xmlns:og='http://ogp.me/ns#' It's TEOTWAWKI and I feel fine. ~ The Prepared Guy

Sunday, February 7, 2016

It's TEOTWAWKI and I feel fine.

I'm actually amazed that I have not seen this play on words yet.  Maybe I just don't get around enough.

What image does this phrase create in your mind?  One of complete destruction or does it bring thoughts of a community coming closer together?  Likely this depends upon where you live, your level of preparedness and state of mind.

I don't know if many others, beyond myself and other preppers, could or would agree.  For me this statement would be true if and when we get to that state.  At least that is my hope and goal for which I am preparing.  We'll see when it actually comes to pass.  For those of you who don't know what TEOTWAWKI is, it is not a native american word but rather an acronym for The End Of The World As We Know It.

The end of the world as we know it refers to a condition such as SHTF (S#!T Hits The Fan), social and economic collapse, the "Apocalypse", the last days or simply the 'end of the world'.  A time when everything we know and understand will be turned upside down, put in a blender on liquefy, and chaos will be the new norm.    

This is when the scriptural reference "If ye are prepared ye shall not fear." truly comes into full effect both spiritually and physically.

For those of you who are watching, TEOTWAWKI is quickly becoming more and more inevitable.  Which is fine with me.  Throughout all of time civilizations have gone through rapid changes.  Why would we expect anything to be different now?  If we see it coming and are preparing for it then we should be able to cope with the change.  I say; Bring it!

Here are 5 tips on how you can prepare to survive and adapt to a life changing event:

1.  Change first.  If you've already changed your lifestyle to the extent possible that will accommodate living without the comforts and conveniences of modern technology then you can meet the challenge head on.  This change must also include a change of your state of mind.  You can prepare now by learning about how our ancestors lived with the technology of their day.  Learn the skills and obtain the tools you'll need.  Simply learning and practicing to live more simply will prepare both your mind and body.  

2.  Build a library of good books.  Don't rely on always being able to Google everything.  Find a good old set of the Encyclopedia Britannica at a local yard sale or classifieds.  Get you favorite books in hardback including old school books of history, math, science, etc.  Don't forget "How-to" books on gardening, carpentry, and other skills.

3.  Plant a garden.  It can take years to become proficient at gardening; growing enough for a family to eat everyday as well as to store away for the winter.

4.  Become self -sufficient.  Becoming self-sufficient doesn't mean that you have to grow or hunt every bit of food you need but rather start now to make the connections and relationships with others that have other skills and resources and establish a method of bartering with them for the supplies and services you'll need.

5.  Learn a trade.  Just as has been done for thousands of years, learn a trade such as woodworking, construction, sewing, farming or one of a hundred other trades and you'll be valuable in the community.  Acquire the tools and skills you'll need for your chosen trade and you will be valuable in your community and can barter with your skills.

Of course there are many other tips I could add but these five are a great place to start.  Most importantly, realize that things change, sometimes dramatically, and that doesn't have to be a bad thing.    


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