As you know I’ve been writing (and making YouTube videos) about prepping and prepping related subjects for years, about 14 years to be exact and during that time I’ve seen a lot of changes. The most recent major change was right after Donald Trump became president.
After the election, there was a huge drop in the number of people who were actually prepping. It was obvious that they thought that their savior had arrived and that there was no longer any threat or need to prep because Donald Trump was up in the White House.
I didn’t get it then and still don’t and if really bothered me that people, people who had called themselves preppers could be so naive and gullible that they would think that one man getting elected to president of the United States of America somehow solved all of the world’s problems and that they were then safe from all threats and so no need to keep prepping of learning.
But a few days ago I started thinking… I do that sometimes, yes, really! It was a really strong urge or feeling came over me saying get back to teaching others about prepping, survival and emergency preparedness. Stop worrying about those gullible idiots that stopped caring and stopped prepping after Trump was elected.
It’s their choice and not my responsibility, let them suffer, let them die because of their inaction and gullibility. Stop worrying about them and start worrying about those people who are still interested in prepping.
And that’s what I’m going to do! Since I don’t have time to run several sites, I redirected (301 redirected) my concealed carry today site to send all of the traffic to this site.
Also, if you want to help support this site then please use my Amazon Affiliate link when you go to amazon to do any Christmas shopping. I will get a small commission and you pay NOTHING EXTRA. It’s a win for everyone. Please save it and bookmark it and use it every time that you go to Amazon. It’s greatly appreciated.
On another note, since another blog took my idea for the weekly “what did you do to prep this week” I’m looking for a new name for this segment… a couple that I came up with are Saturday Prep, This Week at The Homestead, and Open Forum Saturday. Or should I just go back to using the old “What did you do to prep this week”?
The same blog also started using my group name “The Wolf Pack” and so I decided to rename it The Creekmore Crew. What happened is that a could of my former readers got their little pink panties in a bunch because they didn’t always get their way here and I would not let them run my blog so they went to another blog and did everything that they could to insult and destroy this site, and you know what happened. Nothing.
When those few (about five people) left I saw no drop in traffic and no drop in earnings but what I did see was far less aggravation, whining and complaining about this that or something else. No more emails, “oh no… someone disagreed with my comment… MD you better ban them now or I’m leaving” bull crap.
One of those who left publicly said they he purposely avoided using my Amazon affiliate link because he didn’t want me to get a commission on his order. This despite the fact that I pay for and gave him a place to troll and comment on every other comment posted by anyone else.
It takes money and time to run a blog like this one and people using my Amazon affiliate link helps me a lot and costs readers nothing extra and the thought that someone was such a jackass that they wanted to use the site but purposely give nothing back… even when it would cost them nothing extra to do so… leaves me shaking my head in confusion…
Anyways, let’s get started with this “what did you do to prep this week” segment… it’s been a while but you all know the drill. I post my preps for the week and then if you want you can do the same in the comments section. This helps give others encouragement and ideas for their own preps. But please DO NOT post under your real name! And DO NOT post anything about your location or anything like that.
I ordered all four sessions of the canceled series “Doomsday Preppers” on DVD as well as the DVD “APOCALYPSE 101“… and while I don’t agree with everything presented in the DVD’s they are fun and interesting and are good to gain a few ideas from.
I also bought some canned fruit and a few other food items as you can see from the photo below…
Okay, over to you all… what did you do to prep this week?