posted on May, 3 2012 @ 07:04 PM
A year ago I started preparing for 2012. I am not alone in thinking that something bad this way cometh. I have spent a lot of time researching
medicine and other crucial studies that will allow me to survive without any hospitals or food stores.
My question is "How prepared are you for any eventuality?
Is your house paid off in case of total banking collapse?
Can you travel across country in a moments notice without needing to buy fuel along the way?
Do you have the ability to take your family to a safe place over water globally?
Can you grow your own food and preserve it?
Do you have enough seeds to start from scratch?
These are a few questions I had asked myself a year ago and since then I have been able to satisfy these and other concerns pretty cheaply. I may have
spent 10k total in preparations, but my family is much safer now and in the future no matter what the political or economic climate. I can sleep at
night knowing no matter what happens tomorrow I am prepared. Of course every day there is a new threat, but with proper planning I feel confident in
my chances of survival.
I am going to list what I have done to prepare in general terms to save space, but I may elaborate further in discussion.
Sailboat: Capable of housing 4 people and sailing around the world.
Includes: Battery bank and solar charging with inverters, extra sails/rigging, 6 months rations, solar water distiller, fishing tackle, medicine kit,
radiological gear and meds, various communication radios, hydrogen system for cooking, camping gear and spare clothing for every climate, lots of
rope, built in flotation making vessel unsinkable.
Truck: Capable of towing boat fully loaded across country from coast to coast without stopping for fuel.
Includes: Hydrogen system used for enhancing mileage or for brazing/welding and cooking, inverter, spare battery, diesel engine (EMP safe), multifuel
system using straight veggie oil or waste oil, air compressor, jacks, tools, spare tires and patch kits, winch, cables, cb and multiple charging ports
for all devices.
House: Paid off and stocked for 6 months with stores and seeds.
Includes: Weapons of various sorts needed for self protection and hunting and lots of ammo for each, food stores for 6 months, water for 6 months
drinking, hand pump well attachment, solar panels and grid tie inverter, multitude of tools from gardening to building and other useful devices.
Storm Shelter: Also used as root cellar, used for storing fresh veggies and potatoes over winter.
Includes: Fruits, veggies, potatoes, seeds, water, bedding, clothing, solar lights(new), radio, med kit, bug out bags, 2 guns and ammo and a small
Bug Out Bags: Including more than a person should carry, but easily lightened if needed.
Includes various fire starters, leatherman tool, fishing gear, socks, string, compass, pistol and ammo, first aid and meds, radiological meter,
rubber poncho and gloves. More items than i can list without emptying them out.
Along with the physical stuff in preparation came a new found interest in survival techniques and some books tucked inside bug out bags with maps of
areas already scoped out for possible relocation sites. The bags are absolutely too heavy to carry long distance. My intention is to be mobile so bags
get tossed into back floorboard until I need them, but I think it is better to have too much than not enough and a lot of the items inside can be
traded for food along your journey if needed.
My point to this whole thread is not to make people upset or fear-monger. I am just trying to be prepared for any event that could happen. I know what
geological events can occur in my area and I have a plan for each one. Some plans involve global warfare in which case we are not immune to nukes or
worse. Some plans include isolation due to pandemics, but the same would be true for government takeover etc.
So how prepared are you today?