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Simple Preparedness Skills for Emergency Survival
A few Simple and Basic Preparedness Skills Can Save Our Lives
It is often amazing to me how some folks tend to over analyze simple skills.
Even the tv show "Doomsday Bunkers" portrays the idea that you need
to invest thousands of dollars before you are fully prepared, which
couldn't be further from the truth.
Learning a few basic skills can take us way further on the route of personal preservation, than spending all those dollars on 'stuff... although there is a place for that, too, depending what your plans are.
I realize that for those that live smack dab in the middle of
a busy city, it IS a big deal to think about preparing for a city wide
shutdown, or for some kind of marital law that could come into effect, and I highly recommend having an urban survival plan in place for that.
But for those of us that live in rural areas, preparing for
survival mode can be really quite basic and if you have a few KEY items
or components on hand, you can survive pretty much anything for quite
awhile. Granted, it will be a HUGE asset if you happen to live in an area that is close to a natural water source and wildlife.
You can Hone Your Preparedness Skills to Last a Long Time!:
- A good wood stove with a flat top. If you have a good solid wood burning stove with a flat top, that you can use as a cooking surface, you will be able to cook, heat water, can foods, besides heating your home, drying your clothes, drying meats and vegetables.
- Water source. A good well, or creek is all you need. If you have your own well, simply install a hand pump for access to water at all times of the year without needing to use electricity.
- Food supply There are several ways you can stockpile food.
The easiest way (in my humble opinion!) is to stock up on grocery sales and keep rotating your food supply.
If you have a cool dark room where you can stockpile foods, it doesn't take long to build a six months supply of foods that you use every day. The beauty of storing survival food this way, is that you can use your food storage at all times, and should some disaster happen, you will be ready and won't have to change your eating habits.
There is also the option of buying freeze dried and processed foods as they store well, and keep for many years in sealed containers. This option works well for someone with less space, and that just needs the peace of mind that should something happen, they will have plenty of food that is not stale or rotten.
- Survival weapon and this could be in the form of a gun or bow n arrows, but something that can be used to hunt with to supply your table with meat.
- Alternative power source ... This is not a preparedness skill so much as just providing you with some sort of juice to power up small items such as radios, lights etc, if you want them.
We lived for many years with only gasoline or kerosene lanterns for lights. You can use propane for lights, freezers, fridges, stoves etc, if you want to, and with those big propane tanks you can get, you won't even know you are 'surviving
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