Preparation

Starting with The Basics 

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The best place to start on your prepping journey is at the beginning. This may seem like a no-brainer but it’s really not. I meet and speak with so many people who have no idea where to begin. It can be a little bit overwhelming when looking at all that needs to be accomplished in a time frame that remains unknown. A disaster or social upheaval may occur in the next hour, minute, day, week, month, or year ahead. We just don’t know. The one thing that is absolutely certain is that if you do nothing then you will make zero progress. 

Time to Start 

So you have decided to begin taking steps to provide and protect your family in the event of a disaster… Good choice!

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You might be wondering where to begin. I know when I first started working towards this goal myself, I felt overwhelmed. There is a lot to learn, organize and train for. The key though is to begin. It will get easier as you move forward. For now, don’t let yourself become overwhelmed. That is the surest way to fail. This is one area where you don’t want to fail. There are people counting on you.

Benefits of Prepping 

It wasn’t too long ago that preppers; those people who we thought were hiding out in some mountain hut were the topic of many jokes. Little did we know, they were right all along. 

They weren’t living in the wilderness, surviving on wild berries and earthworms (which are edible if you were wondering). They were our neighbors. They were the people who fixed the leaking pipes in our bathrooms, represented us in court cases, fixed our cars, made our pizzas and prescribed medications when needed. Yes, preppers were everywhere. They still are!

Prepping is Necessary

If you are paying attention, it becomes clear that disasters of different kinds cause havoc in the lives of millions of

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people each year around the globe. Many times these people are caught off-guard and unprepared.  These disasters cause physical, emotional, economic and social trauma in the lives of those they touch. Although you can never truly eliminate these effects; you can lessen the trauma caused and soften the blow to you and your loved ones by being prepared.  

Be Prepared

Right now, all across our country and world, people are recognizing the signs of change. What this change is going to bring about in the form of societal shifts and government functions is really anyone’s guess. There are people who consider themselves “experts” and these people are telling others exactly what is going to go down; how it’s going to happen and when it’s going to occur. DON’T Listen to these predictions! No one knows the answer to these questions. Anyone who claims to know this information is usually trying to sell you something in the next sentence. 

Prepare  Now

In the event of a disaster, you may be on your own for a period of time. I have experienced this more than a few times

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in the past several years. There was one time where the streets in my neighborhood were impassable for almost a week. There was no electricity, phone or internet service. The neighborhood was on our own. I’m happy to say that we survived!

The Season Is Changing

The first day of Autumn was sometime last week. We are definitely not experiencing those

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nice brisk mornings followed by a comfortable day. No it is hot and humid here in Connecticut. Although, the leaves are changing rapidly… they say that’s because we are in a drought. I love fall weather and I can’t wait until it finally arrives for the season. …

God Not Government

If there is anything the past few years has taught me, it is the importance of being prepared.

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Since 2018 my family has experienced several blizzards, a micro-burst and other severe weather related events. These situations have caused disruptions in our everyday lives in many cases for at least a week or more. We have weathered each storm and have learned many lessons. It’s important to learn from each event. What did you do right? What did you do wrong? 

Thoughts

 

Living

I choose to live differently… Because living like everyone else is easy… God Bless Michael at R2W

Smart Work 

Next, I would like to discuss smart work.  The most important thing to remember, about what we call smart work, is to have a plan.  I have found far too many people who do not make a plan for the work that they do to compliment the rest of their lives.   They spend their days working, …

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Movement 

It seems silly to be discussing general movement, as a way to maintain health, but it really is not.  Some of us have become so accustomed to minimizing our movement on a daily basis that when we finally embrace a program like this, where physical activity is encouraged, it may take some time to get …

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Communication With Your Family 

The importance of communication is frequently talked about with regards to successful relationships, sadly however, failure to communicate is very common in families today.  The problem lies in the fact that there is so much pressure placed on families by society.  We are told how we should act and what we should do.  Everybody is trying to …

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What Success Isn’t 

Before defining what real success is, it is important to discover what success is not.  The world and our troubled society have had a lot to do with most people’s current definition of success.  If you were to take a field trip to your local mall and stand at one of the entrances, you would get …

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Your Greatest Victories

You will experience your greatest victories when you make the hardest choices. When you choose to face your biggest fears. When you choose to make amends for your biggest mistakes. When you choose to forgive those who hurt you the most. What will you choose? God Bless Michael at R2W

Starting with The Basics 

The best place to start on your prepping journey is at the beginning. This may seem like a no-brainer but it’s really not. I meet and speak with so many people who have no idea where to begin. It can be a little bit overwhelming when looking at all that needs to be accomplished in …

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Honest Work 

Let’s begin with honest work.  This, to some of us, seems like a “no-brainer.”  Work has been with us from the beginning of time and it always will be.  “The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.”cvi 

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