Tornadoes, flooding, and wildfires are just three examples of localized and very personal SHTF events that we’ve seen in the past year, and they illustrate the devastation of an event for which there is immediate early warning. We can be alerted to a tornado warning and seek cover. We can vacate our homes in case of flooding or an approaching wildfire. As we deal in the likelihood of SHTF scenarios, Mother Nature is 100%.
People from all walks of life are feeling a sense of urgency to prepare for some form of a doomsday type event that is bound to happen sooner or later. Whether it will be a catastrophic natural disaster, an economic crisis caused by hyperinflation, or some other kind of major event, one thing is certain, those who are prepared will have a much better chance of weathering the storm than those who do not take the time to prepare.
As preppers we all know the importance of keeping our firearms and electronics free from moisture when they are put away for storage. For this reason, before caching or storing items such as these for the long term its crucial you include some type of dessicant (or water absorber) in with your stored items.
As preppers we tend to accumulate stuff. This, for obvious reasons, is a good thing, but on the other hand, our pantries, closets and other storage places tend to fill up. In many ways prepping and hoarding can be a fine line (except our stuff is much cooler 😉 ). At any rate, to save space, it’s […]
There’s no argument that prepping can be costly.
There’s food storage, weapons, ammunition, bug out supplies, emergency supplies for the home, fuel for cooking and heating, medical supplies, various training and so much more. The costs can become so high that it prevents people new to prepping from even starting because they think they will never reach a state of being prepared.
As I teach in my end-to-end prepping course called Prepper Academy, being aware of “pre-disaster indicators” is absolutely key if you want to make a strategic (and potentially life-saving) exit before the SHTF.
Typically these revolve around keeping your eyes on things like global economics, the currency, local and national crime patterns, newly passed laws, and other trends. As you become perceptive to these occurrences and trends you’ll be at an advantage when it’s time to bug out — avoiding the masses of “blind” people stuck or left behind because they didn’t see disaster coming (in whatever form it may come).
Before currency was even conceived as a means of convenient value exchange, there was barter.
I’m sure all of us at one time or another in our lives have traded something. Basically, we traded something we were willing to give away in exchange for something else we wanted or needed — and both parties (hopefully) felt better off.
My friend Todd, the editor of the Preparedness Review, has just released the Fall 2013 edition as a free download.
For those of you new to The Preparedness Review, it is published two times a year, in the Fall and Spring. Articles are contributed by authors who write for the online Preparedness Community and it includes some of the best prepper information published during that time.
Homemade pancakes made from my food storage are excellent by themselves, but when you add some homemade maple syrup to them they are so good I wouldn’t mind surviving the apocalypse just on those alone. 😉