When Prepping Feels Urgent…

Can you feel the tension? Does it seem like the pot on the stove is about to boil over? Are we about to have a life changing event any minute now?

If you’re feeling a sense of urgency about the need to get prepared, you’re not alone. Brian Howard senses it, and we talked about it on DestinySurvival Radio.

Brian is a family man, veteran and Christian who’s concerned about what’s coming our way. He’s felt more strongly than ever that it’s time to help others get prepared and not be caught off guard.

Out of that passion came When Things Go Boom!

Brian wanted to give readers a no-fluff, no-nonsense book on prepping. It gets right to the point and gives you the info you need to know without all the extras you find in many other such books.

It’s a well organized 140 page paperback. A number of checklists and concise tables make it worth having. It’s the right size for putting in your bug out bag.

Doing the research to determine what you need can get overwhelming and confusing. Brian’s goal was to provide a resource that saves you that trouble. He’s not dealing in theory because he recommends techniques, tips and prepping items he’s used himself.

None of us knows what the future holds, but like other guests I’ve interviewed, Brian cites the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as a significant instructive event. One of its lessons is that you and I can’t trust the government to help us out. You and I are responsible for preparing to take care of ourselves and our families.

Many things happening in our world have us on a razor’s edge. It wouldn’t take much to topple the house of cards of life as we know it. And things could go from bad to worse quite rapidly.

Brian believes it’s important to acknowledge our fears. But rather than be paralized by them, we need to take action.

Here are a few preppping considerations to ponder.

  • Are you prepared to defend yourself and your family if the need arises?
  • Do you have at least a three month food supply on hand?
  • If necessary, would you be ready to leave home in hours? How about in half an hour?
  • How do you know when it’s time to bug out or shelter in place?
  • How well prepared are you for emergency medical situations?
  • How would you communicate with family members or get news?
Brian is open about his faith, but he doesn’t get preachy or lay out a case for economic or political turmoil. He assumes those things are happening, or will happen. His book simply gives you straightforward preparedness help.

Brian concluded our discussion by saying to get prepared for tomorrow today.

I encourage you to listen to DestinySurvival Radio for May 31, 2012. Besides hearing more about what I’ve shared above, find out why Brian puts self defense and safety ahead of water, food and shelter in When Things Go Boom!

See more of my thoughts on Brian’s book here.

 

Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

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