Chances are you have a small first aid kit around somewhere. Perhaps you picked it up when you were in the pharmacy, thinking it would be handy to have around. But have you ever looked to see what’s inside that first-aid kit? If it’s like most pre-made kits, it really isn’t going to be much help for anything more serious than a scraped knee.
Most food that you buy in the grocery store is only packaged to last a few months up to a year. The only exception to this is canned goods, which can last for years if the seal isn’t broken. Check how short the life expectancy is by looking at the expiration date on the package. Food manufacturers and processors don’t bother with the added expense of packaging it for long-term storage because most people don’t keep food around for very long. However, that doesn’t apply to survivalists, who may store their food stockpile for years.
Living in survival mode is quite different than everyday life. I’ve run across many people who have thought that they were prepared for surviving a catastrophe, even though they hadn’t done anything to survive. Usually, these are highly capable people who are used to doing a lot of things for themselves. Many have extensive workshops, where they fix whatever their family needs.
Yet that doesn’t make them ready to survive. Most of those workshops have the wrong types of tools to survive. Besides, what good are a bunch of power tools going to do if there is no electricity to operate them? The tools it takes to survive in a crisis are much different than the tools we use on a regular day.
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