This is installment 2 in our basic “Prepping 101 series.
In our 1st. installment we gave some life changing tasks for the reader to implement. Personal fitness was the number one thing the reader was to address.
The reader was also task with watching the 3 video series to start creating a “Urban Survival Kit” This kit is to be keep in your trunk of your car. We started the series this way because we want you to have a “Man/Woman Portable” system that is accessible all the time. Once you have your kit basically prepared you may / will find that some adjustments to the kit contents may be needed as you develop your skill sets and gain a more clear vision…
TASK 1: Build basic kits for each household member. Remember, each kit may need to be somewhat tailored for the individual (Man/Woman/Kids/Elderly/Pet…). (Yes, the pets need prepped kits as well! You can start with collapsible food/water bowls, food and water for 3 days. Do not forget copies of veterinarian records.) (Make sure to have transport crates for your pet.) During this kit building you should try to get the individuals the kits are for involved in the process. Do not be surprised if your new found quest for being prepared raises a few eyebrows. If you have kids, they may think it is dumb, etc. Take it light, by introducing the concepts a little at a time is like planting seeds in a garden, in time they take root and grow. If the family is not immediately on board with the prepping idea, continue anyway. You are the team leader. This is your duty. In time they come around to embrace the idea of being prepared. The family members kits may be staged in a central location in your home that everyone knows, like in the basement on a dedicated shelving unit. LABEL EACH KIT BY NAME or by NUMERIC BIRTH DATE! You may find that you need two or more kits for certain family members. For example, we keep kits in our vehicles at all times plus we keep kits in the house as well. We also stock our kits for seasons. Some redundancy is a great thing. Remember, 2=1, 1=0! Our system was not created overnight but rather over several months. This takes focus and discipline. We understand this cost money… Build up over time. Ask yourself, how much is your life and the lives of your family members worth. This makes the purchase justification clear.
Stay the course!
TASK 2: Water, we covered this in the past. You can locate it on this sight.Watch the videos below and take great notes, GET BUSY DOING, TEACH OTHERS.
This is the first installment of many to come.
There are countless sources for this information or variations of.
Our prepping series will be concise and to the point.
We will keep each installment short in duration so the reader can focus.
After reading and watching the videos, you need to act.
If you do not practice and make this a way of life, you will fail.
We are all students and teachers. so learn well, teach others and lead by example.
Read, bookmark, print out, learn, practice, teach others, your survival and the survival of others are depending on you. You need to have hard copies of all operational manuals. If the web is down your online library is not accessible…
Let us begin:
The 3 rules of survival:
- 3 hrs. without shelter in bad weather equals death. (Extreme heat or freezing temperatures…) Your house, car, workplace etc. is shelter. What if no traditional shelter is available? Are you ready to spend a day or two in the outdoors? Thata what I thought. You need man transportable shelter. this may be simple as a vinyl tarp in you “Urban Survival Kit”. Yeah you need to build one and one for each household member. You keep this with you in your trunk of your vehicle.
- 3 days without water equals death. Keep water with you. Have a way to filter it as well.
- 3 weeks without food equals death. Not nearly as important, just keep some with you. Nuts, granola bars, peanut butter, beef jerky. What ever is easy to store and keeps for a longtime.
Watch these excellent videos and take notes and replicate the kit as you see fit. Then train with it.
Get in shape. This will make all aspects of your life better. You will be much better off in tough situations if you are fit. You are also harder to kill and better able to defend/attack if necessary. Start this second. Eat using the Paleo diet, lift weights, walk, hike, run, bike, swim, practice martial arts, ex. (A cross fit system is great.) If you are not fit, not much else will matter in rough times… Do not neglect this. Your life depends on it.
Stay tuned for the next installment in this series.
It is easy to get side tracked and perhaps confused in regards to prepping and mission requirements…
Prepping is a permanent, non-stop quest. This means we must sacrifice other luxuries in order to be able to purchase mission essential items. Everyone has a budget…
We have covered many aspects of prepping in the past. We have decided to revisit the subject for new preppers and for refreshing the concepts that veteran preppers may need refreshing on. Over the next few weeks/months, watch for new post regarding the craft of prepping. So stay tuned, you are going to like what you see.
Let us start now.
This link will take you to a great write-up on this very important subject. (bookmark it.)
More to come!
Here are five things to know about Groundhog Day:
1. Before there was a Groundhog Day, there was Candlemas, an early Christian holiday in which candles were blessed and distributed by local clergy. The celebrants eventually declared that clear skies on Candlemas meant winter would persist. Germans selected an animal — the hedgehog — to predict the end of winter, and brought the idea to America. Groundhogs, which are also known as woodchucks, were plentiful in Pennsylvania, where many Germans settled, so the tradition was Americanized.
2. Punxsutawney Phil has his own “inner circle” — the guys who are always pictured wearing top hats as he emerges. They’re a group of local dignitaries charged with planning the festivities and ensuring they come off without a hitch every year, but also with the feeding and care of Phil.
3. Punxsutawney Phil is pretty spoiled. He doesn’t have to burrow into the dirt to survive winter like less-famous groundhogs. He lives in a warm terrarium built into the Punxsutawney library and visitors can stop and gawk at him any time they want.
4. Groundhogs have an average lifespan of six to eight years, ten tops, but Punxsutawney Phil gets a life-extending elixir — called “groundhog punch” — every summer during the annual Groundhog Picnic to extend his lifespan by as much as seven years. An added effect of the punch is that it makes Phil appear to have gotten a dye job, because his coat might be gray one year and a youngish-looking brown the next.
5. The 1993 movie “Groundhog Day” gave the celebration in Punxsutawney a big boost. Bill Murray stars as a hapless weatherman named Phil. Dispatched to cover the emergence of the groundhog from its hole, he is caught in a blizzard he didn’t predict. Trapped in a time warp, he can’t escape and must live the day over and over until he gets it right. Murray went to Punxsutawney in 1992 to prepare for the role, and by 1997, the number of people attending the festivities had swelled to about 35,000 visitors.