This is a discussion on Beginner Prepper within the New Member Introductions forums, part of the Introduction and Welcome category; Hi Everyone, I'm glad I found your forum. I've been thinking a lot about prepping (and wishing I was more of a prepper prior to ...
I'm glad I found your forum. I've been thinking a lot about prepping (and wishing I was more of a prepper prior to the outbreak) since the world has changed so drastically. I'm interested in survivalist information as well. I look forward to meeting all of you and learning all I can
Hi Slippy! I was just reading the Beginner Prepper thread. Lots of good info in there. I feel I am pretty stocked up on food, water, and supplies--I'm going to add some MRE's after reading the thread. I'm wondering how much is enough though food/supplies-wise. I'm also worried that things are going to go to complete shit soon just with the state of the world right now. I'm talking overall lack of food, supplies, etc. etc. Just wondering what to do if that happens. So trying to make a plan.
If you're not listening to "The Denton and Sasquatch Show", you're not on the team.
In the meantime, start adding additional skills & stores. Firestarting. Map & compass navigation. First aid.
With every addition of a layer to your previous skillset or stores completed, add another. CPR. Off-grid energy generation / storage. Firearms & training. Gardening. Grab-n-go binder. Gold / silver. Primitive cooking.
DO NOT prep in columns. For instance, if your goal is to acquire 6 months worth of food, don't start with just rice and keep buying rice until you get enough to last your 6 months. Start with 1 bag, and add a commensurate amount of another staple (flour, sugar, coffee etc). Otherwise, you might be stuck eating rice for 6 months.
There's no set time-line for each step, as each person's needs and abilities varies.
Welcome from NM! we're all happy to help people get prepared! Something I wish I learned when I first got into this hobby is patience, Be patient with learning things like the lingo, how to do things like processing game, and patience in actually buying preps. Splurging on a bunch of items will just make you struggle while the grid is up and life is good, you know? And I know due to recent events might make you feel the need to be prepared as much as possible, DONT PANIC. Panic makes people crazy, you've seen what it's like already, people buying all of the toilet paper and the like. Be calm and collect intel and information as much as possible, it costs nothing and weighs nothing to get information. But IMO its most important to stay calm and patient. If you can do that, you are already lightyears ahead of the majority of the people who have never thought about prepping and trust the system blindly (I like to call them bozos). Best of luck!
Good advice! I think it's easy to get into panic mode during all of this, but you're right that's not really helping anything and only serves to make things worse. I was definitely a non-prepper before all of this and thought all of the prepper people were extreme. Well guess what, I owe you all a big apology because you all had it right all along! I am amazed though at some people who still seem to be going about their daily lives not worried about being prepared. They have no excuse now not to be prepared, imo.
welcome bcat. I think a lot of people will become trained, armed and well prepped after this goes over, and sadly some people will carry on doing nothing.