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6 Reasons Why People Don’t Prep

We have discussed the objections many people have to prepping and have found that they break down into a few basic categories. We thought we’d share them with you along with our responses. >>Learn more

Preparedness Check and Challenge

 We’re here to help. Use the Preparedness Check and Challenge checklist below to evaluate where you are now and where you want to be.  >>Learn more

Prepper Planning in 2014 – A calendar to help you plan

I want to encourage you to do some planning this week. Find a little bit of time to think ahead toward all that 2014 holds and set your priorities for the coming year. And be sure that part of that planning includes your prepping efforts. Phil and I did it Sunday evening and we are really glad we did. Phil is by nature a non-planner, so when I suggested we actually use this calendar I created as a result of my blog about Living from a Prepper Perspective…well, let’s just say it was one of those “yes dear” moments. He was gracious enough because he’s a great guy, but in his heart of hearts he felt like he was about to swallow some horrible-but-good-for-you medicine. Before we were done, however, he was a believer. He agreed that the whole experience was positive. And we were all done in just about 30 minutes. >>Learn more

Living a Prepper Perspective

As we step into 2014, what are you thinking about prepping? How are you thinking about prepping? It seems a great time for each of us to review how we approach the world differently because of our preparedness mindset. >>Learn more

Our Three-Layered Approach to Prepping – And How I Benefitted from it Last Week

In an emergency or any unusual situation, this first layer of prepping buys you time to evaluate and adjust to your situation before you have to begin living in a way that you are not so familiar with. In a true emergency, everything changes. We recently experienced a boil alert in our community. The city put up signs at intersections in our neighborhood that told us they were working on the water lines and that we would need to boil our water to make it safe for drinking. That was an understatement if there ever was one! >>Learn more

Stages in the Life of a Prepper

Grief counselors often talk about the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Sounds like grief beats you into submission. What a buzzkill. My experience with prepping suggests that there are predictable stages in the life of a prepper, too:   >>Learn more here

Getting Started with Prepping – How Do I Begin?

This blog provides an extensive outline to our “Basics ” blogs in each area of prepping. If you’re new to prepping, you’ll want to start at the beginning and work your way through the outline. If you’ve been prepping for awhile, check out the blog to link quickly to the basics blog in areas of prepping you’ve been putting off. >>Learn more here

72-Hour Emergency Kit – More

This blog provides more details for setting up your emergency kit, including where to find some of the  most important items, and even a link for a  “ready-made” kit available for purchase  >>Learn more here

72-Hour Emergency Kit – First Thoughts

Wondering where and how to get started can be overwhelming. A practical way to get started is to think about that 3-day power outage that might occur later this year! Here’s instructions for putting together a 72-hour emergency kit. It’s a great way to get your feet wet…or perhaps keep them dry is a better way to say it! >>Learn more here

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