I was pretty much born into a prepared family. My father was and still is an avid hunter and outdoorsman. My mother, was always adamant about being prepared for whatever was thrown our way. We always had a stock pile of water, food and medicines, and there was always survival gear around due to my father being the outdoorsman that he was.
As I got older, I grew away from the lifestyle that I had been raised in. It was very easy to enter the mind-set that I didn’t need to grow my own food, preserve my own food, and my husband didn’t need to hunt. We didn’t need to learn or practice survival skills. For over 20 years, we didn’t even own a gun. I had been viewing the world through rose colored glasses. I firmly believed that there was no need for the lifestyle mentioned above anymore. We had grown past needing to do those things because we could go to a grocery store for our food. We didn’t need to stock pile anything because we were past the time in history where that was necessary.
But, life has a way of sneaking up on you and teaching you the tough lessons you need to learn in order to get you back on track.
In early 2015, San Bernardino, California had fallen victim to a terrible terrorist attack. 14 people were killed and 22 people were injured. Roads were closed, businesses were closed, the entire area had been swarmed with emergency personnel, people had been either pushed out of their homes, or they were made to hunker down where they were. It was quite a scary time for not just those in San Bernardino, but for the entire nation. We had been hit very hard by the worst terror attack on United States soil on 9/11…to think it was happening again was absolutely terrifying.
I kept trying to tell myself that it was an isolated incident and that being on the other side of the country, we were all okay. But, my brain wasn’t having any of that! Whenever I tried to just push through and go on about my day, I couldn’t help but to be reminded of 9/11. The terror attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon was no doubt a coordinated attack. If at any time these terrorists wanted to wreak havoc on our country, they could easily do that again. Hitting multiple targets around the country would immobile us for quite some time.
And….what would we do then?
Fear can be a pretty good motivator, if it’s used the right way. We can either let it paralyze us that we feel helpless and do nothing. Or, we can come out swinging and make sure that we are prepared for the next time around. I chose the latter of the two.
I believe that you are here reading this for that same reason, and I want to help you get prepared and stay prepared so you never have to worry about whether you, your family or your loved ones are safe, taken care of and protected.
I want to share with you what you can do to start on the road to preparedness and self-sufficiency.
Preparedness is a lifestyle and it’s something we always need to be advancing in, practicing and learning from.
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