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The Prepper's Yearbook is available for sale!

(Updated 11/5/2021 with new links) The Prepper's Yearbook is available for sale! This is a dream for me as it is the first book I have ever written! I wanted to make prepping as simple as possible for you! As the title suggests, this book will give you five tasks every month to help you be more prepared. You will be able to download this book and print it off to make it easier for you to keep track of your prepping. My goal in prepping is to be as prepared as possible while staying on budget. I understand money can be tight and I don't want preparedness to be a burden to anyone. This book can help you with that too. You will also find that this book leans toward the homesteading and self-reliant side of preparedness. While that is how I like to be prepared, this book also addresses preparing for emergencies and natural disasters.  Some of you might remember that I wrote a blog series about five prepping things to accomplish in a month. This is based on that, but I hav
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How and Why You Should Be Stocking Up on Baking Supplies This Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a dream season for the prepper. The sales are usually pretty good during this time which makes it an excellent time to stockpile. This becomes especially true for baking supplies.  One of the keys to stockpiling for your food storage is to use the sales to your advantage. During the holiday season, you can count on a few things being on sale: canned vegetables instant mashed potatoes stuffing mixes gravy baking supplies We will be focusing on baking supplies. Some people do not consider these worthwhile to stockpile because they do not last as long as some other food storage options. However, I consider food storage in a three-prong approach: Quick, easy foods that do not need to be cooked or minimally cooked Long term food storage like freeze-dried foods, rice, and beans Cook from scratch foods that will get you through a month of no money Cooking from scratch is pretty simple but takes some planning when you are stockpiling food. You need to think about what

Decide, Plan, Prepare: How To Start Getting Prepared Practically

We all have this idea prepping is can just be done in any way possible. We try to do many things and quickly realize we might not have a direction or a plan to help guide us. In the beginning, many people just started prepping without rhyme or reason. All they know is that they need to get prepared and they need to do it now. They start by going to the grocery store and stocking up on goods without understanding what they truly need to do.  Most people who start this way give up prepping because they feel overwhelmed and somewhat foolish. Then they become overwhelmed very quickly. They have purchased many things without knowing where to put them or what to do with them. They most likely panicked and bought things they didn't need and now have some buyer's remorse. They just knew they needed stuff now and didn't think through what they really needed.  Prepping is much like life. You quickly lose focus without a plan and a purpose. When you are prepping, you need to have a pl

How Uncomfortable Can You Live To Save Money and Still Survive?

Saving money seems to be the name of the game lately. With rising inflation, increasing costs in stores, and generally higher cost of living, people are looking for any way possible to cut corners and trim costs. The problem is that most people don't want to sacrifice any comforts to really save money when they need to really buckle down. Then the consequences of not buckling down to save a lot of money hit them really hard and they end up paying a higher price, like losing a car or their home.  Most people don't realize that you will be making choices soon that you may never have imagined making. The economy is not looking good. Inflation is here no matter what you are being told by the news media. You may have to sacrifice a lot to keep a roof over your head or a vehicle to get you back and forth to work. You may end up working a second job in addition to the side hustles you already have to bring in extra money.  While people will generally do what they need to do to put foo

20 Ways To Reuse and Repurpose Old Clothing and Towels Into Something Useful and Practical

Being frugal souls, throwing away something that you can reuse again practically seems like a waste. However, sometimes those old clothes are worn so much that they cannot be passed down or donated to the thrift store. What are you to do then? In the spirit of "use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without," you figure out a way to reuse or recycle the old clothing. With so much just being thrown away and filling up more of our landfills, we have a duty to use them until they are completely done. In times of crisis and SHTF events, you use everything until it can't be salvaged any longer. Nothing should go to waste if you can still repurpose the items.  With that thought, I will try to keep the ideas as practical as possible. You can make crafts from them and make things like dolls, doll clothes, purses, and whatnot. Those things are cute and easy to do while still recycling old clothes. However, when times get tough, cute becomes less of a priority.  20 Ways to Reuse

Why and How You Should Be Stockpiling Clothes

In any kind of SHTF situation, clothes are important. You may only need a few sets of clothing just to survive. However, in an economic downturn or inflation economy, you might want to think about clothing in a different way.  Stocking up on clothing will be important, especially if you are unsure if money will be tight or will need to be allocated to a different category in your budget. If you build up enough inventory for clothing, you may not need to worry about your wardrobe for 2-3 years. Even if you are inclined to purchase clothing in that time period, you would have the freedom to do so at your discretion. What will you need to stockpile: Shirts: short sleeve shirts and long sleeve shirts Undershirts: tank tops or undershirts (good for layering) Sweatshirts and Sweaters Flannel/Button-down Shirts Shorts/Skirts Jeans/Pants Underwear Bras/Camisoles  Socks Shoes/Boots Cold climate gear: Coats/Jackets Thermal Undergarments Wool Socks Hats/Gloves/Scarves/Balaclavas Snow Pants/Overal