I'm nearly finished gathering supplies from this very basic emergency kit (I gave you earlier) inside a few totes in our basement. I'm nearing the point where--if we had just 10 minutes to leave our home in an emergency situation--we could do so without becoming all insanely panicky. We'd just be medium-panicky, instead. :)
That is a comforting thing, actually.
I'm even more closely prepared to hunker down for weeks here at Hobbit Cottage, should that be required, instead. Hopefully you won't see Tom and I on the local news in a wild-eyed crowd down at the supermarket right before (or after) a disaster. Hopefully.
Of course, none of us enjoys imagining potential disasters , but being a responsible adult requires thinking ahead, fun or not. At least it's more fun being caught prepared than unprepared.
Here's an article which amazingly states how I'm feeling about this preparedness thing. These days? This time in which we are alive? Hey, you never know.... and so I'll continue preparing for a future which only God, Himself, can see.
And there is comfort in that, also. That He sees what's ahead and can warn and direct us even before a hard time arrives. Whew. He is good.
When God asks us to prepare ahead of time, He enables us to do so. He gives us the wisdom along with the finances, even if it just means stocking-up on two types of items per week or adding to emergency bins over a period of time. Where there's God's will, there's a way.... including the energy and all else required to finish well.
Here's another Kindle freebie book (free as of today):
Survival Guide for Beginners
And another one:
Food Storage: Bug-out Buckets, Specialty Buckets, and Transition Buckets, for Preppers
And one more:
Doomsday Prepping Crash Course: The Ultimate Preppers Guide to Getting Prepared When You're on a Tight Budget
"At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
6 “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
7 “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’
9 “‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut." ... from Matthew 25