Had an interesting conversation with a nice couple I met while browsing the camping gear section at a Mills Fleet Farm store…for those of you that live in the mid-west you are probably familiar with Mills Fleet Farm, commonly called the “man’s mall”. Anyway, the conversation was about selecting quality foods for camping that were easy to carry and that had a good shelf life. While the couple did not come straight out and say they were preppers, I keep getting indications from their chosen words that they were more interested in foods they could store for long periods of time then foods that they would be using to camp with. They were also concerned about foods that would be easy to pack up and travel on foot with, while that is a valid concern of a hiker/camper, it is also a valid concern of any prepper putting together a bug out bag (BOB). This couple sensed I had some knowledge on the subject and kept asking questions. I decided to put together a few things on the subject points we talked about below. Continue reading “Survival Prepping Lists – Survival Food Planning”
In part one I wrote about why it is a good idea to have a survival retreat, especially for those living near or around cities. Part two was about things to take into consideration when looking for a retreat location. Part three is going to be about stocking up your survival retreat for yellow and red events.
The fact is that if you are facing a yellow or red event than you can almost certainly expect the power grids to be down and then eventually everything else. You retreat will need to be ready for the kind of living our forefathers experienced before electricity and motorized equipment. You need to be ready to get back to the basics such as growing your food in a garden, using an outhouse, digging a well, patching threadbare clothing, making your own soap, Continue reading “Survival Retreat Planning – Part Three”
In Part One of this two part blog the things discussed for preparing to survive a green level disaster situation was water, food, and shelter. In part two the topics will be geared towards first-aid kits and miscellaneous items that can be part of your survival gear.
First Aid Kits
Preparing for any survival situation should include a good first aid kit. You certainly will want to have a personal first aid kit in your bug out bag, but you will also want to have a slightly larger kit for Continue reading “Preparing For A Green Level Disaster Event – Part Two”