One of the most popular discussions in all of prepperdom and other self-sufficiency circles is the one that revolves around guns. Guns, guns, guns-a-go-go. For most serious preppers, it comes with the territory. For newer inductees, an interest in self-defense or guns in general is a usual gateway into broader and more inclusive prepping.
As we know, there are many people out there who are scared of flying. Most of the time, they picture the worst possible things that can happen, which includes a plane crash and having to survive on open water or a deserted island.
It is the goal of many of us is to prepare not only for the collapse of society as we know it, but to prepare to rebuild and move on after that collapse has run its course. We have ensured we have enough tools, food, and weaponry to make it through the worst of the …
Getting shot is one of the most painful experiences that can happen to you. We seldom expect it to happen and on the few cases that victims expected it, they usually end up with fatal injuries. The world we live in is full of elements that we cannot control such as the behavior and decisions …
Bugging out in the desert is very extreme, so being prepared for the grueling temps and terrain is very important. Before you do it, make sure you’ve researched the location you’re headed well in advance. If you rush headlong into the desert without enough skill and resources, you won’t last very long.
Life after SHTF will be fraught with peril. Though you are fortunate to have survived the onset of the dark days, no matter how well prepared, how trained and how tough you might be things will only ever be a hair’s breadth from mortal danger.
With all of the uncertainty in today’s world many people are trying to become more self sufficient. Growing their own vegetables, raising their own chickens for eggs, or raising bigger animals like beef and dairy cattle if they have the room.
Some of you probably got a little overwhelmed by my article where I listed out pretty much every survival skill you can think of. I’ll probably add more to it, though I realize no one can ever become good at all of them.
So here’s the big question… how do you become a skilled prepper or homesteader without everybody thinking you’re nuts? Preppers and survivalists are widely regarded as extremists, but there are ways to become prepared without ridicule. One has to find a way to incorporate these skills into their daily lives.
Since most prepping advice is focused on wilderness survival (due to the large amount of people living in the countryside who are interested), city dwellers are a little left out when it comes to no-fluff urban advice.