There have been a few times in my life when "current events" scared the crap out of me. I mean, I was seriously worried about the future of all mankind when they happened!
The first was the Cuban Missile Crisis in the early 60s.
Were you alive back then? If so, you might remember the "Duck and Cover" drills they held in school; during which you jumped under your desk and covered your head to try to lessen the effects of a Nuclear bomb strike.
The second sobering event in my life was the 9-11 attacks of 2001.
As that fateful day unfolded, I remember how unsettling it was and the uncertainty of not knowing if and when the brutal terrorist attacks would end.
The third major event that impacted me strongly was the Financial Crisis of 2008, the worst U.S. economic disaster since the Great Depression of 1929.
Now that was scary, as it could easily have caused a collapse of the entire world financial system. And what chaos that would have been!
The sad thing about these significant events in my life is that all three; threat of nuclear war, serious terrorist attack, and major financial collapse, are all still possible today.
You don't have to be a prepper living off-the-grid in the wilderness to realize that long-term survival preparation just plain makes sense. For all of us.
So how can you put a "Doomsday Survival" protection plan in place for your family, without breaking the bank? We provide some common-sense answers here.
The first thing you need to think about is how you will provide food, and even more urgently, water, for your family in the event of disaster.
How will you eat when the grocery stores look like this?
Some excellent solutions here: Survival Food & Water.
What if a natural disaster or civil unrest renders your home unsafe to stay in?
Well, then you'd better prepare a portable cache of equipment and supplies you can grab and run with. You should include shelter from the elements and tools to help you obtain food and water in the wild.
This is called a "Bug-out Bag", and we tell you how to put one together here: Bugout Bag.
In keeping with our "Gadget" theme, we also present lots of other essential survival gear and gadgets you might want to add to your survival arsenal: Essential Gear.
There you will read about a compact but versatile survival stove, multi-use tools and a folding camp saw.
Lastly, a serious disaster could well cause civil unrest and knock out the power of law enforcement in your locale.
For that reason, we advocate the possession of and proficiency in the use of firearms (state laws permitting). You will want to protect your family, home and survival supplies from possible outside threats.
Firearms are by far the best means of protecting you and your loved ones.