No, of course you couldn't literally die of boredom. That's not a thing. But life is hard. Life in an emergency is EXTRA hard. Depending on what's going on, you may be fully engaged in a struggle to stay alive. Depending on what's going on, you may be stuck in your house for weeks without electricity. Depending on what's going on, you might be both (fully engaged and … [Read more...] about How to Die: Bored to Death
Getting Started as a Prepper
Many people think that prepping is hard, expensive, and requires a complete lifestyle change. The reality is getting started as a prepper is easy, cheap, and low-impact.
There are several shortcuts that make it easy to get started as a prepper. One huge shortcut is that the things you need to consider for one type of emergency will probably help with other types of emergencies. In other words, prepping for one emergency actually helps you prepare for many other emergencies.
Another trick to get started prepping is to look at what you already have on-hand and what you normally buy. There isn't any need to go out and buy a lot of expensive equipment, exotic food, or tons of guns.
At Preppermill, we start with the basic things - the things that will get you if you're not prepared. These are:
- Mental Health
You can't fix a man when he's broke. Money isn't everything, but in an emergency the ability to procure supplies could mean the difference between life and death. Or at least the difference between wiping your ass on Charmin or on newspaper. Credit cards, Zelle, Paypal, Venmo, Apple Pay. It is just SO EASY to move money around. You have so many options - why would you … [Read more...] about Basic Emergency Preparedness – Money
Prepare For Financial Emergencies Prepper websites are typically chock-full of information about surviving nuclear wars. While it's possible we may experience a nuclear exchange in my lifetime (I sure HOPE not) I don't spend a ton of time thinking about it. I'll lay it out there for your you: I am woefully UNprepared for a nuclear war. I don't have a Geiger counter, a … [Read more...] about How to Die: Run out of Money
When an emergency happens, you want to be able to communicate with loved ones and keep up-to-date with what's going on. The problem with emergencies is they make it hard to do both of these things. We're going to cover the basics so you can communicate in an emergency. Two Communications Problems You Need to Solve in an Emergency Most of the emergencies we would prepare … [Read more...] about Basic Emergency Preparedness – Communications
Continuing our series on Preparedness Month, it's time for you to make an emergency plan. An emergency plan describes where everyone should go in an emergency, what they should do, and includes backup plans if they can’t get to the preferred place. The plan also provides a list of people who we can rely on to help us in an emergency. September is a great time to start … [Read more...] about Preparedness Month – Make an Emergency Plan