Will You Survive?

Every one of us wants peace, prosperity and freedom for ourselves and our children. However, the fact is, we live in uncertain times. Many unexpected and frightening things appear to loom over our horizon.

So, rationally thinking, what crises are possible; just what may emerge in our future to disrupt our lives here in America?

First, there are personal misfortunes such as loss of employment or family tragedies that divert us from our work and prevent us from making a living for our loved ones. Prolonged unemployment pounds a family’s stability, crushes its spirit and often splinters it into pieces. The unemployed family needs security which in turn produces stability. They need the tools necessary to get them through this crisis and keep them together.

Second, are natural disasters. These might include hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, an asteroid strike, a pandemic, a geomagnetic storm from the sun or even a tsunami. We’ve seen parts of America go through hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods and gripping ice storms. We will see more. And the future may be worse than the past.

Third, we face social breakdowns. We see these worldwide, the Greek crisis and the recent Arab spring being prominent illustrations. In addition, there is the Occupy Movement. We can never be sure what problems they may generate for you and me. Much of the world attempted to help Greece. But who will help us?

Fourth, are financial crises like massive currency devaluation or other economic storms that could move across the globe casting the world into a great depression many times greater than the one in the 1930’s. Sound economists insist that this is in our near future. How do we prepare for it?

Fifth, are chemical or biological terrorism, an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), military cyber-attacks or a nuclear war. These are some of the worst scenarios imaginable but, increasingly, not unthinkable ones. These are so profound that they could bring an end to the United States.

Hopefully none of these will become a reality in our life. Hope is a great word. But is it wise to hope that our enemies will not lash out at us or to hope that power loving politicians and money loving sharks will advance themselves at the expense of the rest of us?

So we must ask ourselves – are we prepared?

If a pandemic, or terrorist attack, or a massive currency devaluation, or an EMP or a nuclear war were to occur, things could turn very ugly, very quickly. So, by survival I’m addressing what common folk like you and I would need to do, well, to survive during such times.

A quick rundown of survival topics would include: food, water, power, kitchen appliances, sanitation, communications, heat, transportation, medical, tools, money, security and others. Consider what you can do to equip yourself for uncertain times.

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