Category: Prepping and Survivalism

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17 Prepper Tips I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Prepping

by Dan W Following is a mixture of philosophical comment and several practical tips that I hope will help you to fill in some of the blanks in your prepping.  It’s a bit long but I hope you find it all informative. No matter what advice you may be offered, the key to being prepared is diligent planning and follow-through.  Remember thought without action ……. and action without a plan ……. Well, that’s just wasted...

FOOD IN BUCKETS

Long-Term Food Storage Tips for New Preppers

by Grayfox114 In today’s economic climate, finances are a major concern for everyone, but doubly so for the prepper or survivalist. Not only are we trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy in our everyday lives, but we are also attempting to put together a “kit” for another lifestyle altogether, a kit that will keep us alive when everything falls apart. Generally, the first items purchased by a prepper are foodstuffs, and these preps can be...

Is the .22 Rimfire The Best Firearm For Preppers?

Is the .22 Rimfire The Best Firearm For Preppers?

by Joe I Lately, I’ve seen quite a bit of information on using the .22 rimfire as a primary self-defense weapon, an option when hunting large game, and even a primary offensive weapon. This reasoning has surfaced in recent years due to several factors, including better bullets, higher velocity bullets, better quality rifles and pistols, and inexpensive weapons when compared to the larger calibers. It also reflects a large number of new gun owners who have never...

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Water Purification Options for Long-Term Survival

by D. Holden Introduction Water: the source of life. One can live weeks without food, but only days without water. Water makes up approximately 60-70% of a human’s body weight. It is and should be, one of the most important considerations in planning for a long-term disaster scenario. Given that the average human will need one gallon per person per day minimum, storage of large quantities of water quickly becomes impractical and therefore won’t be...

What Would an EMP Do

What Would an EMP Do?

The U.S. Government created a commission to study EMP and what it could do to the safety and security of the United States. The bottom line in the report is that it is not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ we will be hit. One of the committee members likened EMP to a time machine, transporting our society from ‘today’ to ‘1870’ in about one second.  We become, once again, an agrarian society, capable of supporting the level of population that we had in 1870. 

Convincing Others to Prepare - It Can Be a Challenge.

Convincing Others to Prepare – It Can Be a Challenge.

by Scott in the Midwest Do the following simple things with those you care about, and I firmly believe it will bring you more happiness and more benefit than any single “prep” activity you can do on your own: Be open with them about your feelings on being independent and prepared for any future events. Find activities to do with them on a regular basis that incorporate your mindset into their lives. I worked in marketing...

How to Be a Prepper in an Apartment

How to Be a Prepper in an Apartment

by K.M. Nevel Given that the majority of Americans live in heavily populated urban areas, it’s likely that many of us are living in apartment and condo complexes and buildings, whether by choice or out of necessity. It’s reasonable to assume that apartment renters are just as likely as a homeowner, if not more so, to suffer a disaster or emergency event, so survival preparedness is critical. But living in an apartment presents several challenges...

Prepper food essentials

Stocking up on Prepper Food Essentials

by Kristy L For a while now, I’ve been stocking up on food and drug store items. For me, it started after hurricane Ike. I got a taste of what it’s like to live without electricity and have all the grocery stores and restaurants around me shut down for several days. Eventually, it became about much more than hurricane prep. I started watching the news and thinking someday I could lose my job, someday there...

How Much Food Should a Prepper Have?

Preppers How Much Food is Enough? (Estimates Based on Historical Events)

M. Roberts A question that is commonly asked among preppers is “How much food should I store?”  There is no single answer which can fit the needs of all, for each prepper has different income levels and storage space.  Some may be responsible for feeding more than one person while others live in the midst of an abundant natural food supply.  How well one intends to eat during a crisis is another indiscernible factor which...

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Prepping on a Budget: A Survival Guide for The Minimalist Prepper

by Frank V While I have been interested since high school in survival and what we now call prepping, I have never been able to initiate and create an ideal situation or even close to it. For me, like most people, one of the major obstacles has and still continues to be lack of finances or a reserve of funds that I can use to purchase an adequate supply of food, firearms, ammunition, hygiene products,...