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Prepping 101

 In house storage


Water: Use appropriate vessels, buy proper food grade water storage tanks and keep them in a safe place shed, basement, closet. and or garage

Food: Storage do both freeze dried survival food buckets or a deep pantry of what you normally eat. Store what you eat.

Cans of soup have a shelf life of three years start buying a few extra cans each trip when budget allows.
Newest cans go to the back of the pantry line (with dates written on them in marker) and Susan always eats the oldest can first. A surplus with a pantry of up to 300 - 400 cans of soup, each trip to replenish what was eaten since the last trip.
If an emergency happens, there’s now over 300 cans with 3 years of life left.


Bug out bags

Emergencies strike at any time. You may only have seconds to leave your home so be prepared. Having bags that are always packed and ready to use essentials to survive, comfortably for your family and potentially help others around you. So your bug out bag is essentially your emergency kit, to prepare.

Pack a backpack and keep at a reasonable weight considering your environment.

Some folks think a bug out bag is the sane prepping rules.




More about bug out bag backpacks:
Home Bags, Everyday Carry, and vehicle supplies

Emergency strikes while you’re away from home?

keep the right kinds of supplies where they naturally fit within your life pattern, consistent and predictable, to your advantage.


Bug Out Bags for everyone Combination of:


Put Home Bags in your vehicle trunk, work locker, office, or wherever else you can safely store them, near you for any typical day as possible.
Items to carry on your body or in a daily use pack, such as a school backpack or purse.
Car supplies. even if you keep a bag in your trunk, keep additional gear specifically for issues like being stranded overnight with vehicle problems, in freezing climates, floods hurricanes, or earthquake epicenters .
So You should use and modify the bug out bag checklist.Common differences:
Car trunks get very hot, avoid foods and medicines that melt 100-150 degrees. Fill water containers 90% of the way allowing for freeze expansion.
Check areas with strict weapon laws, what you can legally keep stored on you, your car, in your or outside your home. If you don’t drive without the ability to store a whole backpack somewhere, integrate the most important supplies, water filter and such into your daily use bags, packs or purses.


Everyday Carry checklist.


In Case of Emergency details laminate a card of important info kept in a wallet

  • Phone with downloaded maps and helpful apps.
  • Rechargeable battery pack
  • Flashlight
  • Pocket knife
  • Multi Tool
  • Lighter
  • Samson braid cord
  • Some or all of a Level 1 IFAK
  • Boo-boo kit (less trauma oriented than an IFAK)
  • Respirator
  • Waterproof notepad and pen
  • Self defense weapons, pepper spray, etc.
  • Hidden cash and/or credit cards
  • We recommend and sell bulletproof body armor, in backpacks, death comes from winter ice.
    Vehicles
  • Popular gear kept in the car: In Case of Emergency info kept in a glove box or console
  • Maps
    Window breaker and seat belt cutter tool
    Mylar emergency blanket 1-2x
    Proper blanket or extra coat
    Extra hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
    Jump start battery
    Jumper cables
    Tow straps
    Road flares or blaze signal
    Spare tire
    Tire wrench
    Jack
    Tire repair kit (plug holes instead of replace the whole tire)
    Windshield scraper
    Deicing wiper fluid
    A small shovel (ie. “e-tool” or entrenching tool) or garden trowel for digging out tires
    Kitty litter, sand, or other spreadable traction
    Traction boards
    Boo-boo kit, IFAK, Rx meds, extra glasses, etc.
    Plug to turn a cigarette lighter into a USB charger
  • Stored water and/or water filter
  • Summarizing and winterizing your car checklist in areas having harsh winters.

Learn practice and plan:

Once your basic gear is in place across your home including go bags, it’s time to start learning critical skills. Do this in parallel as you continue building your supplies, past the basics and fine tuned your disaster preparedness plan on to your civil defense group.Free info is found on YouTube, it’s hard to know the ones who are legit or teach debunked survival myths. Under Prepared is a whole section on survival skills, with new free content by proven and professional experts coming new all the time, and in 2021 we plan on releasing related video courses, and links.


  • How to use a compass and map
  • Ham radio for beginners.
  • How to clean wounds.
  • How to use a tourniquet.
  • How to do stitches.
  • How to sharpen a blade with concrete objects.


Search online to Find

List of preparedness instructors in the US and Canada


Prepping is more effective and fun when shared with your group, family. Old-school preppers follow too much Lone Wolf mentality, where they keep everything secret. Studies show that areas with higher community groups do far better than when people tended to go lone-wolf. Talk about prepping with your inner group circle. Caution do not broadcast your prepping to people you don’t know, whether in the form of public social media posts or obvious “flags” around your home. Don’t paint targets on yourself or your stuff when an emergency hits. But family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers are all potential local civil defense group recruits. You'll feel good about helping others join in, you’ll be better prepared the more of a secured compound zone around your home and groups homes.

Use our US Civil Defense products links to see or send gear to others in your network and group. Community Emergency Response Team certification courses are free. You can just go for the class or sign up to be a community volunteer that’s activated before a crisis .

You’re no longer a beginner at this point.

Groups need to increase the amount of time to survive in home off the grid having multiple months or years of food and water and improving the home so you do not need the grid.
Get into more advanced gear, such as multiple firearms,
Search online ways to create food through farming, livestock, or small indoor or outdoor gardens.
Search online ways to capture water via rain collection systems, etc.
Buy or build bug out vehicles.
Do more cooking at home, repairing or mending products, composting, and other general homesteading techniques.

Build a resource library of survival books or other info not dependent on the internet in times of crisis. Continue improving their physical fitness and personal finances.
Hedge against economic collapse with precious metals in jewelry scrap form , at melt price, not cryptocurrency.
Build or buy a bug out location, such as a cabin in the woods a reasonable drive away from home.
Continue learning advanced skills, such as Wilderness First Responder or metalworking.

Be sure to participate in our communications and discussion forum.
More resources: Coming Later.


Basic prepping:


Build readiness for 90 days preparedness self home and group reliance have finance and health plans ready for moment notice to "bug out with bug out bags". Emergency bags to carry everyday gear you, your family, and your group will need.Share with your group and recruit as you continue to learn more for times of emergency and or crisis.Unexpected expenses, or layoffs that grips you tight budgets.
School and work closed, emergency
Water electrical, and or internet grid down.
Natural emergencies:

hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, Pandemic or epidemic spreading fast as you quarantine to your home. Civil order breaks down with mass rioting in the streets out of control.
Your nearby city is attacked by an foreign or domestic enemies in any way.
Total collapse of society and Marshall law is or is not ordered, either way

no Police are available.
Be able to survive in your home for at least 90 days without any outside help,

no the grid. No 911, fire, ambulance, electricity, water, cooking heating gas, internet, communications or cell.



Why plan to bug out:


Prepare to leave fast, there will be no time to pack an overnight or long term bag, so last minute you will not be scrambling to pack.
Home fire or rapidly approaching wildfire that could burn down your home.
Injuries in or out of your home, bag of medical supplies.
Hurricane, earthquake, tornado, flood, militant attack hits your family now in FEMA shelter for 90 days.
Earthquake forces you to turn off the utility gas to stop the fires.
Civil unrest develops further so get some distance from the major cities ASAP before it happens.
Enemy forces attack with troop invasion, missile, bio or viral weapon.
Home invasion doors kicked down with violent intruders.


Make a home checklist: 


Water: Store 1 gallon per day, per person for 90 days. ways to treat dirty water via either a portable water filter.
2. Food: at least 1,500 calories per day of shelf stable food that’s ready to eat or only needs boiling water to make
3. Fire: lighters, matches, and backup fire starters
4. Light: headlamps, flashlights, candles, lanterns
5. Heating and cooling: indoor outdoor safe heaters, extra blankets, chargeable batteries, battery charger, battery operated fans.
6. Shelter: a cheap tarp (anything you find at a local store) comes in handy for improvised shelter, plugging holes in the house, and clearing debris
7. Medical bag of tens of prioritized home medical supplies
8. Hygiene: wet wipes, hand sanitizer, camp soap
9. Communication: 40 channel CB radio equipment with NOAA, and two-way shortwave ham radio know your local NOAA channels.
10. Power: spare batteries Spare rechargeable batteries and chargers chargers in bug out bag solar charger solar chargers.
11. Tools: axe, shovel, work gloves, wrench for your gas lines, zip ties, duct tape, etc.
12. Civil defense self defense: Products you need include body armor, firearms, maglights.
13. Cash: Store as much as you can afford do not forget you locked up in your safe.
14. Mental health: board games, favorite books, headphones, movies downloaded to a tablet, etc.
15. Documents: Current State DL or ID, copy of birth certificates, maps, USB thumb drive forms.


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