There is plenty of speculation as to when, how or IF the 2012 apocalypse is going to strike, but regardless, we should all just stop wondering what we’re going to do about it, and start taking action now.
But what is there that you can do?
There are obviously loads of very impractical, expensive things you can do to prepare e.g. fill your house with weaponry, move to the mountains, purchase a helicopter etc. but what can you do now, to at least put your mind at ease? Let me suggest three simple, cheap, readily available things that you should own NOW to be ready for disaster tomorrow.
Stock Clean Drinking Water
Drinking water from the taps is a luxury that we all know that we take for granted, and it won’t last forever. Therefore, unless you are versed in the methods of obtaining safe drinking water from your natural environment, it is well worth buying a huge stockpile of drinking water to just sit in your cellar/basement/attic/garage should you need it. Water won’t go off, so head down to your local cash and carry and grab yourself one of the most lifesaving deals you might ever get.
Stock Emergency Food
There is an incredible range of survival food available online now, with disaster preparedness websites popping up all over the place as people start to understand the risks that we face. Mountain House food is probably the leading manufacturer of freeze dried foods– the perfect survival food. For a relatively small price you can buy enough freeze dried food to feed a family of four for a whole year. UK company Emergency Food Storage are leaders in this area, and have a huge range of stock and advice to help you choose what is best for you and your family.
Get Decent Clothes
If you find yourself stranded, homeless and exposed to the elements you are going to really regret buying that cheap rain jacket over the more expensive one last winter. It is a huge cliche, but you just can’t put a price on quality when it comes to keeping yourself warm and dry. Take yourself down to a proper outdoors shop and treat yourself to the best North Face jacket and proper walking shoes. Whilst you’re there it might also be worth getting a long-life head torch, a windproof lighter and a good multi-function tool, as we tend to find that if you have these three items you can survive in most conditions.
So there you have it. Pretty simple, but the advice is clear: Stock up on water, food, good clothes and equipment so you can at least give yourself a chance should the apocalypse come.