Doomsday prepper, survivalist, hoarder…. these are all things people think when you say I prep or I’m preparing for the unexpected. This is an explorative on prepping for my family so let’s get into it!
WHO? That is easy when it comes to prepping, I say I prep for my family and myself. How can I be prepared when SHTF if those who will be around me are not prepared? We do it as a family and make it fun so when we must rely on our preps we know what went into it and have a healthy amount of respect for the situation.
WHAT? That gets a little bit more complicated and I’ll try and make it brief. Well we start with
considering the rule of 3s. You can survive for 3 Minutes without air (oxygen). You can survive for 3 Hours without shelter in a harsh environment (unless in icy water). You can survive for 3
Days without water (if sheltered from a harsh environment). You can survive for 3 Weeks without food (if you have water and shelter). Given what we know from this we prep using the 5 C’s as our minimum. These are the 5 main items you can’t do without.
1. Cutting tool- it is imperative to have at least a good knife.
2. Container- you need some way to get clean water or be able to boil water to make it safe to drink, a good stainless-steel water bottle and a camp cup will do the trick.
3. Cordage -they say with enough cordage you can build a castle.
4. Cover- something to shelter you from the elements, your cloths count as a form of cover but a good poncho, tarp, or a rain fly will work great.
5. Combustion- having the ability to make fire is very important to survival. A bic lighter or a box of matches is a start but the ability to make fire out of what you have on you is a good feeling.
My next point of “what” is long term food and ammo storage. Having at least 6 months of stored food on hand for every mouth to feed is a good start. Ammo is complicated because you first need minimum one good pistol and a battle rifle. You need to be well trained with both. For the amount of ammo storage, you should have at least 1 full load out for your battle rifle (7 full mags) and 1 full load out for your pistol (4 full mags).
After the above necessities, start to think about all the things that you use daily. Toilet paper, tooth paste, hygiene products, seasoning, gasoline, h20, canned food, and anything else you might need and not be able to readily find. Something else you can stockpile, and it weighs next to nothing, is training you can never know too much!
WHEN?- all the time! Never stop getting better because when you stop, the world will pass you by. In a survival situation seconds are vital to the success of a prepper.
WHERE?- everywhere this is a task with no boundaries. You can be tested around every single turn of your life.
WHY?- my family and their happiness, health, and well-being is what drives me to be prepared.
The Bible says “Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.” I Corinthians 16:13
That’s the who, what, when, where and why I am a PREPPER!
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