A recent newspaper article tells us:
“ROSHARON, Texas – Of the thousands of homes evacuated and damaged by flooding in Brazoria County, one family’s home is high and dry on West FM 1462 in Rosharon.
“Randy Wagner decided to take a chance on something called an Aqua Dam, a product he discovered online. Wagner was determined to find a way to save his home, after Brazos River Authority warned residents of the approaching floods that hadn’t been seen in decades.
‘To not know what that level was going to stop at, I needed to prepare for something that no one has seen,’ said Wagner. He drove to Louisiana and purchased an AquaDam, learned how to install it and with the help of two other men, the dam kept the water back.
“He filled up 400 feet of 30 inch high tubes made of plastic and fabric with water. ‘I was the crazy guy. Everybody was kinda going by, laughing at me. But today they are really impressed with this AquaDam,’ said Wagner. He and his family stayed, waited and watched as the water rose to 27 inches, but never seeped through the barriers. The product cost him money, but he told KHOU 11 News it was well worth his sanity. ‘$8,300 is to me a small investment on a house that could have two feet of water in it and cost me $150,000 in repairs.’ he said.”
Those who do not prepare, those who are too cheap, too scared, too comfortable, too lazy, too stupid, or simply too brainwashed and uninformed, don’t prepare. And they mock those who do prepare. When we left South Africa in 1997, we were mocked, accused of taking the “Chicken Run,” denounced for “deserting” those who stayed behind. I had seen what happened in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and the rest of Africa. We paid the heavy price, but today those who chose to stay behind are suffering, it’s too late for them to escape, and they face a terrible future as white genocide picks up speed and the country, like all other sub-Saharan African countries, predictably falls to pieces. Turns out we were more like wise owls than scared chickens.
When you buy a gun and gold and silver and store food and water and arrange your go bags, you’re labeled a “prepper” and a conspiracy nut by the less intelligent masses. But when disaster strikes, the dollar collapses or is seriously devalued, property prices skyrocket, interest rates soar, race riots blossom, and the looters and rioters go into action, you had better be ready.
God, guts, groceries, gold, and guns, (and cash) in that order of importance. Get rid of debts. Build strong relationships with the right people. Think like a squirrel, preparing for the bad times during the good times.
Robin Elliott LeverageAdvantage.com