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Doomsday Preppers

Doomsday Preppers

Article submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

As we continue to cover the basics here at The Ready Center Blog, it would be a crying shame if we didn’t take the time to acknowledge the television series that took prepping mainstream.  National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers debuted in February of 2012 and gained popularity almost instantly.  What’s more amazing than its instant popularity is that it did so well that an entire second season aired only 8 months later.  Pretty impressive.  The program is documentary-like as each episode follows the lives of 3 different “preppers” and shows what methods of preparedness they use as they prepare for TEOTWAWKI (see glossary).  In order to make the program more interesting, each individual is not allowed to state that they are simply “preparing for a disaster or emergency”.  Instead, the producers mandate that each individual (more…)

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Survival Cap

Article submitted  by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

In this series of articles we are covering “The 4 Basic Prepping Categories” which focus on your primary needs if you would ever have to endure an emergency or hardship.  These 4 basic categories are water, food, shelter, and security.  In our first article we covered the basic planning involved to cover the water needs of you and your loved ones.  If you haven’t read that article yet, click here.  In part 2 of this series, we are going to go over the second category covered in the 4 basic prepping categories, food.

Food – There are many well documented cases of people surviving long bouts without food.  (examples: Mahatma Gandhi – 21 days, Mitsutaka Uchikoshi- 24 days, (more…)