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So You Want to Be a Prepper?

Lately, my husband and I have been really into watching prepper videos, and it got us thinking that we should probably do something similar. Now, for some, the word prepper might bring to mind images of tin foil hat wearing weirdos. However, there is so much more to prepping, and it’s not at all what most people think it is.

Hearing the words, survival bunker, prepper, bug out, or SHTF, is probably enough to make most people laugh. However, being a prepper doesn’t mean that you are some crazy hermit living in a hole in the ground waiting for something to drop out of the sky and eradicate life as we know it. Instead, most people that prep, are doing so to make sure their families are cared for in case of emergency.

Emergencies can happen at any time; both man-made and natural disasters can send your family into emergency mode, and sometimes they can happen without warning. At that point, wouldn’t you want to be prepared? To start, creating bug-out bags for each member of your family will ensure that at a minimum, you have enough food, water, and supplies to last you 3 days.

Bug out bags or 72-hour emergency kits as some people call them are just that. They are meant to get you through the first 3 days of an emergency. However, it is also beneficial to have a 2-week kit as well. Similar to a 72-hour kit, but with enough supplies to last your entire family 2 weeks.

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Thinking more long term, a prepper pantry, bug out/bug in, car kits, and even an easy to grab camp kit can help when emergency hits. In the coming weeks and months, I will be taking to my YouTube to do more in-depth videos on our family bug-out bags, our car kits, and how my husband is prepping our bug-out vehicle.

Additionally, we will be discussing more of the high-tech aspects of survival and emergency prep, such as why having something like a dji drone mavic air 2 is a good idea. As well as discussing tools of the trade. We will go over everything from fire starters to axes, hunting gear including items such as a crossbow hard case for safe transporting, emergency lighting, and even our favorite family tent. As we hit on each topic, I will be sure to post a list of items that we have, those that we still need, and the best place to buy them for maximum savings.

One major topic I do plan to discuss in great length is food storage, and our favorite items to store for the long haul. I will even touch on things like prepping for those that have special dietary needs, and how you can get gluten-free delivery items for your pantry.

I sincerely hope that you will all tune in for those videos, and if you are already a prepper, I hope to hear your thoughts and ideas as well! Until then, happy prepping!

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