This week I stayed busy with life as always but I had a very special conclusion to the week. Unfortunately, my wife’s grandfather is sick so it was decided that she should make the trip to go see him (this was not the special part of course). As a result of my wife being gone, I had the chance to spend the entire weekend with our three sons. This is a rarity for me. It seems that I am usually the one who is gone somewhere. Either way, it was a great time and we all lived to talk about it!
I had some time to watch TV this weekend since my wife was gone. I was watching Hawaii Five-0 and found myself thinking that there is no way that the police respond that quickly to anything. Pair that with my need for an ambulance a few weeks ago and how long that took, I then find myself thinking about the fact that we may get help eventually if we need it but it may take a while. Whether it is a medical emergency or police response required, it can take emergency services a great deal of time to come to your aid. That is based off the assumption that they are even available. When making your preparedness plans, don’t write off the possibility that you may have to fend for yourself for a while. Have a plan in place to deal with these delays.
One last thing…as a reminder, if you would rather not pay full price for all of your preparedness related items, the Black River Outpost Sunshine Sale is still going on for the remainder of the month of May.
Here is the haul for this week’s wandering on the web:
Survival Skills Of The Great Depression Era – Things tend to be easier in life when we are able to reference the hardships of others in an effort to avoid the same hardships ourselves. Here are five survival skills that were helpful in seeing people through the depression era. They happen to make a great deal of sense too.
Best Bug Out Vehicles You Can Actually Afford – The idea behind this article is sound and I like most of the information contained in it. One of my points of disagreement is the fact that while these vehicles can be considered affordable, some of them could pose an issue for someone who was trying to minimize or avoid debt. Also, one of the options listed is a surplus military humvee. My issue with the humvee is that they break down constantly and the government spends a fortune on parts trying to keep them running. Ask anyone who has worked with them, there is a reason that the military does maintenance on their vehicles every week.
Networking After TSHTF – Whether it is now or after a disaster, survival will likely require having relationships with others for safety, barter, and a variety of other survival related functions.
Free Home Plans: Cabins, Cottages, Bungalows, Small Houses, Etc. – These plans may not all be complete but they are a great starting point if you are looking to build your own home. Some of these plans would be the perfect fit for starting a homestead, putting together a bug out location, or as a means to live a life with little or no debt.
Preppers Checklist: 10 Things To Do Now! – I like this list because it is actionable. These are also affordable steps that anyone can take to be better prepared for about 90% of the likely scenarios that we may all see. There is also a follow up to this…Preppers Survival Gear List: Ten MORE Things To Do Now.
That’s it for me this week. I hope that you all have had a great week and keep getting ready for tough times. If you found something that you would like to share with the group or have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at email@example.com.
Come back next week for another edition of Survival Sunday.
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