Hello, my friend and welcome back! I know I have been away for a while due to health reasons, but I’m back now and feeling much, much better. I am so happy to get back doing what I love. Thank you for all of your support. Now grab a cup of coffee my friend and have a seat while we visit.
Well, it finally happened. A global pandemic has spread across the world and people are panicking. Now granted, I always thought the family and friends knocking at my door would be wanting food or water, but I was wrong. They are begging for toilet paper of all things. (Go figure?) This really goes to show the mindset of the general public, and what their priorities are. There are some who haven’t asked for anything for fear that I might say I told you so, though I never would. They prioritize their pride above all else. These will be the first to go when a real S**t storm hits the world. Too afraid to ask for help because they don’t want to look weak, or admit they were wrong.
As I always knew, there would be people who I want to help and cant. I really feel bad for those who are trying to shop for their families only to find the shelves bare. My wife was telling me that she was at Winco grocery store yesterday and met a lady who was trying to shop for food for her 7 children. There was nothing on the shelves and she was beside herself. There was nothing my wife could do but offer advice as to how to piece together the few remaining items to make some type of meal for them. I have to tell you, it hurts our hearts to see this! We can only hope that after this blows over, they will change the way they shop and create at least some preps for the future.
Now is the time to bring other family members on board and get them to understand the importance of being prepared. Not by saying I told you so, but by helping them make a plan for the future. It’s up to them to learn from it and be prepared for the next national crises.
Unfortunately, the collective memory of society is short and soon most people will chalk this up to just being a “one-off event” and will no longer feel the need to prepare. They will slowly settle back into their world of rainbows and unicorns and forget about what has happened. It’s like they say, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it take a bath!”. OK, so I just made that one up, but you get the point. In the end, all we can do is to keep prepping and try to encourage others to do the same.
Now, if you’re new to prepping, and have heeded the lessons of current events but just don’t know where to start, please keep checking back daily. I am going to start posting some articles on how to get started prepping, as well as posts for those who are already prepping. A few of the people I know have asked for this, so get ready to start prepping for the next disaster when it comes.
I know that this is a short one, but I wanted to let you know that I was back and you can start expecting to see many more posts in the coming weeks, months and years and I hope you will keep checking back.
Well, that’s it for today, and I hope you enjoyed your coffee. Until next time my friend, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared. God Bless America!