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:
In other words, understand why you are becoming prepared, build a road-map, be flexible and re-order your lists based on progress and promptings, and don’t get ‘carried away’. Above all, don’t stop! Always be preparing!
Just keep moving forward as best you can. The action of many small steps creates certainty in your progress, satisfaction in your results, and a feeling of peace overall - as you Approach Ready!
This site focuses on helping individuals and families become better prepared. The approach is from a faith-based perspective blended with a commonsense reality of the times we live in. This is not a political or geo-political forum, nor does it offer political commentary. Rather, it is about becoming prepared for conditions and situations unique to our era.
The guiding philosophy is one of personal responsibility and what we will call ‘divine guidance.’ This occurs with becoming more aware of the needs and reasons for preparation and self-reliance, and with expanded study in these matters, then listening to your own common sense (conscious, thoughts, the Spirit, etc.) to make informed decisions and work through a plan that is right for your family.
Source materials for content on this site are broad and come from many directions. These include faith-based organizations, government agencies, other preparation-minded people with quality materials, and more. You are encouraged to view all information presented herein as idea-generating content, where any idea, skill, strategy, or philosophy can spark your own solutions and allow you to move forward with confidence.
Finally, this is not about fear. Fear is about not being prepared and not doing anything about it! Peace of mind is about not being (completely) prepared and doing something about it. Peace of mind is in the journey, knowing you are being guided and doing all you can.
Wondering where to start? Or what to do next? Download the "Preparation List Master" Word document and begin to create your preparation list of 'everything.' Then follow the instructions to begin or re-start your journey toward becoming better prepared.
The internet is rich with resources and helps and instructional programs that will help you learn skills, get new ideas, and connect with others. Our grandparents didn't have this advantage - now you do!
There are a lot of instructional videos that make the work of preparation much simpler today than ever before. Learning new skills, becoming informed on food storage, gardening, bush-crafting, herbal medicines, sanitation, water purification - all well resourced
Some of our favorites are listed. Pop some popcorn and put together your list of favorite videos for some informative - and sometimes entertaining - preparation instruction.