Great Sources of Preparedness Info

Are you getting ready for a possible crisis?   If you read the headlines these days, you might ask “Possible, don’t you mean probable?”.  I agree. Hurricanes, economic disruption, unemployment, increasing crime, heck, you name it….

People are turning to books, magazines, blogs, podcasts, and more in an effort to get their families prepared for coming crisis. No rational human wants these crisis to occur, but we want to be prepared, really prepared, just in case.   So in that effort some of the following sites are getting mucho exposure:

and more!

These and all the related books, gadgets and gear are flying off the shelves just as gold continues to go ballistic.  Most of your who know the mechanics of the phenomenon know that this is just rational humans looking to take care of thier future-no matter what happens.

I want to draw a distinction though, that there is a major difference between reading about something and actually PRACTICING that skill.  Most of these sources help us understand what needs to be done, but they don’t help us to actually embody this knowledge.  To embody any skill requires 1. Knowledge, 2. Actions, 3. Coaches, 4. Feedback and 5. Recurrence in order to actually turn it into a skill (and keep it!).

The Ready 5 program is designed to help people prudently do all of those things, but no matter where you are, you need to practice the skills in order to actually make them yours. Otherwise, it’s a great scholastic exercise that won’t do crap to save your life in the coming crisis.



Homemade Salsa, and I Really Mean, Homemade!

Homemade Salsa

I can’t think of a better way to be self sufficient and prepared than to grow all the ingredients in your yard or containers. Here in So. California we are lucky enough to have the weather to make that happen. Everything but the spices can be grown in a small yard or containers on a balcony.

5-6 tomatoes cored
1/2 white onion
1 clove garlic
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1-2 jalapeno peppers (seeded)
1/2 tablespoon salt (play with this amount to suit your taste)
juice from 1/2 a lime
1 capful of white vinegar
1 capful of apple cider vinegar
1/2 bunch of cilantro, coarsely chopped

blend in food processor to desired consistency

** watch out your jalapenos will grow so well you won’t know what to do with 20 peppers!