I have been preparing since I was in my twenties and now that I am in my seventies, I will continue to do it as long as possible. During my life I have seen many changes, as a child I can remember when we had no TV, a party line phone and an outdoor toilet. Many of the tools that we used prior to the advent of power tools are now collectors items or considered junk.
I look at the electronics and power tools that are available today and how dependent everyone has become on them. What will happen when the electricity fails? I have studied history and at some point, ours systems will fail. History does repeat itself. Regardless of the cause of the failure, I worry about the youth of today. They understand technical issues that escape me, but at the same time are dependent on them. Now many people store their data in the cloud with little to no backup. What happens when the cloud disappears?
Now many people will say that I am just negative, that the system is to strong and will not fail. These same people buy fire, life, car and health insurance. Prepping is just another form of insurance, one that can mean the difference between life and death.
As many of you know we (my wife and I) have been writing this blog for over 4 years. During this time period, we have covered many different subjects and have tried to pass along what we have learned. In addition, this has been good for us; it has forced us to expand our knowledge. It gives us a chance to pass knowledge along to family and friends.
Six days a week, we get up and say what will, we write on today. Some days this is more challenging than others. It seems like there is always something new to add, but we want to make sure that this blog is relevant to you. What are we missing? What do you want us to cover? We like your suggestion and questions; they help us know that we are going in the right direction. It is important to us that we provide you with the information you need.