by Ken Jorgustin, Modern Survival Blog:
The question, “What is the best prep item to have for survival preparedness?” may seem bold, but here’s my answer and opinion…
No, it’s not bucket loads of rice and beans, it is YOU, your body, your noggin. A healthy body and clear-thinking knowledgeable brain.
I would not discard this answer as obvious, or a no-brainer… It is more important than you may think, so think about it.
While survival does hinge on basics like water, food, shelter, and security, these things will mean little, or provide only temporary survival, without a healthy body and able brain.
For the best odds of survival, you must have the knowledge, know-how, and ability to adapt and survive, given any number of circumstances or resources.