Created on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 02:55 By Aloha2U
Loss of jobs and furloughs Is what the American people have gotten out of a rogue government that has shutdown. The effects are felt far and wide across this once great nation of ours. Confidence has plummeted in what is left of this deteriorating country of ours. If you are just waking up now to the dysfunctional government it may be too late for you to prepare for what else may come our way.
I believe their is still hope for all but that hope will definitely come at a cost which by the way is playing out now. Preppers know the value of being prepared and even if you may not prep you can always start and what better time to start than now. Our world has become increasingly unstable by the day with the feeling of each minute of our lives. Most people have become distracted in their everyday lives with the latest technological gadgets, lifeless TV shows, football and sports games, materialistic things, and the list goes on and on. This is exactly how our government wants us to be “clueless” and sheep’s. They want us to be dependent on them at all costs and God forsake if you knew the REAL truth to how they actually operate behind closed doors.
Preparedness is a mindset and a lifestyle, it also prompts one to be like a radar in all directions. You need to be not only aware of your surroundings but also aware on a global scale of what is going on in this world that we all live in because everything affects everyone. Just because we live out in the middle of the Pacific ocean doesn’t mean that we are disconnected to the rest of the world that is far from the truth of the matter. Fukushima directly affects us in more ways than one. The Pacific ocean is literally ruined by all the radiation that has spewed out ever since and continues to do so and we are directly in it’s path.
You can’t lead a horse to water unless that same horse is well aware that it will not find water anytime soon or ever. The point is clear and simple prepare at all costs, do your homework and research things for yourself. Knowing how things are going and turning to are signs that prompt you to take the extra precautions and steps in preparing for any and every type of storm not just natural but manmade as well. You don’t have to spend a lump sum of money purchasing emergency goods, you do it one step at a time as all preppers have done. Make a list of things you’ll need for yourself and family and have a budget in place. Even if you buy an extra canned good to stock up on and put back is a good start. At first it can be overwhelming but as time goes on you will develop a system and routine.
Food Storage goes a long way, purchase items that you and your family normally eat on a regular basis like you would when you go grocery shopping just pick up an extra can of something and place it in your food storage pantry as backup. Same goes for water, first aid and medical items and don’t forget to prep for the pets too. Prepping is vast like the galaxy and you don’t need a lot of money to do it because you’re doing it in increments. Would you rather be without batteries when there is a power outage? Or without water when a water main breaks down the road? As prices climb with food due to high fuel costs and devastating weather wouldn’t you feel a lot better that you’ve purchased these items ahead of time at a lower cost? What if there was a strike across the board affecting all docks and shipments and suddenly you realized you needed toilet paper and you put off buying that item by just one day and just so happen that very day or the day before a strike occurred unleashing thousands rushing out to buy toilet paper and came to find there all sold out? Did you know that all grocery stores carry only 3-5 days worth of food?
What if you no longer had the ability to get your prescription drugs from the pharmacy because doctors decided to jump ship because of the government imposed policies upon medical insurance companies? All of these instances are very real and has happened time and time again. Would you rather be without or with? What if the banks shut down and declared bank holidays limiting you at the same time of how much of YOUR money that you can take out? What if there was an EMP attack and the electric grid shutdown how would you function with what you had in your wallet at that very moment? Do you think stores would accept credit cards or checks? Not if there’s no electricity to verify the funds being accessed by you. Cash would be the law of the land and you wouldn’t be able to purchase nothing without cash on hand. Although, cash has lost it’s value greatly, I believe it’s well below 50% now in value. Gold and silver will hold more purchasing power than ever and knowing how to barter will be the way to go.
Do you have skills? And I don’t mean computer skills or cashiering skills because without power for an unlimited amount of time you’re going to need skills to survive. First aid skills, gardening skills, hunting and firearm skills, self-defense skills, in short survival skills. These are the things that we all must be preparing for because our world has shown us that we have fallen short of what is coming and what is inevitable. Benjamin Franklin once said ” failing to prepare is preparing to fail” and his words has never been as true to this day as ever. Self-reliance is what it’s all about, don’t be a victim and NEVER rely on a government handout because you will be shortchanging yourself in the short run. Always remember, when the need arises the time to prepare has passed.