Preparing for exams, a job interview, or even a weekend pleasure is fundamental to success, but how much thought have we given to preparing for survival in case of natural or man-made disasters? Apparently an increasing number of us do, as preppers grow in numbers and you know it's hit the nerve of mainstream society when TV ads begin showing products such as dehydration ovens to dehydrate food that can last up to 20 years in its dried form.
In this book, author Gavin Williams methodically lays out the argument for preparation as the key to survival. From natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes to man-made disruption of law and order that poses an increasing threat to our safety and well being. Preparation begins with simple basics, as an example if you live in an area that is given to frequent fires, clear away bushes from the immediate area of your house, to how to survive in the wild by finding sources of water and how to forage and hunt for your food.
I found the information both helpful and well presented in a logical sequence. While the need to prep for a 20-year survival may appear to be in the extreme (but could indeed be a reality) it is and should be part of everyone's plan. How often does power go out and you have no heat to keep you warm or to cook food? What about water being contaminated? While these may not be epic SHTF situations they are a real and ever present danger and we should not minimize the importance of being prepared for the "small stuff."
After reading SHTF Prepping, I am going to at the very least put some basics in place. It just makes sense!