Food. Communications equipment. Weapons. Ammunition. Pre-64 silver. Medical knowledge and equipment. Off-grid systems. Fuel. The list of skills, equipment and knowledge required for living in an end-of-the-world scenario is simply overwhelming.
|Where meat really comes from!|
Everything we know comes pre-packaged and ready for our use. Electricity is threaded down power lines, waiting for our consumption. Meat comes in little white packages covered in plastic. Milk comes in handy white jugs and bandages come with adhesive strips ready to apply. Cell phones, email and Skype are readily available for our communications needs and debit or credit cards provide instant currency. Someone, somewhere, anticipates our needs (or our wants) before we do and rushes to provide products and services so that we need not involve ourselves in the day to day drudgery of providing for our own selves. And so, the thought of providing for even the most basic necessities of daily living overwhelms us to the point of paralyzation.
|Where power comes from|
|Where power really comes from|
The reality is that you will never truly be ready. You will never get to the point that you sigh and say, "that's it - I'm ready for the end-of-the-world". But, just by starting, you are one step closer to preparedness. Rather than obsessing about all the things you don't have, all of the skills that have eluded you and how short the time may be, start. Build your foundation and your fortress will stand.
The-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it will not be pre-packaged. It will not be convenient, simple or ready-made. The sooner you begin to think outside of the package, the easier it will be when the package is no longer available. Don't do it all at once, just start.