Yes, we all need to become survival savvy.
The word 'survival' conjures up all sorts of unpleasant images — like surviving a car crash to surviving a heart-attack. It's a conscious thought but we rarely go beyond anything more than just the thought.
Yes, some of us get a kick out of watching the Survivor TV show, but that's an altogether different ball-game.
The word 'disaster' gets demoted to the disastrous feeling of 'our home team lost the game' — that's a disaster?
It's disaster survival in other parts of the world, like famines or mudslides, refugees seeking safe havens, which make us feel helpless to do anything.
How about contagious diseases, or volcano eruptions in Hawaii?
Or the tornadoes in Oklahoma?
Coronavirus in China AND all around the world?
Now these are disasters!
Let's pay attention to what we can do — in our own backyards.
My first experience of Survival Savvy after hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004, was easy, I'm sure, compared to poor souls who lost everything they own — including their lives — in mudslides, volcano eruptions, and wars. Read my brief story and see photos of how we got through the hurricanes.
When violence happens in your own backyard, you need to be survival savvy too. I can only imagine what the poor person felt like after discovering the Boston Marathon Bomber terrorist survivor hidden in his boat in his back yard. Drop the tarp and call for the police! He did the right thing.
Food prices ARE still rising (no doubt they always will!), and we need to get prepared to save money by dehydrating foods while they're plentiful, i.e. "in season."
This brings us to Survival Savvy. And Action.
Take ACTION to save money by baking your own bread. YES, you CAN do it too. I'm proof of it! I'm no baker, but this bread is 'to die for' — click the bread link above for yummy photos and the link to get the 'mother of all breads' recipe!
Check out this great site! Simple Green Living
helps families and individuals take steps toward a low-impact,
high-efficiency lifestyle! Grow your own food, save money, save on fuel,
learn homesteading skills and so much more! Talk about being survival savvy!
Is It Possible To Save Money and stop throwing it down the toilet? You bet! Save money by cutting out things that aren't absolute necessities, such as:
We still haven't had a balanced budget from any presidential administrations since the 90's — and yet they expect all taxpayers to stick to a budget! Sadly, most people DON'T have a budget, they spend more than they earn, and charge everything on their credit cards — and wham! It hits 'em like a ton of bricks ... hence all the bankruptcies across America.
People are not saving as much as they used to because prices are skyrocketing so they've nuttin' left over TO SAVE.
Funny thing is, you may not notice it on a day-to- day basis. When you look back to only a year ago, you'll see a price percentage rise in the double-digits – of many goods! You may also find companies are packaging product differently — i.e. same container — but it has an ounce LESS of product IN IT, but at the same price. All this in the name of stopping us from panicking and putting "two and two together." Yeah, right.
If you need help creating a balanced budget, Dave Ramsey heads the list.