Over the past year I have made the point that we need to train more, test more and always be prepared. Unfortunately the more some of us hear it the more we turn away from reality. We are told the sky is falling, the government failing, the economy destroyed and the end is nigh. We are told this so much that we have learned to tune it out.
This is the problem, not that we have tuned it out, but that because it is so very much in our faces that we wish to avoid it to live. Humans for the most part desire comfort and reliability in their lives. This is why when major accidents occur there will always be as many people standing as there are fleeing. There is a very small percentage of individuals that will actually face the event head on and engage it. Some believe this is because those individuals are born to do this. I do not believe that this is the only way, in fact, because the natural inclination of most humans is flight or freeze, I tend to believe that those who fight and fight well are simply better trained most of the time.
So, what are you doing to train to respond without harming those around you if something occurs? How are you testing yourself and your tools? Are you preparing by buying supplies and stockpiling them without actually testing or training with them?
For your sake and that of your loved ones I truly hope that you are actually doing, versus simply reading and stockpiling. Work with your neighbours, grow a garden now, learn how to gather water where you live and get off your butts and go camping at least once every season. Learn what works and what doesnt, do this by camping over a weekend with the family and what you have in your two week set up. Be prepared by being smart and ready regardless the situation that presents itself.
Tomorrow your house may burn, a flood may take your town or a storm could envelope your entire area for a week. This is reality, not a fantasy. If you are not prepared to function in the event of something happening then you are a fool. If your families well being and that of yourself is not worth more then the current television show and a run to the closest grocery store how can you possibly claim to love them?
Free the mind and the body will follow
- City Prepares Tire Chains And Salt Spreaders For Possible Snow (ny1.com)
- Real-Life Ways To Survive The Future Hunger Games (thesurvivalistblog.net)