Sanitation and Hygiene: Preparing to stay clean & healthy

In a busy modern world with modern conveniences and plenty of “normal”, little thought is given to what happens when normal isn’t so normal anymore. Perhaps one of the single most important advancements in human history was the beginning of modern sanitation methods. Disease and death plummeted when it was figured out that bad water, uncontrolled human waste and control of many health vectors (the conveyors of disease) were important to deal with satisfactorily. 

In a busy world of work-a-day work and urban survival, many take these advancements and conveniences for granted and have not considered what happens IF clean water stops flowing, toilets stop flushing, or any Read More

Water: How not to go thirsty in a crisis!

What is it that makes water such an interesting subject? Why would 70 people show up on a Thursday evening to learn more about and join a group discussion about the nuances of water purification and storage? In a word – Thirst!

Water is obviously a basic fact of life. Consider drinking, sanitation, cooking, and simply staying healthy. In as quick as three days, we can succumb to dehydration – sooner for those with medical problems! Having clean, safe, and present water sources and storage are important – especially if conditions change quickly.

In many locations around the world (and even in the United States where we take it for granted) the luxury of turning on a tap and having safe clean water is not a reality. Consider the many situations that would threaten our access to clean ever-present water. To name a few: natural disasters – like earthquakes, volcanoes, floods; loss of Read More

EMP Preparation

Korea and their aggressive and  forward leaning hostility toward the west has dominated the news and the national rhetoric lately, promising numerous times to use an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) weapon to take out our grid and send us back to the 1800’s. Certainly if it were to happen and the United States electrical grid were to go down for any length of time – our life changes! 

The early bottom line here is to ask the question, what would you do if you received a cell phone alert that a ballistic missile was inbound to your area and you had Read More

A Unifying Field Theory of Preparation: A Principled Basis for Approaching Ready

Few people these days’ doubt that we are living in turbulent times, or that there are many calls for getting ready for tougher times ahead, even “tribulations”. Whether these messages and calls are generated by church groups, governmental agencies or commercial for-profit entities offering products and advocating better preparation – the messages are essentially the same: “get prepared!”

Know Your Why

The grounding and most fundamental principle related to anything “preparation” is to “know your WHY”! When you know why you are Read More

Welcome to Approaching Ready

Welcome to Approaching Ready

We are told that when we are prepared we will not fear. But how can we feel peace when “being prepared” is such an overwhelming objective?

Even though we may be far from 100% ready, we can feel peace and a calm sense of direction while on and in the journey. And that’s the point of Approaching Ready.

Welcome to Approaching Ready. This site is based on the idea that simple steps on a well-defined path, will move you toward a place of safety and readiness for any number of circumstances you can imagine or experience. Also, that peace comes from certainty in vision, purpose and action.

Approaching Ready happens when following these principles and steps:  Read More