- July 2, 2014 1 CommentAfter being asked many times over the years why I prep, it’s time I highlight my rationale and mentality for implementing prepping into my lifestyle. Prepping is not about being scared for the world to end, but it’s about avoiding being scared.
- June 26, 2014 3 CommentsThere are legions of people that consider themselves to be “preppers.” But you can’t consider yourself a prepper if all you do to prep is buy a few cans of vegetables and a gallon or two of water. Being a prepper isn’t about what you have but instead it’s more about your mindset. It’s about a strong mental and physical fortitude unseen among other denizens of society. To a prepper, no challenge is insurmountable. A prepper is surprised by nothing and ready for everything. Whether that nuclear fallout, complete and unabridged government breakdown, a third world war, or (probably more
- June 25, 2014 2 CommentsAt first sight, it’s a strange connection between debt and prepping. Some would say crazy, few say logical. A big theme in preparedness is being self-sustainable with no dependencies or strings attached. Clipping those ties now will go a long way to helping you hit the ground running when SHTF. One of the anchors holding down many Americans today is that of credit card debt. According to Nerd Wallet Finance, the average amount of debt among US households is over $15,000. To most, debt is simply a part of life. If you can afford the payments month-to-month, people rationalize that
- June 20, 2014 No CommentsAre you wondering “what is Aquaponics?” The most simple definition is that it is the marriage of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soil-less growing of plants) that grows fish and plants together in one integrated system. The fish waste provides an organic food source for the growing plants and the plants provide a natural filter for the water the fish live in. The third participants are the microbes (nitrifying bacteria) and composting red worms that thrive in the growing media. They do the job of converting the ammonia from the fish waste first into nitrites, then into nitrates and
- June 19, 2014 No CommentsIn these modern times, we do not often give much thought to the water around us. It is a simple convenience to turn on the tap or place a glass in the refrigerator door and serve ourselves a glass of refreshing water. But that modern convenience may not be an option for those of us trying to live on our own sustainability. We may not have access to water directly from a tap or a cold refrigerator. Instead, we choose to rely on the water from the world around us to nourish and sustain our bodies. However, even water gathered