By Daisy Luther
This week, Survival Saturday is truly about survival, as it seems that we are under a stealthy attack. In news links, you will find some articles about increasing your preparedness, and we’ll discuss the troubling events of that past week that have many crying out for the restriction of our fundamental human right to protect ourselves.
This Week’s Products
How are your preps stacking up? I recently made some very large orders of storable food. I only use one brand, Numanna. We have purchased the amazingly delicious and nutritious “Defenders Nutritive Bucket“. Not only do these contain the tasty meals you would expect from Numannaa, but they also contain added servings of high-nutrient organic foods like spelt, quinoa, sprouting seeds, and chia seeds to enhance the value of each meal. A 3-pack of these buckets contains 120 meals (actual meals, not beverages and oatmeal) and supplemental servings of the nutritive add-ons. Money well spent for a healthy, non-GMO pantry. For families like ours, they also sell a tasty gluten-free bucket. All Numanna products are free from MSG, Aspartame, and GMOs.
Do you have a secondary heat source? If not, this should be the prep you buy before splurging on Christmas presents. Last week, the thermostat for our central heat bit the dust. Of course, it was the rare week that my part of California dipped below freezing, so I pulled out my Mr. Heater Little Buddy heater. This small heater will crank out enough warmth to keep one room cozy, and since we live in a small home, it was perfectly sufficient. For larger spaces (and only $20 more) the Mr. Heater will warm up twice the area. (It’s on my wish list!) These heaters use propane and can use the same kind of tanks that you use for a BBQ with an extension hose and regulator (sold separately). They are safe for indoor use but please use your common sense when operating it.
This Week in Preparedness
Being able to work with what you have and develop solutions is a vital skill for preppers. Can you solve problems creatively with the supplies you have on hand? Here are some tips on enhancing your make-shift engineering skills.
According to the United States government, it’s this year’s flu shot. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, also known as “vaccine court” paid out more in damages for serious injury and death from the flu shot than any other vaccine this year. We have to have a vaccine compensation program because Congress has protected pharmaceutical companies from being sued by people injured or killed by their vaccinations. Read all about it in detail.
For several years, I have greatly limited the amount of money that I keep in financial institutions. A contributor to The Blaze had an alarming experience recently when he went to withdraw money from his account. Here is his account of what happened. What would you do if the bank refused to give you YOUR money?
The horrible event that took place in San Bernadino was only the beginning of a Holy War on our own soil, according to some commentators. Not only are we now in a position in which we must be constantly watchful, but the left is screaming for our guns. This report is a must-read.
This quick article provides sound advice. These types of things could become more prevalent if the report above is to be believed. Read this so you know what to do if you happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
On a scale of 1-5, how ready are you for a disaster? How intense of a disaster have you prepared for? This article has an interesting way to rate your preparedness. I found that my preparedness ranges from a 3 in a few things, a 4 in most categories, and a 5 in several areas. Check out this article to assess your preparedness and see where you need to focus your time and money.
If you missed it…
This week on The Organic Prepper, I wrote about Why Preppers Need Guns right before the attacks in San Bernadino. These attacks, of course, only hardened my resolve to remain able to protect myself and my family, despite that ridiculous Mass Shooting Map being shared all over social media.
Here’s what I’m reading this week.
This week, I’m reading a new preparedness book by Linda Loosli, the founder of Food Storage Moms. Not only is Linda a completely lovely person, but she is a lovely person who really knows her stuff. Never have I seen such thorough checklists for food supplies. You HAVE to check out Prepare Your Family for Survival. It’s a beautifully put-together book that is easy to read and simple to use. If you are well-set for your own stockpile, this would be a great gift for a beginning prepper to help them get on the right track. (The cat photobombed my picture when I sat down to read this morning.)
As many of you know, our family adopted a grain-free diet nearly a year ago due to some health concerns. Well, lucky me, I got one of my Christmas presents early, and I can’t wait to start cooking from this book. I just received my copy of Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple and spent last night with a box of paperclips, marking the first things I want to make. Yum. If you are trying to keep your carb intake low, if you eat Paleo or Primal, or if you just like healthy, delicious food made from whole ingredients, check it out!
If you’re in the mood of fiction, I’d like to recommend a book by the author of the prepper classic, One Second After. William Forstchen published a short novel called Day of Wrath last year, but it’s timely with the events going on in the world today. The book is an edge-of-your-seat thriller about a series of coordinated Jihadist attacks taking place simultaneously in schools across America. If this doesn’t make you think twice about the inherent dangers of gun-free zones, then you’re still asleep. This is a must-read for anyone who sees the San Bernadino shooting and the Paris massacre for the type of attacks they really were.
Anything to add?
Do you have any comments on the articles, products, or books shared here today? Do you have any suggestions of your own for must-read articles? Please share your thoughts in the comments section.