This week I am joined by Kevin Reiter from The Wilderness Safety Institute to talk about water safety and filtration for preppers. Kevin has been on a couple times in the past talking about trauma … [Read More…]
This is something we hear a lot. It is something that the media frequently attempts to portray us as. Preppers are no more crazy than those wacky people who have home owners insurance. Seriously, why do people have home owners insurance? It’s so that if something catastrophic happens to your house you can get money to buy a new one – and not be homeless. Prepping is basically the same thing – we educate ourselves and purchase items that will be essential to continue our way of life in a catastrophic event, creating a Standard of Living Insurance for ourselves. Preppers are those who agree with the Federal Government and subscribe to what FEMA has indicated that every citizen should be doing to be prepared. For the media to call us “nutjobs” or “fringe”is for them to ignore the position of the Federal Government towards citizen responsibility.
You’ll find next to the lock box and campsite a form with the information of the salvage contract – it seems there’s a small Cessna aircraft sunk in the bay, the key to a lock box still inside or nearby the wreckage.
Concerns during this time were primarily about food, power and fuel because computers controlled all the ordering, shipping and delivery of food and gas across the country as well as the power grid. The time leading up to the turn of the century saw a huge amount of “mainstream” people rushing out to purchase a years supply of food, fuel and generators.
Open the hatch next to the shed and climb down the ladder into the water below. Swim into the bunker and collect the keycard off the desk at the far end, then return to the surface and open the door to the shed.
The power to the keycard reader is off, so you’ll need to turn it back on. Go through the door and follow the hall that leads off to the left, then take a quick right. Head to the end of the room and use the yellow switch in the closet on your left to power on the generator.
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Shotguns are renowned for stopping power. A 12 gauge shotgun has a lot of recoil, but did you know that a 20 gauge shotgun or even a teen-size shotgun can be just as effective, without the recoil? Shotguns for home defense.
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Can’t say I didn’t warn you. Cult’s gone nuts, but I’ve been ready with a bug out plan for ages. I put my best gear in my best car and I’m gettin’ the fuck outta here. Nobody can call me selfish though – left y’all’some stuff to fight the cult with, and my second-best car: The Midnight Ride. Damned if I remember where I left the key. It’s in the garage somewhere Good luck, chumps! – Steve
Now that you have been bit by the prepping bug, your life has undoubtedly changed. Trips to the grocery store now include searching out bargains on dry goods and canned goods so that you can purchase one for now and one for later. Family outings now focus not only on having a good time, but on learning how to cope in the outdoors and making do without all of the creature comforts that come with a roof over your head.
For these folks, doomsday prepping is a passion and necessity and not a hobby. They differ from the first group of preppers in that they truly believe we will see a SHTF event whereas the “Just Enough” folks think it’s a rarity.
Climb over the ramp and move through the door across from you. Turn left and climb onto the crates to drop down on the other side of the stack to clamber under the low shelf. Use caution: a very angry wolverine has managed to become trapped down here.
I totally agree: Do NOT overwhelm yourself. Go one day (or paycheck) at a time. I do all of the food buying in our family and, I have to agree, it is extremely easy to get overwhelmed worrying over all the numbers.
The Peggies took over this summer camp. The cabins are full of their stuff, and they’re rounding up dogs. I can’t fight them by myself, but I did the next best thing: I stole the master key to all the cabins and fed it to one of the dogs inside the main building. If they want access to their stash again, they’ll have to wait until the dog shits it back out!
You might think this is out of place for a How to be a prepper list but it’s pretty important. Stocking items and taking lessons will take money. If you’re swamped with bills, you won’t be able to pay for things so you’ll have to do everything the hard way and you won’t be as far along as you could be. Take a look at your finances and start living within your means. There’s even a great Rich Dad Cashflow 101 board game that goes along with his book series. I’ve been reading the Rich Dad Poor Dad series for years. Awesome ideas in there.
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Pay attention, survivors — Hydroponics allows for up to ten times as much output than traditional soil farming. Bigger plants and more food for the table. For a family living during uncertain times, that means being able to produce more food, faster, and not being dependent on traditional farming methods.
Think you’re safe out in the surburbs? Think again. A major disaster including a wave of homegrown terrorists with chemical bombs will make several regions dangerous places to live. Major universities, government buildings, shopping malls, business districts, police stations … these are some of the first areas likely to be hit and if you live ANYWHERE nearby where winds can carry toxic smoke you better have a plan for bugging out.
Thank you SO MUCH for compiling this. I cannot tell you how stressed I have made myself as a relative “newbie” prepper. I’m someone who wanted to get it ALL done right away, which I know is impossible, but still. I’ve done bits and pieces from all 12 months (on your list/posts) at this point, based on what my biggest concerns are. Now I can step back, breathe, and carefully go through the remaining logical steps w/o making myself crazy or wasting money.
Oops…spoke too soon. I used the “search” field on their website, and it said there were no results. But after looking at various categories of knives on their site I found the SP10 Marine Raider. Thanks for your website Gaye. I really enjoy and learn from it.
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Just to give some background on my repackaging abilities: I have an older FoodSaver with all attachments, food grade storage buckets (given free at some places, soak in a vinegar solution for a few days to get rid of smells like icing, etc.), plus a supply of Mylar bags and oxy absorbers.
Unfortunately the discount code has expired, we do however have a new price which is lower than the original. The price is 169.99 Canadian dollars = $131 USD. There is also a 2 week shipping time due to our factory not being able to keep with the demand while ensuring quality control. Please bear with us!
Choosing a weapon, and accessories is always going to be dependent on what they are being used for. For instance, you might be looking for an easy to use pistol for home protection, or the best red dot sight, to help make hunting trips more successful. It’s no different with survivalism; you need to make […]
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On your way back through the mine, the Angels will have begun awakening. There are two in the large chamber you just crossed, one up the stairs further down this hall, and two more wait in the closet where you saw the mirage run into.
Don’t forget that Ready Made Resources is having a great sale on PVS-14 Autogated 3rd gen white phosphor night vision monocular/wepon sights with a 10 year warranty. It you’ve been waiting for the right time to pick one up, this is an excellent opportunity.
They have a plan for any SHTF scenario and believe they will be able to adapt to the unexpected. While the previous group prepares for a disaster with one plan, these folks have multiple plans and backups to those to assure their survival.
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Zero Tolerance (ZT) knives is a division of Kershaw Knives, and they’re made right here in Oregon in the same plant where many Kershaw products are manufactured. Every ZT knife is only made in America. They claim their knives are over-built, and I’m sure not going to argue with ZT about this. We are talking about custom-quality knives that are every bit as well-made as any custom knives I’ve seen. I used to collect custom-made/hand-made knives, so I have something to compare the ZT line to.
Inside, you’ll likely be tempted to pet every dog you run into – follow that instinct, they’re good boys. Once you’ve had your fill of that, the real work begins: on the floor you’ll find pile after pile of leavings – the key’s location is selected randomly, so you’ll have to sift through scat until you find it.
Prepping is getting more mainstream today and there is a lot of information out there now about getting ready for an emergency or in case SHTF, but if you’re new to being a prepper, what should you do first? You need to know how to start prepping. If you’re one of my regular readers, you may be a bit more advanced when it comes to prepping because my typical articles have been for more thorough research. It’s time I start balancing things and have some articles that have a bit more reach and are more useful to the 99% of people out there looking to prepare their families for emergencies or in case SHTF or even prepping for doomsday.
There are 27 prepper stashes to find in Far Cry 5. Prepper Stashes are hidden caches of money, ammo, supplies and other valuables that can be found around Hope County. Each one (except the first one on Dutch’s Island) will reward you with 3 Perk Points and a decent amount of cash. Some prepper stashes contain unique rewards such as weapons or vehicles.
For those of us who like to camp now and then, much of the gear is useful without an emergency, and others are fun to try out. The upside there is that we get to actually use stuff, and that lets us better evaluate it, to make sure we understand it, and keep it in good condition. As you know from camping, all this prepping does not to be one big grim chore. It can be insurance with a dividend of fun.
I live in Florida with lots of Hurricane season, Tornado, Flood, Ice Storm, Blizzard, Tsunami, Earthquake, Zombie Apocalypse. here is one people arent familiar with, a trucker strike. if they dont run the trucks, there will be no food delivered and the grocery store shelves will go bare. how serious is this? hubby bought me a greenhouse so we could start growing our own food. when the Obamacare deal goes through, many people will be looking for food when they lose many hours and pay. With a truckers strike and empty grocery store shelves, thats not a good combination. when the shelves sent bare during the hurricanes, there were riots at Walmart over water and baby formula.
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This is the birthday of Émile François Zola, a novelist and essayist. He is most often remembered as the author of “J’accuse” (I Accuse!), his lengthy open letter to president Félix Faure, which accused the French government of anti-semitism.
Every decision we make should err on the side of adaptability whether at work or at home, join a gym or take up hiking? The food we eat, should we grow it or hunt it? The decision-making paradigm we have chosen in life will determine the outcome of the
Someone may have mentioned this, so forgive me if it’s redundant. Might want to consider a ham radio license and having a couple of charged handhelds in working order. I know when Colorado flooded a couple of months ago, radio operators were a lifeline for rescuers when roads were washed out. Just a suggestion!
I think any of the Ontarios or the Ka-Bar would be excellent choices for utility choppers. The Marine Raider might not be as durable for batoning as the pure machetes as the clip point makes it weaker, and that is where you hit it for splitting wood. On the other hand, if you want a dual purpose chopper and extremely intimidating personal defense weapon, the Marine Raider would be something to consider. It’s based on the WWII Marine Raiders’ knife/machete, the Collins #18. I have read that the Marines in the Pacific Theater absolutely loved them, both for felling palm trees and other utility purposes, and as fearsome knives for hand to hand fighting. (Google “Collins #18 knife” for pics if interested)
It is critical that you be able to control your environment in an emergency. The place to start is your home. If you live in an area where it gets very cold in the winter (as in you HAVE to run a heater to survive) then the most critical thing for you is going to be able to heat your home – or rather a section (at least one bedroom) of it. You’ll want to have a kerosene heater to keep a warm spot in your home. Here’s a good place to start learning about heating your home in an emergency.
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This may sound like a strange thing to worry about but it may become the biggest mistake you make when a SHTF even really happens. If you don’t watch what you say and do, you could be planning to support 4 people and end up with 12 mouths to feed in an emergency. It would be better to know now that you have to plan for 12 (and hopefully get them on board to help themselves now) or keep the other 8 in the dark about what you’re doing. This is a good time to figure out what you’re going to do with your pets.
Judging from the fact that the NPC who pinged this marker mentioned a plane crash, I think it’s safe to say things didn’t go too well for old Kyle. Cross the bridge and follow the trail up and around the next corner, then use the grapple point to climb up to the ledge above.
FOUND EVERYWHERE … Medicinal plants may be right under your feet. They may be in your backyard and all around at a local park. North America has a variety of medicinal plants that can help relieve illness, and even cure illness. Plant medicine can be an essential component of survival first aid.
Once you’ve considered what you’re at risk for, we’re going to shelve that information for a bit. The federal government provides some good starting points for considering how to protect yourself (you’ll want to do a lot of research later about how to be safe and survive that scenario). We’re going to move on to a personal assessment of what you currently have.