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If Your Community Requires Imported Resources for Survival...
Day 14 of 30
You're living in the wrong place.
It's time to start thinking about the long haul. It is time to be proactive and make decisions that ensure you're prepared for tougher times. The United States has already skirted one colossal depression in the past five years. We've gotten a glimpse into the vulnerability that is our American economy. The uncomfortable reality is that things could swing the wrong way at any time.
What Are You Doing to Be Prepared?
Rather than heading for the hills and living off your nuclear disaster survival kit, there are legit steps you can take now to ensure you've prepared your family.
Evaluate Your Climate
Can your region sustain life without technology? Is there enough rainfall, fresh springs, or wells to provide water for drinking, irrigation, and bathing. Are there enough farms and land nearby to grow enough food to sustain the community?
Can you live in the heat of summer without air conditioning? Can you survive the cold of winter without electricity? Or is the city and surrounding region dependent upon import and technology for survival?
Maybe it's time to relocate. Somewhere with more rainfall, fewer days below freezing, more farmland, fewer natural disasters.
Learn a Primary Skill
Do you have a primary skill? Can you grow food? Raise cattle? Harvest rainwater? Prepare food? Build homes and other shelters? Set broken bones? Adjust people's spines? Oversee a birth? Organize hunting parties?
There are dozens of primary skills necessary for large community's survival. Processing mortgage loans and optimizing websites don't count. Those types of jobs depend on an entire economic ecosystem to thrive which may disappear in an economic depression.
Connect With Others
Form a monthly meetup in your community. Without getting weird and apocalyptic, networking with other similarly interested people is important. You can encourage each other in your pursuits of individual, complimentary skills.
Before you react, it's not paranoia. It's preparedness. No one knows what will come. But there will be those who sat on their duffs and eventually regret their inactivity. And then there will be those who took steps to be prepared just in case their families depended on them for something extraordinary during a time of transition.
Which will you be?