PREPPING: The stuff they won't grab first

Hey Folks, Got More stuff from the big box store..
probably this stuff...

Snag slimfast too! it's calories and fuel for the body.....slimfast is nothing more than a more expensive version of carnation instant breakfast. which is also something to grab in case you have kids who will be reluctant to eat other stuff. great vitamins, protein, and carbs. also for the kids....chewable gummie multivitamin and gummie fibers (adults too) as well. it's a good supplement to a shtf temporary diet until you can get something more stable...provides a moral boost too (tastes like candy)and that's a good thing on the run. good vid!

5 things you'd never think of to stockpile for economic collapse

If you are cutting back budget now to get your money to stretch here is a tip, If you use a dryer and we know how much that cost.  If you can drape till almost dry then use dryer. If you cant do that put a dry towel in dryer with your wet clothes.  The dry towel helps soak up water from clothes and cuts down drying time a lot  Do 3 loads a week the time it saves is cut almost in half. Use the money you save to get more prep items.

Some things moms with babies want to look at getting are cloth diapers and wipes. Not only are these things great to have for if  SHTF  but also if mom runs out say in the middle of the night. Also think about if you have babies and are not breast feeding how you will feed a baby? It might be time to stock up on baby milk and other things like gum jel  for teething babies and creams. Learning somthing about midwifery is also a good plan. I offten see so many talking about adult survival but never have yet seen a thing for babies and children. I am learning how to make my own soaps and lotions as well as all the other household and body care items I would need in a bad situation. Not only is it better for me and my family right now, it will do well in bad times. Everyone needs to have books for plants and roots you can eat. Also one for healing herbs. One last thing you need lots and lots of is HONEY! Look up all of it's benefits to find out why.

Why Preppers Hoard Pennies

Greshams Law: Bad money drives out good. If a coins containing metal of different value have the same value as legal tender, while those coins made of more expensive metal will be hoaded or exported and thus disapper from circulation.

COPPER is a semi precious metal and a base metal. There have been no significant discoveries of copper in over 100 years. the entire world is running out of copper needed for electricity, plumbing, cable & phone lines.

SHTF: 4 Cheap Good Guns for all Prepper Needs

Pretty good choices for low cost reliable long guns. I have to disagree about not learning on a gun chambered for the .22 long rifle like the Ruger 10/22. The purpose of learning on a gun with low recoil is so you don't pick up bad habits of flinching or jerking in anticipation of the recoil. The lower recoil means you can fire more rounds and not worry about a sore shoulder and the low cost of .22lr rounds makes it cheaper to practice.

Learn to shoot with the gun with the least amount of recoil available to you. 22 is best. Then work your way up. Failure to do this will condition you with a flinching anticipation that will be hard to overcome for the rest of your life.

Stick with the most common calibers in your area. Find out what your military uses. I agree with CP about not being consumed with your gun preps but then again, all things being equal, he with the bigger armory has the advantage.

These Preppers Will Die When SHTF

Just because you 'prepare' doesn't mean you'll live through a disaster. In fact, you may even be more susceptible to being a victim compared to that of the average citizen. The difference between preppers that will live and preppers that will die in the event of a major catastrophe are clearly outlined in this video.

It blows my mind how much information people give away about their "prepping prowess" on social media.  As far as anyone knows about me I enjoy camping on my free time and I may or may not have a gun.  I figure no matter how good you are at prepping you are still just as vulnerable to a gun as anyone. I don't think a SHTF event will happen in my life time but its a mathematical probability that it will happen.  So keep the tradition alive so at least my kids or grandkids will have a chance.


The Ultimate Prepping & Survival Checklist

It's extremely important that every prepper has a survival checklist so that they know well in advance all of the things that they will need and require should disaster strike. Your prepping checklist should include things like:

Documents: Even when society crumbles you should still have enough documents on you to prove who you are. These include things like a birth certificate, 

Food Checklist: When it comes to food make sure that you get items that you can keep for a long time without spoiling. This includes things like bean, dried corn grain, pastas, nuts etc.

Clothes: Make sure to prepare clothes that can keep you warm in even the harshest of environments.

Medications: Be sure to prepare any medications that you need because it can become extremely hard to find in a survival situation.

The Top 10 Barter Items For A Post Collapse World

I tend to agree that most of these items are 100% necessary. Are they on your list?

I would also add toilet paper, "female" items, and important documents to the list. What would you add? Please comment below :)

Quick & Easy Ammo Box Survival Kit

Hidden Places in Your Vehicle Where You Can Store Bug Out Supplies

What to Include in Your Basic Wilderness First Aid Kit

While exploring the wilderness can be an eminently satisfying undertaking, some of the very aspects that make it so enjoyable can also make it dangerous.  Escaping from civilization can certainly be freeing.  However, it also means being separated from important services—like medical care.

It’s important for each and every member of your party to be well-versed in basic first aid so that everyone can contribute effectively if there’s an emergency.

Building a Basic First Aid Kit

The first step to being prepared for a medical emergency in the wilderness is to ensure that you have the best tools available.  Whether you build your own first aid kit or opt for a prepared first aid kit, you should take the initiative to ensure the kit has the following items, and that you know how to use them.

• Gloves, preferably nitrile, as latex is an all-too-common allergen. You’ll want to have quite a few pair—remember, they shouldn’t be reused.

• Athletic tape, 1 inch wide.  Bring ample supplies of this—approximately one roll per person multiplied by the number of weeks you anticipate being in the wilderness.  Not only is this tape essential for dressing wounds, it’s also great for preventing/treating blisters or for supporting joints (like a twisted ankle).

• Sterile wrapped gauze pads in a variety of sizes.  Make sure you get some that are non-adherent, as these are ideal for certain types of wounds like abrasions or burns.

• Rolled gauze or a similar product to help maintain a dressing in place over a wound

• A tourniquet

• Scissors

• Tweezers

• Basic over the counter medications: topical antibiotic cream, antihistamines, pain relievers, and gastrointestinal medications (stomach soothing medications, anti-diarrheals, etc.)
Pack your kit in an organized fashion and in a waterproof container.

7 Homesteading Skills You Should Teach Your Kids

More and more people are turning back to the skills from the past to become more independent or even just to escape the fast paced lifestyle that surrounds us.
You can pass these skills on to your children and grandchildren.
You will be teaching them valuable skills that will carry them through life.

Here are some skills you can teach your kids:


Start off with a fun project that your child will love to make.
For example, you can start with a simple square quilted baby blanket for a girl's doll crib.
It will teach her to cut fabric, use a sewing machine, and match colors.

Laundry/sorting/ironing/stain removal/drying

You can teach children as young as five to do laundry.
Probably the best way to start is to teach them how to sort clothes.
How to separate white s from colored clothes and towels from jeans, for instance.
You might find that your three your old soon learns how to fold clothes better than you.

Cooking/baking/meal planning/preserving

Give your child his or her own cookbook and they will soon love to make dinner for their parents.

Cleaning/schedules/bed making/organizing/natural cleaners

Cleaning their rooms is one of the first lessons most children learn.
Show them how to do it the correct way a few times.
Teach them how to organize their toys and make their beds.

Gardening/herbs/flowers/lawn care

Children love the outdoors, so gardening is the perfect way for the whole family to participate.
Teach them what weeds look like and what plants look like.
They will learn where their food comes from and how to feed their families by planting a garden.


Older children should learn all the basic skills they will need to provide warmth for their family.
Young children can start stacking and hauling wood, even if it is one piece at a time.

Hunting and fishing/gun safety/woods survival/butchering

Familiarize your children with chicken butchering, fish cleaning, and hunting safety from an early age.
They will learn early on where their food comes from and to respect the life cycle.
Children as young as six or seven can start learning basic small animal butchering.

5 Surprising Things That Will Be Like Money When SHTF

When SHTF and society collapses, paper money could be worthless. You will need other items to take their place and for bartering. Items that prolong life or make it more enjoyable will be very valuable commodities. You might want to start investing in some of these items now.  

Toilet paper 

You probably never thought of toilet paper as something rare. It will be after SHTF. It will be known as "rolled gold." Toilet paper will be an item that will be hard to make after a collapse, so stock up on it now.  

Water filtration kits 

Water may be the most important thing to have after a disaster. Clean, disease free water, that is. For that, you need a good water filtration kit.  


Even if you don't smoke or can't stand someone who does, you have to admit one thing... Many people will do anything for a smoke after a collapse. Cigarettes will be very good barter items.  


This will be a precious commodity, as it has been in the past all over the world. The word "salary" comes from the Latin word for "salt" because Roman soldiers were paid with salt. Salt is portable and can be bartered in any amount you choose.  


 These will keep people alive when the medical system breaks down and conditions are less than sanitary. Of course, you need a prescription, so they are hard to stockpile. However, you can get antibiotics for animals, such as fish, without a prescription. Many people say they are almost identical to the human versions.