Are You Ready For Your Next Emergency?

From a flat tire during a road trip, to 'TEOTWAWKI' or a Zombie Apocalypse, a few preparations can exponentially increase your odds of surviving your next emergency. Let’s get you thinking about your current level of preparedness.

The stock market crash of October 1929 sent Wall Street spiraling, causing the worst economic downturn in history, The Great Depression. That lasted 10 years.  Millions of investors, everyday Americans, were financially ruined. For many people, food, water, shelter, security, communication, transportation, all went out the window.

New government reports show the Social Security system’s main fund will be out of money by 2033. OPEC just said oil output will be cut back until 2024, increasing current gas prices. There are toxic chemicals in most of the Midwest’s rivers, lakes, and even drinking water. Farms across America have over 500,000 animals to fires and over 20 food processing plants burned down in 2022 alone. US Banks have lost nearly $1 Trillion in cash deposits from everyday Americans since April 2022. Billions of dollars have been lost by just a couple banks recently. The FDIC only insures up to $250,000 of your money in that bank account. Your life savings could be a lot lower real fast.

What should all that mean to you? Hopefully it makes you think about how prepared you are. Prepared for blackouts, food shortages, no running water, fuel rationing, chaos and violence. Things go from bad to worse quickly in times of emergency. Remember 2 weeks to slow the spread (turned into 3 years) changed people into toilet paper hoarders, neighborhood snitches, and crazed mask police. Millions of everyday Americans were financially ruined, again.

Food, water, shelter, security, communication, transportation are just the basics you should have a good handle on. Now with a banking crises looming overhead, maybe now is the time to pull out some cash, invest in yourself and buy some more supplies. Hopefully you're already ahead of the game at this point. If not, I hope this at least lights a spark for your future plans.

From hunkering down at home, to living in the middle of the woods, your basic needs won't change much, but what those things look like or how stressful your life may be will probably vary. Having some basics covered and then some, will go a long way. Some things to think about:

  • Storable food
    • Ways to trade for more
    • Ways to grow more
    • Cooking oil
    • Matches
  • Drinking water
    • Ways to find and make more
    • Collection methods
  • Shelter
    • Includes clothing, wet or cold weather gear
    • Tools to make or fix your shelter
    • A house, tent, shed, could be anything
    • Solar panels and a battery bank
  • Security/health
    • Ways to stay safe, defend yourself
    • Weapons
    • Ammo
    • Alarms for your shelter
    • N95 masks
    • Flashlights
    • Hygiene items
    • Medications and vitamins
  • Communication
    • Ways to give/get info to friends and family
    • Build a community of like minded people
    • Radios
    • Batteries
  • Transportation
    • Vehicles or secondary modes of travel
    • Maps
    • Fuel
    • Cash
    • Gold and silver pieces