Seriously folks. I am not crazy. I don’t need mental help. I don’t think Aliens are coming to get us. I am just a realistic thinker. Some people don’t realize how much you need to be prepared until it happens to you. That’s why I am sharing here on BFL. This is my journey to being more self-reliant. It’s just starting, so maybe make some changes with me? This is a challenge! Below are three reasons you should learn survival skills.
1. Natural Disasters and Survival Skills
We recently had a huge storm come through and it knocked ALL power out. We even had trouble with our phones because the towers received damage too. As well as not being able to charge our phones like we normally do. Hurricane Matthew hit us hard in the Carolina’s, our area is still recuperating from it. Most of the Carolina’s were without electric for several days. Thankfully, my brother in-law and mother in-law’s homes are in walking distance if we desperately needed something. For a while nobody could go anywhere safely. Trees down. Power lines down. Flooding.
I knew this storm was coming. We had time to get prepared however the money just wasn’t there to get all we needed in that short time. My goal is to start learning skills and stocking on items we can use if the SHTF (Shit Hits the Fan, used by preppers and survival sites.)
2. Our Country and Survival Skills
I know you have seen the civil unrest lately. Politics. Hate. Our economy. Martial Law is always a possibility. Have you been paying attention to Venezuela? We have a family member who married a Venezuelan (who is now a U.S. Citizen, YAY!) but she still has family there and I’m constantly reminded how bad this could be for us. It could make us revert to an era where there is no electric, grocery stores, pharmacy’s, etc.
Can you imagine not being able to take care of your family because you weren’t ready? I’m refusing to have that happen. If anything, learning natural ways to homestead will help my children too. They will then know how to do these things from me.
3. Your Health and Survival Skills
I know you have seen on the news, online, and by word of mouth on the many foods we are eating daily that are not good for us. There is the aspartame, the antibiotics fed to the animals we eat, the toxins in our fruits and vegetables, and much more. There are studies showing that these things are giving us cancer, autoimmune diseases, and a whole lot more. There is also many things out there to not cure but to help those with these health issues feel better. That is huge for me. I’ve already started changing our supplies to more healthy alternatives. However, another huge things is gardening. We have personally done this for several years in our backyard. More to come on that.
These things for our health are actions that we should all be making. Baby steps but in the long run, if SHTF we will definitely have a wealth of knowledge on how to grow our own food and how to make food with what we have in our supplies. This is something I hope all will follow along with. I wish for you all to feel better and know these things.
You will see much more about all of this on here. I will not push it down your throat because just like religion… it does nothing to help! In the meantime, try training your mind to think this way.
You should learn survival skills because anything can happen. If it doesn’t, well then you have taught yourself some really cool money saving, healthy living things to use for life and teach your children.
Have you ever worried about these things or do you just try not to think about it?