In a Shit-Hit-The-Fan (SHTF) scenario, all reason and logic go out the window and people’s survival mode kicks in.
People get crazy in disaster situations. They forget how to do simple things, like think. People don’t think when their first reaction is survival.
We must be prepared for anything or as much as possible. Earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, power outages, financial crises can cause total social and political collapse.
Are You Prepared?
Do you have water and food stored? Do you have enough fuel to last through a crisis? Do you have a bug-out plan? What happens if the SHTF and you’re not ready? What will you do?
It’ll be too late to head to the store to “pick up some things” because all the stores close. If the power is out, gas stations won’t be open, gas pumps will not work, ATMs will not work, and cell signals will be spotty.
Do you have a way to communicate with your family if you’re separated during an emergency situation? If something happens while you’re at work, and your kids are in school, do you have a plan for that? What happens when the power goes off and stays off for a week or more? What are you going to do?
We should become a beacon of hope and prosperity for all those who wish to live sustainably, lighting the way to safety and security for our families much like a lighthouse on a stormy night.
Why We All Want (and need) To Live Off Grid
Living off the grid is about living a sustainable life, being prepared, and being self-sufficient. It’s about knowing how to provide safety and security for your family. There really are only 3 things you need.
- Clean Water
- Healthy Food
- Safe Shelter
There are a thousand ways to do this. No single way is correct or incorrect. There are many ways to do things, all with the same end.
Provide clean potable drinking water for your family. Provide a good source of abundant healthy food. Provide a safe comfortable shelter.
That’s it. That’s really all you need. You can expand on each of these needs. Diversify your food production by growing different fruits and veggies. Learn to can and preserve your food. Build your own home out of repurposed wood and materials. Drill your own water well, and/or store water in a cistern. Catch rainwater. Irrigate your garden with greywater and rain catchment systems.
How you do all this is completely up to you, but as long as you meet those 3 requirements you will be WAY AHEAD of anyone else.
You will be prepared.