If you’re just starting off in the world of prepping, welcome to the team! If you’re still contemplating whether to get on board, hopefully this will persuade you to the light. It may seem a like a daunting task to begin preparing for the worst, but if you know where to start it shouldn’t be too difficult. I have a few things I wish I’d known when I first started Continue reading A Beginners Guide to Prepping!→
On this episode of I AM Liberty I wanted to take some time to talk about the pit falls I have ended up in or the miss steps based on starting as a prepper. You know it’s easy to get all worked up and start making decisions based on the news and before your know it you have racked up some serious debt or you bought too much Continue reading Prepper Mistakes!→
This week we take a journey into the past, an exploration of how things were done in “The Old Days.” For some of us when we consider things the way they were, sometimes it is with nostalgia or with a whimsical smile it brings warm fuzzy thoughts. For others of us it may make us cringe at the thought of chopping wood or hanging the laundry outside on a cold winter’s day. No matter the feelings we get when thoughts of these days are running through our mind. There is much to be said for “the way we used to do it.” Continue reading Lessons of generations past!→
Rainwater is safe. Rainwater is free. Rainwater needs to be harvested.
Unless you leave near a nuclear plant or in a highly polluted region, you shouldn’t shy away from collecting and stockpiling as much rainwater as possible. Although it’s a little acidic, so are many of the foods we eat. And if you side-step the mistakes I’m about to tell you, you’re gonna have an unlimited supply of water to drink, do the laundry, to shower, to give to your pets and so on, a steady supply that will keep on coming post-collapse and, if you’re smart, you could even sell or barter with some of it.
You are sitting at your desk. Suddenly the sky around you brightens with a blinding flash. You don’t need to be a nuclear war survivalist to know that some sort of mega explosion has occurred nearby. Perhaps not in your city but close enough that you are in danger. Do you know what to do? Do you stay put? Run for cover? Do you have the necessities right there in your office to survive Maybe, you are a prepper even if just a novice. Do you spend most of your time concentrating on bugging out or bugging in Let’s say you are good to go Continue reading Survival Misfire!→
For our first “The Smith Fix” show on American Preppers Radio I think we should review our own Prepper Philosophies and see if they have changed a America has “Changed”.
Still think you can “Bug Out”? Still think you can “Bug In”? Then: What have we learned as we have gone through the Prepper Process” of mistakes, bad buys, burst cans, infestations, failed crops, animal mortality, …? Save someone else from the same mistake. Share yours.
Join us and lets share our thoughts and get to know each other, share your favorite hard learned lesson, We have a bunch of those!
On the Homestead Honey Hour TheMrsVolfie takes the helm in this episode of learning and sharing from mistakes as well as triumphs!
I have heard it said that there is livestock and there is dead stock, when we start homesteading and prepping we don’t have all the answers so we rely on the internet. We rely on what people tell us, farmers, breeders, and old timers who have been around the block and then some! But Guess what? These people are just human and they make mistakes, or maybe, they have never faced a situation you could face. Or, maybe they are selling you a line to make a buck. Whatever the case may be folks, putting people on pedestals can be dangerous. Many of us have blogs and YouTube channels, and we share our experience, our strengths and our hopes but that does NOT make us experts. All we can do is share what we learn, when we learn it, when we make a mistake admit it, and share what we learn from the experience.
If we OWN our mistakes…we can learn from them…and hopefully not make them again…Sharing our experiences with failure…is JUST as important as sharing our triumphs.