It seems like the reason that prepping is perceived as an expensive practice is the fact that so many items that are viewed as necessities for being prepared are very expensive, but that does not make them necessary.
With the many events going on in the world, it seems we can expect something bad to happen soon enough. Here are the issues you might be able to expect, and what you can do about it, if the U.S. takes a turn for the worst.
Even if you don’t have food when disaster hits, you don’t have to live on a farm to find something to eat. Even the largest cities can provide a free meal to those who are willing to look for one.
Basic skills that are vital to sustain life are obviously mandatory. Without them, life would cease to exist. On the other side of the coin, some hold the belief that specific skills are definitely not needed. One of these “can’t-live-without-them” skill sets often discussed is wilderness survival.
There is probably not a single person who knows how long the food supply would actually last following a complete collapse. I know one thing for sure; it will not be long enough.
If you are willing, there is always something that you can do to make extra money to ensure your preparedness. Who knows? You may end up finding a new career.
I thought it might be interesting to take an introspective look at how my preparedness efforts have been and, if I were to start over again, what I would do the same and what I might do differently.
Disaster appears imminent. Take a look at the writing on the wall and take the steps necessary to ensure your future survival today while it is still both practical and easy to do.
Have you ever considered how you would communicate covertly and/or securely if the need were to arise? It could be for a number of reasons; maybe you simply don’t want someone to know what you are talking about or maybe it is more serious and electronic communications are not functioning because of an EMP.
One of the many challenges of prepping is affording everything necessary to ride out a rough time. Taking a baby-steps approach and putting your emergency stockpile together one piece at a time — and doing it with affordable items — can be a great way to meet your preparedness goals in the new year.
The common theory is that if there is some sort of collapse, manual labor will be the norm and transportation will be human- or animal-powered. This makes physical conditioning important if you want to be best suited for such work and even have the best chance of surviving illness or disease.
Your survival purchases should be relevant to your goals and prioritized based on need. Regardless of what you are preparing for, here are six survival items that you should buy immediately if you do not have them already.
Nothing else matters if you do not have the ability to defend yourself and the goods that you have worked hard to procure against theft, raiders, looters, etc. This makes a firearm a necessity for the complete survival plan.
In addition to being useful in starting over, books can be a great way to get started with preparedness. Here’s a list of some of the best and most influential books available for preparedness-minded individuals by those who walk the walk themselves.
For the person who wants to get started prepping or improve upon their start, it is important to act while the desired equipment, supplies and opportunities are available. Here are a few steps to take as soon as possible to ensure your greatest chances of staying ahead with prepping:
If a method for securing a variety of locations as well as various-sized elements has worked so well for centuries, doesn’t it seem like it would serve a group well during a survival scenario, regardless of the cause?
“The Alpha Strategy: The Ultimate Plan of Financial Self-Defense,” a book that was written in 1980 by John Pugsley, outlines how the economy really works and provides an investing strategy that could be a very viable solution for the prepper as well as those who are hesitant to invest in traditional paper investments. While some may consider a book written in 1980 to be irrelevant to today’s situation, I would beg to differ. What the country was going through in 1980 is not unlike the situation that the United States has seen over the last five or six years.
Over the past few months, I have been making preparations for a major life event that has posed several unique challenges to me as a prepper. At the end of the month, I will be moving.
The greatest way to prepare for disaster with limited resources is to make the best decisions with your money and ultimately explore methods to obtain goods and services without having to spend money.
One of the key elements to a solid survival foundation is fire. During an emergency or disaster situation, fire will be a requirement to complete tasks that will be necessary to sustain life. This is especially true if there were to be a catastrophic failure of civil infrastructure systems.
Prepper Thomas Miller answers reader questions about modeling a medical kit for survival purposes off of the existing medical kits that are in use today by medical professionals in the different branches of the U.S. Military.
In terms of treating injuries following a disaster, there is not a better model for a medical kit than those developed and used by the military. These medical kits are designed to save lives in the most difficult of circumstances and in the most austere environments.
An evacuation order may be issued for a number of reasons. With rare exception, there is typically minimal notice that it is coming. From a natural to a man-made disaster, the knock on the door could come at any time. This makes having a plan for how to deal with, and survive, the call to evacuate absolutely paramount.