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Prepping: A continuum of short-term self-reliance to long-term self-sufficiency (Prepping 101 For GLPers)

 
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Prepping: A continuum of short-term self-reliance to long-term self-sufficiency (Prepping 101 For GLPers)
Good read for those looking to start prepping - before its too late!


eewr Rest of the guide here [link to www.activistpost.com]

The term "prepping" refers to the process by which you incrementally increase your level of preparedness for emergency/disaster on a continuum from short-term self-reliance to long-term self-sufficiency.

The term "preps" can be defined as tangible items or systems that you acquire or build and use in prepping. While some people may include intangible things such as weapons training, drills, skill development, etc. in their definition of preps, for the purpose of this piece, the focus is on physical items.

The stereotype that survivalists live in underground bunkers in the middle of nowhere is rarely accurate. The media sensationalizes the extreme cases, but the reality is that a holistic survival plan involves several locations and several different scales. I've organized the list below in order of scale from the smallest to the largest caches of preps in a pyramidal model to represent overlapping zones.

1. Body
2. Bug Out Bag
3. Bug Out Vehicle
4. Workplace/School
5: Home
6: Bug Out Location

Body

Preppers promote taking some level of responsibility for your safety and security by not only developing self-defense, first-aid, and other survival skills sets, but by carrying implements, tools, devices, and supplies on your person at all times. Having preps on your person isn't only so you can help yourself and your family, it's also so you can help others in need.

What you carry on your person is often referred to as "Every Day Carry" or "EDC". On this scale your preps will include an array of smaller survival gear items. The number of items you carry will be determined by the amount of pockets, belt accessories, carabiners, etc. you're comfortable with. Fashion and function can be hard to reconcile, but it's worth an attempt. Many people walk through the world without care or thought of the potential for anything to go wrong. The expectation that something bad will "never happen to me" is a symptom of what is clinically called "normalcy bias". This is a psychological tendency to avoid considering and logically preparing for disruptions in modern business-as-usual life.

Unfortunately if we encounter bad guys on the street, chances are police won't arrive on the scene until the incident is over. If we're in a disaster situation, emergency medical responders may not be able to get to us in the time it takes to die or become seriously ill from preventable causes such as bleeding, dehydration, infection, etc.

Items often carried every day by preppers may include some of the following:

Cutting tool, fire making tool, multi-tool, parachute cord, led light, compass, first-aid items (band-aids, alcohol pads), whistle, water purification tablets, emergency medical info card, list of emergency contacts, bandana, cell phone with additional charged battery, flash drive, notepad, writing utensil, "forever" postage stamps, prepaid phone card, cash, checks, herbal energy pills, p38 can opener, water bottle, pepper spray, misc. legal self-defense implements...


eewr Rest of the guide here [link to www.activistpost.com]
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