On the one hand, it still seems like yesterday when Laura and I first discussed sharing our beliefs about preparing for the future with our friends and family through a web site. Yet, on the other hand it seems like we’ve been living this lifestyle and sharing our experiences for many years now.
Our goals from the outset were really very simple. We wanted to:
- Explain the need we feel for preparing for an uncertain future.
- Discuss hesitations, concerns, and common objections to prepping that others may harbor.
- Share common sense approaches to preparing for the future.
- Provide insight into the physical, emotional, mental, and even spiritual requirements for surviving in a post-TEOTWAWKI world.
A Mini Milestone
Today we’ve reached a small milestone in our progress of sharing the knowledge and insight we’ve learned along the way on Prepping To Survive. This is our 200th post!
In recognition of that mini milestone, we thought we’d highlight the most popular of our first 200 posts.
The Top Five Most Popular Posts
Honey has long been a valued foodstuff. Unlike sugar cane and other sources of sweetness, the work is just about all done for you. You don’t have to plant, weed, or harvest anything. You let the bees do what God programmed them to do and you get a share. Being the good little preppers that they are, they store about 3 times more honey than they need to survive the winter.
We all have our familiar routines, things we don’t even give much thought to, but we just do out of habit. It might be the drive-thru dinner on the way home from work, the soda from the checkout fridge case, or cigarettes. I’d like to challenge you to really think about where your money goes and whether you could re-allocate some towards things that would pay-off in the future.
If you have not already done so, now would be a good time to make a budget. Take a month and record everything you spend money on from mortgage or rent down to snacks on the run. It may be quite eye-opening (“Do I really spend $50 a month on lattes?!”). Then evaluate how much of it is necessary and how much could be better spent on other things if you planned ahead more.
The end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI) will, of course, bring with it many now unfathomable changes in our daily lives. Cellphones, computers, and other items currently considered necessities may have little value in the world to come. Conversely, other items now considered trivial may become prominent and indispensable tools for survival.
When the end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI) arrives, we will be suddenly thrust into a new reality, one where scarcity and want are prevalent. At that point it’s too late to begin acquiring the skills, tools, and supplies you’ll need. They’ll simply be too hard to come by.
The new post-TEOTWAWKI world will find many people looking for food through the traditional techniques of hunting and gathering. Hunting is far easier if you have the right weapon and ammunition for the game you’re attempting to capture.
I was quite overwhelmed when I first began trying to store a large supply of food. Some of the things that were most difficult for me to figure out initially in my food stocking was what to buy, how much of it, and how long it would last?
If I wanted to get things that would last a while, did that limit me to MREs (Meals Ready to Eat- originally military rations)? Would we spend those possible days of uncertainty sitting around eating freeze-dried “astronaut ice cream” and longing for “real food”? That didn’t sound very appealing or conjure up comforting images.
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