Many people talk (justifiably) about how bad the year 2020 is. But 2021 may well be a worse year, no matter who wins the election. The problems of 2020 will not magically disappear once Trump wins the election. Nor will the problems of 2020 magically disappear if the Left manages to steal the election.
The single most important thing you can do is to "get right" with God. I won't try to convince you, but I will tell you what I get out of it (in addition to my salvation!). Being in relationship with God gives me peace, calmness, comfort, joy. strength, courage, and it helps focus my priorities. All good things when going through bad times!
Seven Steps to Survive the Emerging Dystopia
1 - Improve your health and fitness. Being sick doesn't just feel bad, it is expensive! In our emerging Dystopian world, healthcare will only get more expensive, more rationed, and more intrusive to our private lives. Don't forget, the Left wanted to use Obamacare to force doctors to ask about and report on the presence of guns in their patients homes. Expect more of this from the Left in the future.
2- Pay attention to the world around you. Be alert. Practice Situational Awareness. Also, go beyond just paying attention to you immediate surroundings, and to the larger context in which we live out lives (Sociopolitical Awareness). Pay attention to the news - locally, nationally, and internationally. Watch for developing trends, and for possible unexpected/unintended consequences. Get a good AM/FM/NOAA weather radio (here is a good one available on Amazon) with multiple power options so you can listen even when the power is out.
3- Pay off debt and establish an emergency fund. Personal finances is one of the most overlooked areas of preparedness, in my opinion. Probably because it is so difficult to do. And it often involves sacrifice on our part, which modern folks don't like to do. Please read my article, Foundational Advice: Eliminate Debt and Build Savings, for more information on the importance of doing this, and for suggestions on how to do accomplish this difficult task.
Talk over with your family ideas about staying safe when away from home, including shopping in groups, parking in well-light, highly-visible locations, avoiding dangerous areas of town, letting people know where you are going and when to expect you back, and paying attention to your surroundings.
Stock up on food, water, cleaning & hygiene supplies, first aid supplies, medicine & medical supplies, batteries, ammunition, sturdy clothes & shoes, and other supplies. Don't get overwhelmed by trying to do it all at once. Aim for two weeks worth of food and water. Then build it up to a month's worth. Then two months worth, and so forth.
In your car, have a first aid kit, flashlight, and jumper cables. Make sure your spare is in good condition, and that all drivers in your family know how to change a tire. Keep your gas tank full. Keep up with basic maintenance, such as oil changes, brake jobs, tires in good shapes, headlights and taillights working. In winter, keep a blanket or extra jacket and gloves in your vehicle, just in case.
For my basic recommendations on preparedness, see my articles A quick, no frills, down & dirty guide to preparing for the End and My NEW Recommendations for Preparedness and Survival.
Remember New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina? Remember all those people standing around in knee-deep water waiting for the government or someone else to help them? That is called "learned helplessness." Don't be like them.
Ad: Shooter's Bible Guide to Home Defense: A Comprehensive Handbook on How to Protect Your Property from Intrusion and Invasion
!!!!! Please subscribe to this website using the Follow By Email field at the bottom of the right hand column. Don't let Big Tech squash independent sites like this one! Also, please follow me on social media.