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.
Imagine that you had to give up real brewed coffee – cold turkey – starting tomorrow morning. When the lights go out one day in the future, and whatever happens does indeed happen, most of us aren’t going to want to give up coffee suddenly. And instant coffee, for many of us, just won’t cut it – especially in a stressful situation.
If you are a coffee drinker, now is the time to take a very important preparation: start making your coffee today like you would in that scary “tomorrow.” Now, I don’t mean you should go out on your back porch in your slippers and blaze up the wood hacked from your desk to start a fire and make some wild-harvested chicory brew. Instead, what I suggest is that you set your coffee procedure up today to be able to move into a world without power with ease.
Here’s 5 ways that will help you move from totally grid-dependent coffee to partially grid-dependent coffee, which will transition into off-the-grid coffee should the worst case scenario happen. The bonus: these are really tasty ways to prep.
In my preparedness lessons, I give out our family recipe for Dulce de Leche caramel. Dulce de Leche is a confection you make by cooking milk and sugar to create a caramel. This is a favorite in our family and easy to make. It’s especially good because it’s 100% shelf stable, can be made ahead […]