Some Must Have SHTF Barter Items For After An Economic Collapse

You don’t have to be a “Doomsday Prepper” to be worried about the possibility of a major economic crisis happening soon, whether it is inflation or hyperinflation or even a total economic collapse. However, worrying does you no good at all; only preparing helps you. So even if you don’t want to go ‘all out’ and become either a full-fledged prepper or survivalist, there are steps that you can take to position yourself to get by with less pain after the world turns upside down financially.

Emergency Driving Tips For Rioting And Civil Unrest When SHTF

Even though we Americans spend a huge amount of time in our cars and we are comfortable being on the road a lot, being in a car is a horrible place to be during times of civil unrest. The myth of comfort and security behind the wheel can be shattered as quickly as a brick coming through the passenger window when the ‘crazies’ start to riot. One of the most memorable scenes from the Los Angeles Rodney King riots was that of trucker Reginald Denny being pulled out of his truck and beaten half to death.

How Preppers and Survivalists Cook When the Power Goes Out

When there is a power outage, and we can expect them with a lot more frequency as our economic tailspin continues, the two biggest concerns people generally have is lighting and refrigeration. However, when you consider that the food in your refrigerator is going to spoil, it becomes apparent that you can’t cook it without electricity if you have an electric stove. So what do you do?

How To Prepare For Power Outages When The SHTF

After an economic collapse, the aging infrastructure of the electrical power grid is likely to get less and less maintenance, repair and upgrades. This means that an already stressed power grid is going to become less reliable and we will be more prone to having power outages and even rolling blackouts during times of peak demand. Even if there is no actual economic collapse, we know that the economic situation has put a strain on all utilities and infrastructure, as there is less money to do the maintenance and repairs that are necessary.

What Books Every Prepper Should Have In Their SHTF Library

Knowledge and skills are sometimes more important than equipment that you’ve stockpiled in case of a major catastrophe. While you definitely need a short-term food supply at least, you won’t be able to stockpile enough food to last forever, and if we have a “TEOTWAWKI” (The End Of The World As We Know It) scenario, you will need to eventually grow your own food. The old backpacker’s adage is very true; the more skills you carry in your head, the less equipment you need to carry on your back.

5 Easy Steps for Preparedness on a Tight Budget

Natural disasters can occur anywhere at anytime. Hurricanes, floods, monsoons, tornado’s, thunder storms, earthquakes, typhoons, tsunamis and snow storms are a constant danger to many parts of the world. Survival preparedness will help you survive if any of these natural disasters ever happen in your area.

How To Stockpile Food: Your First 3 Steps

The first step to any plan to stockpile food to prepare for an economic collapse or natural catastrophe is to determine your plan of action. However, this first step can sometimes become the last step, as so many people fall victim to the “over analysis that leads to paralysis.” This first, most critical step must be to decide that you are committed to making progress each and every week instead of waiting for the “perfect plan” to become apparent.

How An Emergency Preparedness Kit In Your Car Could Save Your Life, Even If You Aren’t a Prepper

You don’t have to be an aspiring “Doomsday Prepper” to be able to appreciate that you could be stranded away from home at the worst possible time (think Murphy’s Law) and an emergency car kit in your trunk could save your life. Preppers and survivalists call them “bug out bags” or “Get Out Of Dodge Bags” and FEMA refers to them as a “72 hour kit.” Whatever the name, the supplies in your kit should enable you to hunker down for up to three days with minimal discomfort so that you aren’t tempted to try to get home…

Preppers With Children: A Science Project With The Kids That Can Save Your Lives

Having three school-aged boys at home, I can sometimes fall prey to the notion that it is more difficult for me to do all the prepping I want because my boys need a lot of time and attention. However, there are some great prepping activities that are perfect vehicles for teaching my boys some very important science lessons while advancing my family’s state of readiness. The two most important preps that you need to take care of are food and water.

Emergency Preparedness Drills Every Prepper Needs To Do To Get Ready For SHTF

The best way to prepare for any disaster or emergency is to rehearse. The Army does rehearsals all the time for combat missions. If you want to be a “Doomsday Prepper” or even if you just want to be prepared to ensure your family is safe when some catastrophe strikes, the best thing to do is rehearse likely scenarios.

Zombie Apocalypse Tip: What Not to Wear If You Want to Be “Tactical”

Whether you watch “Doomsday Preppers” and are worried about an economic collapse, or whether you believe a zombie apocalypse could be in our future, you will no doubt be wondering what kind of camouflage to wear… Actually, I’m kidding. This should not be something you should spend too much time on, but it could be something that costs you money and puts you at risk if you don’t follow a few simple rules.

How To Be A Prepper Or Survivalist On A Budget

If you watch the TV show “Doomsday Preppers” you probably get the idea that the only way to really be a prepper or a survivalist is if you have tens of thousands of dollars in extra income to buy all sorts of equipment. Nothing could be further from the truth. A true prepping lifestyle can easily pay for itself.

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