Do You Have a Cabin?
The world is in crisis. That's a simple statement but it is one which could change millions of lives.
In the last two years, New York has experienced two attempted terrorist attacks. Many more were foiled before they could be launched. In 2011, the Northeast was hit by a major hurricane which left hundreds of thousands without power or water or food. We have seen airliners crash into the Hudson. New York City is dependent on a few bridges and tunnels for access and egress, for food and fuel deliveries, to allow people to get in and out.
If you've ever been in a blizzard, hurricane, or other natural disaster, you already know first hand how crazy it gets in the stores as thousands of unprepared people literally strip the store shelves bare.
What we have all lived through recently makes it abundantly clear that such events are part of our lives now. Moreover, even though natural disasters may not be predictable, man-made events are likely to become worse as time goes on.
Instability throughout the world is increasing. Even prosperous areas are losing their economic foundations. Americans are losing their jobs at an alarming rate. Our infrastructure - both nationally and globally - is increasing fragile.
For instance, most American families rely on:
There is every possibility that we could have a mass panic situation which is going to leave you with the need to be able to care for your family and friends. Will you be able to do so if you have no electricity or running water? What if the day comes when you do not even feel safe in your own home?
There is increasing talk lately of "doomsday" events. That term is inappropriately and improperly applied. "Doomsday" means the last day on Earth, the end of the world. What point is there in preparing for that? What we need to prepare for is the time which acts as a bridge between a disaster and the day life returns to normal.
So, what can prudent New Yorkers do? For starters, we know it is impossible to prevent natural disasters and avoid other catastrophes as individuals. What we can do is make certain our families have a place to go when the inevitable happens.
As more people begin to recognize the need for shelter away from the City, the question they will begin to ask one another will be "Do YOU have a cabin in a Prepare and Protect NYC Community?"