We all have guilty pleasures; one of mine is watching American Preppers . Some of the ideas that they come up with are smart, and simple. Again, let me reiterate that I am making no claim one way or the other on this issue. What I do however find as an interesting question is this: If the poop really did hit the fan tomorrow would you be OK? Would you be able to take care of your family?
Some of the idea’s that they have come out with are practical, and make sense. I am a strong believer that knowledge is power in this crazy world we live in.
The episode where they used paper and leaves, wetting them and then pressing them together to make fuel pellets was actually interesting supposedly they will burn for 20 minutes. If you keep seeds in a refrigerator they will keep for up to 10 years. A pair of rabbits male and female will produce up to 50lbs of meat per a year. Wow, are they busy bunnies.
I tend to be an observer of life, I watch look and listen to what people have to say. The truth is when you stop to look around you, and listen, there are people who want to pretend that everything is ok and some people who feel things could possibly go very, very, differently.
We all save money for retirement, invest in our homes, or save for a rainy day. Why wouldn’t you invest in taking care of your family in an emergency?
Did you know that Fema provide a 204 page Family preparedness for disaster situations, covering what to do and what food to have on hand? Also that the Fema chart says you should keep up to two weeks’ worth of food and water to support your family in an emergency. Last year my area was hit by the hurricane and some families lost power for over a week.
Using common sense isn’t being an extremist, its being practical. So why aren’t we?