From Point A to Point B: A Prepper’s Guide to Surviving the Imaginable
Over the years Americans have learned that among the deadliest of our world’s elements is surprise. Not all of us have survived the recent disasters of an intense 2012, so it is vital that we prepare to survive whatever we can imagine, in order to strengthen ourselves against natural disasters. The better prepared we are, the more likely our comfort in survival and ease of mind in the years to come.
By outlining recent disasters that seriously hurt us in the past, we can see how differently the survival outcome may be by simply preparing for the worst. Go from point A: unprepared, afraid and without provisions to point B: well-stocked and suited to survive anything that comes your way. It’s easier than you think.
1. Hurricanes: Hurricane Sandy took millions of people by storm, tearing down homes and devouring towns. They were left without power for weeks in the cold, belongings ruined or lost. Food was hard to come by and grocery stores were picked to the bone.
The best way to prepare for a hurricane is with long-term food and water. Invest in ready-made meals that require minimal effort to prepare. Cans are not ideal in the case of a hurricane because they are difficult to transport and store and are prone to rust. Our grab-and-go buckets are the perfect solution, containing individual Mylar pouches inside.
2. Wildfires: The wildfires we saw recently in Colorado were fast-moving with little warning. The spread was far, scorching miles of land and homes. People were forced to evacuate within an hour, and those unprepared had to go without the comfort of a hot meal.
Grab-and-Go buckets are light weight and easy to transport quickly in an evacuation. One bucket can contain up to 120 servings, enough to feed a family of 4 for 15 days. Also, make a evacuation plan with your family in order to remain calm in a crisis.
3. Power Outages:Our country has faced a few bad power outages recently, caused by storms and hurricanes. These outages can last for weeks, meanwhile all your refrigerated food goes bad, pipes freeze and your left without food or water.
Whether in heat or cold, outages can be deadly. We are extremely dependent on electricity. It keeps our food edible, lights our rooms, heats and cools our homes and keeps us connected to the outside world through media and technology. It is important to keep long-term food and water stored to last you at least a month. Also, keep an alternate heat source and light source as well.
4. Drought: Last year was the worst U.S. drought since 1956, causing a low wheat yield and a decrease in cow and chicken population due to lack of feed. Obviously, another serious side effect was lack of water in many towns across the States.The result of this drought was an increase in food prices for 2013.
Keeping your own food and water supply saves you money and keeps you stocked when no one else is. We cannot survive without these resources, especially in the dry summer heat. Our long-term food has a 25 year shelf life, lasting you many droughts to come.
5. Economic Rock-slide: Recent economic turns have caused the stock market to plummet, inflation on foods, higher taxes and lack of jobs. We have to prepare to survive not only natural disasters but also man-made disasters. A failing economy can lead to longer lasting and more devastating issues than many of those caused by nature.
Paying a set low price for long-term food storage that lasts 25 years without any rotation needed, you are not only saving tons of money in the long-run as food prices rise, but you are investing in your future and survival.
For all these reasons and many more it is important that we all prepare before hand, staying a head of the storm and securing our survival in the long-run. In every emergency situation, having a supply of food and water is as priceless as it is necessary to survive comfortably. We can’t know what tomorrow may hold, but we can learn from the past to prepare well for the future.