Be Prepared – Valuable Information

At our last meeting we discussed the importance of being prepared. Robert is a member of our group who has been proactively planning for the unexpected. He has taken the time to pass this information on to you. Thank you Robert! Here is what he has to say:

First of all I’d like to begin by stating that I’m not an expert on Survival or Prepping, but have been frantically researching and learning by trial and error some of the following. I am still learning and open to what others have to share…

Many people have seen bracelets or signs WWJD meaning What Would Jesus Do, it is a reminder for Christians to determine What Would Jesus Do in this situation or that. I’d like to modify it a little by making it more personal by changing the J to a Y to the following questions:
1. If you were driving down the road and saw a pothole – WWYD?
2. If the weather report states that there’s an 80% chance of snow with an accumulation of 3-4 inches – WWYD?
3. If hurricane winds blow up from TX, or thunderstorms or the power grid like what happened in NE OH or CA were to go down like a couple of years ago – WWYD?
4. If the Mississippi fault or New Madrid fault line or any other fault line were to be reactivated and an earthquake were to occur – WWYD?
5. If the “almighty dollar” were to be devalued to 10% of what it currently is worth – WWYD?
(these are just a few questions that we could ask ourselves to “prepare for the worst and hope for the best”)
Some other questions I’d like to share are:
1. What is the state’s motto?
2. What is the scout’s motto?
3. What is the Prepper’s motto? (hint- it’s in the quote above)
4. The old preacher used to say: “Do you know Jesus and are born again?” “If you were to die today, do you know where you’re going? To heaven or to hell?”
just something to think about…
In prepping I believe that we should prepare ourselves, physically, emotionally, and spiritually – our last meeting we mainly focused on physical preparation.
First things first, get a paper and pencil to make a list to prioritize and customize what your personal customized list may be. I like to begin with prayer and ask for wisdom (James 1:5)
Focus on the Basic Essentials:
  1. Water
  2. Food
  3. Shelter
  4. Clothing
  5. Transportation
  6. Hygiene
  7. Medical needs
  8. Ways of Communication and Information resources
  9. Alternative Energy
  10. Comfort items and Entertainment
  11. Self-Protection
  12. Items for trade or barter
Ask yourself how long you could do without the above items on the list. Some may be more important than others or something maybe be missing or could be eliminated; at least with a list you could prioritize and check off what items you have or need to acquire.
Here are some useful terms for research:
  1. EDC- Every Day Carry (what you will carry everyday to be a bit more prepared – ie a multi-tool, or swiss army knife, or pocket knife.
  2. BOB- Bug Out Bag (a backpack or something similar that contains items that you can survive away from home for 24-72 hours; items that you may consider: a change of clothes, toiletries, food, water, cash, blanket, self-defense, etc.,)
  3. GOOD- Get Out Of Dodge (same as above)
  4. SHTF- Stuff Hits The Fan (natural disaster, flu outbreak, dollar collapse, etc., which brings about chaos, rioting, looting, roving gangs, etc.,)
  5. WROL- Without Rule Of Law (when the police can’t establish law and order in society due to any type of scenario from lack of money, rioting, SHTF etc.,)
  6. TEOWAKI- The End Of the World As We Know It (“We ain’t living in Cincinnati (Kansas) anymore”, times are so bad that it’s not the way it used to be with WROL and before SHTF)
  7. Survivalist anywhere from a Rambo type of guy or gal that can live minimally with just a good sharp blade like a bowie-knife, or the rich elite that live in Deep Underground Military Bases that are stocked full of long-term storable food, heirloom seeds, water, alternative energy generators, NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) and EMP (Electrical Magnetic Pulse) proof living quarters.
  8. Prepper-prepares for worst case scenarios and everything in between (“Prepare for the Worst, Hope for the Best”)
People that I personally believe will do well or better than the average American (that is caught up in the trivial-like Inside Hollywood or American Idol) in those type of worst case scenarios:
  1. God’s people (Psalm 46)
  2. Mormons
  3. Amish
  4. Appalachians
  5. Former military
  6. Farmers
  7. Boy’s or Girl’s Scouts or similar organizations like 4-H etc.,
  8. Survivalist
  9. Preppers
Local Resources:
  1. GFS, Sam’s Club, Meijer, etc., for food and various supplies
  2. Gorman Farms (off I-75 take the Glendale-Milford exit) for ideals on how to have a garden or raise livestock ie chickens, ducks, etc.,
  3. Mt. Healthy Hatchery (on Winton Rd. near Compton Rd) a source for baby chicks
  4. Jones Fish and Lake Management (www.jonesfish.com in Newtown, OH – 513 area code, it’s close by and a good source with those with ponds)
  5. Tractor Supply Company (for your hobby farm and gardening needs)
  6. Harbor Freight (cheap tools)
  7. Bass Pro (outdoor survival and hunting stuff)
  8. Farmer’s Market, wholesale meat stores
  9. local gun stores: Afields, Arms and Accessories
  10. craigslist, meetups (local internet resource and groups
Recommended reading:
  1. Dare to Prepare by Holly Drennan Deyo (www.standeyo.com ) a comprehensive book with 67 Chapters, with over 620 pages jam-packed with various topics such as Urban Survival, Water Storage, Treatment, Procurement (4 chapters), Food Pantry, Generators, Natural Disasters, Sheltering In Place, Preparing Your Vehicle, Pandemic, NBC attack, etc., it comes with many pictures, illustrations, charts, references, sources.
  2. Preparing for The End Of The World As We Know It by James Wesley, Rawles (smaller compact book jammed pack of information for long-term survival)
  3. Patriots: A novel of the coming Collapse (highly recommended reading)
  4. Foxfire books
  5. The American Boys Handy Book by David R. Godine (good for kids as well as adults, i.e. fishing, trapping, knot tying, hunting, camping, etc.,
  6. Mother Earth News (a magazine that emphasizes self-sufficiency)
  7. Hobby Farms (another magazine with helpful tips, even for city dwellers for backyard chickens and gardening)
Recommended videos:
  1. History Channel’s: After Armageddon (on Youtube)
  2. Glen Beck’s Worst case scenario with Gerald Celente (Youtube)
  3. The World According to Monsanto (google)
  4. Food, Inc. (google)
  5. Jericho ( a TV series that shows how a small town or community survives after a false flag nuclear attack – SHTF, WROL, TEOWAKI scenarios-fiction)
  6. Defiance (based on a true story on how a group of Jewish people survived in the woods away from Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia)
  7. The Hiding Place ( a true account on how a Christian survived in a Nazi Concentration camp)
  8. The Core (magnetic polar shift, solar flares, birds dying – fiction)
  9. Endgame (a documentary on the global elites plan for mankind – Youtube)
Recommended websites:
  1. http://www.thenewsurvivalist.com/index.html
  2. http://www.shtfplan.com/
  3. http://www.survival4chicks.com/
  4. http://www.homesteadernews.com/
  5. http://www.americanpreppersnetwork.com/
  6. http://www.ohiopreppersnetwork.com/
  7. http://doctorprepper.com/
  8. http://www.prepper.org/
  9. http://www.wildernessoutfittersarchery.com/
  10. http://www.mthealthy.com/
  11. http://standeyo.com/
  12. http://stevequayle.com/index1.html
  13. http://sweetcornorganicnursery.com/store/
  14. http://www.eldoradoheirloomseeds.com/
  15. http://www.non-hybrid-seeds.com/
Closing remarks:
Pray and ask for God for Wisdom and Protection, Prepare, Research, Network, DIY, and most of all don’t lose Hope – “With God All things are possible”
If you’re concerned about hyper-inflation, high rising of food costs or GMO foods, please check out these links:
https://silversaver.com/(an easy way to save and protect your assets w/ silver)
http://yh3.myefoods.com/index.html (long-term storable, Non-GMO Emergency Food)

Robert

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