Many of us have lived lives that are based on certain assumptions. These assumptions, such as immediate access to edible food and drinkable water, are in turn built on huge systems that are exceptionally intricate and intertwined.
Current world events are testing these systems. In the middle of such a time of these how can we begin to plan for greater unknowns? Here’s a quick check-list that I use.
- Think about what can be done right now (don’t beat yourself up for not being better prepared).
- Get back to basics. What do you actually need? Food, shelter, clothing, hygiene, source of energy, other essentials?
- Resources – find trusted resources (I like finding people I can trust) to compare notes with.
- Use your imagination – the unknown is just that, unknown. Your imagination is your greatest tool to play out possible scenarios and plan for them.
I’m not a preparedness junkie, but having parents who lived through a war changes your perspective a little. In cases such as these, it’s okay to seem like you’re over-reacting. The goal is to never have to put the plan into place – better to be prepared, than not.