September 24, 2017

Preparedness Resources Part 2

To most folks who regularly read my blog, preparedness probably makes sense. We have different reasons for doing so, and it's already made a difference for Dan and me. As things get more expensive, the government imposes more mandatory expenses, political and social discontent grows, and our income goes down, I can't help but have this feeling of inevitability. At some point in the future I'm going to be glad that we took the preparations that we have, and probably wish we'd done more.

So why do some people not feel the need to prepare for whatever emergencies life sends our way?

Your Family Matters by Todd Sepulveda

This collection of essays will give you a glimpse into why people don't prep and why they don't think it's necessary. It's an interesting look at real-life situations that the author and his family have experienced, situations that are common to all of us. Lots of meat here to make you think. Also lots of practical advice and ideas here to prepare you and your family for problems ranging from common to uncommon.

A Prepper's Anthology of the Collapse of Venezuela: Case Study by Daisy Luther

Here's another one that will make you think. This book is not your typical prepper material, but it is an extremely interesting read. Venezuela's economic and political disaster did not happen overnight but over years. What makes this book so eye-opening is that Daisy has been able to sift through these events, compare them to similar problems in other countries, and formulate patterns. If you follow American news and politics, much of it will sound uncomfortably familiar. A must-read, especially for those who think it can't happen to us.

Family Preparation in the City and Suburbia by Susan K. Stewart

So what if you live in the city or a suburban neighborhood?  What if you can't rely on growing all your own food and being self-reliant? This is the book is for you. It everything a suburban home or apartment dweller can prep for: water, heat, food, lighting, medical, money, entertainment, education, employment, protection, and community. Includes printable forms to help you with situation assessment, electricity assessment, and a document tracking system.

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Pricket said...

Something is coming and it is not going to be good. Like you two I have spent years getting grounds, gardens, fruit and nut trees prepared. Now proceeding with chickens and rabbits to augment a balanced vegetarian diet. In a close group of 5 households, 3 know something harsh is inevitable but only 2 of us have planned and prepared hard for several years. I would have no problem providing ongoing food and housing in a full Venezuelan situation for years for 5 or 6 people but 25 or 30. Those of us who are working hard to be ready if need be are now also formulating the ground rules for those who would show up but have taken virtually no steps. It is a hard thing but I know the Holy Spirit will guide.

Leigh said...

Pricket, definitely agree about ground rules. We have one neighbor who's been over here twice, hinting about some massive food storage he imagines that we have. I've tried to explain that we don't plan to rely on food storage as much as year-round food growing, but he isn't listening. Does he take any action himself? No, he just mows his lawn and waters his flowers. If he does it again I have a mind to tell him that when the time comes I'll be charging $25 for a dozen eggs and $15 for a pint of pickles.

Living Alone in Your 60's said...

It's a really interesting subject and I do think I am fairly well prepared.

Leigh said...

Tania, that's a good feeling, isn't it!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I think you are right. It is a concern as I listen to the news and the things that are going on. Nancy

Leigh said...

Nancy, no nation lasts forever. History repeats that reality over and over. It's both sad and scary to be witnessing the end of ours.

M.K. said...

It is something to consider and think carefully about. I'm not generally one to have apocalyptic feelings, but I do think it's important for people to own ground, to know how to grow food, to not be dependent on an entire urban infrastructure for survival. It's foolish to think that societal collapse can happen elsewhere but not here. We are concerned about the growing tensions of nationalism evident around the world, including the U.S. That often leads to immense political and military conflict, which disrupts everyone's life. We should enjoy each day, but also consider the future. My only wish in this matter is that we owned our property outright. We don't ... yet.