On Being Prepared

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On Being Prepared

Let's make something clear before we continue: Being prepared for potentially dangerous or catastrophic events is not the same as being a conspiracy theorist. While the same people often hold the two attitudes, one is a pragmatic approach to preemptive solutions; the other is about fear of systems that are not easily understood.

It is imperative to note that we respect all aspects of belief and thought as even the wackiest of ideas can be used to stimulate thinking, but do not endorse worldviews that push fear and separatism. Our focus in on helping create awareness of the present and real survival needs of the general public.

Preparedness and survival tactics are not about expecting the end of the world, or large-scale catastrophes; they are about being ready for any eventuality that may force us to face the unknown and the unexpected (Let's face it, the end of the world is, by definition, unsurvivable). These eventualities can include getting lost in the wilderness during a hike, and knowing how to start a fire for warmth. Facing the uncertainty of consequences after a natural disaster can be terrifying, and being prepared for that unknown can increase your chances of survival.

Have you ever thought about the safest place to be during an earthquake? Or how to boil water to kill potentially life-threatening bacteria? What plants are safe to eat in Northern Ontario, Canada? What plants should you avoid in the Amazon? And yes, we're talking about the South American rainforest and not the dot com giant. These are only a few of the thousands of questions you should consider when thinking about being ready for trouble, or fun, depending on how you see the world.

Whatever you believe, whether it is that your government is out to get you or that lizard people run the world - the Pentagon has a contingency for alien invasions and the zombie apocalypse after all - being prepared is an intelligent approach to surviving the unknown and the dangers of the unexpected.

We're glad you're here.

The Atlas Cardinal Team.

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