That Prepper Life

I’m also looking into hydroponics as a means to grow food throughout the winter months and solar energy to keep everything running if power goes out.

I’ve always had the prepper mentality, even when I was a kid. My parents always talked about the end times but never done anything to prepare for it. In spite of living on a 5 acre small farm, we struggled most of the time. Me though, I had a shoe box full of small toys that I was saving for “end times”. The ones you get in a happy meal, still in packages to give to my siblings on occasion when life as we knew it ceased to exist. According to my dad, that time was soon approaching. It’s pretty much all he talked about, to the point of giving me nightmares and anxiety. Nothingever happened.

As an adult, I always make sure we have at least 2 weeks worth of food in the pantry at all times, most of the time it’s closer to 2 months worth. With everything going on in the world today, I’ve decided to up my game and take it a little farther. I’m creating a “Pantry” binder complete with inventory, serving sizes, recipes, etc.. I’m researching water filtration systems and stocking up on other essential items like toiletries and medical/first aid supplies. I’m also looking into hydroponics as a means to grow food throughout the winter months and solar energy to keep everything running if power goes out.

I’ve created lists of supplies to buy, supplies we already have, research subjects, bug out bag items, list of suppliers, emergency plan for family not living at home, etc.. It’s always been my philosophy to prepare for the worse, hope for the best. I plan on printing out vital information on topics such as wound suturing, how to build a snare, edible/medicinal plants, etc. and create binders for those. I want to be knowledgeable if shtf. I’m now a stay at home wife, so I have a lot of time on my hands to do this, thankfully.

I’d be interested in like-minded individuals to bounce ideas and information off of. You can find me @Janeway0768 on Twitter.

~ Jane

2 thoughts on “That Prepper Life”

  1. A lot of what you are writing about I encountered during my 14 years living off-grid in a cabin in the wilderness of far Northern Alaska. When its a 130 mile round trip to the nearest town on tends to ‘stockpile’ supplies and over the decades I have found that one becomes their own barber, doctor and dentist.

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    1. It’s only 96 miles round trip to the nearest shopping (if you call Wal-Mart, “shopping”) from here and even farther if you want Costco, Winco or something special. The husband would love living in Alaska, me not so much, too cold! We did finally visit in early August 2018, via cruise ship. It was really nice but we only went as far north as Skagway. We live in a rural area but in town (population: 1,268). Considering Idaho or at least moving out of town, I want chickens! 🙂 Thanks for the reply! ~ Jane

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