Prepping. I’ve been doing it for a little while now. At first I tried to keep it secret from my wife. But once I got to the point where I was spending money on things that we didn’t need RIGHT NOW, I couldn’t do that anymore. So I told her, and she still thinks I’m a bit crazy. I just tell her “I’d rather have it and not need it, than need it and not have it”. I consider it my job, as her husband, to make sure that she’s OK, no matter what happens.
I started this blog to make a record of what I have done in terms of prepping. I want to share my resources, because they seem pretty solid, and hopefully they will help you out too. My main source of good info is the Survival Blog (http://www.survivalblog.com/) – tons of good stuff. If you don’t look at anything else on that site, you need to at least download the “List of lists” (http://www.survivalblog.com/listoflists.xls).
My prepping today consisted of vacuum-sealing 12 pounds of rice and around 7 pounds of beans. Enough to keep my family alive for a month when combined with stuff we have in our cabinets. Am I nuts? Maybe. But if the SHTF, I will live a month longer now than I would have if today hadn’t happened. As I look across the room to the lovely and talented Mrs. BigBeefyD, I feel pretty good about what has happened today.
More to come, I am sure.