Prepping has become something of a mainstream activity in recent years with television shows like Doomsday Preppers, Doomsday Bunkers and even the Walking Dead. These shows bring the reality of limited supplies and infrastructure to the forefront of many people’s minds. Those that grew up during the great depression were natural preppers. They knew what life was like with fuel rationing and limited supplies and food.

The people of this greatest generation lived in a world where nothing was thrown out or wasted. Everything had an alternative use or value. Bartering and trading was the currency of the day. If you needed a part for a car or appliance, you fixed what you had or learned to live without it. For those growing up in a time where even cell phones can be disposable, this is can be a difficult concept to grasp.

People were encouraged to grow Victory gardens and can their own fruits and vegetables. Today there are many modern advancements for the prepper, starting with food-grade plastic containers for food and water. With the availability of prepackaged long term food storage and everything from the basics to gourmet foods and even freeze-dried ice cream, we’ve come a long way.

However, possessing the skills and knowledge to grow your own food from Heritage seeds and canning your own produce would be very valuable during a long term event like unemployment, natural disaster or a complete financial collapse. Practicing these skills in good times is a great hobby and a nice way to bring the family together and educate children about the importance of knowledge and skills.

Navigating the many available options of modern products and past techniques can be overwhelming. SPIKE Team will be offering our expertise in these areas recommending preps of food, medical supplies, tools, books, skills, fuels, water purification and storage as well as every other aspects of the art of prepping. SPIKE will be offering some of the best products and education available from our own SPIKE Team experts and suppliers.

Prepping is very simply the art of being prepared. To accomplish this it depends on your lifestyle, location, finances, health and handicaps, your dependents and other factors. But regardless of all that, it is never too late to get started. While your goal may be to have a years worth of long term food storage neatly stacked in your rotational storage racks, it may take you a while to get there. Start small and do a little each week and within a short time you will have a fine store of supplies to keep you and those you love safe and comfortable for an extended period of time.

We look forward to sharing a step by step plan to help you get your own house in order to be prepared for whatever this way comes.

 

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