It’s been a while since I wrote a survival diary but with all the craziness in the world today, I felt like today, August 24, there needed to be an update on what was happening here at our homestead – and while I hope all of you are doing ok out there, I am sure many can relate to what I am about to share.
2020 has been a year from hell to say the least.
From Covid-19, the worldwide pandemic that some believe is real and some believe is made up to riots, store shelf shortages and life as we knew it pretty much being gone, day to day life has taken a turn that I do not believe is for the best.
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The Fear Factor And Effects Of Covid-19
Our elderly, as well as children who need full time care outside of their home, are wasting away in long term care facilities.
Some do not understand what is going on and feel like they have been abandoned.
Others are painfully aware of what is happening in the outside world and continue to try to adjust to their new normal.
Doctor visits are via Telehealth – and when you do get an in person visit, they are wearing white lab coats, a mask over a mask and a face shield on top of that.
When did everyday life turn into something out of a science fiction movie?
Depression, anxiety, loneliness – I’m experiencing it all and I’m not alone.
What are the long term affects of this going to be for everyone of every age?
I don’t think it’s going to be good.
Covid-19 Is Something We Weren’t Prepared For
For years, I’ve been encouraging people to stock up, learn survival skills and be ready for any type of SHTF situation, but to be honest living through Covid-19 taught me there was a lot that we weren’t prepared for.
Never once did I think about the mental impact living under these conditions day after day, month after month, would have.
I didn’t really think about isolation.
Everything was more basic, like stock up so when the store shelves are empty you and your family still have food.
Survival preparedness needs to be taken seriously because you never know when a natural disaster or a man-made catastrophe might happen. A disaster can occur when you least expect it, and this is why it is extremely important to be well-prepared before you are caught off-guard.
Active shooter situations are very common these days. This is why understanding the top survival tips and strategies is so important. The more prepared you are and the calmer you are, the more likely you are to survive.
Preparedness is a popular past time and serious concern for a large number of people. While food storage, water, emergency preparedness, and fuel are usually the focus. Have you thought about producing your own food?