You’re on Your Own, or are you?
Do you have to be on your own? A group may be inevitable, do you need to be in one? where would you fit in a group? I can ask more questions, but there is no need for that. Going solo as a prepper is difficult, to say the least. So, ask yourself if you’re on your own?
So where is the line between solo and collaboration? Find that fine line for your plans and situation. For me, it was family, of course, and a couple of other families to make up a larger group. It works for me.
Do not confuse a group effort and collaboration for loss of individual freedom, preparedness, and survival. Everyone that can have to learn and do, to keep their spot in a group. I hope you don’t ever have to make a tough decision, such as leaving someone out of your support group.
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The Disaster Diaries by Sam Sheridan gives perspective into how one man, a new dad, became a prepper and why.
First of all, the book answers often asked questions on what prepping is and how far would you go in your preparedness. Mr. Sheridan arranges the book by stages which would be recognizable to anyone who has started prepping, but also to those who are interested in becoming prepared. He mixes small smartly written and entertaining introductions and conclusions in the form of fiction in each chapter, this is in my view refreshing and adds a bit of levity to such a serious topic.
One day Mr. Sheridan has a wake-up call. which in no uncertain terms makes him prepare. That wake-up call is one we can not escape: the birth of a child.
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Our Little Secret
Do you feel like you have to hide your preparedness efforts? Are you afraid of ridicule from friends and family? Are you paranoid that someone will want your preparedness? Do you find it prudent to keep your plans under wraps? Should you tell anyone of your plans? Do you feel like you have to take your first steps into preparedness?
If you answered yes to any of these, I am with you. Certain government agencies profess preparedness, be ready, and so on, yet there is an element of group shame in it, strange confidence that everything is going to be OK, though every summer the tornadoes come through, the heatwave, the snow.
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Here is to hope!
Have you ever thought what is the most important part of emergency preparedness? What keeps people going? or perhaps the one thing you should focus on having a lot of? That is Hope.
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A Warning to Myself
I live in an epicenter of superlatives, where the benefits stopped outweighing the drawbacks eons ago. New York, New York, the city so nice they named it twice.
That was a warning. One day I decided to prepare, survive, and live.
New York, NY [Pop. 1.6 million] which turns out to a fairly packed 69,771 people per sq. mi. of natives. This figure balloons to over 170,000 / sq. mi every day. When you stack all kinds of daily working migrants and picture-taking tourists pouring money down attractions which can barely be called attractions.
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