I am qualified to make some "senior citizen" comments as I am soon to be 73 and my wife is one year my junior. Fortunately both my wife and I are relatively healthy although my wife does have some pain issues that we have tried to plan for when the SHTF. Although I am a little weary of all the … [Read more...] about An Open Letter from a Seasoned Citizen Prepper
I enjoy apocalyptic movies. This does not mean that I hope for the world to end or I am overly obsesses with preparedness. Some people like comedies. Some like horror flicks. I like disaster movies. Here are a few of my favorites: Day After Tomorrow Dante's Peak War of the Worlds … [Read more...] about 6 Of My Favorite Prepper, Survival, and Post Apocalyptic Movies
As many of you know, I was widowed after 42 years of marriage and although I didn't consider myself a "prepper" I did always keep a well stocked pantry because my former husband was pretty much housebound from brain tumor surgery for 26 years, and I couldn't just run to the store…time wise or … [Read more...] about Why I Began Prepping (widowed after 42 years)
Below You will find a quiz to see how well you would fair in a survival situation. Although I did try and cover all scenario's some of the quiz will not apply to everyone. Have fun with this! 1) Does each person in your family have a Bug-Out Bag which can sustain basic needs for 72 … [Read more...] about 20 Question Quiz: How Prepared Are You?
I walked into a used-a-bit store this last week looking for canning jars and came across this old picture. I believe the copyright was 1917, during the peak of WWI and just before the 1918 influenza pandemic struck and killed nearly 25% (And I have seen the figures as much as 40% of the human … [Read more...] about Why Do I Prepare for Disasters?
Ever since I was a teenager there have been numerous times when I have "come to the rescue" in a situation. Not literally rescued someone but just had what was needed at the time. One of the most memorable was when I was going to Winthrop College back in 1989 and Hurricane Hugo swept into town. … [Read more...] about Preparedness: Common Sense or Craziness?