A new Maya calendar was discovered this week deep within the Guatemalan rainforest. Unlike the previous calendar used in the Dresden Codex, the new calendar has no end of time in sight. December 21, 2012 most likely will not be doomsday.
“The Mayan calendar is going to keep going for billions, trillions, octillions of years into the future,” said archaeologist David Stuart of the University of Texas, who worked to decipher the glyphs. “Numbers we can’t even wrap our heads around.”
That is great news. It certainly does not mean that hard times may not still be ahead, but I hope you are happy to know Earth will likely see another New Year. Hopefully your emergency preparedness plans can become a little more focused now.
If you are a doomsday prepping beginner, start with those potential catastrophes you know – tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, etc. FEMA has even set up a Pledge to Prepare program that will connect you with resources for preparing your family and community for emergency situations.
Doomsday prepping is not simply about “the end of the world.” It is about preparing yourself and your family for disaster situations. As millions of individuals around the world have discovered in recent years, when an unforeseen emergency strikes there simply are not enough resources to go around. It is your responsibility to be prepared. It is your responsibility to ensure your family will have food, water, shelter and basic first aid. Those are things within your grasp. Those are things for which there is no excuse.
You cannot rely on the government to come to your rescue. Even the government tells us we cannot rely on them for things we have every opportunity to prepare for ourselves. They have an entire website for it – http://www.ready.gov/. Take responsibility. Have supplies on hand. Learn first aid. Make sure your family is prepared for emergency situations – doomsday or not.