Well, for the past few years, a few close friends and I have been talking about survival and what is to come. From Bible studies, to just reading/hearing news event one must wonder, should we start preparing?
Many will say, no way, you are reading too much into this! Or they call you doom-sayers. Well, I for one have been as I said before thinking alot on this for several years, including praying daily for guidance.
What if there is a major disruption of power, be it from a solar storm, terrorists, over consumption etc? And we go without power not only for hours, but weeks, months? Can you survive and be self-reliant? We had an ice-storm in 1998 and had no powers in some areas for weeks, others just a few days. But let me tell you, it gave us a whole new awareness on how very dependent we are to electricity/power. Too dependent in my humble opinion. What about during Hurricanes like Katrina? What about all the major storms occurring right now in the States and globally? We need to learn skills on being self-reliant. We need to have staples in our pantry in advance for times like these. Teach our children as well.
Basic living skills. That is the key factor here. Turn off your power, or do without power use for a day. See how you would fix a meal without using power. Remember, all the things that uses power, even flushing the toilet! A good book I read was Light’s Out by David Crawford. To me, that is a must read, then we can all realize how important it is to learn basic living skills.
Join me, in this learning quest!