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What is a prepper? A complete explanation.

The answer to “What is a prepper?” in its most basic form is “one who prepares.” If you’re here reading this post, however, I doubt that answer will satisfy. As it should not, because there is a whole world onto prepping and preppers. It is as deep as it is diverse. Consequently, the definition of prepper has evolved over time. Prepper has a different meaning to different people. So, if you want a complete explanation or definition, you’ll have to read on. But first… Who am I to write on…

Panic Buying and the Prepper’s Food Plan

I don’t remember the exact date, but sometime around the middle of March 2020, Australia basically sold out of all toilet paper. Reading the news headline, I admit that I was significantly confused. How could an entire continent possibly sell out of toilet paper – and more importantly why? Because they didn’t have a prepper’s food plan. by Steve Vose, The Maine Outdoorsman Later that day, on my way into work, I casually stopped at the local Hanford supermarket and was shocked to see empty shelves, that had been filled…

Military Dog Training – Book Release

Military dog training is not just for soldiers! Prepper Press is pleased to put another quality manual into print. We have now brought the U.S. Military’s guide to training military working dogs into an 8×10″ paperback. Now dog owners can read and reference what was previously an electronic document that was hard to use in the field. Many readers, myself included, would rather read a paperback book than read a computer screen. This book is for you. Preppers, whether they are dog owners or not, know the value of having…

Must Have Prepper Cooking Products

Many preppers cook at home, and these SHTF chefs do so in order to 1) eat healthier, 2) save money, and 3) build and maintain basic living skills that will be necessary once the grid goes down and everyone needs a hot meal. Prepper cooking requires a well-organized cook, and those cooks don’t go grocery shopping for the evening’s meal. They get that from their pantries. They go shopping to replenish their pantries. That way, they’re able to save money buying in bulk, and are always a step ahead in…

Bushcraft Prepper vs Suburban Prepper

The bushcraft prepper and the suburban prepper, two types of preppers with very different approaches to survival. But which prepper is better equipped for survival? Who is the Bushcraft Prepper? Before we begin describing the bushcraft prepper, let’s first define exactly what bushcraft is… Bushcraft is about thriving in the natural environment, and the acquisition of the skills and knowledge to do so. Bushcraft skills include fire craft, tracking, hunting, fishing, shelter-building, navigation by natural means, the use of tools such as knives and axes, foraging, water sourcing, hand-carving wood, container construction from natural materials, and…

LifeStraw Water Filter – Best Option for Bug Out Bags?

Access to safe drinking water is the first concern you want to address when planning the contents of your bug out bag, and if you’re bugging out on foot, you’ll require much more water than a typical day. You should have a few Nalgene bottles (the standard bottle for hikers), but carrying enough water for an extended trip is not realistic. Water is Heavy One gallon of water weighs 8.345 pounds (3.785 kilograms). Add that to the many other items you’ll inevitable want/need to pack, and then go for a…

Lost in the Woods? 5 Steps to Getting Found

Are you lost in the woods right now, finding this post via a cellphone with a depleting battery and a weak signal? Bummer, dude. This is your personal doomsday. But let’s hope that’s not the case. Let’s hope you’re reading this to prevent getting lost; but if you’re freaking out in the forest right now, maybe this post will help you get found so you can live to prep another day. I have never been lost, but I admit to being confused for several weeks. – Daniel Boone The idea…

8 Uncommon Things Preppers Should Stock for SHTF

We already know the basics that preppers stock up on: rice, beans, bullets, fish antibiotics, toilet paper, junk silver, and the like. But there are other items that you may have not considered. #1 – Baking Soda Bicarbonate of soda (or sodium bicarbonate), i.e. baking soda, is a pantry staple for people that do a lot of baking at home (fewer and fewer each day, it seems). They know the value of baking soda when it comes to food preparation. What is less commonly known are its many other uses…

Storing Gas in 5 Steps – with Bonus Small Engine Tip

Storing gas is popular among preppers. Maybe you want to make sure the gas you use for small engines stays good over the winter. Maybe you want fuel on-hand in case a massive storm rolls in killing power, and you’ll want to run your generator to keep the refrigerator running. Or maybe you’re just stocking fuel for the pending apocalypse! Whatever the reason, storing gas is difficult because it starts to break down rather quickly. According to Exxon, gas should be used within a month of purchase. So having quality…

Three Rules Preppers Must Follow to Avoid Becoming Targets

So shit finally hit the fan – the moment you’ve been waiting for, the time you’ve long been prepping for… but now preppers are targets! In a true survival situation, your objective is what? To stay safe. Secure. To stay surrounded by freeze dried foods. You want to survive! It’s the same thing everyone else will want. And if the threat is real, and times get truly desperate, the unprepared will come for preppers en masse, like hungry zombies eager to feast on your heads. Not only will they target…

How to Beg or Panhandle for Money and Survival

Next to prostitution, begging is probably one of the oldest professions known. Whenever a country is falling apart and people are in desperate need for help, some women turn to prostitution, some men turn to crime, but all try to panhandle. It’s not a noble activity, of course, generally associated with the homeless, mentally ill, and drug addicts, but it can get you by. But isn’t the point of prepping to be in a situation where if something goes wrong, you don’t have to beg? You prep because the unforeseen…

Sure Water Tanks – the Best Water Storage Solution?

We all know water filtration and storage is critical to effective prepping. Filtration is important when you’re lost in the woods, bugging out, or trying to secure potable water in a post-apocalyptic world of HELL. Water storage is critical if you have to stay indoors. Maybe radioactive fallout is raining down on your neighborhood. Maybe bands of thugs are wandering about post-natural disaster. Whatever the reason, with a general guideline of one gallon per person per day, storing water isn’t exactly the easiest thing to do, particularly for urban or…