Get Basics for Survival Before They Disappear

            What if you went to the grocery store and the shelves were bare?   And what if it wasn’t because of a hurricane coming or from roads covered in snow and ice?  What if it was because trucks just weren’t hauling things for us for some reason?


We’ve seen some pretty amazing things happen in the past few weeks with the economy, haven’t we?  I mean, the world has changed.  I wouldn’t rule out any crazy thing you can think of happening these days.  My husband Survival Sam says we could be put under martial law.  Or maybe a whole lot of companies just can’t get money to operate like they normally do.  There really might be a time when you can’t get what you want when you go shopping.


            If you don’t have a list made up of the basics you need for survival, you should get it done right away and shop like there’s no tomorrow.  After all, who knows?  Maybe there won’t be!


            Let me help you out a little here.  I came across a list of the 100 things that may disappear first and wanted to let you know about it.  John has asked me not to reprint the whole thing here, partly because of copyright concerns or some such thing, so here’s what you can do.  Click here to see the list.  Print it off for yourself.  Then make up your own list of things you’ll need.  Get what you can from local stores, but decide what you need from Nitro-Pak, Lehman’s, CampingSurvival and the other companies you see advertised on this page.  What you and your family need will be different than what mine needs.


If you haven’t already thought about this, you not only need food, but get soap and any toiletry items for sure, since you’ll want to take care of your basic human needs in really tough times.  There’s a lot to be said for trying to stay as clean and comfortable as you can when you’re not able to follow your normal bathing and grooming rituals.  In fact, at the bottom of the list, you’ll see real life tips and thoughts from someone who has survived war in Sarajevo.  It’s hard to imagine what sorts of things can happen in a situation like that.  Things like death of children, parents and friends.  Not to mention hunger and malnutrition and ongoing freezing cold.  What about fear and sniper attacks?  Most of us just wouldn’t know how to handle that.


            Be ready for survival with things you need for everyday living, but don’t wait until things are hard or even impossible to find.


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