Preparedness

Getting Prepared Week 16: Things to keep you entertained

Getting Prepared Week 16: Things to keep you entertained

Thinking about amusement and entertainment during a period of crisis may at first blush seem frivolous but think about it. If things were bad, really bad, and you had to shelter in place or perhaps move to a community shelter, what would you do to while away the hours?

Let us assume you have food, water plus the other necessities of life (TP, meds, first aid, sleeping bags) on hand so the basics are covered.

Now your choices are:

1. Sit around and grouse about how bad things are

2. Feel sorry for your self and get depressed

3. Make the best of things and keep mind engaged

Given a choice – and given that the basics are covered because you have been following the weekly preps at Backdoor Survival – I go for door number three. Today I took a stroll around the house and gathered up some fun and games to stash in one of my survival bins.

Fast Forward to 2011. This is the year to embrace self-sufficiency.

Fast Forward to 2011. This is the year to embrace self-sufficiency.

The first day of 2011 has come and gone and with it, a renewed energy to continue to focus on self sufficiency and personal independence.Personal independence and the ability to take care of one’s needs without reliance on others is a mantra that can exist anywhere, including cities, rural communities, farmlands, and remote outposts. It is time to take a preparedness inventory.