I suspect many of you men read "The Art of Manliness" on their website or on social media from time to time. I find their guidance and suggestions quite helpful.
I came across this article on their site entitled "How to Make A Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Emergency Evacuation Survival Kit." The advice in the article is solid; I encourage you to take a look. But I want to spend a moment discussing their rationale behind suggesting that modern men make the effort to have such a bag.
From the article:
"The thought of having to evacuate your home due to a sudden and imminent threat is not at all unrealistic. The reality is that sudden and uncontrollable events of nature and man do happen. Natural disasters such as hurricanes, storms, earthquakes, floods and volcanic explosions can strike fast and hard–wreaking havoc on homes, vehicles, roads, medical facilities and resource supply chains such as food, water, fuel, and electricity..... In our unstable and unpredictable world economy, we would be foolish to think there is also no chance of a terrorist or military attack from forces domestic or foreign that could possibly force us to evacuate our own home. An act of war is not the only threat from man. Dams burst, power plants go down, pipelines explode, oil spills occur, and other man-made structures and facilities can fail, resulting in disaster. Outbreaks of sickness and disease could also warrant an evacuation."
This is from a site that offers men fashion tips and suggestions for giving the woman in your life the perfect Christmas gift.
Creating a culture of preparedness will require that well rounded people - not just preppers - take the lead in setting an example by doing. We need more articles like this in traditional non-prepper forums.
Even Oprah's website has preparedness suggestions.
When we're encouraging others to get prepared, sometimes using an article or resource from a non-prepper site will be better received than something from some doomer prepper source.
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