The Beginning of the End: It Really Is Time To Assess Where You Are on Your Preparedness Journey
by Lizzie Bennett
There is no doubt that the world is teetering on the brink of the abyss.
The global financial system is almost at the point of imploding with more and more countries watching their economy nose dive, the downward spiral of depression casting a shadow over hundreds of millions of lives across the world.
Emerging diseases and mutations of common viruses threaten our existence on a daily basis.
The Sun is producing flares that could knock us back to the stone age by wiping out the electrical grid. It’s just good fortune that the angles have been wrong so far.
The weather across the globe is affecting food supplies, flooding, drought and freezing weather limiting the amount that can be grown or raised on the land we depend on for our survival.
With all the problems that we already face it seems ironic that something that started such a short time ago could well be the one that signifies the end of the world as we know it.
The spectre of war seems to be looming ever closer.
June 28th 2014 marks one hundred years since the start of World War l. It was caused by the assassination in Sarajevo,of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophia who were Austro-Hungarian. War was declared against Serbia and the so called ‘War to End All Wars’ began.
Of course any war fought now would be very, very different to the war that was fought in 1914. the advent of modern weaponry allows ‘remote control killing’ at the flick of a switch. Of course everyone is considering the possibility of a major confrontation going nuclear, but mutually assured destruction benefits no one, least of all the major players in this very dangerous game.
The a possibility of war is bound to galvanise the thoughts of those who usually would not consider prepping. If the international situation degrades much further it’s likely than canned foods and dried items such as potato flakes and dried milk will start vanishing from the shelves somewhat faster than usual.
Check your preps, see where the holes are and take action accordingly. As we all know the situation is very fluid, tomorrow all may be well, and everyone is happy again…or tomorrow we may wake up to find a young man in a far away land pulled the trigger of his weapon and as a result we are heading into World War lll.
It’s time to take stock and stock up, whilst we still can.
About the author
Lizzie Bennett retired from her job as a senior operating department practitioner in the UK earlier this year. Her field was trauma and accident and emergency and she has served on major catastrophe teams around the UK. Lizzie publishes Underground Medic on the topic of preparedness.
About the Author
Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, voluntaryism, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper. She is widely republished across alternative media and she curates all the most important news links on her aggregate site, PreppersDailyNews.com. Daisy is the best-selling author of 4 books and lives in the mountains of Virginia with her two daughters and an ever-growing menagerie. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.