(TargetLiberty.org) – We’ve all heard the term prepping, but not everyone really understands what it means. It’s the act of making sure you are prepared to survive on your own without all the modern-day conveniences you’re accustomed to.
Essentially, preppers stockpile food, ammunition, water, and anything else they might need to survive. That way, if they suddenly find themselves in a situation where grocery stores aren’t an option and public utilities disappear, they can survive.
The current coronavirus outbreak is the latest example of why being prepared is so important. The CDC is now telling Americans to get ready for the disease to spread and recommends having what you need to survive on your own for several weeks.
According to the CDC, it’s no longer a question of “if” the virus will come to the US, it’s a matter of “when” and “how bad.” Depending on the scale of the outbreak here in America, citizens should be ready for schools and businesses to close. And that means it’s time to start preparing.
The Time to Prepare Is Now
“We should all be dusting off our pandemic preparedness plans and rehearse them very quickly,” said Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University. “The core concept is social distancing.”
What does this mean? It means you need to have enough food, water, medications, and other essentials to live for at least two weeks without leaving your home. Are you ready? Most of us aren’t, but we absolutely should be.
Getting started on prepping can seem overwhelming. However, there are plenty of resources to help you figure out what you and your family need. There are prepackaged kits available and there are also plenty of websites that can help you plan with checklists.
While the current Coronavirus outbreak shouldn’t make you panic, it should serve as a reality check and spur you to start taking action. The truth is that emergency situations can happen at any time. Whether it’s an outbreak of a disease, a natural disaster, or a terrorist attack, prepping is just the smart thing to do.
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