The U. S. economy is so dependent upon electricity that if a significant collapse of the grid takes place, caused by an Electro-Magnetic Pulse weapon dropped by the “peaceful” Muslims or a super solar storm it could result in “catastrophic civilian casualties” according to Congressman Trent Franks who authored the SHIELD Act.
Therefore you should prepare for the worst and pray for the best. Your children should be aware of the possibilities but get them ready without scaring them to death! After all, there is no doubt that their lives will change forever, do not let this hit them in the face tomorrow morning. Carefully get them ready. Let them know that this disaster is no surprise to God. God did not look down recently and say, “Oops.” He has watched this coming on for many years and is permitting man to put himself in a “fine mess.”
Teach the children that they will have to assume more responsibilities around the house. (You should have been training them from their earliest days.) Discuss some of the things they can do to help in surviving and thriving after such an attack on America. Let them know that children all over the world will have to grow up a little quicker than in the past. They should learn to take care of their own rooms, clean out the garage so you can store some food there, and learn to care for the garden, to butcher rabbits, turkeys and clean fish. Let them know that they are an important part of the family unit. (Again, I hope they already know that.)
Teach them to respect, understand, and care for guns. They should know how to hunt and clean game before they need to do so for survival. Children are children, so plan for long nights without much to do. Purchase books, games, puzzles, and DVDs (although televisions may not work so wean them away from television now). Get involved in some of their games and read to the very young.
Purchase school materials for them while they are still available. The public school system and many Christian schools will probably fold in most areas. Prepare for such possibilities, and be sure to purchase Teacher’s Editions and answer keys.
When hard times come, do not wear gold jewelry or expensive clothes or drive large cars. Such people will be targets in an age of envy (generated by non thinking liberals for fifty years). Even decent people will be jealous of your apparent “good fortune.” Translation: you prepared and they did not!
Go to discount stores today, yes today, and purchase toilet paper, honey, salt, pepper, packaged and canned food, bags of rice and beans, various spices, tape, knives and batteries. Then you should buy some silver and gold. A few boxes of anti-radiation tablets will be more valuable than gold if you are in a contaminated area after a nuclear powerplant meltdown. Get a supply today even if you don’t live near a nuclear plant.
Following are some items that should be in your home: Extra pair of eye glasses or contact lenses, needles and thread, plastic sheeting, medicine dropper, matches, flashlight and batteries, aluminum foil, disposable baby bottle liners, toilet paper, sanitary napkins, insect repellent, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo, candles, lamp oil, battery operated smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detectors.
You also need paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils, baby needs, diapers (cloth), household bleach, Lysol, large and small plastic trash bags, deodorant, good shovel, hatchet, hack saw and extra blades, ammunition (can be used for bartering as well as protection), dish washing soap, bath soap, laundry soap, contraceptives, tools for repairs, kits to repair flat tires on various vehicles (also an air pump), assorted nails and screws, solder, lead, oil for autos and tractors, portable AM-FM radio, flashlights with plenty of batteries, duct tape, mouse traps, lime, shoe laces, rubber gloves, W-D 40 or similar product, extra set of tires and sparkplugs.
You should purchase garden tools, seeds, and everything necessary for a garden. If space is limited, forget flowers and plant a vegetable garden after all God did that after creating everything. Gen. 2:8 tells us “And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden.”
You may not have pure drinking water for a while so plan to treat your water from the roof or from a lake or pond. You can boil water for up to ten minutes and while it will kill the bugs, it will not help the taste much. However, you can add Kool-Aide, Tang, or other mix to improve the taste. It will also help the taste if you pour the water (after it has cooled) back and forth from different containers. Remember that boiling water does not remove toxic chemicals and metals.
I think the best decision is to buy a distiller. We have distilled our water for many years and add desired minerals to it.
You could always use household bleach to treat your water if the bleach contains a 5.25% solution of the chlorine compound sodium hypochlorite. It may warn, “Not for personal use,” but that can be disregarded (according to FEMA) if sodium hypochlorite is the only active ingredient. Purchase the brand that has no additives such as perfumes, soaps, etc. It takes 8 drops of bleach per gallon of clear water; 16 drops per gallon of cloudy water; 1/2 teaspoon per 5 gallons of clear water and I teaspoon per 5 gallons of cloudy water to make water drinkable.
After adding bleach to water, thoroughly mix by stirring then let stand for at least 30 minutes. Remember that iodine and bleach do not purify water but do make it safer by neutralizing harmful bacteria.
You can collect water at your downspout, your swimming pool, waterbed, back of commode, lake, ditch, river, etc. You can even drag towels across the grass early in the morning and collect enough water to keep you alive! Remember that flowing water is preferred over still water and clear water is preferred over cloudy water.
You can purchase products that will treat water and keep it drinkable for about 5 years without using any other chemicals but don’t use milk jugs to store water since they will not withstand long-time storage. Plastic soda bottles can be used safely after a thorough cleaning with very hot water. Metal cans are not the best storage containers for water since the metal affects the taste. They may also rust.
The Bible teaches us to plan for what is approaching and experts tell us that powerless days are ahead of us. If they are wrong then we are not losers by preparing. Politicians always end a speech by saying, “God bless America,” but God has blessed America but America has not blessed God by reacting in a proper fashion. Hence, the coming judgment brought to you by the followers of that “peaceful religion” of Islam–or it could be a super solar storm. Whatever the cause, a major shutdown of the grid will have you sitting in the dark.
Get prepared in every way including peace with God through faith in Christ. That is the best and permanent preparation for whatever might happen.
I have been asked if it is possible for us to repent as a nation and return to greatness, or must we ride the toboggan slide to the garbage heap of history. We can repent but a return to greatness as a nation will not happen if history is any standard.
We may soon know the answer to that question.
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by Don Boys, Ph.D.
Only an uninformed fanatic says that evolution or creation can be proved scientifically. Christians believe in creationism because we believe in the veracity of the Bible but we also have scientific evidence to support our position. In every debate I’ve had with evolutionary scientists, the arrogant, asinine accusation is made, “Well, evolution is scientific while creationism is religion.” Evolution is about as scientific as a voodoo rooster plucking ceremony in Haiti. Almost.