Forget Doom and Gloom: Preparedness is the Ultimate Act of Optimism

This article has been contributed by Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper and author of The Pantry Primer.

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Does this sound familiar?

You’re talking to a friend or family member who isn’t on board with preparedness.  (And it’s even worse when they think they know what’s going on in the world but garner their so-called “information” from network news sources.)  You try for the millionth time to get them to consider stocking up on a few things and they say this:

Life’s too short for all of this doom and gloom.  Live a little! You’re such a pessimist!

My response to this is that preparedness is the ultimate form of optimism.

One who practices skills, makes dramatic lifestyle changes, and studies current events critically may come across to the uninitiated as a person who has buried himself or herself in negativity, but in fact, one who prepares is saying to life, “Whatever comes, we are not only going to live through it, my family is going to thrive, and I will not bend my knee to tyranny for an MRE and a bottle of water.”

I think that methods of preparedness can be compared to love songs on the radio.  Bear with me through this analogy.

If the songs that make you think of your significant other are sad, with reference to breaking up and getting back together, unsatisfied yearnings, arguments, frustration, anger, and broken hearts, you just might be doing the whole “love” thing wrong.  Shouldn’t the song that makes you think of the one you love be happy, upbeat, full of joy? Shouldn’t thoughts of that special someone make you more prone to goofy smiles and a warm glow than to melancholy longing or the urge to gleefully burn all of their belongings in a great pile in the front yard?

It’s exactly the same with preparedness.  Thoughts of your plans, your lifestyle, and your loaded pantry room should give you a sense of peace and security.  If your state of preparedness makes you feel unhappy, stressed, angry, or resentful, you’re doing something wrong.

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Here are some examples of how prepping is pure, unadulterated optimism:

  • Your area is under a severe storm warning.  While everyone else you know is rushing to the store and knocking over old ladies to clear the shelves, you’re tying down some outdoor furniture, filling the bathtubs with water, bringing in  some extra firewood, cooking up some stuff that would be likely to go bad during an extended power outage, and getting the candles and lanterns ready. Perhaps you are discussing with your kids why you’re doing what your doing and using it as a teachable moment.  There is no panic, only the peace of mind you feel when you don’t have to try to get things that everyone else is trying to procure at the exact same frenzied moment.
  • During this hypothetical storm, the power goes out for two weeks, water is under a boil order, and trees are down everywhere.  You remain in the safety of your home with your family, not risking downed power lines and falling branches from storm-damaged trees.  You heat up hearty meals using off-grid cooking methods with which you are already familiar.  You spend the two week break playing boardgames, reading books, doing art projects. You have plenty of food, plenty of water, and plenty of light. To your kids, this is an adventure and to you it’s a little break from your regular work and from technology.
  • Heaven forbid that you should lose your job, but if you did, you have the security of a supply of food to see you through. You know how to grow your own food to supplement this supply because you’ve been doing it for years. You know a million different ways to do things manually and save yourself money.  While a loss of income is a crisis, for someone who has readied themselves for the possibility, it could also be an opportunity to seek a new job, to homeschool the kids, to start a business of their own.  If they don’t feel that horrible sense of desperation, realizing that the mortgage payment is coming out in 3 weeks, and they don’t have the money to pay it, the utilities are already close to being cut off, and there are 3 slices of bread in the house, with two of them being the crusty heels that nobody wants to eat, then the person is a little more free to search for the silver lining.
  • One fine summer day when you are enjoying a barbecue at a friends house, you listen to other folks complaining about the cost of produce at the grocery store due to the droughts and poor growing conditions across the country.  You realize that you haven’t purchased a single vegetable since your spring lettuce and peas prolifically came in, and you had absolutely no idea that everyone else was paying double or triple what they paid last year for a bag of baby spinach or a pound of tomatoes.
  • If someone you know falls on hard times, you are always able to lend a hand with a bag full of groceries that came directly from your pantry.  You don’t even have to think twice about helping out, because you are prepared for the long haul.

What non-preparedness people just can’t seem to understand is that what we seek is peace of mind, freedom, and security for our families, not just a weekend at Disneyworld.  We don’t wish to delude ourselves with the soothing lies and distractions of the mainstream media so that we can blithely go about the business of trying to guess which B-list performer is going to take the crown (do they have a crown?) on Dancing with the Stars. We like reality and we’d rather not have surprises.  We can still have fun that doesn’t compromise our ideals, sabotage our progress, or deter us from our paths.

We don’t want to be lulled into a false sense of prosperity, hypnotized by our iPhones and our “smart” wristwatches, or pacified with governmental lies about the “recovery.” We don’t want to deal with the aftereffects of shooting poisons into our babies, the ill health that comes from eating substances that aren’t even food but are guaranteed by the government to be “safe”, or stumble through life in a fluoride-induced brain fog.

We just want to go out to our garden and get some unsprayed heirloom tomatoes, for crying out loud, and thrive on real food, clean water, and an avoidance of Big Pharma chemicals.  When I look at my own rosy-cheeked child and compare her glowing health with that of her friends, I am thankful every single day that we take the extra steps to keep her nourished, toxin-free,  and whole, in defiance of a government and media that would have her chemically dumbed down and poisoned, literally, for profit.

Here’s a final analogy.

Imagine that you are out for a walk, and you get lost in the woods. You end up wandering around for a couple of days, and you’re exhausted and hungry.  You come upon two bushes, different varieties of plants, both with brightly colored berries.

  • Would you rather know for certain that one of those bushes bears edible fruit that won’t harm you, and consume those berries with confidence because you have taken the effort to be educated on the flora of the area?
  • Or would you prefer to have absolutely no idea which one is safe because the thought that you might have to rely on berries in the woods to survive is pessimistic, and you refused to spoil a great hiking trip with negative thinking beforehand?

Preparedness: It means that whatever may come, you intend to not only grimly survive, but to thrive. It means that you foresee a day when the imminent threat, whatever that may be, diminishes, and you will rebuild. It means that you have taken responsibility for yourself and your family, and that you will not be forced to rely on others. It means that your mind is focused on life itself, not some imaginary life of some reality star that actually has no grasp on reality whatsoever. You have chosen not to be misguided by the lies that the media uses to pacify you.

Preparing yourself is the most optimistic and hopeful thing you can do in a world that would prefer to choose immediate gratification over a firm grasp on reality. Readying yourself to deal with whatever might happen is a joyful act, an expression of gratitude to the Creator, peace made tangible, and the personification of faith itself.

Also, a quick  note to beginners:

Please, don’t let the thought of all of the preps that you do not yet have bring you down. It’s a process, and the most important prep is already in place: your mindset.  Once you know the possibilities, accept them, and begin to prepare, you are already far ahead of most of the neighborhood. You’ve taken the most important step, the first one, and the rest will come as long as you persevere.  Don’t be discouraged by how much you have left to do, instead, be encouraged by how far ahead you are compared to your starting point. Never underestimate the magnitude of the importance of your state of mind.

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;

an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

~ Winston Churchill


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SHTF Plan – When It Hits The Fan, Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

The Importance of a Survival Garden

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It’s important not to get caught up in our newest survival gadgets and to start thinking about long term survival through survival gardening.  Let’s face it food is a basic human need, being resilient and having the ability to grow your own food is important for survival.  Emergency freeze dried foods will not last forever.  Survival gardens offer you a chance to produce highly nutritious food for you’re family. 

In recent years, survival gardens have enjoyed a resurgence as people look for ways to grow their own emergency food supply.  Gardens can be grown just about anywhere from backyards, apartments and community gardens.  There are container gardens, vertical gardens, raised bed gardens.  In fact, the options on gardening are numerous and at times can be down right confusing. 

Being skilled in gardening gives you an advantage in a post disaster situation.  Not having to eat freeze dried food and/or out of a can is a delicacy not many can enjoy.  Most people in a post disaster situation will be pillaging for food within 3 or 4 days.  They simply are not prepared for the long haul.  Additionally, canning you’re own food can be fun and provide you with long term food storage.  Sign up for my newsletter at the end of this post and receive my EBook “The survival guide to canning & preserving” for FREE.

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When starting you’re own survival garden there are a few things to keep in mind.  The first thing is deciding where to plant you’re garden.  Is it in you’re backyard, on your patio, in a raised bed, or a vertical garden?  Is the garden going to be inside or outside?  How much light is available in the area for gardening?  Are you growing in pots?  Are there other options that would work well?  As you can tell, there are many decisions and considerations when planning you’re garden.

There are many advantages to growing you’re garden in raised beds.  Raised beds are the best option for most people and produce the best results in a small space.  Survival type gardens thrive in raised beds and produce the most abundant and nutritious food because you have total control on the potting soil and there usually isn’t a problem with weeds.

Here are a few advantages of raised beds:

  • Soil warms up faster in the spring
  • Water drains easily
  • Garden is tended from the edges, soil does not get compacted from walking on it
  • Loose soil is easier for seeding, transplanting and weeding
  • Grow more vegetables in smaller spaces
  • Grow safely even when the land is poor and heavily saturated with heavy metals
  • Fewer tools needed to help plant and care for the garden

Once you figured out where you’re garden will be planted, the next step is planning.  A garden plan is essential in making you’re garden grow efficiently and abundantly.  For example, does you’re plant need full sunlight, partial sunlight or if they grow in the shade.  Does one plant complement another?  Here is an excellent “Sample Planting Guide for Raised-Bed Gardens“.

Once you start with these beginning steps, you are well on your way to feeding you’re family for years with nutritious foods from you’re survival garden.  A garden is an easy thing to start but it does take time and effort to make it thrive.  However, in the end it is worth it for the fresh food, the money you will save, and the new survival skills learned. It will help you feed you’re family in the regular world and in the post disaster apocalyptic situations or as preppers like to say WTSHTF.

Rodney Butler

 

 

 

By Rodney Butler

 

PS…Are you are asking you’re self – How do I begin?  The key is to start small and have fun.  Buy your self a few books on gardening and visit websites to help you in you’re ventures.  Here is an excellent e-Book for the beginner “How to grow herbs and veggies in your small Kitchen Garden“.  This would be a great place to start and then you can grow your garden as big as you want once you get started and learn the basics.

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The Preparedness Review: 17 Must-Read Preparedness Strategies (Spring 2013 Edition – Free Download)

In the Spring 2013 edition of the (freePreparedness Review from Todd Sepulveda, founder of the Prepper Website and Education After the Collapse, leading preparedness authors and strategist share their insights, ideas and tips to help you make the most realistic plan possible.

The Preparedness Review, a semi-annual archiving project, is available in PDF format.

It can be downloaded, saved, printed and shared.

From the Editor:

Sometimes I feel like Galadriel from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, “The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air.”

A lot has happened since November, 2012 when TPR1 was released. People are waking up to the idea that preparedness makes sense. And although people are starting to see the cracks gaping holes in our society, economy, etc…, one thing that will be more and more important to everyone who moves towards a preparedness, self-reliant lifestyle is the skill to put the best plans in place. We know that it doesn’t come down to the best gear, it comes down to knowing how to do “the stuff.”

This edition focuses on skills. Not every article is a skill article, but you will find that the majority of articles are focused on skills that you can utilize in your preparedness lifestyle.

Topics in this edition include:

  • The Ins and Outs of Food Storage – Chris Ray
  • Four Ways to Understand the Value of Silver – James Wesley Rawles
  • Becoming the Gray Man – Ray Gano
  • How to Make a Primitive Small Game Hunting Gig – Creek Stewart
  • Wound Care in the Wilderness – Dr. Joe Alton aka Dr. Bones
  • The Bug Out Bag Meal Plan – Tess Pennington
  • Are You Knot Ready – David Safewater
  • The Perfect Prepper Optic – Joe Nobody
  • 11 Important Skills for Preppers – Gaye Levy
  • Pressure Canning: How to – Daisy Luther
  • How to Make Acorn Flour – Erichs
  • Supplement: Top 10 Things – Gary Griffin
  • Survival from Zero – John Beck
  • Don’t Waste Your Time…There’s Prepping to Do – Jeff “The Berkey Guy” Gleason
  • Concealed Carry – Training & Practice – Brandon
  • Making Bacon Off-Grid – Michael Bunker
  • Prepper Propane 101 – Chris Newman

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SHTF Plan – When It Hits The Fan, Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

The Controversial Documentary on ET’s & Free Energy

Sirius – The Documentary

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Sirius - The DocumentaryI know what you might be thinking, why is a prepping site hosting a documentary on ET’s and Free Energy.  One reason, image the possibilities of free energy and what it can do for our planet.  Free energy is clean energy as it is portrayed in this film.  For the record, I personally do not believe in Free Energy, you can’t get blood out of a turnip and it takes energy to make energy.  However, I do find it an interesting subject and hope to be proved wrong one day.

The documentary is very controversial and looks to be entertaining.  I’m a big Ancient Aliens Fan and this film follows along those same lines.  I decided to host this film because it’s fun and entertaining.  When you watch the film take it with a grain of salt.  You may or may not be a believer, the point is to have fun.

Synopsis

Steve Greer, an American osteopath and ufologist who founded the Orion Project, said

“Well here’s the vision that can guide the world and inspire us. Once we have these zero point
sums of energy, we can alleviate our planet of the destructive methods of harness resources from
it. Free energy will be the great equalizer.

This notion of poverty will be eliminated, because we will have even the most remote societies powered by this free grid, which will give them water and other resources without having to continue with these destructive extraction methods that are dominating our world today. Universal education can come into play as well, and we can put an end to notions of bigotry, and homophobia and superiority complexes that all stem from of atavistic struggle for a dominance of the zero sum game of resources. So I feel that once the world has woken up, we can end this cannibalism of our planet, we can bring justice to this planet, and with that justice, we can have peace.”

SIRIUS is the largest crowd funded documentary in history. So we’ve had complete public funding and have not turned to any corporations or media conglomerates to aid in the production of the film. And we’ve taken a non-traditional approach to distribution as well. We are releasing SIRIUS through a company called YEKRA in Los Angeles that will allow all of the backers and organizations associated with the film, along with all of the online communities interested in the subject material, to be their own distribution center.

Visit Sirius – The Documentary page above for more info and to watch the full official trailer.

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The Preppers Universe Guide to 72-Hour Kits

Guide to 72-Hour Kits By Preppers Universe

72-hour-kitWhen a disaster strikes the normal services we take for granted will not be available, such as telephones, running water, and refrigeration to name a few.  Additionally, first responders will most likely will be overwhelmed with the magnitude of the situation.

It is recommended that you have enough supplies to last you’re family (at a minimum) 72 hours.  Basically, you must be self-sufficient until help arrives.  It may be a while – so, having a plan and the necessary supplies to sustain your family is the key to surviving.

A 72-Hour Kit is essential for any short-term emergency or disaster. It very well could mean survival when the need arrives.  There are numerous types of disasters: Floods, Hurricanes, Tsunami’s, Tornadoes and Earthquakes.  And, don’t forget about the man-made disasters such as terror attacks and the looming global financial crisis either.  Being prepared is not an option if you want to protect your family.

A basic 72-hour kit should include the following items:

  • Food & Water (Include Pets as well)
  • Shelter
  • First Aid
  • Tools & Cookware
  • Hygiene Clothing & Medicine Items
  • Important Documents & Cash
  • Personal Protection
  • Entertainment (Most people forget about this one)
  • Bug Out Bag (Backpack or Plastic Bin)

Most people have enough food in their pantries to last three days in case of emergencies.  However, if there is a major disaster such as an earthquake, you may not be able to get to that food easily.  This is why a 72-hour kit is ideal in these situations.  You will want store your kit in a safe area that would be easily accessible during a disaster.  I personally store my kits in a cabinet in the garage near the roll up door.  It would be fairly easy to get to even if the house is inaccessible.

 Food & Water

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I personally use the Mountain House 72-Hour Emergency Meal Kit.  I recommend buying one of these for each member of the household.  In reality, one of these could support two people if you wanted to skimp by and not spend too much money building your kit.  Each of these kits cost roughly $55.00.  For more info read this article on Survival Emergency Food Packages.

 

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Sport Berkey Portable Water Purifier

For water storage, I highly recommend at least a gallon or more of water per day per person.  I personally use the Reliance Lifeguard – 7 Gallon Water Container with built-in Filter.  I store at least one of these for each family member in my kit.  The cost is about $35.00 for the Reliance.  Additionally, each family member should use a Sport Berkey Portable Water Purifier Water Bottle or something similar.  The cost is about $22.00 for the Berkey.

 

Shelter

Let’s face it, if there is a disaster – you’re home may not be safe to live in.  Where do you stay?  When things go south, I don’t want to leave my house unattended, I plan on putting up shelter (Good Size Tent) in my backyard.  I personally have a Wenzel Klondike 16 X 11′ Eight Person Family Tent.   Wenzel Klondike 16 X 11-Feet Eight-Person Family Cabin Dome Tent (Light Grey/Taupe/Red)I additionally have a couple zero-degree weather sleeping bags and blankets for the tent as well.  I also have spare crates for my pets.

You need to make sure you’re back yard is big enough for the tent you use.  I have a huge backyard and I know that this tent will work just fine.  The price of this tent is around $212.00.

Other options are available:  Tent Options

First Aid

American Red Cross Disaster & Emergency Kit by First Aid OnlyAny medium sized first aid kit will work well.  Don’t buy any kit that says it will meet any emergency situation.  Do you’re homework when shopping for first aid kits.

The reason is simple, during a disaster (god forbid) you may be treating broken limbs, large gashes from falls or even gun shot wounds.

You will want a decent quality kit, the ones I like are from the American Red Cross.  A decent first aid kit will cost around $50.00.  Don’t forget bug repellent and sun screen for your kit as well.

Tools & Cookware

Denali 115-Piece Home Repair Tool KitWhen a disaster happens you will need a decent tool kit that is easy to pack up and take with you.  I personally like the Denali 115-piece Home Repair Tool Kit.  It comes with a decent carry bag and you can add other small items into it like a sewing kit, mini-flashlights, candles, multipurpose tool, paracord and a decent knife etc…

Another important item to Ambient Weather WR-111B Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM/FM/NOAA Digital Radio, Flashlight, Cell Phone Charger with NOAA Certified Weather Alert & Cableshave in your tool kit is a decent radio.  I recommend one that is solar or hand-cranked and battery operated.  I highly recommend the Ambient Weather WR-111B Solar Hand Crank Radio.  It even has the ability to charge you’re cell phone and has a built in flashlight.  This will keep you informed with what is happening in you’re area.  When the power goes out you’re TV will not work unless you have a generator.

Ultralight Backpacking Canister Camp Stove Burner with Piezo Ignition 3.9oz

Having a small camp stove is a must to eat and boil water.  Coleman Speckled Enamelware Dining Kit (Red)

I highly recommend a Ultralight Backpacking Canister Camp Stove as they are small, compact and easy to pack away. 

Additionally, I would recommend getting a small camping kit that includes Spoons, Forks, Knifes, Cups and a small pot.  If you don’t mind the extra weight in your kit, I highly Wenzel Deluxe Mess Kitrecommend the Coleman Speckled Enamelware Dining Kit. Additionally, you will need a decent mess kit (Pots/Pans).  I recommend the Wenzel Deluxe Mess Kit.

Hygiene, Clothing & Medicine Items

There will not have running water in your house during a disaster.  Even if you do you may not want to use it or bath in it.  An important fact most people don’t know about, you’re local water plant needs electricity to filter the water and if there is no power then you’re water supply is contaminated.  You may not be able to take a shower but you can take a sponge bath and at the very least brush you’re teeth using the emergency water you stored above.  You will want to pack away Razors, Toothbrushes, Feminine items etc.

If you take prescription items you need at least a week supply (at a minimum) stored in you’re kit.  I would put Aspirin, Motrin, Sinus Medication or anything else you may occasionally use in the kit as well.  It is extremely important to store prescription items in you’re kit as the drug stores will most likely be shut down and looted after a disaster.

A change of clothes is highly important.  Most people think they can just grab something on the way out.  No, you will not have the time during an emergency to get extra clothing.  The trick is to have the items stored away in your kit.  Make sure you pack items for the climate you live.  If you live in cold areas pack accordingly.

Documents, Cash & Entertainment

It goes without saying that you need to store important documents such as your wedding license, birth certificates, Photos, Mortgage/Title/Deed, Bank information, Insurance papers, passports, etc. in a fire safe lock box near or in you’re 72-hour kit.  Most people forget about this and these items are very important.  Additionally, I would put a couple of survival books and manuals for reference in the kit as well.

Don’t forget about entertainment during disaster relief.  It may be days before things get back to normal.  I personally have a few board games, a couple deck of cards and my favorite game Yahtzee in my kit.

Personal Protection

A lot of people are afraid or don’t like Guns/Knives or any other weapons and believe they can survive without them.  I’m definitely not one of those people. When the SHTF (S@#$ hits the fan) you will need personal protection.  A decent firearm and survival knife is a must in any disaster situation. 

When a man cannot feed his family, he will do anything to get to you’re food supply.  The social norms are out the window in times of disaster.  Just look at the recent disaster such as Hurricane Katrina.  People were looting, raping, and pillaging.  It was not pretty, and if you are relying on the government to protect you.  You are in for a world of hurt…

The active survivalistI highly recommend either having a shotgun, rifle, and/or a pistol.  I’m not going to recommend a particular brand or model.  You will have to do some research and find out what works best for you.  I also highly recommend you take a firearm safety class before purchasing a firearm.  Most gun ranges have gun rentals for you to try before you buy.Firearms are not for everyone.  There are other options available if you are not comfortable shooting a weapon.

Frontiersman Bear Attack Deterrent with Hip Holster

 

The absolute best NON-LETHAL form of personal protection is Bear Repellent Pepper Spray.  Bear Repellent has a greater range than most pepper spray and is more potent.  If it can stop a bear in it’s tracks then it can stop any human instantly.  The best part, it has a 30-foot deploy range keeping you’re attackers at a distance.  I highly recommend Frontiersman Bear Attack Deterrent with holster.

KA-BAR  Fighting/Utility Serrated Edge Knife with Hard Sheath, Black

A really good survival knife is important for personal protection and for general survival needs.  such as cutting down tree limbs for firewood, skin/clean wild game, cut para-cord and a thousand other uses.  My absolute favorite Survival Knife is the KA-BAR Fighting/Utility Serrated Edge Knife.

Ka-Bar Black Kukri MacheteAnother item to throw into you’re arsenal is a really good machete for chopping weeds or clearing campsites.  I personally like the KA-BAR Black Kukri Machete.

Bug out Bags & Survival Bins

Maxpedition Doppelduffel Adventure Bag, Black You need a really good bag or survival bin to store all the items for your 72-hour kit.  There are many options available.  I personally like the Maxpedition Doppelduffel Adventure Bag.  It is large enough to hold most of you’re gear and it can be worn as a back pack if the need arrives.

Maxpedition Condor-Il Backpack

Additionally, you may want a smaller back pack to go along with the Doppelduffel.  Something you’re children or a spouse can carry easily.  I really like the Maxpedition Condor II Backpack.  These bags are durable and very well made.  In my opinion they are the best bags for survival needs.

I plan on Bugging “IN” not “OUT” in a disaster.  My back yard is big enough to setup camp if needed.  Because of this I have a really big tent that will not fit in my 72-hour kit or Bug Out Bag.  I store these big items in plastic storage bins available almost anywhere.  Wal-Mart, Target, and Amazon.com have them available at decent prices.

Conclusion

In this violent and unpredictable world we live in – being prepared is no longer an option.  Being prepared can reduce anxiety, fear and panic should you find yourself in a precarious situation.  Most disasters either man-made or natural doesn’t allow time for people to assemble even the most basic needs for our society.  This is why preparedness planning is so important.  Having a 72-hour kit on hand and ready to use at a moments notice could me the difference between life and death.

If you have any suggestions please leave a comment on this post.  The article will provide you with the absolute minimum supply of gear you should have for you’re 72-hour kit.  Like I said, this is a bare minimum from my point of view.  You should adjust the recommendations to meet you’re needs.  This is a great starting point for newbie preppers.

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Rodney Butler

 

 

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