I’m teaching a class tonight about the best survival tips every family needs. The one thing I really need to get out to the world is that we must be responsible for our own family. I get it if your home is blown away by a hurricane, flooding, fire, etc.
I often joke with my neighbor across the street if my house slides onto their front yard from flooding, I hope they have a nice guest room. I’ll dig for the food and water and take care of us. Those of us who prepare for the unexpected view it as a way of life. Oh, the green beans are on sale, I need a few cans or a case of those. Mark and I just purchased some cans of green beans for $.65 each.
Would I love fresh green beans, sure, but if we have a major disaster, I can sleep at night knowing I have enough food and water for Mark and myself. Canned, dehydrated, or freeze-dried food. And water. And so much more.
Best Survival Excuses
Here’s the deal, sometimes I hear these statements:
- I can’t afford food storage.
- My neighbor has enough for all of us.
- My family will feed us.
- The school nearby is full of food if we have a disaster.
- My church has food for everyone.
- That mountain over there has a vault full of food and water.
- The government will deliver food to us if we need it.
- The American Red Cross will bring food to a center so we can go get it.
- The __________Church always comes through with food and water on TV.
- I see The__________Church bringing food and water to families on TV.
- My neighbor has more food than she needs, she will share.
- I’m living paycheck to paycheck.
- I’m retired, I can’t afford food storage.
- I’m old, I’m going to die anyway.
- If it gets that bad, I want to die.
- This is a sharing and giving neighborhood, they will all share with one another.
- I believe in the Law of Consecration from the Bible.
- I’m good I have a tent, I will trade room for food.
- I’ll be okay, I have weapons and ammo to protect my food storage and water.
- I donate to my church, they will take care of me.
- My four-wheelers use up all the space in my garage, no room for water storage.
- I will move into my parents home, they will take care of me.
- My house is too small to store food and water.
- The stores will not be empty for long, the trucks will come quickly to replenish the shelves.
- If we lose power, it will come back on soon.
- The water in our community will not become contaminated, the government is paid to protect our water sources.
- I don’t know where to start, or what I need to store.
- My family is on a special diet, not sure what to store.
- I used to store extra food but it went rancid.
- All I really need is a 72-hour kit.
- I have so many weapons and ammo, I’ll get what I need.
- I don’t like food storage.
- I will not eat any processed food.
- My kids wouldn’t eat that.
- I don’t know how to prepare food storage for my family.
- I have ten buckets of wheat, I will trade wheat for regular food.
- I have a case of Vodka, I am prepared to barter.
- My family will get tired of eating rice and beans.
- Nothing is going to happen that’s so severe we won’t be able to get any food or water.
- There is a preparedness chick that lives down the street, she’ll have enough for all of us.
- Do I have to buy food in bulk my family won’t eat?
- I have 50-gallons of water in my water heater. Oh, wait, the water is contaminated, think again.
- I’m on a very tight food budget.
- I don’t know how to grow anything in a garden.
- I have silver and gold, I will trade for food. Those metals will be useless when the food is gone. You can’t eat silver and gold. I hope you can barter, but I would make other plans as well for food and water.
You need the best survival tools, my friends, today not tomorrow. May God bless this world to get prepared. Please be prepared to take care of your family, no one else can.
P. S. Please teach people to cook from scratch, no one needs to buy a cookbook to learn how to cook your food storage. Good old recipe books from the thrift store are the best.