One of the best things you can do to prepare for any emergency is to become self-sufficient. A small garden, solar energy, and simple animal husbandry are great ways to get started with being self-sufficient. One of the best ways to become self-sufficient is by raising chickens. But raising chickens starts off with building a chicken coop – which can be a daunting experience for the uninitiated future chicken keepers. Not to worry, we’ve got you covered: here’s our primer on how to choose a chicken coop that you can build yourself easily and for the least expense possible.
A simple way you can get more prepared for an emergency is to keep your gas tank full. In the event of an emergency, especially a national one, gas lines can fill up quickly. Think back to that horrible day in September, 2001. Many of us experienced lines at gas stations – there were rumors of gas shortages and spikes in prices, and many of us were concerned about getting out of large cities. Some just wanted to get home from work.
Things are getting weird out there, and a full tank of gas will help you sleep a bit better at night. So on your way home today from work or out and about, stop by and fill up.
Turns out, there’s some other good reasons to stay full as well. Besides being prepared, here’s three other reasons to keep your gas tank full:
Are you able to sustain your family on your own garden? If so, then this post may not be for you.
But if you are concerned that you may not be able to grow enough food to happily feed your family, please take time to get to know a farmer. Building a personal relationship with a farmer will help you become more food secure both now and in the long run. And I don’t mean kissing a farmer’s butt – but rather, show them your appreciation in a real way. Farmers work very hard for little return, and they keep us all well-fed with beautiful food.
We are lucky to have them.
School supplies are very useful to the super-prepared, for they help us become more organized as a people. Organization is one of the key skills that separates us preppers from common hoarders. Well, that and we know how to use a machete (kept under our beds) to hack our way out of a collapsed building after the Cascadia fault line shifts.
Since it is back to school time across America, school supplies are plentiful and cheap right now. We’re all about taking advantage of seasonal pricing at the ol’ Prephappy offices, so it’s at this time of year that we replenish our stock of school supplies.