Should you be preparing for World War III? That seems to be the big question of the moment for those who keep an eye on what’s going on around the world. The possibility is looking more and more likely with each passing day.
Tensions are rising all over the world. In fact, tensions in our own country are on the rise as well, mostly due to political differences. Economies are crashing. Terrorism is at an all-time high, and getting worse every day. Racial hate crimes are a common occurrence in many cities. Christians are being persecuted all over the world. Violence, in general, has become commonplace and almost goes unnoticed. While the threat of nuclear world war may be too terrifying to even contemplate, there are many threats that are already occurring daily.
Putting current events aside for a moment, look at your day to day life. How secure is your job? What would happen if you or your spouse got sick or injured and couldn’t work for an extended period of time? What if your car breaks down? What if there is a natural disaster in your area? Taking steps to prepare for these types of emergencies only makes sense.
Frankly, I can not imagine anyone knowing all of those things, and not taking steps to become more prepared! The idea of World War III may seem far-fetched to some, but with all of the craziness and uncertainty that IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW in this world, it only makes sense to get more prepared to handle the unexpected.
You can begin to prepare for world war, an unexpected financial crisis, or a natural disaster by taking some common sense steps to being better prepared.
- Food and Water- Start with a minimum two week supply of non-perishable food and stored water. Over time, build it up as much as feels right to you. You can read more about my Common Sense Approach to Food Storage here.
- Develop a second income stream. Job stability is questionable at best these days. There are lots of ways to make a second income without taking on a second job. Turn a hobby into a small business. Find ways to make money on the internet like starting a blog or online store.
- Get out of the city. Seriously. Heavily populated areas are getting more dangerous every day. Do yourself a favor. Improve your quality of life and move to the country, or at the very least, the suburbs.
- Become more self-sufficient. Learn how to grow and preserve your own food. Research ways to get by without electricity. Practice cooking and doing laundry without electricity. Learn how to bake your own bread and cook from scratch. I have a great bread recipe HERE.
- Live beneath your means. Find ways to cut your expenses so that you can build a cash emergency fund.
- Educate yourself. Knowledge is key to survival. You can have all the supplies and tools in the world, but if you don’t know how to use them, they are useless to you. Check out my list of Resources for Homesteaders and Preppers here. Stay informed of current events HERE.
Working to be more prepared just makes sense. These are just some basic steps to help you get started. With the world in such turmoil, I will be focusing on preparedness and self-sufficiency here on the blog for the foreseeable future. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any important updates. Every little step you take will help you in times of crises. Don’t wait until a crisis happens! Start preparing now!
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