Mental, physical, and practical preparedness are the Prepper’s first tasks. Sizing up situations and risks comes immediately after. Every scenario has its own features, and an emergency situation is constantly changing.
In movies and TV shows, but also in real life, you hear about people deciding to go off the grid and staying under the radar. But how does one become invisible in today’s technologically ruled world?
The glow of a lantern light joins the flicker and crackle of the fire in a potbelly stove to keep you company while your boots dry by the stove, and the November wind howls outside. Warm and comfortable, you’ll get a good night’s rest in the cabin, ready to get out to your stand at the crack of dawn.
With the massive increase in alternative energy, in California solar companies grow day by day, you may want to consider a portable solar panel as a power source to add to your arsenal. Not only is it a great addition to any camping set, but they are a brilliant addition to any prepper, too. You can use them for keeping in our bug-out bag, or you can install them into more fixed locations such as vehicles. Therefore, we are going to take a look through the best portable solar panels that money can buy.
In the first part of this article we discussed the need to have a safe retreat, how to pick the land for it and various other suggestions that should help you choose a proper safe retreat for when the brown stuff hits the fan.
Acquisition of a safe retreat is a major commitment on the part of a survivalist. Much careful consideration should be given to the factors which go into its selection. These factors are variable from individual to individual, and depend in part on the location and lifestyle of any particular survivalist.
The vast majority of the population of the United States lives within a few hours drive of a coastline. Theoretically, therefore, we can assume that the majority of Americans, when faced with a SHTF scenario, will be within traveling distance of an ocean or sea. These shoreline survival tips will come in handy if you find yourself amongst those people.
A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence, but doesn’t climb over it. That might be true, but what stops your neighbors from coming over when it hits the fan? While you may live in a good neighborhood, can you say the same about the whole city? Here is a list of the safest American cities to live in right now. If yours made the list, you might have a head start when things go south.
There are so many different things and scenarios we find ourselves prepping for, food caches, bug out plans, what to do if…, etc. It can become overwhelming and we end up forgetting about important matters. Like for example the places to avoid when the brown stuff hits the fan.
This year we saw how people in California were forced to evacuate and how the story repeated month after month. Some flew off to stay with friends and relatives, while others were forced to stay in improvised camps. Their stories and the media coverage should be solid reasons to plan for the future and establish a base camp.
If survival were broken into three priorities, it would be fire, shelter and water. Foods gets left out of the top three because we all have more time than we think without food. However, when you really get down it, of the top three, what do you want to have above all? Many people would say water.
As a prepper, I always knew that bugging in is not an option for all of us. No matter how well you prepare and how many stuff you stockpile, there’s always the unknown factor you have to deal with. You may be lucky enough to ride the storm in the comfort of your own home, or you may be forced to evacuate. For most people that means heading for the hills or into the woods and those journeys won’t be possible without proper planning.
Whether you are preparing for life post-collapse or are simply giving easy-living a go, you will need to be preparing to live with far fewer modern conveniences. Those of us who are preparing to become official off-grid dwellers had better well learned to get down with the notion that these unnecessary conveniences are superficial and even, at times, harmful.