Frequently Asked Questions – 3/7/2016

frequently asked questions prepping FAQThis starts a new series of articles called Frequently Asked Questions. In these articles I will respond directly to questions I have been, and am being, asked regarding emergency preparedness.

At the end of each article will be a form to submit questions from my website visitors.

  • Why are you so into prepping?

It started back in the late 1970’s when there was a “back to mother-earth” movement taking place in the US. It made sense to me to garden, heat with wood, etc. Then I saw that society was headed in a bad direction and would end up in a very bad place. Being as self-sufficient and independent of the system as possible just seemed to make sense to me.

  • What is the #1 threat to people after an incident has occurred?

Complacency. Another term, more correctly identified, would be Normalcy Bias. Even after catastrophic incidents have occurred I see people who just block it out until it is right in their face. And that is when their problems really start. You have to see and accept that an incident has occurred, or better yet, will occur, to deal with it successfully.

  • Do you think the US economy will crash?

About four years ago I was commenting online to a story about the perilous condition of our economy. At that time I stated clearly that the economy had already gone off the cliff, the economy was already falling. But, it hasn’t impacted yet at the bottom of that cliff, that is still to come. It is only a matter of when it hits and how hard the impact will be. I personally think it will be devastating, worse than the Great Depression by far.

  • How much food do you have stored?

I have enough for my family to get us to the point where we can plant seeds and begin to grow, harvest, and eat crops.

  • What do you think is the number one food to grow when the grid is down?

Potatoes. My ancestors proved that potatoes can keep you from starving. And they are easy to grow in most conditions, in or out of the ground. Along with potatoes I would say wheat. Wheat sprouts, wheat grass, wheat berries, etc.

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  4. All good, except I have a comment about survival farming.

    Those of you who plan on growing your own food need to do two things.
    First, grow food at your “safe” location for two years BEFORE you have to do it as a matter of survival. This will give you experience with pests, soil, irrigation, fertilization, predation, climate, plant viability, growing season, and yield. It’s better to learn this BEFORE your life depends on it.

    Second, have two years worth of food stored anyway. You will need to have the cushion when problems occur (and they will).
    Grid down will mean there are no quick trips to the farm and ranch store. Having a dependable variety of food will take some pressure off.
    Seeds and good intentions will not feed you.

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