Hello, my friend and welcome back! Having a plan is good, but having a backup plan is critical! Most of us know from our everyday life that things seldom go as planned and that will also be even truer when the world falls apart. You need to be ready with a backup plan and this is the topic of today’s post so grab a cup of coffee and have a seat while we visit.
All Preppers have a plan and they prepare based on that plan. The thing is that many Preppers stop there and don’t take the time of effort to come up with a plan “B” or “C” or even “D”. They base their preps on the idea that things will go a certain way, but what happens when things don’t work out like you planned?
You see, I know several Preppers who I talk to from time to time that insist that the little cabin in the woods they have will see them through anything so they don’t see any reason to plan for anything else. I can’t help but wonder what they would do if they had to bug out to their cabin and then be faced with a Forest Fire or flood for example?
They would be forced from their home and would have to flee the area. The same area where all of their preps are; you know, the ones they thought they would never have to leave behind? The ones they swore they would die to defend are now a thing of the past and they are faced to surviving in a world gone mad with nothing but the clothes on their back in some cases.
Then what will you do? No matter where you live, the chances of having a plan “B” and never needing it is slim at best. That’s just how life works and you need to be ready for it. Take the time now to create a plan “B” and maybe a few more just to be safe.
Where I live in Louisiana had never flooded until August 2016, when we woke up to water coming in the front door and still rising rapidly. I was stunned, to say the least because I thought my home was completely safe from floods. My wife and I live in an RV full-time, so I figured if it was ever threatened I could just pull it out of harm’s way… made sense to me. The thing is, I didn’t see it coming until it was too late to move it anywhere.
My wife and I got out with just the clothes on our back, our bug out bags and one small bag with an emergency radio in it. That was it! We were lucky, we had bugout bags and provisions stored elsewhere, while some people only managed to get out with nothing but the pajamas they had on.
It was a terrible time for my wife and I because we lost our home in that flood, but it did teach me a valuable lesson. Plan for the unthinkable, as well, because the unthinkable could happen at any time. We now have a Plan “B” and “C” because we never want to get caught off guard like that again. I have to tell you that I sleep a little better at night now because of it.
I know a lot of people down here who still are not able to sleep in their own homes yet because of the flood. Just look at the fires in Tennessee right now, people losing all they own, it’s terrible. The simple fact is that you need to plan for the possibility of having to leave your home or bug out location with only a few minutes warning. Plan now or pay later, that’s just a fact of life and you, better be ready.
Think about things you think could never happen and then adjust your preps on the chance that they do. As we Preppers say, “Two is one and one is none”. If you have only one plan, then you have no plans at all and it could cost you everything in the end. A few things to consider are to spread out your supplies it multiple places. Put some underground and some in high places. Protect them from a hard freeze or extreme heat.
Take it from someone who thought he was as prepared as he could be, only to find out he wasn’t even close. It’s easy to disregard the things you think are not possible, but what if you are wrong? Take the time now to create a backup plan or two, should you have to leave everything you have and escape with little or nothing from your safe place. Prepare for anything because anything can and will happen.
Well, I guess that is it for today and I hope you have enjoyed today’s post. Until next time, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared. God Bless America!