When turbulent and unsettling times arrive and become overwhelmingly present in the lives of rational people, those same people, who possess a healthy dose of common sense and logic, will look towards the future and the best way to meet it prepared. This article is here for those of you who consider yourselves as such – smart, rational and observant of the everyday occurrences that can sadly be discouraging. If you agree on this, then you can also agree that the future might not be so bright and hopeful as we might once have hoped. And so, with this in mind, we want to look towards preparedness. Securing a safe place and a safe existence for ourselves and our loved ones, in the case when things go downhill on a vast, global scale. When those times arrive, the ones who took the time and effort to think in advance will naturally reap the rewards of their sowing. Do not allow yourself to be caught “red handed” and read on to find out some of the best things you can do in your house, to prepare for the future!
Benefits of Thinking in Advance
First of all, let us address and appreciate the numerous benefits of thinking in advance, always moving one step ahead of the current developments. Some might call it paranoid, worrisome, or needless, but let us call it rational and safe.
Those who opt to ignore the many issues that the modern society is faced with are playing a potentially losing game. Turning a blind eye to the irrational, logic defying issues of today will inevitably lead to a bad outcome in the future. This bad outcome will be simply unpreparedness and its debilitating setback when things go from bad to worse in a short time.
Innovation is Key
When deciding to prepare yourself and your home for either an economic, natural or hostile crisis, you will certainly have to possess and look towards innovation. Innovation is key when observing and deciding on the furnishings and implementations to add to your home to make it more secure and prepare. But even if intuition and innovative thinking aren’t your strongest side, you can still seek inspiration on the internet and from experiences of other people. Some of the best sites filled to the brim with ideas are Pinterest, Google, and various prepper forums. Explore to find the best designs from around the world.
A prepper’s home needs to be above all, well stocked. Make that a number one on the list. We addressed this in previous articles so make sure to check them out. Once you are well supplied with food and provisions, you can look towards gadgets, simple projects and house repairs. One of the best places to start at is a basement or a garage. You want to use every possible space available to you for storage, hidden compartments and such.
An interesting idea for all of you who are gun owners, could be a hidden storage for you guns in case of emergency. Discover new ideas and plans on how you can build one of these in a secret, yet easy to reach place. This way you will always have a sense of security.
Another good implementation that is very important, has to do with water. Clean water is essential for survival. Your basement can be a great storage area for large quantities of water. And remember to never store all of your supplies in one single area. Since you never know on the type of crisis you might experience, you want to be prepared for anything. So, besides the basement, an attic is also an important place for a prepper.
Do It Yourself
Never underestimate your abilities. While purchasing pre-made supplies can be easy and time-saving, crafting on your own can be important to develop skills and save much needed money. Before you go purchasing shelves, reinforced doors, and similar, think whether you could accomplish building it on your own. Do-it-yourself ethic should be much praised in the prepper communities, since there are many benefits to it, and much more freedom in designing your own implementations.
In the end, a simplified conclusion is that you should do all you can to face tomorrow ready and willing to survive. Do not allow yourself to neglect and shun all the irrational behavior of the modern society and the problems that are arising around the globe. Even if they seem far from you, and not influencing you directly, whether you like it or not one day you might be involuntarily drawn into these issues. And when that happens, you will hopefully, be prepared and willing to do all it takes to persevere and protect your family.