This information is your Passport To Peace, your ticket to a more self-sufficient lifestyle – whether you choose to live in a city, a suburb, or in a rural area.
It has been my experience that many people will “panic” when starting a program of this type, and assume they need to get prepared all at once. I urge you to be calm.
Picture a fire truck pulling up to a fire. Do firemen RACE off the fire truck and frantically run around to get the fire put out? No, they are well-trained to go about in an organized, methodical way to accomplish their assigned tasks.
Do WE need to RACE around in preparing for disasters? NO! That usually produces an overwhelmed feeling that leads to panic and depression. We need to calmly educate ourselves, come up with a workable plan, and then work that plan. Do firemen work alone? No, they work as a team. Put together your own team so you can share the responsibilities and help each other become as prepared as possible. As James Stevens, author of Making the Best of Basics, says, “There are no emergencies for those who are truly prepared.”
How Will YOU Prepare?
There are many ways to prepare for emergencies, some more expensive than others. You can spend many thousands of dollars on prepackaged units of food and other supplies that are designed to be stored away in case of a disaster. Or, you can store the “basics” (wholesome grains, legumes and seeds), and learn to use them on a daily basis, combined with fresh fruits and vegetables as available. Then, as you save money on the meals you make with these basic foods, you can buy the “extras” to round out your storage and provide a wider variety of meals.
You can avoid going into debt to get prepared by buying only those things that are essential to keep you alive and in good health, and that will provide a small measure of comfort.
Preparedness is a way of life, not something you do once and forget about it for the next 30 years. A pantry full of nutritious food is better than money in the bank. Exactly what you store and how often you use it is an individual matter, but we each have a responsibility to provide for our families. Stored food “may well be as essential to our temporal salvation today as boarding the ark was to the people in the days of Noah.” Ezra Taft Benson
We suggest you begin with the concepts, basic foods and methods outlined here. Then, go to The New Passport To Survival for more detailed instructions and recipes.
We offer preparedness SOLUTIONS. You already know WHY you should be more self-sufficient, so here you’ll find practical guidelines so you can get started doing something TODAY to help you rely less on commercially prepared food and supplies as you move toward a simpler life style.