I was recently watching a video on prepping for major life events. The topic was top ten bartering items. The usual items were represented like junk silver, ammo, tobacco, alcohol, and food. Then they mentioned feminine supplies, everyone seemed a little awkward and timid. They said you should carry tampons, pads, etc. for bartering because it is a necessary supply item. I left a comment on the video which sparked some other odd comments like “what did they do in the old days?”. Yeah….so in the cave days they would use moss or let it flow, that is not an option in the now my friend. I wanted to write this to clear the air and answer some questions you didn’t know you had.
Many of us are prepping for our whole families which includes lady folk. You should have some plan in mind to handle this monthly situation that will be coming. There may come a time where they will no longer exist or at the least be hard to find. Attempting to carry around an endless supply of tampons is not in your best interest. Also, should
Is getting out of debt important when prepping comes to mind? Most people think of all the supplies they will need to stock up on and live off in the event of some kind of economic or social collapse. People need to rationalize how the blocks will crumble for the current systems in place if we are invaded, tyrannically taken over, or a second revolution happens. Personally, I doubt there will be a zombie apocalypse any time soon, but in this scenario (and very few other) does a foundation of financial security matter. I stress to everyone to also include recession or even depression level events in their prepping game plan and realize these could happen in today’s age, especially as the national debt increases every year. In review of our nation’s history, we have seen where financial breakdowns in society have greatly affected the population. During the Great Depression repossession started with vehicles, houses, and farms that were taken and sold for little to nothing in an attempt to recover anything the banks or creditor could get their hands on. In the Great Recession just a few years ago, the country was plagued with a housing market that was flooded with homes that could not be filled due to loans that could not be matched by the debtor. If you are left on the street with no way of traveling, after your house and car have been repossessed you have not done your due diligence to protect your family. Having 100%, security of your property will insure that nothing can legally be taken away from you in a financial breakdown of society. Living a debt free life can be hard to obtain in this day in age but it should be a constant goal.
First off what is a gray man? Blending into a crowd is called becoming a gray man.
There are people moving around us every day whose physical presence is so non-stimulating that we ignore them. They are for all intents and purposes, invisible to us. The gray man is the one we want to emulate in a disaster. The problem is, people have never seen a true gray man, unless you’ve been taught to see them. Because if you casually noticed him, his gray man-ness is in dispute.
“Don’t be a fly on the wall. Be the wall.” Remember what they say about first impressions? They last. Don’t make a first impression. Don’t make an impression at all.
Some people just naturally stand out. Some are tall, some are large, some are gorgeous, some are loud. Why do
What is line gear? Line gear is the items you carry in your different layers (lines).
• Your line 1 gear is your EDC, the items you carry on your person on a daily basis.
• Line 2 gear is your war belt. Usually carries a holster, a couple rifle mags, a spare pistol magazine, maybe a canteen and canteen cup, potentially an IFAK and/or a multi-tool.
• Line 3 gear is your chest rig or plate carrier. Usually carries your basic fighting load-out (described below).
• Line 4 gear would be an assault pack or rucksack with your long term gear.
These layers are used to meet differing needs in different scenarios. For instance, your EDC (every day carry) suffices for the potential needs of your every day life. Your line 2 gear may be used in a training environment, or in situations where stressful conditions
1. the practice of forming or pursuing ideals, especially unrealistically.
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1. the attitude or practice of accepting a situation as it is and being prepared to deal with it
Minimalist Prepper… Seems to be a bit of a contradiction there. But I’m not really sure how else to describe it so I’ll just go with it for now. In a lot of ways, I consider myself a minimalist. Not in the extreme sense, like you may have seen on TV or online, I just don’t like having too much unnecessary stuff around clogging up my space and distracting my mind. I prefer to have just what I feel I need to be comfortable and nothing more.
This is where the Prepper part comes in. Having grown up with Boy Scouts and made it to the rank of Eagle Scout, the “Be Prepared” motto is one I’ve never let go of. It’s just kind of a way of life. Having certain things on hand at all times or in my home is something I feel like I need to feel comfortable. I can
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