As I said in an earlier post.....we've been watching the show "Doomsday Preppers" on the National Geographic channel. Its always interesting, sometimes funny, makes you think, and honestly makes you wonder about the families they found to be on the show.
But, Amy and I were "inspired" by a family that have built their own home (compound) out of huge metal packing crates. We decided that moving would be too much trouble but we could get these containers and surround our current home with them for safety....now if we did this around the whole yard, it wouldn't matter how tall my grass got or if we ever edged the driveway, or if I tore up my front lawn and planted it in squash. It would probably cut down on door to door salesmen or whoever. Then I thought for another level of protection, we should get one of those rescue panthers from the Geico commercials.
Since "the city" doesn't like cars parked in the road or yard ~ what do you think they will do about my packing container compound? Letters, letters, letters~
Now, I am poking fun at the folks on the show. I do think Nat Geo found the most extreme of the preppers to feature on the show. Hopefully, all these folks have a relationship with the Lord and they are making their preperations through His leading and His guidance. Any of the scenarios they are prepping against could happen. I do believe you should have some level of prep for electricity being out, or a flu epidemic, or a hurricane/tornado, or prices going through the roof. Have some batteries, shelf stable food, an extra propane tank for your grill to cook, etc. But 10 years of freeze dried food is probably extreme.
I would like to learn a few of their skills, especially in regards to canning and preserving foods. I'd like to know how to can Meat. This would come in handy for a power outage or to carry in the RV for a trip. And any of these skills would come in handy if you were ever chosen to be on the show "Survivor". but thats another story!