I’ve recently gotten into blacksmithing and bladesmithing (yes there’s a difference). Now it’s something I’ve always wanted to do since I was a kid, just something interesting about it. But the more and more I thought of it over the years, I realized it’s a great skill to have as a prepper! Let’s explore some of the advantages of learning at least the basics of forging and smithing.
In a lot of prepper circles, it’s widely discussed how the best way to survive is in a cabin on 20 acres. Unfortunately, that’s not always feasible for most of us. Not to worry, even in the suburbs, there are some simple ways to go off grid. We put together a short list of things you can do without having to move to the country.
The trouble with being a young prepper just getting out on your own is getting the money together to get started. This can be even more daunting in an urban setting like an apartment building. Not to worry, you’re not doomed. You can still start prepping and it doesn’t have to break the bank either. Below we put together a list of must have items for the urban prepper.
One need not look further than the evening news to see that civil unrest is alive and well in the US. Protesters blocking highways, rioters burning down neighborhoods, it’s happening, It’s not a prediction, it’s not a “the sky is falling” omen, it’s happening. A lot of us in the prepper community were preparing for this years ago but got the same chicken little response. From here, the only prediction that can be made is not if it will happen, but rather how bad will it get.
A lot of us enjoy prepping for the long term, world-ending disasters but often forget about the immediate emergencies that may face us. With a quick google search, you can find millions of pages about how to survive the coming nuclear apocalypse, but startlingly few guides to surviving the next severe weather evacuation.
In light of recent events such as the attacks on Paris and Brussels among the seemingly increasing occurrence of similar attacks here at home, we’ve done some research into how to stay alive in such an attack. With the news what it is and ISIS announcing plans for a similar attack on American soil, the refugee crisis in Europe or the increase in mass shootings at schools and public venues, taking a few minutes to read the guide below may save not only your life, but the lives of those around you.
If the world goes to hell in a hand-basket, it is highly unlikely there will be any grocery stores to go stock back up once a week. Sure, there is bartering and you might find someone well off enough to have some food to spare for your services. That’s because they read this article. You might have your two year supply of canned goods and non perishables, but what happens on year three? This list should help you figure out the best crops and how to cultivate and store them for you to sustain your family’s survival food supply as long as you need.
Unless you plan on fleeing to the hills and living off the land, your home is your castle, and it needs to be able to keep you and your family safe like one. In other words, home defense is a must! Not only does this come in handy for when the mobs are rioting in the streets, with the way things are today, it might not be a bad idea weather you’re preparing for armageddon or not. Check out these simple, low cost ways to fortify your home, it just might make you sleep better at night.