Prepping has far too often been equated to dooms day scenarios and the like. Although this can be true, prepping goes far beyond this scope of vision. Let’s look at something one might not consider prepping but with generations like the Millennial Generation (of which I happen to fall into) and Generation Z is an increasing lacking skill. Cooking. Can you cook without a microwave? Can you measure without measuring cups? If the power goes out and your stove/oven is electric, do you have a camper stove with some gas stashed somewhere for such an occasion?
Do you see where we’re going with this? In this technologically advanced world of ours, we have reduced the load of work we need to do to survive which has freed more time to do more advanced (and often more entertaining) ventures. It hasn’t come without its drawbacks though. In this advance society, we have forgotten or never picked up the basic skills that got our parents, grandparents etc. to this point in time.
So, before you think prepping is only for those looking to move off grid to the back mountains of Montana, ask yourself this question. “If the power goes out for just 24 hours, what would I need to make it through and not be so uncomfortable.” This kind of simple question once asked, could make and in certain situations even break a person. Who knows, maybe you are already preparing and don’t even know it! I won’t give any tips here in this post but let’s end with this scenario to think about.
You live in Fresno California close to the downtown area and the power goes out at 2pm in October. It is now 7pm and after a call to the power company you find several transformers blew out in sequence and power is only likely to be restored the next day. So just one-night without power in a good part of the city. No big deal, right? Until the local news decided the cover it. Which becomes a clarion call for some local gangs in the area for a night of looting. How would you prepare for such a case as this?Follow me on Minds: