I used to watch TV shows about doomsday prepping.  Though I don’t put a lot of stock in it, I found it interesting what other people have done to survive a wide variety of disasters.  They stored or set up treatment for water.  Personally, I figure on keeping a few gallons of distilled water handy

Naturally, some store food and provide for the future.  Generally the storage includes freeze dried foods, keeping livestock and gardening.  The hitch here is that you have to be careful about the seed you use.  Most modern seeds cannot be replanted.  Those that produce the seeds do this on purpose so the farmers have to go back to them year after year.

Depending on what the prepper feared, most built shelters and some keep the location a guarded secret.  Some are designed to protect from weather, some from chemical or biological hazard, and others are designed to protect from hydrogen bombs.  Then too, some were designed to protect from neighbors trying to rob the food and water that they have set aside for themselves.

Oddly, we citizens are not the only ones that prepare for disasters.  We now have a big shelter inside a mountain, which is supposed to survive almost anything, including nuclear attack.  There have been a number of shelters designed for the president and congress.  I would not be surprised if there was something down deep under The Whitehouse for the president and some of his staff.  Even if not, the president can get on Air Force One and stay in the air for days.  I don’t know, maybe weeks.

I saw a thing a few years ago where an outfit can build a storm shelter right below your garage.  I know of at least one case where it worked.  Their house was utterly destroyed, but the family remained safe underground.  I guess that was one case where prepping was well worth it.

When all is said and done, I have come to the conclusion that the safest place to be in the case of a disaster is in a nuclear submarine.  A sub running about two-hundred feet below the surface would not likely be affected by any weather, earth quakes, tidal waves and biological or chemical disasters.  Those in a sub would more likely survive even an all-out atomic war, for a while anyway.

The modern day atomic sub can remain operational for up to thirty years.  Unfortunately, the crew would run out of food long before that.  Still, they would have plenty of air and water.

Personally, I have found that prepping is not that difficult, especially for those of us that can’t afford big shelters and such.  As mentioned above, a few gallons of water, a good supply of canned food is about all it takes.  A good supply of pasta is nice and not at all expensive.  It all can last up to two years.

Even if I did have something that would last me years, it still wouldn’t work.  Now and then I have to visit a pharmacy and buy a bunch of pills.  Without the pills, I will likely die soon anyway.  To the best of my knowledge, they won’t let me buy all that many in advance.

At any rate, you might like to read my book “The Prepper.”  You won’t learn much about prepping in it, but it is a good who-done-it.  Of all my books, the prepper is the only one that sells itself.

The book is available for Kindle and can be ordered through Amazon.  The easiest way to find it is to go to my author’s page.  Most of the time, you can just click on the below URL.


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