Although prepping is seen more as an “activity for old-timers” I believe that everyone should stand prepared, regardless of age. If you are preparedness likeminded, you should teach your children about emergency preparedness from a young age as it will help them become more self-reliant.
You are probably planning your vacation right now just to get away from it all and enjoy some well-deserved rest. Unfortunately disaster doesn’t take a holiday and you should be prepared to handle any emergencies that may arise while you’re vacationing outside of your home country.
More and more people are choosing to leave everything behind and start a new life off-the grid. There is currently a tiny house movement and many families will downsize and learn how to live simply in small homes.
In 1862, America was in full expansion and Congress passed the Homestead Act, opening up millions of acres for the pioneers. It was a helping hand for the settlers who were encouraged to conquer the Western frontier. All you needed to do to make the land yours was to build a sod house on it, grow crops on it and fight against the old bad luck for five years.
An off-grid life is a goal for many of us and being self-sufficient is what prepping is all about. However, the adjustments to an off-grid life may be difficult for some and if they don’t get used to the routine they will bounce back on the grid. In this article, you will read about the confessions of a family that has been living off the grid since 2001. It provides a big picture of what you should expect if you want an off-grid life.
Hardcore survivalists and preppers cherish the lone-wolf scenario and it goes something like this: The world is crumbling and cities collapse into mayhem. But we, the preppers are well equipped for the end of the world and we are the last chance of humanity since we can withstand anything faith throws at us. Our society is no longer built on everyday trust and neighborly reliance, but do you want to be alone in the end?
Our great grandparents were truly survivors and they were able to thrive in challenging times. If we think of our childhood and of everything they had to do, to be self-sufficient, we will realize they had survival skills that, today, we do not have. It is hilarious how we became so addicted to technology and how we forgot some of the survival skills our great-grandparents and grandparents thought us. We now use our phones even for the most basic things, like calculating the tip or learning how to boil an egg. We should look back and learn some of the survival skills our grandparents had.