This week I found a few different articles from around the web. As usual I pick articles that I think deserve a little more attention than they get. This week I found an article about how the government is planning a grid down preparedness drill (I guess Obama’s a prepper too.) Another article lets us know that its not all about zombies and a great info graphic about the top 10 doomsday theories. But that’s not all…
This Week Around The web:
Doomsday Disaster Preps:
there is a great info graphic on DoomsdayDisasterPreps.com about the top 10 doomsday scenarios that the prepper community are worried about today. An economic collapse won out overwhelmingly with 53% It’s a little alarming in my opinion that a food shortage or water shortage didn’t make the list. I feel like an economic collapse will be more of a free fall than a quick collapse, causing a chain reaction of problems.
This article is not about zombies at all, this article gives a few reasons why you should be preparing right now. Some of the reasons are disaster scenarios we think about everyday like an economic collapse, a natural disaster and war., and some are things that we should probably think about a little more often that we sometimes take for granted, like car emergency’s, a family sickness or losing a job. Job loss has the potential to put you at a very big disadvantage when it comes to prepping.
Did you know that the United States, Canada and Mexico are planning a drill to prepare for a grid down scenario? I didn’t! Here is what OffGridSurvival.com wrote recently:
“On November 13 – 14, 2013, the United States; Canada; and Mexico, along with more than 150 companies and organizations in all three countries, will take part in the GridEx 2013 Preparedness Drill – one of the largest preparedness drills in our country’s history. They will practice for an event unlike anything this country has ever seen, one experts fear is only a matter of time away from happening.”
Looks like even the North American governments are a bunch of crazy overreacting preppers too!
I am really getting interested in aquaponics, now I know some of you might not find this interesting but you should at the very least be concerned about how you would survive if there was some sort of grid down situation and the grocery stores had no food available. knowing the basics of gardening could turn out to be a lifesaving skill.
I mentioned this post in the podcast (episode #3) but I want to mention it one last time because I think that everyone in the prepper community could help the honest people running websites like this one and Ed That Matters. We put in hard work to write our own articles, and then these other websites just copy and paste our articles as though they put the time and effort to write that article themselves.
And as he wrote in that post, it is not your responsibility as a reader to do this, but if you could take a few minuets to email the author(s) of your favorite website(s) and let them know that someone stole their hard work, you would be doing us a huge favor. And thank you if you have done this!
at some point you might find yourself in a situation without shelter, this could be because you are bugging out or because you just found yourself lost in the woods and you are going to need to spend the night. Knowing how to build something as simple as a debris shelter could get you through the night more comfortably by getting you out of the wind and rain, if not save your life.
Did You Find Something Great?
As always if you have found any articles from around the web that you found helpful and deserve a little more attention, leave a comment below.
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