I’m writing this as a stand-alone article. However, if you would like to read more about our journey through the world of preparedness and our homestead, please see my previous article in the SurvivalBlog archives for November 26-27, 2019. As a follow-up I am writing this to explain what we have done just in the past 100 days and how the global pandemic and possible near-future economical collapse has impacted us and our preparations.
100 DAYS OF FINAL PREPARATIONS
For as long as I can remember, I have always had a mindset of preparedness, partly because of my background as a first responder and a disaster preparedness educator. But I became a true prepper (if one can define such people) about eight years ago. The shelf of extra canned goods turned into an entire room and a half full of supplies for our family of four during normal times (and 7+ during a bug in time), piles and boxes and containers of food, medical supplies, ammo, non-electric kitchen tools, and whatever I think we might need to survive The end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI).
And then COVID 19 hit。 I remember reading about it early in 2020 here on SB。com and thinking, “Is this what might push our society down the slippery slope of chaos?” In January when national media picked up this news I had already begun filling in any holes in my preparations。 I didn’t give into panic buying, as had so many people, but I began to have this sense of uneasiness concerning the future。
This “sense” was nothing new. In the past, I have felt the urgency to prepare for the future in different areas of need. I contribute this nudging to God’s Holy Spirit and have tried to be obedient to His leading.
As the situation within our country began to worsen, I started reaching out to others (followers of Jesus Christ who are also preppers) to get their take on the situation. I did this for two reasons: to see if it was just me with this sense of uneasiness and to listen to the opinions of others who are more knowledgeable regarding the situation- those in places of authority in our county who would possibly have access to more information regarding the COVID 19 situation. The responses were the same–this could be the perfect storm that brings our world to a crashing halt.Continue reading“100 Days of Final Preparations – Part 1, by Elli O.”