These folks have gone a long way to being self-sufficient. Prepsteading is a new term for me and I guess it fits Preppermill pretty well. Buying food and storing it will only get you so far. Growing your own food will not only make you more prepared, but it's nutritious, educational, and fulfilling in many ways. Featured Image: FranHogan, CC BY-SA 4.0, via … [Read more...] about Preppers Aren’t Crazy – Volume 4
Preppermill is Prepping Un-Fringed.
Prepping isn't crazy. Prepping is a normal, rational response to quite a few threats we face in the modern world. In a normal year, we face a normal amount of natural and man-made disasters.
Recently, the normal volume of disasters has been compounded by climate change, a global pandemic, and corresponding supply chain problems.
An unfringed prepper is someone who takes some basic steps to prepare their family for emergencies. Being prepared doesn't have to mean a complete lifestyle change - you don't need to build a bunker. You don't need to move to a compound. You don't need to change your lifestyle very much at all.
There are a few, simple, and basic steps that anyone can take to be better prepared. These basic steps are recommended by government agencies, because they're simple and impactful. Preppermill's unfringed prepping is aligned to these common-sense recommendation.
Prepping isn't fringe. Prepping is for normal people. There is such a thing as mainstream prepping. Preppermill is the place for unfringed preppers.
This article from the Wall Street Journal is unique. This article joins hundreds of others that discuss people preparing to 'lock down' as part of China's Zero COVID strategy. What makes this one unique is choice of language - in particular, the words the reporter chooses NOT to use. It makes no mention of Panic Buying. According to dictionary.com, Panic is "a sudden … [Read more...] about Preppers Aren’t Crazy – Volume 3
This is the fifth part in a series about Risk Management. Find Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 here. There IS Such a Thing as FREE LUNCH! In the Preppermill Prepardness Plan, there is actually such a thing as a free lunch. This is because the similarities in each of the events we're preparing for and similarities in what preparation looks like. One more table for … [Read more...] about Risk Management Part 5 – The Preppermill Preparedness Plan
This is the fourth part in a series about Risk Management. Find Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 here. Risk-based prepping is a viewing emergencies from the perspective of likelihood AND impacts. Combining Likelihood and Impacts We've been through a lot of steps already, so let's pause for a moment and take stock. As a reminder, we: Identified bad things we think might … [Read more...] about Risk Management Part 4 – Risk-Based Prepping
This is the third part in a series about Risk Management. Find Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Bad things happen, as we've demonstrated. Some of these bad things happen more frequently than others. Additionally, some of the bad things are merely slightly bad, while some of them are truly catastrophic. For you. For your family. For your city. For the world. To really be … [Read more...] about Risk Management Part 3: Severity (How Bad Can it Be?)