10 Products for the Beginning Prepper
three years ago, my husband and I realized that the downturn of
our nations economy was beyond the normal up and down that
weve been used to. When we saw hard-working people lose jobs
and homes, we realized it was better to be proactive than to sit
and wait for the worst to happen to us.
Some of the
products that every prepper should own, and that we own and use,
- At least
two ways to purify water if the power goes out. I use the SteriPEN
with batteries and also own the hand-crank
version. Another effective method to purify water is calcium
hypochlorite. I recommend Cal-Shock
65, and you can download directions for using this here.
- At least
two ways to cook food in a power down situation. Ive used
Oven for years (visit the official website here)
and own the Stove-Tec
Rocket Stove. The new Eco-Zoom stove is another version of
a highly effective, fuel-efficient stove that weighs less than
the Stove-Tec. If the prices of energy skyrocket, and it looks
as though that may happen in the near future, it will be a blessing
to have alternative ways to cook food without cranking up the
gas or electric range.
- Basic bulk
ingredients with long shelf lives are a must. Wheat,
are versatile, when you add a variety of spices, herbs, and other
ingredients and will last for decades. There are food shortages
around the world, and its likely well experience either
shortages, much higher prices, or both in the future. If youre
afraid of wheat, and who among us hasnt been??, read this
and if youre looking for creative recipes using these basic
ingredients check out my Macho
Mexican Rice and Rice
and Beans with a Bam!
- A .22 rifle.
This is an inexpensive go-to firearm that is useful for hunting
small game and is very budget friendly when it comes to ammunition.
Because the ammo is so cheap, a .22 is ideal for learning and
developing marksmanship skills. You can always move up to more
expensive guns, but the skills you develop with a .22 will easily
transfer to larger caliber firearms.
kits. These kits are sometimes referred to as Bug Out Bags,
for getting out of town in a hurry, or 72-Hour
Kits, packed with everything you need to survive for 72 hours
on your own. However, I recommend a Vehicle
Kit, smaller kits for each member of the family,
and a larger kit that contains items that will be needed by the
such as extra food, an emergency
toilet, and a wind-up
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