On this episode of the Prepping for Tomorrow program, Author Bobby Akart will continue his month long discussion of prepper basics. Last week we discussed the Prepper’s Conundrum and the decision whether to bug-in or bug-out—Should I stay or should I go? This episode, we’ll talk about your bug-out bag and what to pack. We’ll even discuss bug-out vehicles for a grid down Continue reading Bug Out Bag Essentials→
For some reason, not a lot of people talk about this very important yet crucial aspect of prepping. Everyone’s got food and water in their pantry, in their bug out bags but no one seems to care whether or not they have any preps at their bug out location.
Is it because they don’t need them? Is it because their BOLs are self-sufficient and don’t need cans of tuna and wheat berries when they can just hunt and dig wells? No and no. I believe this to be yet another overlooked aspect of prepping Continue reading Stockpile Your Bug Out Location?→
The flash occurs followed by a timpani boom, a nuclear explosion rocks your city, that is one scenario. Or Alien invasion, forcing you into hiding. Any type of scenario that places you into a locked down, hunker room with family, friends or both, is bound to cause problems. Whether you are a master prepper or build an expedited shelter. Things will and can go awry.
Your eyes are open. You have watched over the last few years as various aspects of our culture and society spiral out of control, seemingly ever faster. You have that gut feeling something wicked this way comes. It’s why you prep. It’s why you strive for self-sufficiency. You look at your family and where you presently live – weighing the pros and cons – and you wonder: Should you re-locate or stay where you are? Continue reading Where IS the best place to be in a SHTF situation?→
Planning for Evacuation!
Host: Denob “The Prepared Canadian” Your home is your castle and I’m sure, like me, you don’t plan to leave it all behind unless you absolutely have to. Sometimes though, bugging out is the only option, and the decision to do so may be made for you either by evacuation orders or the nature of a disaster.
Simply put, no one can say that they will never bug out, and there are some important preparations you need to have in place before that need arises. Sure, everyone should have a bug out kit ready to go, but proper planning isn’t as simple as it sounds. There are many factors to consider such as where will you go, how will you get there, and how to make sure the rest of your family also meets up with you along the way.
The answers to these questions depend on many factors and there is no one size fits all solution. Bug out plans depend on many factors and need to be adaptable on the fly. This week on The Prepared Canadian I’ll discuss how to plan for almost any scenario with multiple choices that you must have in place before you are forced from your home.
Among the topics will be planning multiple destinations, mapping out routes and alternatives, having many ways to communicate with other members of your family if you are not all together, as well as some advice for bug out bag contents that will not only help you get where you’re going, but also help restore some sense of normalcy when the dust settles and your normal lives begin to come back into play. Visit the Prepared Canadian blog: Go Here!
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Cache You Stash
Host: The Prepared Canadian As preppers, we all know the importance of keeping essential supplies on hand. Everything from food and water to fuel and toilet paper is bought, preserved, and carefully tucked away waiting for that event that denies us the ability to easily buy what we need on a day to day basis. Many preppers designate rooms in their homes that get lined with shelving and filled with boxes, ammo cans, buckets, barrels and cases of supplies. But what happens when you need to leave that stash of supplies? How much can you fit into your bug out vehicle, get outta dodge bag, or worse yet, what if your home, and your supplies are directly hit by disaster? Enter the survival cache. Continue reading Cache Your Stash→
On this edition of Preparing For Life’s Storms let’s talk about the pros and cons of bugging out or bugging in. What will be the circumstance that causes you to have to make this decision and what choice will you make or will be made for you? What actions should you take to make sure your plans are successful? Will you be joining the millions that think they can make it living off the land or will you be one of those that ends up in a fema camp? Join BexarPrepper on Preparing for Life’s Storms as we discuss the possibilities and the options you may or may not have available to you!
For live broadcast go to Listen & Chat tonight 9:00pm/Est. 8:00pm/Ct. 6:00pm/Pt.
Wouldn’t we all like to have a few dozen acres of semi wooded, prime hunting land complete with fortified home, onsite water and off grid power? Well sure we would, that sounds like an ideal bug out location! The reality is there are very few preppers who could afford this type of property, but still want to have a place to go when the poop hits the propeller. Well, here are a few ideas to get you thinking that you CAN really get a bug out property without breaking the bank. Of course, it’s not free, very few things in life are, but there are some low cost options to consider.
It’s no secret that I really don’t subscribe to end of world scenarios, where all infrastructures is lost forever, and mankind has to restart itself with dark age technology. Far more likely are situations where bugging out for a few days, weeks or a couple of months is the best option, and worst case scenario. An epidemic hitting your town, a chemical spill at a nearby plant, general rioting caused by an unpopular political move are just some of the reasons you may want to get your backside out of dodge. How about a tornado, hurricane, or other event such as an earthquake was to take your home from you? Wouldn’t a predetermined location that is yours, set up, and within travel distance be a great thing to be able to fall back on?
This week on The Prepared Canadian, I’ll go over a few lower cost options that can help you get a bug out location set up including some tips on finding land and a few things to look for as well as shelter and supply cache ideas.
No matter how well prepared your home is, no matter how much food you have, no matter how well dug in you may be, there may come a time when the forces of nature or other issues could force you to leave your home at a moment’s notice. This is known as bugging out, and every Prepper should have a plan to do so. It’s not as easy as grabbing your bug out bagand heading out into the wilderness though, and there are a lot of things to consider, such as when to go, where to go, and how to get there. On this episode of The Prepared Canadian we’ll talk about being ready to get out of dodge and some of the things you need to do in advance of having to do so.
Also, we’ll have some announcements regarding the IPN forum, take a look at some of the more popular topics, and have a peek at what’s been posted over at the Canadian Preppers Network Blog. Also, don’t forget that the polls regarding Canadian castle laws are still open, so make your vote count, and I’ll share the results to date.
Off Grid Living! on “Preparing For Life’s Storms” with BexarPrepper So are you dreaming of being off grid well HWhit is just about ready to be totally off grid! Let’s hear about the decisions he made and the logic behind them. At some point we may all be off grid and learning lessons can come from anywhere not just the ones you make yourself. So if you’ve ever thought about cutting the ties, come learn what it takes to get there. So join us Tuesday February 26th as HWhit shares his journey with us as he makes the final leap into the unknown.
Desperation, Fear, Death, a Prepper surviving a Zombie!
I shot a man in desperation the other day and haven’t been able to sleep since. I had often wondered if I had to, would I be able to, now I know. Pulling the trigger was not that hard, not with what I could see was going to happen. I am hoping that in telling my story it may ease my conscious a bit but in order for it to be understood I have to back up some.
My wife and I live in a fairly secluded area; in fact, you need four wheel drive just to get to the house no matter the weather or time of year. In winter we rarely venture out as it requires snow shoes or the dogs and sled. Our home is made of logs that I cut myself from the surrounding forest. It is comfortable and well away from the city. Continue reading Desperation, Fear, Death, a Prepper surviving a Zombie!→
Many Preppers ask themselves the question of, Do I stay or do I bug out when the SHTF? As we have just seen with Hurricane Sandy, sometimes there is no choice. There are some things such as natural disasters and accidents which can come upon us all of a sudden and we are for a loss at what to do and where to turn.
Join Deb today on “Common Sense Prepping” as she discusses with Ballistics expert Sargent Dale, about organizing a group and what steps people need to take to be successful at community and retreat building. People from all walks of life are feeling something going on, and even though they can’t seem to be able to point their finger on exactly what that something might be, Preppers know it will take community to get through bad times facing us.
From basic shelters such as caves and lean-tos to your home such as a well built basement to the standard tornado shelter that is nothing more than a cylinder with an opening buried in the backyard we will discuss all types of shelters that have been used by man to protect themselves for thousands of years and what can we use today if a disaster strikes. Do you have the knowledge to build a temporary shelter for a few days? or do you have a long term plan for sheltering in the event of a major disaster? Having the ability to build a shelter is only 1/2 of the battle as there are many other aspects to sheltering other than building a lean-to such as fire, food, clean water and much more. After all, what good is a great shelter if you have nothing to eat or drink? This Friday on “In Time of Disaster” your host Karen and her special guest(s) will have a personal, one on one discussion with you about what would be your best options depending upon where you live and what type of disaster might strike your state, country or the planet. Go to home page for all live broadcasts. Listen to this show in player below!