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  • Get Home Bag
    Assembling a get home bag Something is wrong. You don't know what it is. Your car won't start. No planes over head. No sounds of cars on the highway. Do you have a Get Home Bag? Do you have water? Can you make fire? Having a get home bag is important when you are away […]
  • Make Fire With Vaseline Cotton Ball and Jute Twine
    Vaseline Cotton Ball and Jute Twine Starting a fire is easy with Vaseline soaked cotton balls and some jute twine. In this You Tube video I explain how to use a Vaseline cotton ball as tinder to start a campfire for cooking and keeping warm in survival situations and for camping. Share on Facebook The […]
  • Garden Preparation For Spring
    Garden Preparation Getting a Garden Spot Ready for Spring Prepare a garden spot for spring planting by using some high mil black plastic. The black plastic will screen out the sun light killing any grass under it. Prepping a garden spot can also be done by placing cardboard over the area to be used [Read […]
  • How To Make Char Cloth and Charcoal
    Char Cloth Today I will show you how to make char cloth and charcoal. Some cotton cloth. Some pieces of wood. A small metal tin with one small hole punched in it. Add some fire and you can make char cloth to start a campfire and charcoal for writing on hard surfaces when you [Read […]


Prepping is an enjoyable experience for me. I like storing food away, knowing that it's there, if something ever happens. I enjoy knowing I can purify water to drink and cook with, using a filter or by heating. I can cook on a home-made rocket stove made of blocks. I can make fire. I like the prepping lifestyle. More than anything else, I like the freedom, independence and liberty. That feeling of self sufficiency.

I know how to fix almost anything that might possibly have to be repaired on a homestead. I'm fiercely independent. I can weather storms, earthquake and many other things that may happen. Being prepared for the catastrophic disasters, makes me prepared for the minor inconveniences that life sends everyone.

Still, I know that no man is an island. A community is needed in cases of catastrophic disasters. Man made or natural. Financial or environmental. A community to trade with. To share knowledge with. To share skills with.
I'm lucky. I have friends around me that are just as fiercely independent as I am. Friends that I watch pull people up. Often up to more success than they have.

Prepping and survivalism have put the world in perspective for me. I don't look at the world through rose-colored glasses.

I garden. I store food. I can generate electricity. I hunt and fish. I use some limited forms of permaculture, (Thanks Jack Spirko of The Survival Podcast). I plant nut, apple and peach trees. Black and blue berry bushes, for long-term food security. I prepare for economic collapse. I am a prepper and proud to say that.

The mainstream media seems hell-bent on making preppers look crazy. Granted, there are a few tin foil hat wearing, Jade Helm (THEIR COMING TO GET YOU!!!) promoting, nut cases out there, but, they are thankfully, far and few between.
Our Grandparents and with some of us, our parents and all our family that came before, would be considered preppers. They had root cellars. Kept a larder. Made butter. Cut wood for winter heating and cooking. They grew a large garden and raised animals for eggs, milk and slaughter. For the most part, attended to the medical needs of their family. They prepared. By today's standard, they were preppers and survivalist. By my standard, they were normal. They had responsibility's and took care of their family. IT IS NORMAL TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR FAMILY!

The people who say prepping is crazy, buy insurance on their life, car and home. They try to invest wisely so they will have money in old age. Often insist on having a house that has a basement or storm shelter. They have extra money in their bank account for when something breaks. They are preppers too, but are blinded by government, media and their own insecurities to much to acknowledge that they don't know what the future holds. They know that they need to be prepared. They don't want to be one of those "crazy preppers". They are the people who will knock on your door, during a disaster, demanding to borrow a "cup of life" because theirs is running out!

It's normal to be prepared. The media outlets have it wrong. (Who would have thought the media get's some thing's wrong). Being prepared has served people well all these years.

Mankind survived. He survived, not because of his physical strength. Man is the weakest animal for his size. It wasn't luck. He survived because of his intellect and ability to understand the consequences of his action's or inaction's. That includes being prepared for the future, in good times or bad.



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