I flirt with disaster. I am not a thrill seeker, but I can see the potential for a period of either economic, social, or health related (pandemic) emergency. I would like to be prepared for such an emergency and have been looking at good resources to decide how to approach this. I have posted about a few books that I have read and How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It has been the best so far. This one will certainly go on my bookshelf.
Author James Wesley Rawles tackles the obvious topics like food storage, medical emergencies, fuel storage, etc., but he also touches on protection of your stores should others attempt to steal from you or just plain need your help. There are hundreds of people in my neighborhood, but I doubt that any of them have put any thought into this. What will I do WTSHTF (When the shit hits the fan) and neighbors come knocking? Do I doom my family by giving out our stores? Do I GOOD (get out of dodge)? I don’t really know all of the answers, but it was great considering the question before having to face the situation.
As with most of these books I found that the best way to prepare for TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it) is to have gobs of money. I don’t! But there are many little things that can be done to prepare and give your family the best chance to survive TWOTWAWKI. This book gives hundreds of tips and ideas about what tools you’ll need, what protection you should have, how much to buy, how to store stuff and even a section on survival dentistry. I hope it never is needed, but we should all think about taking steps to ensure our own well being.