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A Beginners Guide
to Prepping

Prepping can seem overwhelming especially when you are just starting out. There’s a lot of useless information, some bad ideas and people saying that what you're doing is pointless. Just because they can't do it, it doesn't mean you can't.

Prepping for any eventuality that may happen is just common sense. You just don't know when something could disrupt your life. 

When certain people think of prepping, they think of guns, bunkers and the end of the world as we know it. I think they've been watching too many movies. Even just having a few extra light bulbs or that extra draw full of treats, counts. 

Some basic steps to start with

Get your personal finances in order and build good health foundation.

Start with two weeks of self-reliance at home, may not seem a lot, but without it, two weeks will seem a very long time.

If you need to leave your home for any reason, this could come up suddenly. Have a bug out bag ready. Emergencies can happen away from home as well, get home bags or an everyday carry kit would definitely help.

There's no point in having all your gear, if you don't know how to use it. Learn core skills and practice. Even if it's in the garden.

Even though it's not a great idea to tell everyone what you're doing, there is like minded people out there that have been where you started and are learning more, great to find and share. You can learn more. 

You may be new to prepping or are or completely ready for when SHTF, there is nothing more important than having the basics mastered so that you can survive sudden job loss, car breakdowns, your finances going to pot, or worse. 

When it comes down to it, preparedness is a lot better than not being ready at all.

I think we can all agree on that.


When my son asked me that he wanted to join the army cadets, I had no hesitation in saying yes.  He would learn all the core basics, from first aid to fieldcraft. Having some sort of discipline when he was away from home. I done the same, I was a cadet and then joined the forces when I was able to. It made me who I am today. Confident, resourceful and prepared. As being prepared is essentially the motto of any strong prepper and survivalist.

I knew these five words when I was in the military:

‘prior preparation prevents poor performance‘.

These are also known as the five Ps.

So, lets carry on reading, remember take your time. 

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