As promised here is (the first) post on being prepared. "Prepared for what?" I hear you say.
Let us start off slowly, when was the last time you found yourself unprepared ? Did you learn from it? Did you take your mac next time?, or buy those candles for the next time the power goes out?, keep a few simple stores in so that you can feed unexpected guests?
If we were to ramp this up. Will you cope with a four day power cut? Or being snowed in for four days? or the bank computer has a blip and your cheque is a week late?
Ramping up further. What if the shops were empty for a while because the shelves had been emptied? What if you lost your income and your savings dwindled and you needed new clothes? What if that power cut was even longer and there was no TV and children could no longer charge their mobiles (NOW you're scared!)
Longer term, what if the worlds food resources wouldn't go round everyone, or floods destroyed our area long term, or there was a massive crop failure, or we were unable to buy or produce the oil on which we so depend.
And finally I will go all disaster movie and say what about if society as we know it was destroyed or a natural disaster took us back to the dark ages?
Are you prepared for any of these things?
To many of my followers this is bread and butter stuff. You wouldn't be reading a blog on Frugality and Self Sufficiency if you weren't some sort of a "Prepper". However, I do know that some young folk, students and people new to S S read my blog and I hope they will find something here of use.
We all have things to learn that make us more self reliant and resourceful. I hope that you will join in with your ideas and thoughts and make this a more useful blog than it would be if it were just my ideas.
As I said I shall start off slowly, my first post will be on preparing for small difficulties.
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PS Much has happened sonce my last post, but I have decided I can't be bothered to write about it!
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