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
How Heat and Cold Hurt You In an emergency, heat and cold are some of the biggest causes of pain and suffering. In order to prepare for heat-related and cold-related emergencies, we need to understand how heat and cold can hurt or kill you. One of the many things you KNOW to be true, but is in fact false, is this fact: The normal human body's temperature is 98.6 … [Read more...] about How To Die: Get Too Cold / Too Hot
No getting around it... you're going to die. The sooner you figure that out - I mean really internalize it - the sooner you can start living your best life. Among the many well-worn cliches about death and life is one of my favorites: Man is born beside the road to death. (AKA, "Valar Morghulis"). Humor me for a little bit of philosophy... My personal thoughts on … [Read more...] about Prepare to NOT Die.
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