With the current state of
affairs and the pervading uncertainty in our society today, it is no surprise
that a significant number of people are seeking products for preparedness
planning and self-reliance. While I have
addressed the question of why prepare in another commentary on our home page,
this article focuses on the crucial issue of trust.
Preparedness planning is a
prudent and wise action to take. This
search for provisions however, can create a dilemma - Who do you trust? Remember, you and your family are relying on
preparedness products, especially food and water options, to sustain you during
critical times. Some situations can be
so catastrophic as to have life or death consequences. It is this very real potential scenario that
compels me personally to take the process of emergency planning very seriously.
My 40 years in this industry
with extensive research, valuable networking, and hands-on experience has
enabled me to be very discerning as to the reliability and knowledge of those
attempting to represent the emergency planning process and appropriate
products. Numerous preparedness dealers
and websites have recently appeared on the scene, and many are claiming the
virtues of their products and are hoping to take advantage of current demands. I have been in this industry for a long time,
and I have seen numerous companies come and go as political, economic, or
prophetic issues dominate the news. With
the advent of the internet, it has become even more difficult to assess the
reliability of online companies.
Many companies are
conscientious and dependable - as a previous manufacturer of food reserve
products I have had business relationships with a number of these companies
over the years. Unfortunately many are
very questionable. I have examined their
products, their data, and the accuracy of their information - it ranges from
inadequate, to unclear, to erroneous.
I urge you to carefully
examine the preparedness marketplace, and as you investigate and evaluate companies
in which you may make a small or possibly a substantial investment for foods or
products, please give careful consideration to our company - PrepareDirect -
and what we can provide for you. To help
establish trust and confidence in our company's ability to service your needs,
we ask that you review our experience and knowledge, and our commitment to
offering only the highest quality products from established industry leaders.
For specific guidelines in
evaluating sources of preparedness foods I highly recommend that you read and
answer for your own benefit the questions in the article titled "Purchasing Food Reserves - The Essential questions."
In many instances equipment considerations can be applied to these