How to do a On-Farm Workshop Austin Martin “Homesteady Live“ Audio in player below! On the farm this week we successfully planted an entire orchard in just a few hours! How did we get so much work done in so little time? With an on-farm workshop! On-farm workshops are a great way to help a … Continue reading How to do an On-Farm Workshop
The SGK SHOW Gun and Prepper Shows Host: James Walton “I Am Liberty” Audio in player below! There is a growing set of prepper shows that are running around the nation on an annual basis. Chances are there is one coming to a expo center near you. The price to get in is minimal and … Continue reading The SGK SHOW Gun and Prepper Shows
Be Your Best During the Worst Helping Others Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live” Audio in player below! Will you be a “helper” when the worst happens? In response to a question about how to handle troubling images in the news, children’s television icon, Fred Rogers said, “When I was a boy and I would see … Continue reading Be Your Best During the Worst Helping Others!
The 2017 Prepper Community James Walton “I Am Liberty” Audio in player below! As we head into another year it’s my duty to batter you with ideas about engaging your community. I truly believe that this is the way to liberation. I think if we can build sustainable and powerful communities across the nation we … Continue reading The 2017 Prepper Community
The Prepper Conundrum Highlander “Survival & Tech Preps” Listen in player below! You prep, you make plans to bug in or bug out and think you have all of your ducks in a row, then the question pops up “Do I help others around me”? This question has plagued many preppers for a very long … Continue reading The Prepper Conundrum!
Prepper Camp Forrest & Kyle “The Prepping Academy” This show in player below! Join Forrest and Kyle this Friday as they discuss “Prepper Camp.” A few weekends ago Forrest was live from Prepper Camp on the first night. Prepper Camp is national event, held in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, and located in a … Continue reading Prepper Camp
Live from Prepper Camp Forrest and Kyle “The Prepping Academy” From Prepper Camp this week Forrest calls in directly from Saluda, North Carolina while attending “Prepper Camp.” Connections are good and we discuss a variety of topics and speak with a few attendees and other speakers. This is a yearly event put on by Rick Austin and … Continue reading Live from Prepper Camp
Groups: Seeing the big picture! DJ Cooper “Surviving Dystopia” In the first three parts on survival groups we talked about why join a survival group, the ABC’s of the survival group and knowing your role. What does all this mean to you? There was a lot of information given and some of these things warrant … Continue reading Groups: Seeing the big picture!
Is Prepping Enough?
Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live”
Last week, I found myself in a conversation that troubled me deeply. I can’t get it out of my mind. Even though I had something else in mind for this week’s episode, my mind kept coming back to this conversation. This needs to be discussed. If you consider yourself a prepper or a survivalist, then you need to listen.
The conversation was an exploration of “what if” scenarios during SHTF. What kinds of things were people willing to do and not willing to do. Much of what was said was both illuminating and alarming. And while unimaginable acts may become imaginable during such times of crisis, it left me wondering if prepping is enough.
Is it really enough just to stock up on food, water, and ammo? Is it enough to secure an rural homestead capable of functioning off the grid? Is it enough to raise your own livestock and bees? Is it to live without debt and to stock up on gold and silver? Is it enough to know how to identify plants for food and medicine, or know how to erect an emergency shelter if you suddenly had to become nomadic for a period of time?
What bothered me was that as striking and resolute as some of that conversation were, it is the fear behind the comments that is far more dangerous. It’s true, certain types of disasters may result in civil unrest; a true “Mad Max”, apocalyptic kill or be kill world. But, eventually, people begin to rebuild. People begin to carve out a new normal and build new societies and cultures, and have done so repeatedly throughout history.
The trick is, how to we get to that point? How do we get to the recovery and the rebuild? You’re planning and prepping for the survival of your family, but what kind of future will they get if you don’t also plan for the part that comes AFTER the SHTF. Are you the type who’s secretly longing for the looting and shooting, or are you the type to step up and do what’s right to make a better life post-SHTF?
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What to do when others around you scoff at your prepping.
Helping others to understand prepping!
D.J. Cooper “Surviving Dystopia”
You’ve just returned from the grocery store and hidden those seven cans of tuna neatly under the bed and in walks your spouse who lets out that sigh you hate to hear. They just don’t understand your need to prepare. How do you handle it? Does it make you or them angry or do you fight over money spent? Do you find yourself being laughed atlike it was some kind of silly hobby? Like a squirrel you find yourself ferriting away little things here and there. But now not only are you hiding your preps from potential invaders but also from those closest to you.
For some it is hard to imagine a natural disaster happening let alone a man made one. They go about their daily lives with the mindset, “It won’t happen here.” Many in disaster stricken areas even though they had advance warning did not heed that warning and found themselves up, “…the creek with out a paddle.” At the risk of being cliché in using one of the famous euphemisms about such things, it is a basic truth that it does happen.
If you mention to others about being prepared they say, “You’re just paranoid.”
I would like to talk about ways to help them understand the need to prepare and ways that you can ease the tension of such conversations. Also, it might be good to get insight into what NOT to do in this as well.
It is important that we not be argumentative or alienate others because after all we want them to be involved and have their support.
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Up Next Week: Penny Pinching Projects of Prepping (say that 5 times fast)