How To Become A Prepper
Identify and prepare for the changing of the World
You are not crazy.
You are not charismatic or a conspiracy nut.
Preppers are informed individuals which realize that it is their responsibility to ensure their own survival and that of their family for an event/events which will change the course of human life as we know it.
If you have been contemplating becoming a prepper but do not know where to begin, this beginner’s guide will help you to get started.
Keep in mind that this is the bare essentials, you will need to take it upon yourself to gain further survival skills and make additional preparations to maximize your chances of survival.
Identify that there is a problem, there are conditions, and that an event is imminent
There are situations in place which will have an impact upon our world, whether you’re an urban prepper or a rural prepper.
Whether this is from a total economic collapse, an EMP, martial law, polar shifts, or natural disasters is unknown.
What is known is that an event is coming.
When NASA, FEMA, as well as scientists and prophets all say to get prepared for a world changing event, you should take note.
All of these have shown that they have the potential to occur within our lifetime. The first thing which you need to realize is that you must prepare for multiple events.
Every event listed will trigger at least another catastrophic event.
For example: if there is an economic collapse then the government will issue martial law, as such food and natural resources will be regulated and mandated resulting in multiple deaths from starvation, as the bodies pile up and no burial is conducted plague will become a major concern in major cities.
You see how this works. To be an effective prepper you have to plan for an all-out scenario not just a specific event.
Stock up on the essentials in multiple locations
Preppers understand that in a catastrophic event that there will be limited essential resources.
Those which are successful preppers will be those which have been able to store supplies not only at their residence for bug in situations, but will also have a secret off residence location with essentials for a bug out situation.
Your essentials should include water, food, shelter, clothing, and heat.
Water should have secured by packing water filtration systems, water purification tablets, Gallons of purified water, establishing a rain water system, as well as having water pouches in your bug out bag.
Food should be secured in non-perishable format.
This can be MREs, dehydrated meats, seeds, and survival specific pouches (which tend to last for years).
Shelter can be another physical structure (recommended) or can be a tarp/tent and a specific bug out location.
Heat should not be limited to matches but should include a fire craft of flint and steel as well as perhaps a bowdrill. Clothing should be placed both in your bug out bag as well as stored at your alternative location.
By diversifying your supply you do not restrict yourself to any given location. Even if one location is compromised, you have the ability to survive based off of your bug out bag and your alternative location.
Don’t just stock, plan
One of the biggest mistakes that a prepper can make is to become a hoarder and not a prepper. A hoarder is a person that just collects supplies and the objects needed for prepping.
However, they have not a clue on how to survive in the world should everything go to chaos.
They basically have a ton of food and water (perhaps guns), but they have no plan of action. As a prepper you must have a disaster plan in place and practice the plan often.
If you find weaknesses in your plan you need to modify your disaster plan and make sure it works.
You need to plan for the worst case scenario.
Ask yourself “If this were to happen then how would I be effected?”
For example: If you have a bug out route that goes by the main grocery store of your town you should ask “If there is rioting and looting at this location what is the probability that I can get to my location without being confronted, looted, or detained?”
If you find that the answer is negative, reconstruct your plan to get a positive answer.
While you may need support too much information is the recipe for failure
I am going to go a bit against the whole doomsday prepper ideology here and give you a bit of common sense advice.
Where you may want to include a select few into your prepper plan, it is not a good idea to make your prepping common knowledge or even to have a large close knit circle.
Common Sense will tell you that in a survival situation it is going to be everyman for him/herself.
Now, if you live next door to someone who knows that you have supplies for 3 years and they know your bug out plan and the security that you have in your home, where do you think they are going to go to get their supplies?
Are they going to go to the other houses which have unknown supplies and unknown security or will they devise a plan to go to a house where they know they can find food and water and other supplies.
The best prepping is done in selective secrecy.
By this I mean that you may want to reveal part of your plan to a small circle (such as in the event of an emergency we should lock down our cul-de-sac by implementing these strategies) but avoid giving away vital information (such as I have 400 cases of dehydrated meat and 300 gallons of water in the basement under lock and key).
Using a bit of common sense in how and who you give your prepping strategy to can be the difference between life and death.