How to prepare your family to survive and thrive in todays uncertain world

One Simple Question

So I’m working on some bigger stuff today, and don’t have time to write up a post.  So in lieu of that, I have one question for you, and I’d really appreciate it if you could either send me an email with your answer, or leave a comment.

That question:

How Can I Help You?

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18 Responses to One Simple Question

  1. Just keep reminding us that it is easy to prepare if we just do it one step at a time, every day, and not to give up. Maybe some survival hints – but people reading this blog I would think are prepared more than most.

  2. How about some tips for us senior citizens? Health, diet excerise tips etc. We are very active and healthy now, but what if one of us gets sick or injured? What to do if only one of us has to carry on with most of the work and preps. How can the other one help with limited ability?

    This is just something I often think about and I’m sure others in our age group do to.

  3. Plumbing Propane safely, step by step small scale solar energy, expanding small scale solar, creating a 12v “System” are a few items that I am wanting to know more about.

    • I also like the solar energy info, would like to see info on solar generators and their real usefulness in a black out situation.

      • I recommend a wider approach. Solar, wind, maybe Hydro and a small
        generator for sure. Get “blemished” marine deep cycle batteries as these
        are a lot cheaper than full price new ones. I am also experimenting with
        pulse chargers but check out pulse chargers online as these are very
        efficient and can charge lots of batteries with less input. Near 100% efficient!

  4. Rudy, You doing a great job and the service is much appreciated. Time dosn’t allow for me to read every daily note but I do try. I like the fact you cover many topics; something for everyone. I save the information to fiile for follow-up review later. Again, very helpful.

  5. just wanted to say thanks – it’s a scary world – is there a way for those of us who are preparing to be able to contact each other in a crisis – contact with those who think alike is essential

  6. I check out your website almost every day and learn so much. I know you can’t cover every single issue all the time when it comes to preparing our families, but I do like it when you share resources (books, websites, podcasts, products) that have you have found helpful in your experience. I also like that you keep us informed about current happenings or probable concerns that we might not see on the mainstream media. Thank you for all that you do! Keep it coming! Blessings!

  7. Here’s a topic my husband and I have been arguing about: canning. I say it would be worth it to invest in the supplies, learn the skill and grow veggies to can and store(I’m already growing a garden).

    He says it’s cheaper to buy commercially canned foods, which also have a longer shelf life.

    I say, but one day there might not be commercially canned food available to purchase. He says, in that case there probably won’t be supplies available for canning either.

    I say, invest in the skill, you never know when it could come in handy. He says, invest in more food storage of commercially packaged foods now.

    What do you think makes more sense?

    • There’s no question. Learn to can.

      And if your husband hasn’t ever had home canned food, he’s going to be astonished at the difference in taste and quality.

      It’s quite cheap to get started. $20 or so gets you the equipment, and another $20 or so gets you a couple flats of jars. Get some fruit from the local farmers market and can some peaches or something, and make some jam. I can almost guarantee he’ll be a convert.

      And quite frankly, when we did the math, home canning was cheaper too. So better quality, cheaper, where’s the downside?

      As far as the supplies go … more on that later!

  8. Hi Rudy,

    The posts that help me the most are the ones in which I get to learn from other people’s mistakes.

    Lists of items to go in a Bug-Out-Bag, lists of foods to store, etc… these are everywhere on the web. Instead, what interests me the most are detailed descriptions of things that people actually tried to do, or how they dealt with actual events, and what worked and what didn’t.

    Anyway, I really enjoy your website. Thanks for the effort that you’re putting into this.

  9. Great info!
    I would love to see space saving tips and such.
    We will likely have a small community where I
    live that will need to work together. Chickens
    and gardening is part of the plan.
    TIA!

  10. More articles on helping other family members understand and embrace prepping. Wife thinks I am nuts kinda stuff.