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Tag Archives: prepping
I’m always fascinated to hear the many reasons why people don’t prep. In our neighborhood, my wife learned from a friend that a mutual acquaintance was planning on coming over to our house in the case of a dire emergency. My wife has met this woman exactly once. So why doesn’t she prep herself? Apparently, she’s just too busy.
Too busy to look out for her own family but not too busy to make the calculated decision that she, her strong, young husband, and their 3 kids will drive a few blocks to our house and, basically, steal from us.
So what other reasons do people have for not prepping?…Read More...
Many preppers and survivalists that I have known reach a level of arrogance, sooner or later. They have all their preps in place, they know multiple survival skills, and have a solid foundation of knowledge from everything from trapping small game to canning venison. However, if there’s one thing I know about any crisis scenario, it’s that they are 100% unpredictable. The very event you thought you were completely prepared for can go sideways in a moment, with your best laid plans in shambles.
Maybe it’s time for a new strategy with your prepping, one that goes beyond what the prepper pundits teach.…Read More...
I well remember the election of 2008. It came at the beginning of the crash of the housing bubble, which affected my family business in a big way. With a President Obama on the horizon and the economy going down the tubes, I felt very uncertain about the future. So, my wife and I became preppers, and it was a smart move.
Now I’m hearing of prepper-minded folks who think they can relax their prepping because Donald Trump has been elected President.
Like Obama when he was elected, Trump doesn’t have much of a record when it comes to actual governing but he speaks with confidence about making America great again.…Read More...
One thing that I have noticed lately is that there are a lot of beginning preppers who have basic questions, so today I am going back to basics. This post will give you some basic information on prepping along with links to more.
One of the most basic questions, is how much food to store? The following two posts may help you decide,How much food should you store? and How Much Food to Store From an Article by the Utah State University
A second question, is what type of food to store? The LDS Church (Mormon) recommends a three-month supply of the foods that you normally eat, followed by a supply of long-term storage foods. …Read More...
Don’t panic, prepping may seem like a huge project but it is manageable. It is kind of like the old kids joke, how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. The following is a ten-step guide to getting started.
1. Evaluate what you already have. How much extra food do you have in the house? What kind of camping gear do you have? Do you own firearms? How much can you budget to purchase preps? Don’t go into debt to purchase preps.
2. Study and make a plan.…Read More...
There is an old kids joke, “how do you eat an elephant”. Answer “one bite at a time”. Prepping is sort of like this. You just have to start. It doesn’t matter how much money you have or where you live, you can do something. Start with food, water and shelter, the three basics.
I have been prepping more years than I care to think about and it still amazes me how much you can get inexpensively. Every day we watch what goes on around us and it seems like we always find something. Garage sales, auctions, flea markets, thrift stores and peoples trash are all good places to look. …Read More...