Can Christians Also Be Survival Prepper’s?

I read a story today that really freaked me out because it said “it’s a sin to be a prep for the end of the world”. It went into detail about having faith in God and knowing he would take care of his believers (regardless of how bad or dangerous of a situation) is all you need to do.

As a fellow Christian, my faith in God has never been stronger. however, If there was a black-out due to a power grid failure, leaving me and my family with no food or water for days or weeks on end, how would I survive that?

I called my good friend and pastor, Chris because he always helps with calming my nerves and remembering god’s message. As it turns out, I’m not the only one that feels puzzled and scared about my future from time to time. 

Christians all around the world are preoccupied with the end of the world. The media has shown the empty shelves in grocery stores nationwide, and price gouges in almost every food and product. In pop culture, you see it in movies and TV series. However, there is a balance It’s easy to look at today’s world and feel unsettled. Although many Christians are troubled with fear, anxiety, and worry. There’s a sense of feeling powerless and defeated as we look at the unstable and roller-coaster of a world we live in today. Always remember, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains are moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.” Psalm 46:1–3. 

Our savor does not want us to live in a constant state of anxiousness. During hard times like these, he wants us to remember God has not failed us. He has promised to be with us in the middle of tragedy.

A huge area of controversy in prepping today is whether Christians should be preppers. Each situation is unique, but it’s highly encouraged to take your unique situation to God in prayer and ask for His guidance. 

Without a question, It is absolutely biblical to prepare yourself and your family for the future when God provides you with the opportunity to do so—spiritually and physically.

Our faith and focus should always remain on Christ, prepping is purely an opportunity we can utilize to be a good steward of God’s blessings and minister to others in times of need.

Well, that’ll all from me for the day. My best friend from Puerto Rico is in town for his birthday and I’ve got to start getting ready (we’re going to a fancy sushi restaurant). But I did want to share what’s been on my mind all day and see if anyone else feels the same? I would love to hear all about it if anyone feels comfortable enough to share. 😊 

Survival Prepper: Blueprint To Perseving Water

With summer approaching and high temperatures once again breaking records. It’s safe to assume there will be some crisis. Or, in some cases, the electrical companies must turn the power off during extreme weather events like wildfires or rolling blackouts. 

Prepping does not have to cost you an arm and a leg. The only thing you should be preparing for is maintaining your basic needs. After all, once the power goes out, you risk your health, food, and overall livelihood. Tbh, there are many ways you can survive a short-term disaster with very minimal inconvenience. In this post I wanted to strictly focus on water resources and storage.

Keeping Water On Hand For Emergencies

When the power goes out, you can bet so do the water treatment facilities. Because they use electricity to pump the water, once the power is out, your water may no longer be safe for drinking, personal hygiene, or cooking. When that happens most will turn to boiling water or other resources, having water stored ahead of time can circumvent this situation.

If we follow the recommendation of emergency organizations, each person will need a gallon per day per person. That means a family of 4 would require 28 gallons a week! Can you imagine what the grocery stores would look like if a crisis were to strike now? Well, we don’t need to imagine it, we’ve been living it on and off for the last couple of years. It’s so much easier to pick up a few gallons every time you’re heading to the grocery store, rather than wait for a disastrous situation.

Building An Emergency Water Supply

To start, you really need to think about what type of container would be the safest for long-term storage. Plastic containers that are polyethylene-based plastics, or plastics #1, #2, and #4. All food-grade plastics are made of High-density polyethylene (HDPE) #2. You can also use glass bottles as long as they haven’t stored non-food items. Stainless steel is another option, but keep in mind you won’t be able to treat your stored water with chlorine, as it wears down steel. It’s important that you seal and label your water stating what it’s used for and the expiration date. Store the containers in a cool, dry, and dark place for up to 6 months. Though its flavor can change over time, it’s still considered safe to drink if properly stored.

Store Bought Water

Although buying pre-packaged water would be the easiest route to stock up on your emergency supply, it is slightly more expensive (depending on the brand) than using tap water. It’s also cleaner, well-sealed and already comes in food-grade plastic. More importantly, bottled water is highly portable, which comes in handy if you need to bug out. This is a great option if you have limited space in your home or apartment. All you need to do is buy a bunch of packages and store them under beds.

Reuse, Reduce and Recycle

If you care about the environment and are not interested in purchasing more plastic. A great alternative is using old soda and Gatorade bottles, so as long as you properly wash the previously used bottles. It’s a great way to recycle, and you’re getting the very same benefits without making the initial purchase.

Larger water jugs (in the 5-7 gallon region) that you would normally take camping are also a great option for water storage, and the blue water jugs have an added bonus of restricting light, which will help prevent the growth of algae.

The Conclusion

Certain chemicals found in plastic can leach into bottled water over time, which could potentially damage your health. Therefore, it’s probably best to avoid commercially bottled water that’s far past its expiration date.

Always remember to practice good habits regarding water storage and consumption for you and your family’s safety.