You’re awake?! Time to start Prepping!
Hello my friend and welcome back! I recently had a dear friend of mine approach me and ask if I knew anything about prepping. No, not everyone knows I’m a Prepper. This is simply because they are not open to the idea. They are still asleep in my eyes and all I can do is watch for signs of them waking up. In today’s post, we are going to look at getting started prepping, once you have woken up. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and have a seat while we visit.
There are a Million reasons why “Sheeple” cling to their ignorance and false hope. The truth is just too awful to face, for most, so they just ignore it and pretend it doesn’t exist. However, sometimes things happen, which force some to wake up and face reality. If you are one of these, then welcome to the wonderful world of Prepping. Those of us who woke up years ago, are always willing to help those who are just learning. Now granted, there are a few who choose isolation and may not be willing to/ help, but by in large most will.
One of the first things you need to learn about Prepping is that there are tons of so-called experts in the field. Many of these, unfortunately, are business owners, who are looking for a way to add to their bottom line. While they won’t tell you that, it is their sole purpose for what they do. If a Prepper tells you that you absolutely have to buy this product or that, then it should be a red flag to you. Now don’t get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with making a few bucks, while helping others if you can. Just don’t make it your sole reason for doing it.
Lesson number two is that if you listen to everything that people tell you to put in your bug out bag, you will have a bag that one person will not be able to carry. As with anything on the internet, there are many opinions on the internet and many of them vary wildly. Your best bet is to take them all with a grain of salt and do your own research, before you buy something.
Ok, enough of that, now to the good stuff. You will need to inventory and take stock of what you have to work with. Where will you store a years’ worth of food? What about water? DO you have good producing water well on your property? Do you even own your own property? If not, you are still in good shape, if you have any place at all you can store food and extra water.
Now, before you run out and buy a lot of food to store up, there are a few things you need to consider. Things like never buy a lot of anything you haven’t tasted and like. Assuming you like something because the seller say’s it tastes good could force you to wind up with food you can’t eat. It is of no use to you if you won’t eat it!
Next thing is to pay attention to is the expiration dates on any food you do buy for storage. Eating expired food is a risky proposition at best. Try to buy food with at least 2 years of shelf life left. Many people actually rotated their stock by using the ones that are close to expiring and replacing them with new ones. This is one of the most economical ways to maintain your preps.
If you’re buying bottled water, be sure to check if it has an expiration date on it. Yes, some do have an expiration date on them due to the type of bottles they use. Over time they can leach chemicals into the water and become nasty tasting or undrinkable. This is not a good thing if you are relying on it to survive. Take the time to check just to be sure.
If you are going to rely on a water well on your property, make sure you have several alternative ways to get the water out of the ground. A hand pump, solar power, and a spare pump are just a few of the things you should consider keeping on hand, in case of no electricity.
You will also want to keep a lot of Chlorine on hand, to purify any water before you drink it. You could also boil the water, but in an SHTF situation, building a fire might not be the best idea at that moment. A single drop of Chlorine goes a long ways, just don’t use too much or it will make you sick.
At the bottom left side of this page is a list of Prepper websites, that I can recommend. Go ahead and check them out. There is a lot of good information out there and now that your awake you will need it all.
Well that’s it for today’s post and I hope you have enjoyed it. Until next time, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared. God Save America!