Stockpiling food is one of the basics of emergency preparedness and it requires careful planning. Choosing the right survival foods for your pantry becomes an important preparedness step. You will rely on those supplies to survive when it hits the fan.
People will panic most often because they are ill prepared to deal with the situation that may be escalating. The reality of the situation is more than they can handle because no mental or physical preparations were ever made. In those challenging times people will look for a leader, for someone to tell them what to do and get them to safety.
A massive blackout is not a far-fetched scenario and these events occur almost every year. When your home is left without power you need to know how to handle all your refrigerated food. There are some strict rules that everyone should follow.
It is no longer a secret that our government is preparing for a grid down event. Such event is currently one of the most probable crises that would impact every area of our lives. A power grid down event doesn’t mean the same thing as losing power for a few hours. There are many critical things that most people are not aware of.
Preparing on a budget is a challenge for some people. Not having enough money and resources is the number one excuse people give for why they don’t prepare for emergencies. Although this excuse may hold some truth to it and it’s understandable that someone struggling financially may see it useless, prepping doesn’t have to be costly.
Where will you be when SHTF? There’s a big chance it will catch you in your home region and eventually, it will all be for the best. If you know your region before the even occurs, you have better chances of surviving it.
In every disaster movie you see a panning shot across a large highway packed with cars attempting to flee the city. The scenario continues with people abandoning their cars and joining their fellow citizens pushing onward on foot trying to escape. What they leave behind is up for the picking. Scavenging abandoned cars for survival will help you gather important supplies.
The way things are going, it seems that daily carry will become a memory of our rights. A memory of when we were allowed to carry a handgun. We will live to see the day when our guns will be taken away from us and we will have to find other means to protect our families. Self defense in a gun-free zone is not a picnic and we should learn in advance about the options we have.
What happens when the potting mix runs out of nutrients?
What about pests, especially when insecticides aren’t available?
What about winter and early spring, when even the hardiest veg refuses to grow?
These are a few of the questions that I want to tackle. I’m not a survivalist, but I am a gardener with an interest in the topic. And I’ve found that most information about urban survival gardening falls short, especially online.
Regardless if you plan to hunker down or to bug out, knowing how to travel when a disaster hits your area is a major safety factor for you and your family. If you have a place to go to, you need to make sure you get there safely. Traveling from point A to point B in a world without laws can be difficult and we need to be prepared for it.
You may not always carry actual weapons to defend yourself. Maybe the law is against you or maybe you are in a country in which firearms are illegal. Regardless the reason, you sometimes have to use brute force to defend yourself. If you know which the best body targets to exploit are, you might live to tell the story on how it all went down.