The Best Survival-You Are Responsible For Your Family

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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:

  1. I can’t afford food storage.
  2. My neighbor has enough for all of us.
  3. My family will feed us.
  4. The school nearby is full of food if we have a disaster.
  5. My church has food for everyone.
  6. That mountain over there has a vault full of food and water.
  7. The government will deliver food to us if we need it.
  8. The American Red Cross will bring food to a center so we can go get it.
  9. The __________Church always comes through with food and water on TV.
  10. I see The__________Church bringing food and water to families on TV.
  11. My neighbor has more food than she needs, she will share.
  12. I’m living paycheck to paycheck.
  13. I’m retired, I can’t afford food storage.
  14. I’m old, I’m going to die anyway.
  15. If it gets that bad, I want to die.
  16. This is a sharing and giving neighborhood, they will all share with one another.
  17. I believe in the Law of Consecration from the Bible.
  18. I’m good I have a tent, I will trade room for food.
  19. I’ll be okay, I have weapons and ammo to protect my food storage and water.
  20. I donate to my church, they will take care of me.
  21. My four-wheelers use up all the space in my garage, no room for water storage.
  22. I will move into my parents home, they will take care of me.
  23. My house is too small to store food and water.
  24. The stores will not be empty for long, the trucks will come quickly to replenish the shelves.
  25. If we lose power, it will come back on soon.
  26. The water in our community will not become contaminated, the government is paid to protect our water sources.
  27. I don’t know where to start, or what I need to store.
  28. My family is on a special diet, not sure what to store.
  29. I used to store extra food but it went rancid.
  30. All I really need is a 72-hour kit.
  31. I have so many weapons and ammo, I’ll get what I need.
  32. I don’t like food storage.
  33. I will not eat any processed food.
  34. My kids wouldn’t eat that.
  35. I don’t know how to prepare food storage for my family.
  36. I have ten buckets of wheat, I will trade wheat for regular food.
  37. I have a case of Vodka, I am prepared to barter.
  38. My family will get tired of eating rice and beans.
  39. Nothing is going to happen that’s so severe we won’t be able to get any food or water.
  40. There is a preparedness chick that lives down the street, she’ll have enough for all of us.
  41. Do I have to buy food in bulk my family won’t eat?
  42. I have 50-gallons of water in my water heater. Oh, wait, the water is contaminated, think again.
  43. I’m on a very tight food budget.
  44. I don’t know how to grow anything in a garden.
  45. 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.
Read More of My Articles  Tips for Restocking Your Supply After a Pandemic

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.

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9 thoughts on “The Best Survival-You Are Responsible For Your Family

  • June 4, 2019 at 7:58 am

    I’m always surprised at how little people think about logistics, but I guess I shouldn’t be…if it doesn’t immediately impact them then most folks ignore it since there are so many other things to think about.
    I work at a school and while I don’t deal with the cafeteria folks much I see daily food deliveries and that’s just for one meal and some light snacks for less than 1800 people.
    If folks have access to the History Channel on their cable or satellite provider then they might be able to see an episode of Modern Marvels, Mega Meals, season 15, episode 11 (sign in required to play)
    The segment that I enjoyed the most was watching them stuff food into a nuclear submarine for 160 sailors on a 4 month mission and it should be an eye opener to everyone with 760 pounds of food per sailor for just those 4 months! But all the segments give people a glimpse of the voracious appetite groups of people have for food supplies.
    When someone hears about my food storage I like to ask them if they have homeowners insurance, car insurance and health insurance. If they do, why wouldn’t they think food insurance was rational…at least with that you can eat it if you don’t use it for an emergency….
    Keep spreading the word! Thanks for all these articles.

    • June 4, 2019 at 2:31 pm

      HI DmWalsh, oh I’m going to watch that for sure!! You made a great comment about insurance, it’s all about being aware of what MAY happen. I love your comment about feeding 1800 kids one meal and some light snacks. The submarine allotments of food, I can hardly wait to watch that! Great tips, Linda

  • June 4, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Right now in Venezuela, an oil rich country, people are starving. Before you say it couldn’t happen here, remember how close we were to a complete collapse in 2008. If you can only afford a couple cans of extra food each week, start there.

    Even if our government does everything perfectly, there could be a Carrington Event or some other natural disaster that we haven’t thought of.

    • June 4, 2019 at 2:41 pm

      Hi Janet, great comment. You are so right, a couple of extra cans each week will do it. 2008 was a really bad year for so many people. How quickly some people forget the effects. Homes went into foreclosure, short sales and values plummeted. People lost jobs, companies went bankrupt, we all remember. The bad thing is that it can happen again, and it will. History shows that. May God bless this world. Let’s hope people do what they need to do and stock up. It’s the right thing to do NOW. Linda

  • June 4, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Some things that store well , like beans, can.also be planted when things settle down enough to go.out and do it. My.sister in law had a bag of Pinto beans way past its ‘best before’, so she threw them in the garden for the squirrels. Nearly every one germinated, so they were able to eat the thinings as salad and enjoy beans later. Try it while you can. It might save you later.

    • June 4, 2019 at 2:43 pm

      Hi Diana, I was just talking to someone about growing pinto beans!!! I love your comment! We all need to try growing them! Linda

    • June 4, 2019 at 5:39 pm

      All kinds of stuff will grow like chia seeds, amaranth, Poppy and mustard seeds too, and of course beans. 😉
      I have loads of packets of seeds in a cookie tin saved from Christmas too.
      God luck with the pinto beans. My sister in law is in NJ by te way.

      • June 5, 2019 at 1:55 pm

        Hi Diana, wow, I need to try growing chia seeds! Great comment! Linda

  • June 4, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Linda you are such an inspiration, I have shared many of your articles with friends and family. I have printed out your preparedness binder to share with our Sunday School class and family. I have printed out emergency pet care articles to share with my dog club as we have a lot of new members with their first dog.

    I’ve heard all those excuses. We just keep on helping those who are interested in any aspect of preparing for the unexpected. Every little bit accomplished towards that is an important step for all of us.

    One of the most important things to learn is that it takes time to learn skills, to accumulate supplies, to develop the ability to plan for the unexpected.

    Keep up the good work!


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