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The First Step to being Ready!

Posted by Kurt R Howland on July 7, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Everyone Nowadays seems to have suggestions as to what you need to have in an emergency to survive.  We all seem geared to a bugout bag, or what you should bring if you are going into the woods.


I say this is the wrong way to prepare!  You need to start on a personal basis.  What do you need to survive in a real emergency or disaster.  This is where it all begins, at all times you must have on your person what you need to survive.  Remember, disaster will not give you notice, and emergencies usually don't give you their schedule.


So you must start by being ready all the time.  You do this by carrying on your person what you need to give you Shelter, Fire, Water, and Food.  You might be thinking you can't carry all you need for that all the time, but you're wrong.


I carry a Swiss Army knife at all times,  I can cut small branches needed to make a shelter, sharpen a hardwood sapling to make a spear, clean game, and kill with it if needed.  I also carry a Bic pocket lighter, I don't smoke, but I can start a fire whenever I want, and with a knife and fire I can make cups and bowls to hold water.   I have a compass on my watch so navagation is never a problem.


Once you have these few things you can make almost anything else you need to survive.  Will it be easy, No, but you will survive.


Kurt out

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10:02 PM on February 6, 2011 
Unfortunately some people take things for granted. And everything we need is in our back yard. Society depends so much on technology that has forgotten about the basics. They don't use common sense! Well... common sense is not so common any more