Be Ready for What ever Happens
Current issues and topics that are relevant to the classes we teach
We live in a civilization of convenience and perceived safety. It is all too easy to be complacent, and think that you can always get food and water, there will always be a doctor and medications whenever you need them, your cell phone will always be able to navigate for you or call for help. These things are all true…. until they are not.
Have you considered how fragile the transportation system is? If it sputters, stores run out of food and supplies. Modern inventory control systems allow for “just in time” restocking so gone are the days of a store room filled with extras. Do you remember the Arab oil embargoes of the 70’s and early 80’s? I do. Fuel was hard to find for long periods of time. Thankfully, those were also the waning days of the big store room in grocery stores, so most of us had food. Those days are gone.
Water, any water, can become a precious commodity overnight. Think about the boil orders that pop up all too often. Also, the pumps that fill city pressure tanks require electricity to run. Local electric grids go down frequently from bad weather or technical errors, and the national power grids are controlled by old software systems that are in danger from hackers.
And then there is safety and security. When seconds count, the police are only minutes away. They cannot be everywhere, and so the safety and security for you and your family rests with you. There is no law, no ban that will stop evil people from doing evil things.
The knowledge that we call survival is just normal daily living in many parts of the world.
In the next few installments, I will write about some aspects of what it takes to make it to another day.
I will try to post something every weekend. I hope you will keep reading and think about what it is you don’t know, and build YOUR ark while the sun is out. A storm is coming, we just don’t know when.