Preppers are preparing to minimize the challenges that life throws at them. They do this by carefully evaluating their risks and understanding their vulnerabilities. Then preppers take steps to mitigate the possible damage those risks may cause. Prepping is a lifestyle. In the blink of an eye, chaos can break out and throw you out of your everyday routine. When this happens, people panic trying to prepare for the event after the fact.
As a beginner in the prepping world, you must start with a solid foundation. This means you need to understand and prepare for any emergency. Some situations will be evergreen and standard for all preppers. Other situations will be more specific to where you live and the events that can take place. For example, living on the west coast, wildfires are much more likely than if you live in the midwest.
The same goes for living in a coastal state like my home state of Louisiana. The chances you will experience a hurricane are much higher than a blizzard in this area.
In the aftermath of a natural disaster, it may take weeks, even months, to get back to everyday life. That is why we recommend preparing yourself to be self-reliant for a minimum of two weeks, if not longer.
For example, if your food reserves will not last multiple weeks, you need to have a plan to get more food. Hunting, fishing, trapping, and foraging for food are all essential skills to remain self-reliant.
Likewise, for water, it’s vital to have a plan to continue collecting and treating water if the water you prepped ahead of time runs out. We recommend having at least two different strategies for collecting and treating water.
There are many resources for learning how to prep and what you need.
For those interested, here are some amazing subscription boxes you can sign up for to help you get started. I have included anything related to survival, camping, emergency gear, to even food items that tend to have a longer shelf life. I hope these help you out!
These are listed in no particular order other than how they were found.
The Most Valued and Authentic Monthly Subscription Box on the Market of Tactical, Survival, and EDC gear. We Collaborate with Top Experts in the Field and Our Most Knowledgeable Friends to Ensure You Receive Only the Highest Quality, Best Value and Most Badass Gear.
CLUBTAC is a Monthly Subscription Box that’s filled with hand picked EDC, Tactical, Survival & Premium Outdoor Gear. Hand-picked by Military Vets, Survivalist Experts & Technology Specialists. Monthly Free Gifts, Level Up Rank System, Special Achievements to unlock & more is just the start of this awesome monthly supply drop.
When you subscribe to The Preparedness Box by Blue Sky Scout, you'll receive a box of 6-10 emergency preparedness items every month. Each month is a themed mini-kit to make it easy for you. Mini-kit examples include first aid, personal care, lighting, and more. Over 12 months, you will effortlessly build your full preparedness kit!
The ULTIMATE gift for any MAN! Legendary items delivered to your doorstep each month: Men’s Essentials, Lifestyle, Tech/Gadgets, & Survival Items! Every ManBox will include 5+ ITEMS! Treat yourself, your Boyfriend, your Husband, your Son... whoever it is… we guarantee they are going to love it! Welcome all to the MANBOX!
High Quality Handmade Knife/Blade Subscription Box! This box includes everything that has a blade on it. From Axes, Survival Knives, to Kitchen Knives. With that, all of them are hand forged! Help support your local companies and get a good product with it! Everything is hand picked, and will be inspected.
Steel to Reel is truly a one of kind subscription box that gets you top survival gear, brought to you by an expert team of survivalists and veterans. We hand-pick our gear using the knowledge of a combined 10,000+ hours of trianing. We're here to help you turn difficult circumstances into inconveniences.
The BJJ Box is the best way to get awesome jiu-jitsu gear and apparel delivered straight to your door each and every month. Each box includes a featured apparel item along with things like DVDs, Finger Tape, Soap, Wipes, Pins, Supplements, Training Aids, and More! Delivery by the end of every month. Sign up by the 19th to get this month's box!
This quarterly crate fuels your adventures with the essential supplies you need to live "The Camp Life". Past crates included tools, camp lights, dry bags, and energy snacks. For 25 years I've been hiking, car camping, and skiing; now I want to share the joy. Build your gear collection, or give as a gift. One-year subscription for $179!
This box includes 4 - 6 featured items and over $50 in product value! You'll receive useful gear, delicious and healthy snacks, natural body products and outdoor-inspired items to keep you connected to the outdoors every day!
Every month we search for new and fun outdoor supplies from vendors all over the United States. If you love everything about the outdoors, fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping, this box is for you. Every month is a new surprise depending on the current month and season. See our website or social media for our calendar schedule.
Every month, Box of Jerks features unique craft beef jerky brands that are full of flavor and character. We curate the kinds of beef jerky that are truly unique from smaller, regional producers - the kind that you will not find at your local grocery store. We offer subscriptions and one-time purchases.
The Texas Edition starter kits provide your child with the basic information and gear to learn a new outdoor topic. These boxes are focused on concise, practical methods for learning new skills that actually matter. Each box contains a foldable guide, an activity booklet, 1-6 items of essential gear, and a collection card for progress tracking.
Becoming One with Nature Shouldn't Have To Involve Suffering. We feature a different regional theme each season, with products from local artisans and luxury glamping gadgets! You can count on 4-7 items in each box for you to Glamp in style. Say yes to every outdoor invitation that comes your way with our tried and true travel essentials!
SCOUTbox is the only subscription box designed by scouts, for scouts. They offer a monthly subscription box service that delivers awesome gear, snacks, accessories, and educational items delivered right to you your door. Every month's haul is based on new & exciting themes like backpacking, camp cooking, emergency prep, outdoor tech, and fitness!
I know, this one seems odd - but if you're stuck where you can't go to the store, having some flavor for your food is nice. Plus, hot sauce tends to have a long shelf life! My Southern side is showing. LOL!
A hot sauce of the month club for those who value flavor with their heat. Get specially selected hot sauce sent right to your door each month. Explore new flavors across heat levels ranging from mild to hot, all from small hot sauce businesses across the U.S. A Sauce It To Me subscription also makes the perfect gift!
A year-long outdoor curriculum delivered monthly, serving a wide-range of ages starting at 7. Our program is designed to promote exploration and survival in the great outdoors. Each monthly box covers a new theme from outdoor shelters and night-time discovery to first aid and nutrition. Great gift for your outdoor loving kids and grandkids!
This box will contain 12 baits with the color of the month that all come in its own tackle box. There will be 6 - 3/8 oz and 6 - 1/2 oz baits The box will contain one weight of each of the following baits Chatter bait, Spinner Bait, Football Head, Swim Jig, Arky Jig and UnderSpin.
Each month, we deliver useful gear, tools, supplies, and training materials tailored specifically for police officers, investigators, federal agents, and security personnel. Whats in a SHIELDBOX?: - Police Gear - Emergency Medical Supplies - Training and Educational Materials - Range Supplies - Survival Tools - Quick Energy/Eats - Swag/Apparel
Our All-American box is bursting with 10 featured products, boasting a retail value of more than $115. When you subscribe, you pay for pure American quality you won’t find anywhere else in the world. 100% Made in America. A portion of all profits are donated to our United States Veterans. From handy gadgets to full-blown disaster prep, you'll love how easy it is to stock up on your stash with the Patriot box. Every box is packed with items that are made in America by Americans. Every month the box will also include survival literature and checklists to help you with your families prep. Each box will contain two tactical items and one survival item. Such as water filters, fire starters. emergency blankets, radios, and etc. A unique and custom map of the United States will be included with every box, every map is unique and there will never be any duplicates.
Brilliant! You've chosen the Premium Subscription. This plan comes with a monthly knife, the contents of the Advanced Plan plus 2 -4 more higher tier products (5 -10 total). Examples Include: Binocular, tactical watches, belts and more. These are higher tiered, kickass items! It's a surprise every month and we guarantee you'll like our picks!
Knife Subscription Club is your fast and affordable way to grow your knife and EDC collection. Our Advanced Plan comes with the same knife in our Basic Plan plus 2-4 more items. Examples include: brand name survival hats / shirts such as Under Armour, 5.1, etc.. Survival kits, firestarters, tactical.
The Ultimate! This our Elite Subscription. This plan comes with all of the items in the Premium Plan plus 2-4 more high end, top tier, kickass items. Examples Include: An additional, higher-end knife, multi-tools, premium survival kits, bags and EDC gear. This subscription is the ULTIMATE. We pick the most kick ass gear for this plan every month!
Here at Easy Come Easy Grow our goal is to help you get growing and provide all the 'know how' you need to get started. When you subscribe and join the Easy Come Easy Grow family you will receive 3 different in season herb or vegetable seeds to grow along with us each month. Whether you have a backyard or a windowsill anybody can grow their food.
Each beautifully curated box will have a monthly theme based on a medicinal herb that is designed to give you a deep understanding of herbalism. This is done through 3 phases… LEARN, GROW, HEAL. We will walk you through growing thriving plants, education on the medicinal properties of each herb, and hands on learning of creating medicinal remedies.
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