Skip to comments.The Sexy Side of Prepping
Posted on 04/13/2012 8:48:22 AM PDT by Kartographer
From a very young age there are so many things that we prepare for in life. We prepare for our first day of school by shopping for school clothes and supplies. We prepare for exams by studying information so that when tested the knowledge can be recalled. We prepare for dates by putting on our best clothes and putting our best foot forward. We prepare for job interviews. We prepare for buying our first home. We prepare for health issues. We prepare for a wedding a child a car accident a shower dinner the list goes on and on.
The truth of the matter is that prepping is already ingrained into our everyday lives. We are already a people that have been taught, by word, deed and experience to prepare for life events. For todays purposes I am speaking to what is commonly referred to as disaster prepping, WTSHTF prepping, survival prepping or, most recently doomsday prepping. Well let me tell you folks, when its put like that not only is it not sexy but it sure doesnt sound like much fun or something that I would want to do. Why would I want to subject myself and my family to living in a cloud of fear and paranoia about the end of the Mayan calendar, the zombie apocalypse, the murderous rampage my neighbors might go on if the local Wallyworld closes during an economic collapse, or a host of other terrors propagated by the media and fear mongers? Let me be clear, I wouldnt want to live in fear, I dont want to live in fear and so I prepare for every day possibilities and that, in and of itself, prepares me for the crazy ones.
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I thought this was a great line in the article:
"Having food in your basement allows you to sustain yourself and your family instead of relying on the generosity of friends or the welfare of your church or government. Theres nothing wrong with asking for help but theres everything right about preparing yourself and having the confidence and dignity of knowing you are taking care of your own."
Please consider this to be your weekly Preppers’ PING!!
I was expecting it to be about GI’s during WW2. They knew a fair bit about the sexy side of prepping! Did ANY of them ship out for the UK without half a dozen pairs of nylons?
Like oriental food? Like Italian? Mexican or Tex-mex? Scandanavian food? What do all these foods have in common? They are poverty foods. The ones that everyone eats everyday.
Take Oriental food... It's cheap stuff. Local. Cooked simple. And good. And some of it takes time.
Same with all the rest.
The traditional food of the people is the cheap stuff that is available prepared with care and whatever time it takes.
What does that mean for preparedness? You may not be able to get stuff you eat normally. But you can eat well with local stuff, or people wouldn't be living where you live. And don't give me that crap about living in the city. Pigeon is edible. And good, done well. Baby ones can get $28 a plate done well enough in the right restaurant.
And those weeds you walk by every day? Your great-grandparents waited for them to show up in spring.
All this pre-supposes that you have the knowledge to use the available resources and the training to turn those resources into mouthwatering meals. And that means you have to study.
I'll eventually post the whole thing when I finish it.
With the exception of my very long term stores (freezed dried cans) all of my other food preps were\are built on sale items.
of course the appropriate presses, dies and molds and other accoutrements
surplus ammo(and some other store bought ammo) is also in my stockpile...
50X10 ramen noodle packs last a long time.
Bullion is great too, makes water taste like something.
The only problem with prepping is when the criminals (or police) try to raid your house to get to the food.
I just purchased a lot of plastic vodka flasks for all the hand sanitizing and disinfectant.
Got a recipe for that?
If you’re building a ping list for your article, I’d like to be on it.
How many ended up wishing they packed a half dozen condoms instead?
Not many of the GI’s perhaps, but an awful lot of irate fathers wished for that!
I hope you will post some of your recipes in your article!
Big lots here in fla have composters on sale for 39. normally around 90.00
Don't get me wrong. I store basics. But I have enough naturally occuring stuff to make a darn good meal within a short walk of the house. I'd rather have squirrel stew than ramen noodles.
This month i am working on rain diversion kits and acquiring more pool shock, DE, rat poison n traps, bug sprays.
I do intend to discuss some basic techniques to make food good, instead of just something you choke down to survive another day.
That would make a good addition. Thanks!
I am looking forward to reading this when you are done.
You always have good food ideas!
One thing that might be useful for people, that you may consider adding is butchery, since I know you know how to do it.
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