Most of you have heard of "preppers", crazy people that are prepared for the zombie apocalypse and everything in between! Well that's how non-preppers think of preppers from what I've heard.
Am I a "prepper"? Not really, but I guess it all comes down to your definition of what exactly a prepper is.
I consider myself a fairly aware individual. I prepare for the worst most of the time, just in case. When I use a power tool I usually put on safety glasses... just in case something goes flying and is headed for my eyes!
I wear a helmet when I drive an ATV or snowmobile on our remote property. Why? Because stuff happens and I don't need to crack my head and mess up the rest of my life and my wife's. We wore life jackets when we were sailing up through the middle of Lake Huron. There were no other boats in sight so no chance of a patrol boat giving us a ticket. Why did I wear one? I wanted to be prepared incase something happened.
Why do people with bee alergies carry an epi pen? Cause stuff happens and they want to be prepared and reduce their chance of dying.
Most people with common sense want to reduce the risks and have provision or a plan for worst case scenarios.
Is there a possibility that life as we know it will undergo a significant change in the future? Absolutely! Could the supply chain stop? (that's delivery trucks and trains) For sure it could, indefinitely? Not likely. For a week or two? Absolutely! Could local gas stations run out of fuel? Yes I've seen it happen in the area and last for a few days. Can the power grid go down? Yup, seen it down for days with hundreds, thousands and yes millions of people without power.
Can you prepare for everything? Not really. Prepare for things that are likely to happen. There's no point in preparing for a hurricane if you live in Saskatchewan. If you live on the east coast of North America however, that might be a good idea. There's no reason to carry rattle snake antidote if there are no such snakes in the province however you might want to have some bear spray if you are hiking in the Kootenays. 🐻
What type of things should you prepare for? Well that's a good question. Everyone needs access to clean water. Some stored water and water purification equipment is a good idea. Some food. Some medical supplies. Medication both over the counter and prescription if you are taking anything on a regular basis. A few extra dollars. Some extra fuel, such as gas, propane and diesel.
I've heard it said to make sure you have beans, bullets, bandaids, bullion and the bible. I agree with all of that. As mentioned you also need some water to drink. A person can last 3 days maximum without water. As for food most can survive much longer without grub. It won't be fun but it's doable. Without water we will be in deep trouble.