So how do you start prepping?
There is a lot of information out there now about being a prepper but if you’re new to prepping, what should you do first? You need to know how to start prepping. If you’re one of my regular readers, you may be a bit more advanced when it comes to prepping because my typical articles have been for more thorough research. It’s time I start balancing things and have some articles that have a bit more reach and are more useful to the 99% of people out there looking to prepare their families for emergencies or in case SHTF or even prepping for doomsday.
It was a bit difficult to come up with this list due to the wide array of possible readers, possible SHTF scenarios and abundance of things preppers could be learning, stocking or doing but I think I narrowed it down pretty well. You can always use the comments below if you feel differently, or start your own blog.
1) Start collecting some research materials.
There are a lot of websites and a lot of books and movies that you can start with. By immersing yourself in the prepper world, you’ll see things from a different perspective. At first, you don’t know what you don’t know so you don’t even know what to ask (did that even make sense?).
- Prepperwebsite is a great place to get an overall view of current articles in the prepping world. It has some of the best articles, hand-picked by the owner. I’m lucky enough to already have articles that have been chosen on their list.
- American Preppers Network is a huge bunch of websites. You could easily get lost there for months. Join the forum there and start using the search form, then start posting your questions.
- Survivalist Boards is another place to ask questions. It’s not particularly prepper-centric but most of it will be useful to beginning preppers. My name there is Albus Tigris.
- Backdoor Survival has several good articles for new preppers. I’m sure Gaye won’t mind if you contact her with questions either.
- Survival Top 50 has a HUGE list of survival blogs. There are some gems in there. Head there and just start clicking away; you’ll find what you’re looking for.
Here are three books that you probably want to check out:
The Prepper’s Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster
Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit
SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition: For Any Climate, in Any Situation
For a much larger group of books, check out this page of prepper and survival books.