I don't think it needs to be said, but in case it does: learning to not "feel" everything and realize a lot is out of our control can bring calm to a worrisome mind. And when we're calm, we make the best decisions.
Should you ever find yourself or your family in a SHTF scenario, it's more than likely that piece of worthless paper called Fiat Currency, will be worthless to anyone around you. So, you'll want trade items. I'll make a general list here,
- Over the counter pills like Ibuprofen
- Gold and Silver coins
- Candles (if power runs out.)
- Ammo (if you can spare some)
- Cooking spices
- Toothbrushes and Toothpaste (oral care items in general)
- Cooking Oils
- Soap (hand and body soap)
There's certainly more, but you should get the gist of it now. Trade items are important since they hold value to people who might have things you need.
If you live in a country where you have to jump through 1,000 hoops to own f!rearms and want to ensure your safety when sh*t hits the fan more than it already has, say no more…
Learn to build a bow with minimal materials (axe, string, knife).
You’ll need to learn how to chop down a tree with an axe first. Before buying an axe, know it’s important to have the right kind of axe. E.g., don’t try cutting down a tree with a splitting axe… Instead, use a feller (felling) axe.
Differences can be found here: https://burlybeaver.com/maul-vs-axe/
You can also go the route of buying a bow, but I’d suggest learning how to build one first before buying one (just in case you’re in need of f!rearms for self-defense, but don’t have any, etc.).
I imagine that if sh*t reeeeeeeally hit the fan, desperation could lead to looters extending their looting beyond big chain stores, etc. - or attempting to, however not if you’ve got yourself a nifty bow.
Let’s hope it doesn’t come down to this. It’s better to be prepared though.
There are some people who are happy and do not have any problems. Everything goes as it should and they are happy, healthy, and joyful.
But what happens to us when we become happy, healthy, and joyful? Often our thinking gets confused. As it is said, external phenomena are too bright and our internal mind is not bright enough. As a result of this, we forget to think about our ultimate purposes and forget to practice the Dharma. But we must not forget to practice. We need to be able to practice meditating on the nature of mind and if we do so, our practice will go well. This is why it is important to practice the Dharma when things go well.
Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche From the book: VIVID AWARENESS THE MIND INSTRUCTIONS OF KHENPO GANGSHAR, Shambhala 2011, ISBN 978-I-S9030-8I6-S