The following video is to prepare you for survival skills which may be needed in the event of an emergency.
Video: Bivouac Backcountry Camping Survival Skill Priorities – Fire Wood and Making Shelter
———————— Preparation for hard times is essential for our well being and survival. This page is dedicated to helping others prepare in case of catastrophic events. Not only should we prepare physically, we should also prepare spiritually. Make sure you are prepared to meet your maker. Time is so close for the return of Jesus! Make sure you are on the right side – Good or Evil. Not only will you reserve a spot in Heaven, but God will help you now and in times of trouble also. Get Saved! 😉
(This was originally posted on November, 12, 2012. (I feel that this subject is so vital to our times that I made a page dedicated to preparation!)
If you have read many of my posts or know anything of bible prophecy then you should also know that hard times are ahead of us. Jesus himself warns us that there will be famines, plagues, wars and pestilence. Jesus also said that no one knows the day or the hour of his return. If you are a Christian that believes in the rapture then you may think that Jesus will take us away before it gets too bad. But what if hard times hit before the rapture? We are already in hard times, but it will get much worse. Will we as true Christians still be here?
I think Jesus and the bible gives us enough warning through biblical history that warns us to be prepared. Noah filled the Ark with supplies as God commanded. The Egyptians went through a seven year drought and stored enough food as foretold in a dream which the Pharoh had and was interpreted by Joseph. Jesus tells us to prepare for his second coming and all of the signs to watch for. What if these signs get really bad before the rapture? What if the rapture is not pre-tribulation? Then we could be in store for some suffering.
Being prepared is better than not. Storing away supplies for future hard times is a good idea. I believe that God does supply all of our needs, however I also believe that God gives us advance warnings to prepare.
What should you store away? How much do you need to store? When should you begin to store? These are questions we should be asking ourselves. I am no expert on long term food or emergency preparation. I am storing away goods just in case. For expert advice I suggest that you use the internet and / or check out some books on the subject. I will however give you my opinion.
I think the most important items are food and water. You will need to have food that will last for several years. You will need foods which are easy to prepare. Foods that do not need much water. Canned foods are good. Although the shelf life is much less than packaged dried foods. Some foods come dry in a package, use little water and little cooking time. For instance dry flavored rice or beans, dry ramen noodles, dry milk, oats, dry soups, crackers, nuts, seeds and whole grains. There are many places to obtain food for long term storage. I also think that you can obtain many of these items from your local grocery store. Most prepackaged food items will last longer than the expiration date, which is a “best if used by” date.
Water storage and filtration will also be needed. You can purchase pre-bottled water or bottle it yourself. There are also many different types of water filters available. Some are better than others and more expensive also.
Fuel for cooking will be invaluable. There are many types of fuels available. Purchasing a small propane camping stove is a good idea. Sterno is another option. Sterno is a small can of semi-solid liquid that burns slowly and can be placed under pots and pans. You will need something to place the pan on top of also to make room for the sterno underneath. Fuel for warmth is another consideration. Fireplaces and wood burning stoves are a great option. If that is not available, there are propane heaters as well as kerosene heaters available. It is also a good idea to have plenty of extra blankets laying around. Sleeping bags are also a great idea.
First aid supplies are also essential: bandages, band aides, anti-biotic ointment, hydrogen peroxide, instant ice packs and hot packs, aspirin or ibuprofen, cotton balls and/or swabs, thermometer. Prescription medications and other meds you might need.
Lighting is also important. Emergency candles are inexpensive and readily available. Hand crank flash lights and lanterns, battery operated lights, solar lights. Batteries for lights and radios.
Emergency radios are now available which do not use batteries. I have searched the internet and found hand crank radios for under $25 US.
–Cash – It is important to keep some cash on hand. If electricity is out for a while you may not be able to access ATMs or banks.
–Duct Tape – You never know what situation might arise. Duct tape is very useful and can be used for hundreds of different uses.
-Pocket knife – This is also an essential item to carry with you. Just ask any boy scout!
There are plenty of other items which may be necessary during emergency situations. This is just a short list of what I believe to be the most important items for myself. Everyone has different needs and not everyone has money to spend. By preparing ahead of time you can stock away items gradually and not feel overwhelmed to do it all at once.
May God Bless us and keep us from the tribulation period! 🙂
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