Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Prepare for everything so you can survive anything

It is becoming more common these days for the general population to understand the importance to prepare for disaster, whether it be an economic collapse, depletion of energy resources (oil), war, earthquakes & tsunami, or asteroid strike.

These are world changing events with varying levels of probability, most of them low.  However there are much less serious (in comparison) events that can and do happen much more regularly.  Take car accidents for example.  Many people drive vehicles without insurance or health insurance, and yet you are far more likely to be seriously hurt in a car accident than just about anything else.

So why don't we prepare for it?  And not just a serious car accident, but a minor one too.  If you've ever had a car accident, and I'm sure a high percentage of the people reading this have, you'll know just how stressful it can be immediately after the collision as well as getting your vehicle fixed.

The theme of this blog will be to prepare people for anything and everything, from a simple rear-end collision, to an earth shattering asteroid impact.  And I'm stressing here "prepare".  It doesn't mean you will survive the event at all (its inevitable someone's going to buy-the-farm), it just means you will increase your chances of not only surviving, but thriving post-event as well.

Before reading any further, there are several simple things you can do to increase your chances of surviving and thriving, but you have to have the willpower and mental focus to do them.  They are:

1) Stop smoking.  (This includes dope)

2) Get out of debt. (or at least have zero credit card debt)

3) Eat (reasonably) health foods.

4) Get (moderately) fit.

5) Stop drinking (excessively).

See, they aren't too hard are they.  Do these five things and you are well on your way to increasing your chances of living a long and healthy life.  But I can already hear the hardcore readers saying "that's childish".  They want to prepare for the end of the world by stocking up on canned beans and ammo.  First things first though.  You have to walk before you can run, and you have to crawl before you can walk.

Lets do things in order.  Crawl first, walk, then run.  Get healthy and free of debt, stock up on a modest supply of food and equipment, then worry about the lead radiation suit and bomb-proof bunkers last.

I hope you enjoy your stay here, but most of all don't linger too long.  Get out in the real world and experience it in full Technicolor 3D.  There's nothing like real world experience to get the blood pumping and develop the mental abilities to survive a crisis, regardless of how big or small it is.


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