No, you’re not crazy….
Have you ever dropped some truth on someone you know or love in an attempt to help them see how things “really are” and they look at you like you are insane? Maybe you mentioned 9/11, vaccine truth, economic collapse, EMP risks. It doesn’t matter.
Some people simply have no clue what is going on. Some people get hints of it and CHOOSE to ignore the evidence. I saw a great quote the other day. I don’t know who said it, but it’s worth repeating here…
“Sometimes people hold a belief that is very strong. When they are presented evidence that works against that belief, they cannot accept that evidence.
It creates a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with that core belief.”
THIS is what happens when you try to enlighten people with an uncomfortable truth about the way the world works.
You aren’t crazy. They just aren’t ready yet. If it’s someone you love, you have a decision to make. Sometimes pushing someone over the edge by forcing these truths on them can end a relationship. Decide carefully.
My ex wife still thinks I’m crazy. And in her mind, those things I was worried about 9 years ago still haven’t happened.
But in my mind – they are just getting closer and closer to reality. Do you feel the same?
It’s a very uncertain time to live on this planet. And we all have a choice to make…
Are we going to wing it and hope for the best? Or are we going to take some proactive steps while things are still calm that can help protect ourselves and our families.
I know I sleep better at night knowing I’m prepared for many emergencies that may come down the pike.
After three days of no water, you’ll be in big trouble. A years worth of food with no water isn’t going to help you. Get your water plan in order. Water storage or water filtration. Your two basic choices.
The bottled water industry has used marketing and manufactured demand to fool us into thinking their water was somehow better than what runs freely from our sinks at home. And we’ve bought their marketing to the tune of billions of bottles a week. UGH…
Critical points from the video:
- Bottled water is 1000 times more expensive than tap water.
- The oil needed to make all the plastic bottles could fuel a million cars.
- Often bottled water is actually tap water.
- The wasted empty water bottles from just one week could wrap around the globe five times.
- And we make so much waste we ship the trash to India. There’s mountains of plastic bottles.
- And we are destroying the planet.
Why are we doing this? Corporate profits. It’s sickening!
What do you do instead of buying bottled water – especially if you don’t like the way your tap water tastes? Get a Berkey Filter.
I’ve saved thousands of dollars the past several years by using a Berkey water filter to filter the nearly free water coming from the public water source. Berkey is my top choice for a daily use water filter. The water tastes great and saves me money. And saves the planet a few bottles at a time.
Please stop buying bottled water! Spread the word!!!
Emergency Food Warehouse is excited to announce that Relief Food will be in stock for customers! Relief Foods have no preservatives, yet have a 25 year shelf life so preppers can eat natural food that lasts. Relief Foods are GMO-free and have gluten-free options as well, all of which are at an affordable price.
That sounds like a good deal, but how do they taste? Check out a taste test of Relief Foods’ chili and pasta dishes in the video below:
There may come a time where you have to live off the land during a crisis. However, doing so without knowing what is safe to ingest can prove fatal. Avoid drinking any milky or discolored sap. Don’t eat any berries that are yellow, white, or red. Don’t eat grain heads with purple/pink or black spurs. Following these tips can help you pick the right plants to eat. For a full infographic about wild edibles, click here:: What to Eat in the Wilderness: A Survival Guide
Every survivalist and prepper knows to keep to a healthy diet and exercise in order to stay in top form in case an emergency hits. However, many don’t take into the account the physiological changes the body might go through during a crisis. Stress can raise blood sugar and blood pressure while suppressing the immune system. Loneliness can lead to personal neglect and loss of appetite. For a full article about survival and physiology, click here:: Survival Physiology: What You Don’t Know Can Kill You
One important activity all preppers take part in is storing food. Food storage is important in order for you and your family to stay fed during troubling times. However, not all stored food is created equal. There are some guidelines to follow in order to store a variety of food efficiently.
Never go shopping without a list of foods you need. It’ll help you get what you need in one trip and prevent impulse buying. Stick to the basics such as wheat, beans, rice, sugar, salt, and canned goods because they all store well and provide a balanced diet. If you have favorite foods, store more of them since you’ll probably go through that supply faster. Lastly, while vitamins and other supplements are important, don’t forget to add some candy or other comfort foods that can help alleviate stress or as a reward after a long day. For a full list of tips for food storage, click here:: Top 10 Smart Ways to Build Your Food Storage
One option for survivalists after a large disaster is to uproot and move the family to a safer area. However, you may not have the storage space to carry all your possessions with you. Finding a good storage facility within driving distance of your new home can help keep your items protected until you can move them in. Mobile storage is also an option that can allow you access to your possessions and keep them in your care. For a full article about moving and storing items post-disaster, click here:: Post-Natural Disaster Moving and Storage Tips
When the grid goes down and you don’t have a generator, your electric stove is worthless. If you get into such a scenario, no need to panic. Using two dozen bricks, a wire screen, and some flat ground outside, you can have an outdoor make-shift stove that can last until the power turns back on. Get the full how-to here:: The DIY ‘Survival Stove’ You Need When the Grid is Down
While we at Emergency Food Warehouse value independence as much as the next prepper, no man is an island. A community of preppers is more likely to survive than an individual. Then again, there are some who may question your motives and have trust issues despite your intentions.
One way to build trust is through body language. Instinctually, many people can build trust in a person based on their stature, movement, and facial expression. Keeping your answers honest and short while leaning forward toward a person can indicate honesty and confidence. Keeping your arms uncrossed shows that you’re lowering your defenses, allowing the person you’re talking to see that you trust them. Then there’s the thing you’ve learned since you were a child: maintain eye contact. Doing these simple gestures can help turn a suspicious prepper into a welcomed ally. For a full article about body language, click here:: Learn to Use Body Language to Establish Trust
Having a stash of Ziploc bags can really help a survivalist during trying times. The bags can help keep maps and other documents dry when traveling through wet terrain. The bags can keep matches and other fire-starting supplies dry. They can also be used to make funnels and make blocks of ice. For more prepper uses for Ziploc baggies, click here:: Uses for Ziploc Bags