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==== ==== First aid, freeze dried food, preparedness seeds, long-term food storage kits, veggie packs, meat packs, more: http://www.familysurvivalsolutions.com/ ==== ==== ID: 1266684 Author: Andrea Palmer Date Published: Jun 21, 2008 Title: Preparedness is About Balance Summary: It is very easy to focus on only physical preparedness when there are floods going on in the Midwest, earthquakes o... Body: It is very easy to focus on only physical preparedness when there are floods going on in the Midwest, earthquakes over in Asia, so many various terrorist attacks that can happen at any moment. It is up to each of us to prepare our families the best way we can, and NOT depend on the government to come in and 'save' us. It is also up to each of us to be prepared emotionally, mentally and spiritually for any emergency or disaster to happen. If we are not prepared in every way, no matter how much food we have, won't make a difference in survival and life.First: Of course you must be prepared physically. You must know the risks in your area, or places to which you travel. Is your home near a fault line? A river? The ocean? Chemical Plant? A desert? The mountains? Remember that anything can happen and there can be times coming when you can't just simply walk down to your local grocery store to get your food.Suggestion: Take and extra $20 each time you go grocery shopping, starting today, and use it on food storage. Flour. Wheat. Sugar. Canned Food. Or allot an amount that is doable for your family. But get something specifically for your storage EACH time your shop. It builds faster than you realize.Second: Remember that throughout the preparedness process you are gaining knowledge about what is going on in the world around you. It is not wise to just ignore the fact that it is time to be ready for anything to happen. If you just buy food, and don't take the time to research and read about what emergencies can happen around your area, when they come, mentally you won't be able to handle the crisis. Your brain and body will go into 'panic' mode. Have specific places where you have laid out a plan of where you are going to go. Make sure your kids know where to go if they are at school. Know the path they travel home. Know the surest and safest way to get to a family members or friends house if you are single. Taking the time to make a plan mentally saves lives when the actual disaster happens.Suggestion: Take one hour each Sunday to read about your area. When you are done gathering information, put the relevant information into a binder. Make a plan with your family one Sunday. Sit down with them and go over where they need to go from school, which path to take. Go over what to do in a disaster that would happen in your area. Make 'emergency cards' from 3x5 cards and laminate them and put them in their backpacks for reference.Third: Remember that it does not just take a major disaster in your area to account for an emergency. There are many ways a personal emergency can happen your life through traveling, or a death in the family, lose of a job, etc. Emotional preparedness (which I equate with spiritual preparedness) is the foundation of the inner peace you can rely on in emergency situations. Take personal time each day to pray, meditate, and build your inner soul. When an emergency happens, if you already have 'inner chaos' the emergency will just make it worse! Train


your mind and thoughts to be at peace with every day life situations, and you will be more prepared to handle the 'emergency' thoughts that come in a disaster.Suggestion: Take time to reflect inwardly. Are you at peace? If not, why? Do you have turmoil in your relationships? How can your pride be let down to improve them? How can you love more? How can you improve your relationship with God? Andrea Palmer writes articles on business, communications, preparedness and relationships. You can learn more about preparedness by visiting my blog, 'Are You Prepared?' http://yourpreparedness.blogspot.com

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