After all the effort we spend trying to tell folks about the whole picture in Prepping, so many times we find the talk falling on deaf ears!
However, sometimes events all mesh together to make perfect sense of the whole concept. I'm pretty sure that's what happened in the case of Baby Sis and her hubby!
Here is a guest post written by her explaining what lead her and her family in this direction!
My Big Brother, Hermit Jim, asked me a few weeks back if I would be interested in doing a guest blog. Now, I was an English major in college, and much preferred essay tests over multiple choice, but blogging??? I’m a reader – not a writer.
Lately though , I’ve become more interested in prepping, or at least considering the possibilities. Yes, Bubba has shown me his ideas, and I’ve experienced multiple tastings of his wares, but the expediency of being self-sufficient just sorta just hit me in the face in the last few weeks. Partly because of the current economic atmosphere, partly a book I’m considering buying, and a good bit from a movie I recently saw…………………Contagion, with Matt Damon and Gwenyth Paltrow, came up and slapped me, and was quite an awakening for hubby, too. Shows how a minor event, close to home, could easily become a world-wide disaster, and the chaos that could result. Very interesting, and thought provoking.
I’m looking at several different books for some guidance in my little corner of the woods. The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide seems to be what I might need to start, as I’m the stay-home-in-my-comfort-zone type, not the run-for-the-hills type. Unlike Bubba, I like living in the city, and am quite comfortable here, along with my trees and golf course views. During Hurricane Ike, we were without power for 15 days and nights, in some hot and humid gulf coast conditions. We were lucky enough to bunk on the fan-cooled floor of neighbors who had a generator, and spent days at our own home, or I went back to my A/C office as soon as the water receded. But, I cannot count on those neighbors again, nor do I want to. So, I am looking to take care of me and mine.
Thanks to some of the Hermit’s followers – Daily Good, Daughter of Texas, and Unsheltered Life (Where Do I Begin?). Gave me good thought fodder, and Food Storage & Survival – I’ll be watching for the Nat Geo special, thanks for the heads-up!
Enough of my ramblings and thought sharing. I’m open to suggestions and advice (why do we often listen to strangers rather than those we know and love?). Thanks for your attention, and Big Hugs to Bubba for the opportunity.
See you at Hermit Jim’s house, behind Mom’s –
My thanks go out to Baby Sis for sharing her thoughts with us, and for taking the time to actually read the blogs of some of my followers! Good folks, all!
Coffee on the patio this morning! Supposed to go back up to the high 70's today again!