Here are just a few random thoughts that have been floating around my brain and some items from notes I have on scattered pieces of paper.
- When times get tough, moms have to get tougher.
- Accept and adapt. This is huge when it comes to our emotional and mental well-being.
- Start small and get comfortable with a new skill before branching out.
- Survival is all about layers. Layers of water storage, layers of skills, layers of personal and home defense measures. Don’t ever rely on a single anything when it comes to survival.
- Your family’s preparedness may, ultimately, depend on you and the choices and actions you take right now.
- It’s better to prepare before a crisis than scramble and panic after one.
- You don’t have to buy into doomsday scenarios to realize that it’s just plain smart to be prepared. The Boy Scouts had it right all along!
- “Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success.” Proverbs 15:22 DON’T rely on a single source of information when your family’s well-being is at stake. DO read a variety of blogs, websites and books.
- From my experience and observation, men are mostly concerned with protecting and providing for their families. Women? Pretty much everything else.
- You never “arrive”. There will never be a point where you can settle back and say, “I’m prepared for anything.”
- Prepare quietly but be willing to teach others.
- Food storage is the most visible part of preparedness but only a part of the total picture.
- The least vulnerable families are those in which the husband and wife have a common preparedness perspective.
- Water storage is mundane. It could also save your life.
- “Beans, bullets, and band-aids,” was never meant to be interpreted literally.
- Having a back-up to your back-up isn’t just a catchy phrase. It goes back to #4. Layers.
- Decluttering is one of the most effective and cheapest steps you can take toward preparedness. Find out what you already have, clear the way for important survival supplies, and sell, give away, or donate unwanted junk.
- Pay attention to details. A gun that hasn’t been cleaned could jam and cost you your life. Forgetting to pack a good pair of walking shoes in the car could mean blisters upon blisters if your car ever breaks down and you have to hoof it back to civilization.
- When it comes to survival, arrogance never pays off.
- Country folks, don’t diss city dwellers. If the S ever really hits the fans, the zombies coming your way will have to get by us first.
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