As far as the idea to prepare ourselves for what is to come, most of us are on the same page and are like minded to the fact we do it all to survive.
We spent countless hours stocking food, stacking ammo and learning new skills to insure we are the ones left standing when whatever happens, happens.
We raise animals and gardens for food, prepare our homesteads to be self sustainable and teach our children how to live right and work hard, all for the greater good of the family and the hard times to come.
We have food for when there will not be any, emergency packs to live out of when forced out, lights for when the electricity is no more, water for when it can't be pumped, weapons and ammo to keep us safe, bags of silver and gold for currency when our dollar fails and we even have predetermined locations for refuge if need be.
We do all this because we do not want to be caught unprepared for whatever is to come. Even with all the prepping, working and learning to be sure we will survive, we are still not sure on what and when it will happen. We can speculate, debate and discuss about politics, global warming and the collapsing economy all day, but in the end we still do not know for sure.
All we think or know is that something will happen and we have to be prepared for it.
The one thing you can count on is that yes something will happen, you are going to die. I hate to be the one to break it to you but it is the cold hard truth. There is no way around it no matter how much you prepare against it, it will happen.
You spent your whole life prepping for what is to come and how you can survive it, but what have you done to prepare your soul for the inevitable?
What good is a pantry full of food or a bug out location set up to sustain you for two months when you will not be around to use it? What good is that secret stash of silver you have buried out back when you don't make it back home from work one day? What do you think will happen to that beautiful self functioning Homestead you have spent a lifetime building when a drunk driver runs a red light and you are hit and killed this weekend?
If you spent your whole life working on what might come instead of what you know will come then it is all for not and you just wasted it all. If you are not one hundred percent sure you are prepared for the real "IT" then you might want to take a step back and do just that.
From now on when I am asked what is the first thing one should do to be prepared, I will simply tell them, "First and foremost, take time to prepare your soul and get right with him, the rest really doesn't matter."
I did not want to write this post. It was put on my heart for some reason or another so I had to.