Financial Preparedness 101

Whether you’re 20-something and straight out of college or in the grind-out years of making extra payments on your mortgage, sticking to a budget and committing to personal finance goals is crucial for financial prepping. While it’s easy to say, ‘I am sticking to my budget this time,’ it becomes doubly important to make plan action. While everyone knows some […]

How to Prep in a World of Dependence

After being asked many times over the years why I prep, it’s time I highlight my rationale and mentality for implementing prepping into my lifestyle. Prepping is not about being scared for the world to end, but it’s about avoiding being scared. Survival prepping is to protect yourself and those around you that you love. For me, it’s all about […]

Prepping and Saving – Do Both Now

People tend to categorize prepping, or emergency preparedness, as either one or the other: a lifestyle choice, or a hobby. We could say that this changes on a case by case basis. Is a mother who preserves fruit, maintains a survival garden, and keeps a backup generator in case of a power failure really anything like the gun-toting doomsday prepper […]

Inside the Mind of a Prepper – Saving as a Mental Tool for Prepping

Prepping is a mental health tool. It’s about having a belief system to govern each of your actions. It’s about carefully analyzing each decision and understanding the potential ramifications, and committing to those ideals fully. While the American economy has improved, many are still wary that a sudden destabilization is on the horizon, and the societal pillars of today will […]

Why Not to Buy a House in 2021

Most of us would rather own a home than rent one. It’s never easy to portion part of your paycheck going into someone else’s pocket just so you can live for the next month, which is essentially what paying rent is. The alternative to renting is buying. When you mention you’re looking at buying a home to your friends and […]

Prepper Home Security System

Making do with what you have has always been a motto of rural America. Growing up on a farm teaches you this first-hand. As a kid you figure out that only some Popsicle sticks and barbed wire can make for a fun-filled afternoon. It is a learned skill, and the older you get the more creative and resourceful you become. […]

Are you a Prepper?

There are legions of people that consider themselves to be “preppers.” But you can’t consider yourself a prepper if all you do to prep is buy a few cans of vegetables and a gallon or two of water. Being a prepper isn’t about what you have but instead it’s more about your mindset. It’s about a strong mental and physical […]