Saturday, April 18, 2015

Blogging from A to Z: Preppers


P is for Preppers

Preppers are people who actively prepare for survival in uncertain times, including an economic collapse, natural disaster, unusual cosmic event, pandemic, or man made catastrophe. Preppers take significant action to prepare life's basic needs before the unthinkable should occur, which would disrupt
normal living conditions. Prepping is a lifestyle that provides comfort and peace of  mind. While their passion and skill level vary their ultimate goal is the same: survival in living off the grid.

P-repare for any natural or man made disaster.
R-espond without fear.
E-valuate every possible scenario.
P-ack supplies like you won't have 'em for a year.
P-lan for the unexpected.
E-nvision a happy outcome.
R-emember to always have hope! 

Happy Preppers have a great definition, don't they? You definitely have to have goals and be organized. Not into the who TEOTWAWKI scene? (the end of the world as we know it).  Prepare yourself for the natural disasters where you live.

Want to be one that helps in the event? Most counties have disaster teams that are made up of many volunteers. Think Red Cross, Volunteer fire fighters, etc.

Just be ready. You don't have to have hundreds of extra dollars. Do things our grandparents once did. Grow your own food and can it. Freezing is fine until the power goes out. Have a generator and a supply of fuel to keep your electricity running. But canning can be done to just about any food. 

Canning not your thing? I admit I suck at it. :) I keep trying though. Try dehydrating your food instead. You don't even need a dehydrator. Here is a video that shows you how that I found on youtube. I love youtube.

So get prepared for anything. Have food stored for those slim times or those times when disaster might strike. Don't think you have room for a garden? Check out my pinterest page where I show different ways to container garden in a small space.

 You can also check out my post at where I talk about starting a garden, the first step for independence which is this Prepper's goal!


  1. Nice post! I'm a semi-prepper. Kind of prepared, but not as much as I'd like to be.
    Right now I'm using up some of the canned goods that have just expired, or are about to.
    I'll have to be replenishing the empty spots on the shelf.
    Trisha Faye (Romance)

    1. Semi-prepper! I like that. That's the way I am also. I'm sure there are a lot of us out there.