You will have heard the phrase many times that “Knowledge is Power“, but what exactly does it mean? Why is knowledge so important?
Without knowledge we wouldn’t be where we are today with the advancements of science and technology. As humans, we have the ability to judge things and decide what is good and what is bad but without knowledge, it wouldn’t be possible. It is vital to our success.
Whether you choose to accept it or not, knowledge is always available and your chance to grow is everywhere from books, TV, the people you talk to, and the internet. As preppers this knowledge is what can lead to us surviving a situation or not.
If you want to survive and thrive then you need to gather the knowledge that is going to make that possible. You do have to be careful however, that you seek that knowledge from the right sources. So called ‘dark knowledge’ is information that is given in ignorance of the subject under discussion. You wouldn’t ask a person about how to handle finances when they are broker than you are. You also wouldn’t ask somebody is always sick, how to receive healing and live a healthy life. So always seek the knowledge you need from informed individuals, who know what they are talking or writing about.
There are many great books for preppers and survivalists which are incredibly insightful but there are also a lot of bad examples out there so please do your research.
Through knowledge, we can gain wisdom, which is the understanding of how to use what we have and what we know to gain what we desire or need. Wisdom teaches us how to use knowledge in the most effective and efficient manner, to get where we have a vision of going.
Knowledge is the information. Understanding is grasping and comprehending that information. Wisdom is knowing what to do with that information. But it all starts with the knowledge.
As preppers it is important that we prepare ourselves, our families, and our homes before a disaster ever happens. This is only possible by having the knowledge of what we need to do and when we need to do it. If you have a wildfire roaring towards your home, have you done the steps needed to reduce the possibility of long-term damage? Have you stockpiled supplies that you will need if your home starts to flood?
The vast majority people just haven’t got a clue as to how they should handle a problem such as a major disaster or emergency. Even once the disaster is over, you may have to shelter in place for days without any out side help and so you need a stockpile to help see you through. Most people seem to trust their normalcy bias far too much and seem to be of the understanding, “It won’t happen to me” or “If it happens, the government will help me“.
Well I am here to tell you right now, you can never count on them when it really matters.
Knowledge does not necessarily mean that it is going to be easy during a disaster. You won’t be playing Rambo or winning every violent confrontation. It is going to be messy and it’s going to be miserable. You will need to work much harder than you ever have before.
Gain the knowledge, gather the preps!
If you lose the preps you will still have the knowledge!