What’s Going On In Our World As To Why We Would Need To Be Preparing For An Economic Disaster??
I realize that for some, the term “Preppers” may be totally new and it may make you think of the kids in high school who wore khaki’s, penny loafers and polo shirts. But this is for you if you are just starting to realize that world events and potential natural disasters can be cause for concern for you, your family and your business.
So, a “Prepper” is someone who takes this seriously and is at least doing some things to prepare for such eventualities.
Now for the committed preppers, thy will realize the Amish offer a glimpse into the “Simple Life”, which the Amish have lived since the 1600’s when they were formed in Europe by a man named Jakob Ammann. A related group with similar conservative religious values is the Mennonites.
So, for purposes of our discussions, when I refer to the Amish, I am talking about the Amish/Mennonite culture.
The Amish migrated to the United States in the 1800’s to escape religious persecution. They have established several small areas which they live in throughout the U.S. and one of them happens to be central northern Indiana here I have lived for many years. About 10 years ago my wife and I bought a business from a Mennonite family and we had many Amish working for us during the time we had the business. (We sold it in 2009, just before real estate market got really bad. Made a nice profit and everything was paid off. The business just sold again for a few hundred thousand less than we sold it for.)
We have been prepping to some extent the entire time we’ve lived here, but have stepped up our activity dramatically the last year or so.
Willis my Amish friend revealed to me a few months ago, that he’d really like to find a way to help others by getting survival and prepping tips out to society. So, with my colleague, Hari Luker, Willis and I have formed Amish Survival Secrets.
This is all a long way of setting the stage and giving you a feel of where we’re coming from. You see, the Amish have been made fun of, sometimes thought of as very mysterious. There are shows on TV like Breaking Amish ( http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/tv/breaking-amish/videos ) that sensationalize the Amish lifestyle.
Then there’s the Amish Heater, which has been sold for several years through full page, direct response ads in virtually every newspaper in the country. The fact is that the Amish don’t use these heaters and the only thing that might make them Amish is a wood surround cabinet for the electric heater. ( http://www.heatsurgesale.com/ ) From a business growth specialist, I have to tip my hat to them, but from someone who knows the Amish I realize how fake it really is.
In our case, this is not fake. Willis is really Amish and I have worked with and know the Amish. By combining our technology and online skills with Willis’s personal knowledge and access to secrets only the Amish know, we can bring you “true Amish” ideas that you can use in your life.
So, what are the threats to consider?
Here’s just a few things that could happen:
- Major economic upheaval due to burgeoning debt and failing economies throughout the world
- Natural disasters
- Solar Flares on Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) – Wipes out everything electrical and would shut down everything, instantaneously. Internet, modern cars, phones, electrical grid, computers, etc. This has happened a few times in the last century and our enemies now have the capability to do it to us.
- Nuclear Strike
- Terrorist Strike
- Major Energy Shortages Skyrocketing Inflation Whatever Else??
We’ve seen all of these play out recently. See how many people were devastated in these situations.
If this sounds like doomsday talk and you just want to go about your daily business and react when you have to… no problem. But, consider how many are listed above and others that haven’t been considered. Is it possible that at least one of these could happen to you in the next 10 years, even if you are not a gloom and doom person?
So the point is here, is to simply make you aware of what COULD happen and that there are some very simple remedies for you to act upon to make sure you are ready if or when this happens.