How to Be a Prepper (and Live Happily Ever After): (Dec. 22, 2014) Being a prepper is not just about hoarding food and supplies. Prepping is about combining your skills, hobbies and interests to survive whatever comes your way. Prepare to live happily ever after with us!
Christmas is almost here, preppers! Here are twelve ways to be merry and prep happy this Christmas season:
'Tis the Season for Fire Safety Preparations! A Fire Escape Ladder is a "must have" item if you're a prepper who has a bedroom on the second or third story. Make sure you have smoke detectors installed and batteries checked!
Water the Christmas tree. Properly maintain the Christmas tree water content to reduce the risk of fire. Also, keep the tree three feet away from a heat surface.
Light candles. Why not celebrate your Christmas dinner by candlelight this year? Go off grid entirely with candles for the evening! Votives are not only decorative, but useful for preppers in emergency preparedness. Teach fire safety to kids and be cautious of candle placement. Do not place candles near high traffic areas or near draperies or Christmas decorations. Do not leave candles unattended. Never light your Christmas tree with real candles.
Roast marshmallows in your fire pit. No need to wait until camping season, create a warm Christmas atmosphere by sitting fireside for a winter camp out. Trust us, they'll want S'more of the same next Christmas!
Read to a prepper child! Left is a the book by Kermit Jones Jr., and Christy Brill from the Prepper Pete series: Twelve Days of Prepper Christmas. Instill the values of prepping this Christmas time with Prepper Pete Prepares! Or tell the kids the story of Stone Soup.
Can candles! How easy a prep it is to place votive candles in a mason jar along with matches to ensure you're always ready. The trick is to place a piece of sandpaper on the lid, so you have a striking surface. This time of year, you'll find festive candles on sale. Another option is to melt the candles you already have and pour them into mason jars, or use Epsom salt like snow to add a festive touch to your mason jars.
Get your fill! At this time of plenty, ensure you have plenty (plenty of water, that is)! Ensure your family has enough water to survive a pandemic or other disaster where water may be in short supply. A family of four needs 270 gallons for a three-month supply, according to Utah State University. Fill 260 gallons with the unique water storage tank pictured right.
Cozy up to your Kindle. Read Ron Foster's A Prepper Christmas or The Season Of The Solar Storm: Christmas Dreams and A Preppers Nightmare: Book 3 of the Prepper Saga, also by Ron Foster, and available on Amazon Kindle. Other good prepper reads fare the Prepper's Home Defense, pictured right, and Secret Survival Garden. Books by Bear Grylls, Mykel Hawke or Creek Stewart are good reads any time of the year. See the complete list of prepper books.
"We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology," so says Carl Sagan. It's true, our humans depend on the grid.
Top Ten Most Dangerous places to be during an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP):
in flight of an airplane or helicopter;
trapped in an elevator;
belted in a ride in an amusement park;
trapped in the subway system;
on vacation away from home or your bugout location;
at school tens or hundreds of miles away from parents;
in your car in the desert tens of miles away from water;
hanging on to life support in the hospital or a nursing home;
locked in prison or jail (or living anywhere near a prison or jail);
Certainly mouthwash helps prevent cavities and plaque buildup as it delivers its promise of freshening breath, but mouthwash has applications preppers also as an antibacterial (kills bacteria), antiseptic (kills bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses), and a disinfectant (destroys bacteria, viruses and fungi). This article highlights the
Got antibiotics? Here are 19+ natural antibiotic alternatives. Take a closer look at the available natural antibiotics. Prescription antibiotics may not be available when you need them most, so you'll need alternatives. There are many natural, botanical antibiotic alternatives to find in the natural food stores or search easily online. Natural antibiotics can be your first line of defense (before going to the doctor for antibiotic drugs). Natural antibiotics can help you with sinus infections and colds, sore throats, urinary tract infections and ordinary cuts and scrapes. You need only have the knowledge of the right natural antibiotics.
Emergency foods that boost morale! 10 Morale boosting snacks. A basic human need for sustenance and comfort, a prepper's pantry is filled with variety. When levels of stress are high, having the right kinds of foods can help at a subconscious level to improve morale and help you survive. Preppers can help plan for a sense of well being and normalcy in uncertain times by stocking variety.
Master List of Prepping Supplies
Alcohol – Even if you don't drink, preppers should stock alcohol: rubbing alcohol for first aid and also spirits for bartering.
Antibiotics – You may not have access to antibiotics from the doctor, so consider the natural antibiotics available to you now.
Antibacterials – Good hygiene is the start of being happy and healthy. Go beyond antibacterial soap and find options.
Antiseptics – Neosporin (or polysporin if you are allergic) are only the beginning.
Axe / hatchet and sharpener for wood chopping. Learn also about the importance of a Pulaski axe.
Blankets – Stock up on both mylar and wool blankets. Mylar is lightweight and helps you retain 90% of body heat (it's essential for you bugout bag). A fire- resistant wool blanket for first aid is a valuable prep to own and ideal for Winterizing your vehicle.
Bleach – 10 Things you should know about bleach before you buy too much.
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