Sunday, January 5, 2020

20 Things To Do While We Wait for the Iran Stuff to Shake Out

The US-Iran situation is a shit show (no surprise there), and the Iraq situation is quickly devolving as well.  Needless to say, the powder-keg that is the Middle East is hitting a high boil as I type this.  So while we wait and see how all of this will shake out, here are 20 things you may want to do...

  1. Get your HAM radio license.
  2. After you have a HAM radio license, pick up a HAM radio and practice using it.
  3. Get a concealed carry license if you don't already have one.
  4. Buy a firearm and practice with it.  Often.
  5. Buy ammo, and plenty of it.
  6. Take a first aid class.
  7. Stock up on food (a case lot sale is a great opportunity to do this).
  8. And of course, stock up on bottled water as well.
  9. Keep plenty of cash on hand (securely) in the event that our online banking system goes down.
  10. Stockpile things you need and use everyday at home (medications, toilet paper, soap, baby diapers, etc).
  11. Review your home security and make any needed improvements.
  12. Consider what you would do if the power grid goes down (and prepare for this possibility now).
  13. Learn from others about how to survive civil unrest and other SHTF situations (examples here and here...there are lots of websites and YouTube videos on the topic).
  14. Learn how to cook from scratch.
  15. Learn about what would happen during a cyber attack and prepare accordingly.
  16. Be wary of what you believe (disinformation can be a form of cyber attack).
  17. Buy seeds and start planning this year's garden.
  18. Be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice.
  19. Get into excellent physical shape.
  20. Put together a preparedness library (PDF and hard copy).

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