So, you just bought a shiny new WonderMill grain mill. You ordered it online and it finally arrived in the mail today. Hastily you open the package and excited with your new prepper gadget you swiftly break out the grain and whip up a lovely loaf of bread. Thrilled you immediately begin snapping photos with your phone and plaster them all over your Facebook and Continue reading OPSEC The Quiet Life!→
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?→
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!
Over the past month on “Preparing to Provide” we’ve discussed the different “types” of seeds…. Open Pollinated, Heirloom, and Hybrid. Now it’s time to find those specific “varieties” that will do well in your area. From Florida to Ontario, from Texas to Oregon…. growing conditions vary greatly from one location to another. So it makes sense that what grows well in one area would not necessarily grow so well somewhere else. If you want to grow onions, do you need a “long day” or “short day” variety? If you’re growing tomatoes, which is more suitable… a long producing indeterminate, or an early producing determinate variety? If you’re farther north and have a short growing season, what can you do to increase your chances of success if you decide to grow heat loving plants like watermelon and okra? Another factor to consider is the specific growing method. Whether you’re planting in long rows, growing in raised beds, or maintaining a container garden on your patio, there are some varieties that will do well in each situation. Tune in to get answers to the above questions, as well as many more. And feel free to call in and share your own personal experiences. The goal here is to provide as much information as possible to help each other to have more productive gardens.
Let’s take a look at home security. Is your home secure? Furthermore is your home location conducive to your safety regarding economical, biological or political threat? Are you living in a locale that aids you or places roadblocks in your quest for preparedness and safety? These are questions we often neglect to ask during times that appear relatively easy with peace and prosperity appearing the norm. The question? Are times really peaceful and prosperous? The reality is the probability of any number of potential threats to our safety and well being is real and growing daily. The fact is our country is already facing a labor crisis how long till we all feel the effects on the inflow of food and other necessities? Labor crisis begets economic crisis or vice versa, your pension, investments and other guaranteed income is in question. What about natural disaster or social chaos? Does your community have the resources and plans to help you face these threats? Join The Other Side of a Preppers Path as Lynna talks with reputed speaker, author and political scientist Joel Skousen, editor of World Affairs Brief (www.worldaffairsbrief.com.) Specializing in the philosophy of law and Constitutional theory, Joel, a highly acclaimed designer of high security, self- sufficient residences and retreats worldwide and developer of contingency retreat plans for those living in a large city has ANSWERS. Join the show, ask the hard questions and find solutions.
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