“One of the excuses used for not prepping is that it takes a lot of time. True enough. Anything that you pursue with passion and intensity is going to take some time. On the other hand, there are plenty of prepping activities that can be undertaken in just five minutes.
Come on. I said just five minutes. And five minutes a day over the course of a year? That 30 hours with a whole lot of prepping going on. Today I am sharing some preparedness projects that can be accomplished in just five minutes. So if you think you don’t have time to prep, think again.
Shall we start? Here are some 5 minute projects, listed in no particular order.”
Via Activist Post
“As of today it is estimated that ONLY 1% of the population actually goes to much of any effort to prepare and store up enough of what they need to survive a true calamity. This means a huge majority of the population fails, yes fails, to have much of anything if and WHEN what they need each day to live evaporates quickly. Most people have no clue what life will be like after the grocery stores close. They simply cannot grasp the horrors that will befall those people that have not put away for tomorrow or prepared contingencies for life threatening emergencies.
Instead of taking some time, effort , and money to safeguard themselves and their families, they have a wide array of reasons (excuses) for why prepping is crazy and not at all necessary.
There exist a magnitude of what are called TRUE civilization altering or world-as-we-know-it ending events that could happen. Many have already occurred throughout history, as well as within just the last decade. The fact is , it’s only a matter of time before these catastrophes happen again.”
Via SHTF Plan
“Looking for a bug out bag checklist to make sure your bug out bag isn’t lacking anything critical? Instead of another long written post about bug out bags, we thought we’d put one out there in pictorial form.
Hope this gives you a few ideas on items you haven’t checked off your bug out bag checklist quite yet. We know one bug out bag isn’t right for every occasion, but this is how we are packing our bags for a TEOTWAWKI scenario.
And please, let us know if you think we missed anything, or if you’ve discovered a better solution then we have for some of the challenges to bugging out. New products are always hitting the market, and we’d like this page to be a resource for people that stays current”
Via SHTF Plan
“There are many different kinds of events that could immediately propel any of us into survival mode. The most likely ones are weather events, as we’ve seen occur repeatedly both globally and here in the U.S. As recently as late 2012, people on the East Coast were struggling to survive Hurricane Sandy, scrambling for their next meal and searching for a drink of clean water.
Other natural events, including tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, draughts and wildfires, have caused major disruptions in people’s lives, knocking out power and resulting in the emptying of supermarket shelves. And, of course, there are other events that none of us wants to think about but which could be lurking just round the corner, such as epidemics, environmental disasters, terrorist attacks and food riots”
Via Alt Market
“Do you think that you know how to prepare for the collapse of the economy? If so, are you putting that knowledge into action? In America today, people are more concerned about the possibility of an economic collapse than ever before. It has been estimated that there are now three million preppers in the United States. But the truth that nobody really knows the actual number, because a lot of preppers keep their “prepping” to themselves. So what are all of those people preparing for exactly? Well, survey after survey has shown that “economic collapse” is the number one potential disaster that preppers are most concerned about. Of course that shouldn’t be surprising because we truly are facing economic problems that are absolutely unprecedented. We are living in the greatest debt bubble in the history of the world, the global banking system has been transformed into a high-risk pyramid scheme of debt, risk and leverage that could collapse at any time, and wealthy countries such as the United States have been living way above their means for decades. Meanwhile, the United States is being deindustrialized at a blinding pace and poverty in this country is absolutely exploding. Anyone that is not concerned about the economy should have their head examined. Fortunately, I have found that an increasing number of Americans are becoming convinced that we are heading for a horrific economic crisis. Once they come to that realization, they want to know what they should do.”
“The people that have an understanding of the current financial situation have already begun their plans to stay solvent and provide for their families. They have stored food and seeds, bought some silver or gold coins and looked into alternative sources of power and energy for their homes. These are the logical starting points, but is it enough?
With the downturn in the economy many are doing the best they can to prepare but smaller paychecks, higher taxes and rising prices are making it difficult to stay ahead of the growing problems in the world. Even though you may have a limited amount of money, you need a long range plan to get through the potential troubles ahead.
The best way to navigate economic troubles is to be as free from the economic system as possible. This means you must be able to provide as many of your own goods and infrastructure as possible to limit the needed financial resources you have available. The act of building a self sufficient homestead is a large and often expensive task. It is beyond the ability of most to do it in a short period of time.”
Via Alt Market
“When planning for emergencies, layering is an ever-constant theme. I often emphasize when one begins to prepare that you start simply by preparing for small-scale emergencies, and then slowly begin adding onto those existing preps to create a longer term preparedness supply. These emergency layers help you create a reliable foundation, and the same layering approach can be used when creating a food storage pantry.
There are some emergency food considerations to keep in mind:
The amount of people in the household.
Have a good amount of food varieties to reduce food fatigue.
The serving size of the food.
Vitamin content in the food.
The expiration date or “best if used by” labels on the food.
Special health conditions for family members.
Additionally, these essential food pantry rules can come in handy when you decide on which food to purchase.”
Via SHTF Plan
“The number one thing that could stand between you and freedom just might be your food supply.
Have you ever been really, truly hungry? I don’t mean the kind of hunger triggered by a juicy steak on a TV commercial. I don’t mean the “Dang, I skipped breakfast and it’s an hour until lunch” type of hunger. I mean the kind of hunger where you haven’t eaten a full meal in a week and your cupboard is now down to a dented can of green peas and 6 stale saltines…for a family of four.
Think for a moment about the precious little faces of your children, gaunt and pale from malnutrition. What would you do to get a meal for those kids? More to the point, what wouldn’t you do?
This is the key to control. NWO troll Henry Kissinger famously said, “Control food and you control the people.”
Throughout history, groups of people have been literally starved into submission when the government took over food production. In each case, you will see that the government started out by controlling how the food was grown.”
Via Alt Market
“One oft-overlooked factor in survival is fitness. How many preppers do you know who rest on laurels of athletic prowess back in their 20s? Whose idea of exercise is getting up to go to the refrigerator, lobbing a crumpled can to the garbage can? Who talk the talk, but never walk the walk, especially if it consists of walking that walk in inclement weather?
In many different survival situations, your personal fitness level can mean the difference between life and death. We’ve already talked about maintaining and achieving a healthy body weight – now let’s talk about being fit.
A prepper’s forte is playing “what if” so let’s play that game right now and look at some examples where being able to move quickly for a long time, possibly in adverse conditions, would be vital.”
Via Alt Market
“For the small part of the general populace that is aware of potential challenges ahead, economic decisions are much more complicated. We are known as Preppers for our actions that allow us to be ready to handle most foreseeable future scenarios without needing significant assistance.
Unlike those that either do not see any potential challenges to the current level of society functioning (utilities working, stores supplied, no wide-spread civil strife, etc.), or may see some questionable signs in the future and do not choose to prepare for them, preppers take action. We build the ark so to speak, before the rain begins. Then we stock it for the journey.
This brings up the great dilemma in being a prepper: How do we divide or allocate our limited money and resources the wisest way possible. We want to be both prepared for eventualities and still have opportunities for profit. We want to be prosperous no matter what happens, either a free stable trend, or to hell in a hand basket. We will examine some of these decisions and what tools we need to land on the right side of profitable vs prepared.”
Via SHTF Plan