Thursday, August 30, 2012

What are you preparing for?

Knowing what catastrophe you are preparing for is a wise way to begin your prepping. Each person's preparations are going to be different from another. Why? Because we all have strong feelings about what the future holds for us. Think about it this way: What brought you here? What are you afraid of happening? Each person's answer will be different in some way. I don't need to tell you what crisis to prepare for because I guarantee you already have something in mind. If you live in California maybe you're preparing for the big earthquake. If you're in the Midwest maybe you are afraid of the Yellowstone supervolcano or the current drought situation.

Why is it important to decide on the crisis to prepare for before prepping? Because each crisis requires different supplies and different minimum survival time frames. A massive earthquake in California will have faster response times from the government than a total economic collapse. Preparing for an earthquake means you don't need much more than a weeks supply of food and water. Just by envisioning the scenario you can get a rough grasp on what supplies you will need and how long you will need to survive before help arrives.

As an example, my fear is the economy collapsing and the dollar becoming worthless. When this happens, society ceases to exist and it becomes every man for himself. Not being able to buy food and water will cause a panic situation for millions of Americans. Not a pleasant scenario in my mind so my preparations have more to do with protection and long term survival.

We can't plan for everything. Don't let this get you down. The next best thing is to make a list of what you believe may happen and prioritize on what is most-likely to happen. After you decide on your crisis, head on over to Start Here.

Good luck on your list!

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