Preparedness

Articles on how to prepare yourself, your family, your house and your livestock for disasters and emergencies of all sizes. This isn’t the same as actually surviving them; this is about getting ready for them and, in many cases, avoiding them altogether!

5 Obstacles to Prepping Destroyed

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No matter what trashy daytime and evening television would have you believe, prepping is not easy. That is mostly because the vast majority of preppers (this readership included) are not independently wealthy retired eccentrics. Face it: the most precious thing we have, the thing we are going through all of …

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First 12 Things You Should Get as a Newbie Prepper

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Starting out as a novice prepper or making the lifestyle change to one of self-reliance can be stressful, even overwhelming. Seasoned preppers can all too easily forget that for all the info out here on the internet it takes a certain amount of experience to sift the good and relevant …

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How to Stop Being Scared and Start Prepping

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Everyone started somewhere. No matter how seasoned an expert appears to be, or how masterful a practitioner of any skill, they were once a beginner, a novice, a greenhorn. Prepping is no different. But to many would-be preppers, prepping can seem unapproachable. Maybe because it is perceived as a highly …

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How Prepping Can Help You Get Ready For Retirement

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Wondering if you can even afford retirement is a questions millions of 40 or 50 something Americans ponder every year. Prepping will prepare you not just to survive a SHTF scenario, but equip you to both survive and thrive during your retirement years. Middle age preppers might feel forced between …

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10 Mandatory Preps Regardless of How SHTF

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One of the key things to learn about prepping is that even though each person has in mind specific SHTF events they believe will happen, there’s really no way to predict when SHTF or how it will happen. One of the most dangerous things a prepper can do is to …

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How to Be a Hermit and Live On Your Own Terms

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You like to be by yourself. You enjoy the outdoors and you’re good with your hands. If that sounds like you, you might just make a good hermit or more accurately, a recluse. As a survivalist, the ability to survive alone or at least in isolation, away from society, is …

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Can You Still Die in a Disaster if You Prepare?

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All of us understand that disasters great and small are dangerous. You don’t really prepare for things on this scale if they aren’t truly dangerous. Natural or man-made makes no difference; any given event will carry with it dozens of ways to die. And so we prepare. We train. We …

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5 Ways to Stop Your BOB from Getting You Killed

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For preppers, life can be a little luggage centric. Talk of BOB’s Go-Bag’s, INCH bags, and others go on ‘round the clock. That’s with good reason, as keeping the equipment you need to deal with disasters great and small handy is a tall order if you plan on storing it …

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Backup Planning for Bad Times

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This is it. The real thing. Sirens pierce the air. The acrid tang of smoke is on the wind. You aren’t waiting for any more bad news from the talking heads. You tell your spouse and kids to grab their BOBs as you load your kit into the back of …

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