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Prepper Shows/Expos

by Pappy Canoli

Pappy’s Ramblings

Hello, and welcome to another  of my ramble’s

Recently, I was able to attend with my wife, our first Prepper Expo by NPS EXPO and sponsor Mountain House.  I have read articles and listened to podcasts about Prepper Shows/Expos and the people, exhibitors you meet there.

I was not disappointed.

As soon as I walked in, I immediately felt at ease.  I no longer felt like the proverbial fish out of water.  It seemed everyone was feeling a sense of ease as we mingled with like-minded people.  So many exhibitors, speakers, and demonstrations to participate in.

A great source to find a show near you is Prepper Shows USA

So, Let’s talk about the show….shall we?
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Cooking Fish Off the Grid

A post by: John Schips, Primary Contributor for www.flannelfishermen.com

One of the best things about catching fish is enjoying top quality, fresh meat!  Few meals are more appreciated than a fish plucked straight from the water; and when it comes to preparing the catch, one rule stands the test of time – the simpler the better. Continue reading Cooking Fish Off the Grid

Bugging out -vs- Bugging in, SHTF waits for no one!

Both of these terms are decidedly “Prepper” terms, but have we ever really considered the true meanings of these? The differences and implications of each, and should we be equally concerned about both of them?  First thing is first, let’s talk a little bit about what each of these terms means to you.  Continue reading Bugging out -vs- Bugging in, SHTF waits for no one!

6 Survival Skills for Bugging In and Out

A post by Dan Sullivan:

The topic of survival skills is a big one. There’re literally hundreds you can learn and become good at that will help you survive. From filtering water to homesteading to raising animals to making primitive tools and weapons, their number and complexity may seem intimidating. Ideally, you should get each family member to specialize in a few of them so you’re always covered no matter what happens… but some of them are too important not to have everybody learn them. Continue reading 6 Survival Skills for Bugging In and Out

Ways to decide… Friend or Foe?

 

I posed a question on my Facebook asking…”What should I talk on?”  There were a few responses but the thing that got some great conversation going was a reply…”How to form friendships or greet people after the collapse.”  Funny thing was this morphed into a conversation about defenses. Continue reading Ways to decide… Friend or Foe?

8 Things That Are Worth More than Anything in a Disaster

8 Things That Are Worth More than Anything in a Disaster

 

If you’re looking to stockpile, you’ve probably taken into account several factors in order to decide what should be on your survival shopping list. By looking at recent events across the globe or even the ones in the US (remember Katrina), it’s easy to notice which items people would have given all their money and possessions for in exchange for hydrating themselves, feeding their children or… Continue reading 8 Things That Are Worth More than Anything in a Disaster

What R ya gonna Do???

I mean really, What are you gonna do??

I’m on facebook and other social media sites like most and all I can see is Paris and Cat videos.  On the news I watched as the events in Paris unfolded live, just like they did on 9/11.  We all sit mouths agape and in shock at the horrific things we see.  Seriously?  Are you really that surprised? Continue reading What R ya gonna Do???

Saving with Co-ops and buying clubs

Saving with Co-ops and buying clubs

11-3-15 buy-in-bulkLast week on Surviving Dystopia we talked about pinching pennies and ways to save with projects aimed at reducing the costs of some of the things we need.  Another way to save money and make those pennies last is to buy in bulk.  If in the long run you can reduce the expenses of your household wouldn’t this be something you would choose to do?

11-3-15 foosdBuying items in bulk can be a fantastic way to save a few pennies but we also need to remember these things must be stored.  When buying in bulk a few things need some special care, for example; Perishible items.  Taking care to establish safe methods of storage for such items is critical, so you can be sure you are saving those extra pennies. Continue reading Saving with Co-ops and buying clubs

Surviving Dystopia, What the heck does that mean?

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Surviving Dystopia, What the heck does that mean?

In it’s most basic sense? “The art of Getting By”

In 1516 Sir Thomas Moore coined the word Utopia… In his book of the same name, he is describing a society possessing near perfect qualities…. Dystopia is described as the opposite of that, often characterized by dehumanization, totalitarian governments, disasters or some other cataclysmic decline in society.

31twj9hz1kL__SX278_BO1,204,203,200_George Orwell’s Dystopian novel 1984 was a classic example of such a society. Continue reading Surviving Dystopia, What the heck does that mean?