare the public for something big. Even more worrisome, is the revelation that a growing number of government agencies have started to develop emergency continuity of operations plans that will help keep their departments running in the case of an all-out collapse. A number of these government agencies have also started to warn their employees to prepare for the worse.
So is something big coming?
I don’t think there’s anyone who can say with 100% certainty that disaster is going to strike on a specific time or date. But what we can be sure of, is the fact that bad things can and will happen. If history teaches us anything, it’s that we need to be prepared for the worse.
Being prepared really isn’t that complicated, and it doesn’t have to take a lot of money. What it does take is a willingness to do something about your situation. It’s time to start taking the decisive actions and prepare for whatever the future has in store.
Here are a couple of things that you can do to get started:
- Start storing water and have a have a long term water plan.
- Start stockpiling foods that have a long shelf life, items that have multiple uses, and items that can be bartered.
- Develop an evacuation plan in case you have to get the hell out of dodge
- Learn about Emergency Communications and how to stay on top of information if the grid goes down.
- Find out what resources are near your house, and map out where they are and how you would get them during a disaster.
- Learn the basics of self defense and how to protect yourself from an attacker.