What I have learned and done in my first year prepping

Posted by choctawgreen7 on APN

My one year anniversary of prepping is fast approaching and I thought I would throw out some of what I learned as a latecomer to prepper.

1. I am not a kook. My desire to be more or totally self sufficient is not necessarily the rantings of a delusional, anti-social freak. So Mom and Dad if you are out there, running away to live with John Denver in Colorado wasn’t so abnormal. Don’t worry folks, I made it to the mountain top that our borough is on and spent the night. I came home the next morning hungry.

2. A lot of people I used to think were kooks, well, they’re not so much. The biggest lesson I have picked up on is just how big the prepping community is. The spread of persons across any type of demographic you wish to label is huge. By and large it is accepting, friendly and willing to Read more “What I have learned and done in my first year prepping”


How to communicate before and after SHTF

Feel free to call in and ask questions and or make suggestions. This will be a very informative show.

Join GoatHollow (Doug) on Wednesday , Dec 28th 8:00pm/Ct on the Prepper Broadcasting Network, for a discussion on Ham radio for beginners!  We’ll be talking about all things communications for preppers.  Doug’s guest will be the Youtuber known as xxRenaissanceManxx or formally 92scalloped, who’s an avid ham radio operator, and all around expert in communications. We should have a fun and informational show.  Don’t forget to mark it on your calendar!!!

Most Preppers Like Homemade Jerky!

Original post by watcher on APN

Home made jerky can be a great food source for storage and nutrition, but it also tastes great. Here are a few how to make it for ya.

Ground Chuck Jerky

Jerky – Traditional
3 pounds 85% lean ground chuck
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon white pepper
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
1/2 teaspoon Instacure #2, (optional)

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, load into a jerky making gun, and squeeze out laying lightly onto dehydrator trays. Dehydrate for approximately 18 Read more “Most Preppers Like Homemade Jerky!”


Go it solo when SHTF or in a group?

I live in the mountains far enough away from any real population that I feel more comfortable going it solo. There are some skills that I will wish I had when shtf but until I learn those I do have the ones that will keep me alive.

If I lived in a more populated area you can bet your last dollar I would be part of a group. Security being for-most of importance. Having all the skills within a group including candle maker, tin smith, electrician, mechanic etc. as listed in another post I read would make for a  perfect group but lets face reality, this Read more “Go it solo when SHTF or in a group?”


Canning Without a Pressure Canner

Original post by Alaska Rose on A.P. N.

First, a disclaimer. This is not an approved method for canning. This is for survival knowledge only.

If you are in a survival situation and don’t have a pressure canner available but need to can some meat or vegetables to keep them from spoiling, you can do it in boiling water bath, but it isn’t easy and takes hours. Meat and vegetables need about 4 hours in a boiling water bath, not just a hot water bath. You have to put a heavy cloth or a rack in bottom of the container to keep the jars from touching the bottom, or they break. The timing starts after the water reaches a full rolling boil and keep the water boiling hard to the top of the lids, the whole time. There must be another kettle of water boiling to add water if the level gets below the lids. Do NOT let the water stop boiling the whole time or restart timing the batch. This is definitely not recommended and you have to keep everything scrupulously clean while preparing the contents of the jars and filling the sterilized jars.

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A Natural Approach to Prepper Family Care!

A great post with many home remedies!

These are my favorite remedies / products — the ones I consider indispensable for a natural family first-aid kit. All of the remedies are available at any well-stocked health-food store and by mail-order. Be sure to buy pure essential oils, not fragrance oils. To prevent breakage, wrap glass bottles in small pieces of thick flannel.

Activated Charcoal: Keep this on hand for food poisoning, vomiting/diarrhea/intestinal gas, infections, draining wounds, Lyme disease, breast infections – just to name a few.

Aloe vera gel: Cooling and healing, aloe vera (Aloe vera) soothes the inflammation of sunburn and common kitchen scalds and burns.

Apple Cider Vinegar: Good for everything from heartburn/digestive aid to skin issues (like acne and eczema). Also, stamina, UTIs, and arthritis. Mix 2 t with honey and Read more “A Natural Approach to Prepper Family Care!”


Prepping With Goat Hollow!

My dad once told me. “Son, a man in his lifetime should consider himself lucky to have one or two people he can truly call a friend.” He was right. I am 53 years old now and consider myself fortunate to have two or three that I can call a true friend. A person that will stand by you in the very worst of times, and take any kind of a hit so that you do not. The rest are just acquaintances.

Doug, also known as Goat hollow on Youtube could be one of those friends any of us would like to have. I have talked with Doug only a few times but have watched many of his youtube videos as well and find it easy to see the morality and sincerity that he carries. He says that he’s been “Prepping” for most of his life. He caught the sustainability bug in the mid 1970’s with his first “Mother Earth News” subscription, and it just stuck.

I feel blessed in having GoatHollow join The Prepper Broadcasting Network in helping to promote self reliance and independence. His first show will air 12/21/2011 at 8:00pm/Central. GoatHollow will have as his first guest Vention4wh of youtube fame. Vention is a long time prepper, and a “Vlogger” on Youtube for many years. He has fantastic experience at “Urban Prepping” In a condominium setting, so for all of you preppers out there who feel “Stuck in the city”, this is the show for you!!!

Goat Hollows youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/GoatHollow?ob=5


Prepper tips on repackaging and storing food!

If you are packaging for really long term storage, it is advisable to use mylar bags. You can order from Amazon, ebay and any no. of sites. Just google for 5 gallon mylar bags. For long term storage of grains: wheat berries, flour, corn, oatmeal, rice, etc. you should use a mylar bag, the appropriate size oxygen absorber (easiest to order same time as mylar bags) and then seal in a 5 gallon bucket.

I just insert the mylar bag into the clean and dry FOOD GRADE 5 gallon bucket, pour about half way full with whatever I’m storing, put in the oxygen absorber and fill the rest of way. I usually leave a few inches “head room” at the top. Then I squeeze the bag, (to eliminate most air) and seal the top of the mylar bag with my iron. Then I tuck the bag down into the bucket and attach Read more “Prepper tips on repackaging and storing food!”


Promote yourself, and your website or blog.

Promote yourself, and your website or blog. Share with others Self Reliance and Independence. It’s easy, a lot of fun, and very rewarding. Be a host on our network and get to know many well- known names in the Prepper, Survivalist community. We are a fast growing network featured on American Preppers Network http://podcast.preppersnetwork.com/ Prepper Directory http://prepperdirectory.blogspot.com/ and many more. If you have just the slightest of interest or questions, don’t hesitate. Send me an e-mail.
Glen aka gmanprepper


The bombs that will make America Great again!

Is it possible? Can bombing and air strike attacks fix everything, our status in the world, productivity, economics, employment, health and our perception to the rest of the world, etc., and leave us on top?

It is possible but first you have to be prepared for the aftermath. In preparation for the aftermath many things must be put into place, for most is agriculture. Farm lands must be set aside for the need of certain products that will be in super high demand. New and existing manufacturing and processing plants will need to be built and existing ones modified.

Transportation and shipping will have to be overhauled as well, put into place, and be at the ready. I’m not talking about just Read more “The bombs that will make America Great again!”