Daily Archives: March 9, 2012
I have failed to mention that the very first thing I did was pull together an EDC kit. It took very little in the way of time and resources, and the potential it provides far, far outstrips the effort and expense I put into it. I would recommend that be the first step anyone takes on the road to independence. Be prepared, you’ll never regret it!
(Please note that there is a difference between an EDC bag, a car kit bag, and a bug out bag.)
I started with a $15 backpack which I still use as my EDC, and goes everywhere with me. I have some spare cash, a knife, lip balm, a pad of paper, a pen, a sharpie, a cheap flashlight, a lighter superglue, mints, tweazers,..you get the idea. Personalize it for your own needs. Since an EDC goes everywhere and does not stay in the car (that would be a car kit), a couple of weeks ago I decided to add a spare set of keys to each of my vehicles. Guess what happened a couple of weeks ago that made me realize I needed to add them to the EDC…
Please know (as I do) that in the event of major and instant disasters, this blog will not be a very good resource. I’m talking about a major EMP or nuclear type attack. I will be accessing other blogs and resources for my information then. I merely want to achieve liberty, and have no real expertise in catastrophic meltdowns. I can fish and forage, and would have no problem shooting someone to protect my family, and I have scoured the internet for things like what to include in a good first aid kit, but most of my advice isn’t going to help if you are looking for how to survive a total SHTF scenario.
This blog has two primary purposes which are highly intertwined: to be prepared for the highest probability scenarios on the Threat Probability Matrix, and to live the life of liberty that our Founding Fathers so vehemently believed in. I think if you accomplish one you will have accomplished the other as well. I need to be able to live my life on my terms. I no longer want to be a debt serf, and I don’t want to be dependent upon the government to fix things if a crisis should occur. But accomplishing those goals requires time and money – two resources of which I am in short supply. I have debt, I work a lot of hours so I have very little free time, and I barely make enough money to provide for my family. I really feel like a slave.
Where there is a will, there is a way. I need to make sure I get the most bang for my buck (maximum results) from my efforts. I need to focus my efforts on those things that are going to yield multiple benefits for the time and money I put in. I need maximum/multiple benefits from each input. I also need to do something each week (daily if possible) to keep me moving in the right direction.