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Preparations for a very uncertain future. . .

Summer’s Here and the Time is Right…..

Well, for Prepping, what else?

So you spent all winter with road maps spread across the living room floor, but $3.80 gas prices have put the kibosh on those plans to drive the gas-guzzler across this beautiful country this summer.  Disappointing, to be sure, but with disappointment can come opportunity.  Instead of taking a long, expensive road trip, take your family to some local places instead.  After all, its the time you spend together that counts, not necessarily where it is spent.  And when you get back from your vacation, you can put some of the money you saved on gas and hotels towards starting your emergency preps – the ones you’ve been meaning to get around to for, well…..a long time.

This site has a wealth of information on prioritizing your emergency preps and going beyond just food, water and first-aid materials to communications equipment, firearms for protection, perimeter security, and a host of other useful topics.  So, browse as much as you like, but resolve to start those long-put-off preps this summer.  The peace of mind they bring, in this turbulent world alone are worth the cost.

I’d start with food, water and medicines – a little each week so as not to upset the budget too badly.  Then expand your preps as mentioned above.  Start with reading The Prepper’s Mindset, to get your head straight on why the effort is worthwhile.

Don’t put it off.  Start today.

Be safe.  Be Prepared

Practical Prepper 2012

May 14, 2012 - Posted by | Food, Water, etc, General


  1. I have noticed alot of preppers are going for food stores and armament. Not alot of thought has gone into long term planning. I understand the reasons why but some books on growing vegetables, slaughtering animals, and basic country skills are a must for the long term. You can learn from the books when it is needed.We are setting up a sustainable farm but very very few people are able to do that with the short amount of time remaining to us (like 2-5 years). It takes alot of capital, hard work, and dedication. I am sure very few preppers have all 3. Books (hard copy) are a good back-up as well as a seed stash.

    Comment by Already Prepping | May 16, 2012 | Reply

    • Good for you. I have done the same thing, but, as you said, few people can actually put those plans to fruition because of the expense in a very bad economy. The knowledge is important, though. Buying the books is a prudent move. Good on you for setting up the sustainable farm – gotta tell you: I’m jealous!

      Comment by practicalprepper | July 23, 2012 | Reply

  2. Hello! i am new to this blogging thing, but your site looks great!! i was wondering if you took suggestions on prepping?? keep up the good work!!!

    Comment by Rhonda Hahn | July 15, 2012 | Reply

    • I always take suggestions. I’m NOT an expert. I’m just someone who woke up one day and said, damn, if I really believe the economy is goint to go to hell in a handbasket, I need to actually DO SOMETHING. This blog is a chronicle of what I’ve done……so far.

      Comment by practicalprepper | July 23, 2012 | Reply

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