Millions of Americans have done nothing to assemble emergency supplies to support themselves in case of local civil unrest, economic collapse or regional weather disaster. As evidenced by multiple surveys, only around 30% of Americans say their disaster preparedness is adequate. Their plan must be to depend on the generosity of those who support the Red Cross and FEMA (all us taxpayers).
Now, we aren’t saying you should go nuts and become fanatical doomsday preppers like on Nat Geo. What we are saying though is that there is a place between fanatical and nothing, and that is the place where Realistic Sustainability lives. Realistic Sustainability is a concept that provides a measured and reasonable response to preparing for impending emergencies or disasters in or to protect yourself and your family. While survivalists require top of the line survival gear, Realistic Sustainability shows you what kind of reasonable quality gear and supplies you will need that will function properly during what we all hope is a once in a lifetime emergency.
The root of prepping is rooted in the Bible. Biblical references include:
- Galatians 6:5 “For each will have to bear his own load.”
- Proverbs 6:6-11 “Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest. How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.” This tells us to watch the ants (that do nothing but prepare for the future) and learn from their ways and become wise; that we should prepare like the ants do, without being told, because it is in our best interest.
- Proverbs 21:5 “The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.”
- Proverbs 21:20 “The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.”
- Proverbs 22:3 “A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.”