Are You Prepared for an Emergency?
by Jason Simpkins, Outsider Club Is it me or does it seem like the United States is becoming an increasingly dangerous place to live? We’re constantly under threats from terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda and ISIS. Some of our global peers have grown more menacing, as well. Russia has regressed to a Cold War mentality. Vladimir Putin talking up his country’s nuclear strike capabilities and sending bombers into U.S. airspace to test our defense readiness. Russian hackers recently got into White House computers. And the head of the U.S. Cyber Command says both Russia and China have the ability to launch cyber attacks on our power and water stations. “It is only a matter of when, not the if, that we are going to see something traumatic,” he said. And it’ll probably happen within the next decade. Equally troubling, our infrastructure is already decrepit. Our bridges, highways, pipelines and dams are all crumbling and the government is too paralyzed to do anything about it. What about the recent race riots, and subsequent police crackdowns we’ve seen? For all these reasons and more, I’ve recently been asking myself one simple question: Am I prepared for an emergency? Are any of us? I’m not just talking about flashlights and bottled water, here. I mean real preparation. If the U.S. power grid fails… If highways are jammed and airports are shut down… If there’s a chemical attack or a riot… If the there’s a currency crisis… How long would you be able to sustain yourself and your family? If you don’t know, then you might want to check out the OC store. Sure, we have staples like t-shirts and investment books. But we’ve also got deals on power generators, food supplies, and survival handbooks. This isn’t just a cheap plug. It’s part of our mission to encourage independence. Outsiders want to be free from the government and from corporate America. It’s about taking complete control of your life. We want you to join us. And we want you to be safe.