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 Read more “Stockpile Your Bug Out Location?”
As preppers we all realize the importance of alternate shelter in the form of a bug out location. A safe place away from the hustle and bustle of large towns and cities where we have all the necessary supplies safely tucked away for when we need them. Some preppers prefer to go the homesteading route and keep most of their food on the hoof or in the ground for as much as possible. Others insist that a permanently set up community of “like minded” people is the only way to go. Somehow or another, each of these ideas has its strengths and its weaknesses. Read more “Community Preppers!”
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.
Prepper groups are an ever growing desire for today’s prepper, and with good reason. It has often been said that no man is an island, and the same applies to preppers. No one man could be expected to perform all the duties that will be required of us should we need to head to our bug out location and weather out whatever storm has come. Food preparation, security, and a multitude of other chores just can’t be done by one person alone. The answer is a prepper group. But just how do you go about getting one together? Of course you will need a location, shelter, and supplies, but the biggest concern should be diversity of skills. This of course, is achieved by bringing fellow preppers into your pans and creating a group. But, unlike buying land, canning food, or building a cabin, choosing the right members for your group takes a lot more work and even more thought.
This week on The Prepared Canadian, we’ll take a look at my 6 steps to integrating new members into your survival plans. Also, hold onto your hats folks, because I have a brand new editorial cued up and ready to fire!