Preparedness: How to Be Ready for Anything

Preparedness is important, y’all. It’s not just something for scouts. And it’s not just something you do once and forget about. Instead, preparedness is a mentality. It’s knowing, practicing, and being ready for whatever life is most likely throw at you, including opportunity. It means being mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically prepared. And, it’s fun to use zombies as the excuse, because, zombies.

Preparedness is a mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual thing.

Being prepared for everything isn’t humanly possible. But being prepared for the things life is most likely to throw at you is possible – and smart. So what is life most likely to throw at you?

  • Financial difficulties
  • Medical and health problems
  • Disasters common to your area
  • Death of loved ones
  • Zombies

Okay, so not zombies. But I’m sure there’s more that could happen, so we’ll lump those two together: zombies and everything else. While I’m sorting that all out, let’s look through the articles that are ready, shall we?

Food Storage

Cooking with Food Storage

Financial Preparedness

Medical and Health Preparedness

Health Resources, Tips, and Pointers from an ER Nurse

Family Preparedness

Knowledge is power – so load up on the good stuff so you can be prepared for anything.

Parenting Resources, Tips, and Tricks

Surviving Sleep Regressions and Sleep Disturbances

Some thoughts on preparedness…

Why bother being prepared? Well, it’s more than being ready for an emergency… it’s about being ready for opportunities, too. You see, when we’re ready and prepared, we can live more intentionally, more fearlessly, and more happily.


“There’s no harm in hoping for the best as long as you’re prepared for the worst.”

Stephen King, Different Seasons

“All things are ready, if our mind be so.”

William Shakespeare, Henry V

“It is not often that a man can make opportunities for himself. But he can put himself in such shape that when or if the opportunities come he is ready.”

Theodore Roosevelt

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