Posts Tagged ‘Doomsday Preppers’

Preppers Wife The Ready Center

Article submitted by Shirley Ready @ The Ready Center

Shirley Ready is a new literary contributor to The Ready Center Blog.  Shirley Ready is a mother, wife, member of the U.S. Military, and a new face in the prepping community.  We are greatly looking forward to Shirley’s fresh outlook and unique perspective on family preparedness.  Please take the time to welcome her to The Ready Center Blog and as always, enjoy the article.    –   The Ready Center

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As the spouse of a prepper, when it all began (the prepping), I thought we were on the road to “Crazytown”.  Images of Brendan Fraser in “Blast from the Past” flashed through my head as I wondered what crazy bunker our family would live in.  Then Doomsday Preppers fueled my concerns for our children having a normal life.  Some of these people were a bit beyond “normal” and (more…)

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…)

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…)