This section is all about what you can do today. It forms a kind of introduction to some more in depth areas that you might wish to take a look at too, like how to grow your own food, tap into the world of green energy and learn about water purification. By taking what you learn here to heart, you can find yourself not only prepared in case things go wrong, but also very well positioned in the kind of life we enjoy today.
For example, investing in green energy isn’t just going to help you in a future without fossil fuels to burn, or when foreign countries attack the American infrastructure, it’s also going to generate power for you on a day to day basis. That means your monthly bills will be reduced, and leave you less reliant upon the company that supply you. Forgetting the survival side of things for a moment, how great would it be to remain the only house on your street with the lights on in the event of a power cut?
Being prepared is all about thinking carefully today, and taking steps to plan for things that may (and we hope will) never happen. In the same way that we take out insurance for driving or against our homes burning to the ground, we don’t expect these disasters to be highly likely. In the same way, protecting our families is a huge priority for most Americans, so doing a little research now to understand some of the risks, and discover others we’d never thought about is a very responsible course of action.
So, with our introduction out of the way, why not check out some of the simple things you can do today to start moving towards a more sustainable life without the reliance upon buying energy to heat our homes and power our electrical devices, needing a supermarket for food, or the clean water supply we’ve all become accustomed to?