I decided it was time for revisiting rational preparedness, so Jane was my guest again yesterday. And she’ll be on in the future because she has considerable expertise as a registered nurse and former college instructor. Besides, my list of questions is always longer than what we can cover in the time allotted to us.
The Tooth of the Matter
Dentistry is a subject we don’t always think of right away as part of prepping, but the health of our mouth affects more than we realize. Without exaggeration, neglecting your teeth could conceivably have fatal results if medical help isn’t available.
Consider adding a couple of books to your survival library to have on hand when you need guidance. They are Where There Is No Dentist and The Survival Medicine Handbook. The second book is by Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy. It includes a section on dental issues. Plus, Joe and Amy have medical kits which include supplies for dentistry at Store.DoomAndBloom.net.
What About the Animals?
It may be necessary to evacuate your critters. But much hinges on your relationship with neighbors and your local vet. Do you have adequate transportation to move your animals? Or could you arrange for it? Do you have a written farm evacuation plan to guide you through?
Not Your Ordinary Self Defense
Surviving Grief and Loss
Disasters happen. We’re overdue for a pandemic. Obamacare will change the availability of medical services we’ve become accustomed to. We could be in for large numbers of deaths due to other monumental events.
Nonetheless, we don’t have to wait for disaster to experience grief and loss. At some point in our lives we’ll lose someone close to us. We lose pets and favorite farm animals, too. Death is a normal part of life, in spite of society’s efforts to avoid it and push it back.. Your life and mine on this earth are finite. Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed.
Jane says the key to preparing for grief and loss is to have an operational faith. Know what you believe. In the face of loss, will you be able to compartmentalize your thinking and focus on saving others who are in your care? As with other areas of prepping, think ahead and be as ready as you know how to be.
If the Unthinkable Happens…
Find Out More
Get Rational Preparedness by clicking on its title in this post. It’s a DestinySurvival Pick.