| A Prepper Friend is Priceless
(note, this came in email, is not published, so we did that!)
Author Lisa Bedford’s website is http://thesurvivalmom.com, which includes a blogger and several other interesting sections.
“Are you a prepper?” A good friend of mine asked this question today of a casual acquaintance, someone she had just met…It’s vital that we have others to talk with about our concerns for the future and our plans for preparedness.
Let’s face it. On the surface, so much seems normal and unchanged. Today at the mall, I was surrounded by shoppers who seemed to not have a care in the world as they toted around multiple shopping bags. (To be fair, I had a couple of shopping bags of my own.) It’s easy to begin thinking that we’re the crazy ones.”
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Would you believe I wrote those words 6 1/2 years ago? Not much has changed, with preppers around the country still feeling isolated and, at times, wondering if they’re still sane.
It’s interesting, and not in a good way, that the concerns that propelled us to prepare and begin planning for surviving an uncertain future haven’t changed at all. There is still economic and political uncertainty, and, if anything, the world is more chaotic than ever.
If you haven’t given up on prepping, good for you! If you have lost a little of your original momentum, you’re not alone. Life keeps all of us busy with distractions, but here are 3 ways you can get back on track:
1. Go back to the basics: food, water, shelter. If it’s been a while since you reviewed those, check out my Start Here page — and get restarted!
2. Review these 10 different areas of preparedness and evaluate yourself and your preps. This simple quiz may help you set priorities instead of trying to do everything all at once or just giving up because survival can be complicated.
3. Consider signing up for a 10-week rigorous prepping class, “Summer Prepping Intensive”. This class will connect you with other preppers every week and give you a chance to interact with some of the best minds in the prepper/survival world. You can read all about it here.
The important point is to just pick something to do and get started. No, you aren’t crazy, and no, the world is NOT becoming more stablle
It was a busy week on the blog! Enjoy these articles:
The following also came via email, we had to insert the URL to show the links:
The Pilunge: One Year Later — 2016-06-06 07:21:20-04
Remember that one time my husband decided to quit his job and go back to school to finally get that Bachelor’s degree in engineering and we had to live off of savings? Well, guess what? That was a whole year ago! A lot of things can happen in a year. And for us, lots of […]
Life Happens: How to Prep Again When You’ve Lost Everything — 2016-06-09 06:25:51-04
I remember the night so clearly. It was the end of an emotionally exhausting day. My husband and I were lying in bed, holding hands, feeling like it was the only thing we had to hold on to. He sighed and said, “The life that I am living doesn’t seem like mine. Everything we are […]
Make Your Own Yeast — 2016-06-12 06:00:57-04
If you’ve been prepping for any length of time, you undoubtedly have several pounds of wheat berries stored away. You may also have experimented with making your own wonderfully delicious breads. The downside of long-term prepping and bread making is keeping active yeast on hand. The average “best by” date on yeast is 2 years. […]
Prep a little bit more this week — and please, feel free to forward this email to anyone you think might enjoy reading it. Thanks!