The previous blog (Hurricane Season is Here – Will Your Family Be Praying, Preparing, or Procrastinating?) shared specific suggestions to be prepared for hurricane season. The mainstream media is also reporting about chaos, droughts, fires, fuel shortages, electric grid issues, power outages, and water shortages in order to get your attention. Are you hearing, seeing, and understanding the serious situations that are potential problems for you and your family in the near future? How much time have you invested in preparedness planning and thinking time about the crazy coronavirus conditions we are enduring and the ongoing consequences being reported?
With severe food shortages, supply chain issues, and storms brewing around the globe now is a great time to access the mental mindset of passionate preppers and adopt the motto…Be Prepared. Naive people with puzzled expressions may ask, be prepared for what? A passionate prepper would say be prepared for anything that could disrupt your happiness, health, and safety.
Be prepared to discover 33 tips to think about in anticipation of adversity and alarming news. Since it is impossible to predict when a disaster, severe situation, or weather event will cause major damage, destruction, and disruption, common sense dictates we identify some resources, role models, and real-world preppers to help us prepare. Smart people will create a family massive action plan mindset, preparedness plan, and safety strategy so the family will be prepared for any severe emergency, serious situation, or storm that might occur. Sorry people will be sad and struggling as they share their sad stories and are so sorry for being too slow, too stubborn, and too stuck in self-sabotaging stupidity stories.
Being prepared means being emotionally, mentally, and physically ready and resilient for whatever chaos, conditions, or confusion may occur and turn our world upside down. This can include chemical spills, fires, flooding, food shortages, HazMat incidence, high winds, natural disasters, or power outages. With summer here, now is the perfect time to update and upgrade your family preparedness plans to Be Better Prepared. Families require additional layers and levels of preparedness planning to ensure all family members are taken care of. With so many potential disaster possibilities now is the perfect time to plan and prepare for various scenarios by doing drills, dry runs, and dress rehearsals.
Most people have become too casual and dependent on someone else to rescue them if problems occur. Many people drive a car and cannot change a tire or check the battery or oil. Many people get a cold, constipation, or a cut and run to the doctor for a diagnosis and drug prescription. A passionate prepper invests the time to educate, prepare, and train their body, brain, and brothers for good outcomes regardless of what adversity, natural disaster, or weather problem may impact them.
The Morningstar NEWS blog is passionate about helping people develop 360-degree abilities, acuity, and awareness in order to take care of themselves and their families. Today we will share some passionate prepper smart success strategies to help keep family members happy, healthy, and hopeful in spite of accidents, disasters, and weather problems. Today we visualize being a passionate prepper persona to condition our emotional, mental, and physical resilience and resourcefulness. The family that plans together and prepares together has the best odds for family members to stay happy, healthy, and hopefully prepared for any chaos that occurs.
To stay happy and healthy we must invest the energy, money, and time in behaviors, beliefs, and habits that will build our capabilities, confidence, and courage. The ongoing crazy coronavirus conditions are one example of how crazy things can occur which require us to think differently and be prepared for adversity and chaos. Instead of being afraid, dependent, fragile, and helpless in the event of a desperate situation now is a great opportunity to become calm, centered, and committed to developing your be prepared self-sufficiency skills and success strategies.
Passionate preppers plan for crime and lawlessness, currency devaluation, devastating floods, droughts, economic chaos, extreme weather, food shortages, fuel supplies, growing food, hyperinflation, pandemic problems, power grid outages, riots and robberies, supply chain failures, water contamination, and wildfires. We’ve seen examples of all of these situations over the last few years, so now is the perfect time to learn from passionate preppers and develop the savvy, skills, and success strategies you will need to survive and thrive during long-term chaos or crisis situations.
33 Tips Passionate Preppers Promote to Be Prepared
It is important to think about the signals, supplies, and systems that are important in order to be prepared for possible problems that peppers like to call when Shift Hits The Fan (SHTF). Having checklists and resources available from agencies, entities and knowledgeable role models is very reassuring and can help you be better prepared:
- Water is key to life and the most important resource to have available in the event of SHTF. Being dehydrated lowers our energy, immune response, and reaction time. People can die from dehydration in a matter of days. Store enough water so each member of the family has three gallons of water per day. Water storage involves having the barrels, buckets, containers, and tubs necessary. Avoid buying cases of small plastic water bottles. Bigger is better.
- Water filter systems are very important because without a filter your body becomes the water filter. During a disaster or disruption, the municipal water supply can become contaminated. Always have the supplies necessary in case of a boil water order. There are multiple ways to sterilize your water for safety. Chlorox and iodine tablets have been used to help purify water. In some emergency situations, glass bottles or jars with lids are used to make water safer to drink by using the sun’s Ultra Violet light exposure to kill pathogens.
- Vehicles are valuable and vital so be sure to keep them maintained and filled with gas and go bags with simple supplies. Some preppers keep extra gas in a 5-gallon gas jug.
- Bug Out Bags (BOB) are backpacks, duffle bags, or suitcases packed and ready to go. They should contain the clothes, essentials, gear, and toiletries needed for 3 to 7 days.
- Bartering will come in very handy when chaos strikes. Be prepared to barter or trade surplus items you have to secure items you may discover you need.
- Cell phones, computers, laptops, tablets, and charging stations are our communications lifeline. Keep batteries and charging stations charged.
- First aid kits and medical supplies are vital to preppers. They contain bandaids, disinfectants, medicines, and supplies that are essential. In the event of an accident, illness, or injury, you must be prepared to treat the person or yourself and prevent shock. After an accident or injury shock and trauma can kill a person. Be sure to have a good first aid manual and holistic health resources.
- Freezers and refrigerators are great modern-day conveniences. If the power goes out food can spoil quickly. Have a large ice chest handy and plastic bottles filled with water frozen in the freezer and ready to put in the bottom of the ice chest. Keep the doors closed and only retrieve the items you will consume quickly within 48 hours. When the doors are opened the cold will dissipate and your food will spoil quickly. Use blankets and sleeping bags over the ice chest to keep them cold longer. A chest freezer is a sign of a passionate prepper because it is much better than a stand-up freezer to keep items cold longer.
- When the power goes off get rid of the dairy, cheese, ice cream, and milk which are likely to go bad quickly and make someone sick. These foods also clog your gut. Every passionate prepper has a variety of ways to cook food. An outdoor BBQ grill, propane grill, or smoker comes in very handy to cook food if the inside appliances are not operational. Be sure to have extra fuel on hand. If you have a charcoal grill or portable camping stove be sure you have fuel and matches available.
- Be sure your cupboards and pantry contain at least a four weeks supply of easy-to-prepare shelf-stable food items. Many passionate preppers feel that having food for 1 year is important for their family and friends.
- Some food items for longer term storage include; beans, canned chicken, salmon, sardines or tuna, cereal, chickpeas, chips, crackers, dried fruit, flour, grains, granola bars, honey, jelly, jerky, lentils, mac and cheese, pasta and sauce, peanut butter, rice, nuts, salsa, and seeds.
- When SHTF you may not have electricity and water available to use the clothes washer and dishwasher so plan ahead with Plan B. Be sure to have paper or plastic cups and plates ready to avoid washing dishes and wasting water. Also, learn to cook one-pot meals and use minimal items to keep it simple.
- A generator may be a good investment if you can afford one and have access to the fuel needed to run it. Maybe some neighbors can share a generator and the fuel to keep it running until the power is restored.
- Some passionate preppers feel it is valuable to have a propane refrigerator, RV, or solar generator to run a refrigerator so you can keep perishable items cold without electricity. Having access to an RV or trailer might offer some additional peace of mind if you must relocate.
- Many preppers have discovered the benefits of a solar oven and stove combination. They are a great investment for long-term preparedness. Even chimineas, fire pits, and rocket stoves can use dead wood you gather.
- Flashlights are very important items to have when the power goes off. Battery-powered flashlights and emergency lights are very important during any power outage. Rechargeable flashlights can be great if you have a way to recharge them in your car or close by. It is best to have a combination of both and extra batteries. Headlamps are also great for handsfree light.
- Some people may want to invest in solar power panels and solar battery power storage systems for days you have access to sunlight.
- The too extremes of weather that can cause discomfort and possible death are cold and heat. Except in subfreezing weather, the cold can be easier to deal with. Be sure to have blankets, sleeping bags, and warm clothes ready to help people stay warm. Hot summers can be dangerous and miserable if you cannot stay cool and comfortable. Misting yourself with water and using a bandanna around your neck can help keep you cool. If you need to work outdoors be sure to wear a broad brim hat and lightweight clothes that cover your skin.
- Gnats, mosquitoes, and the sun can damage our skin and make us miserable. Bug bites or sunburn can cause pain and problems and easily lead to skin infections if not properly cared for. The best advice is to prevent these problems by being prepared. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
- Eating light meals with lots of berries, fruits, greens, and veggies can be better than eating heavy complex cooked meals. The exception is to cook your chicken, fish, and meat first. Serve them to your family and friends first to boost morale and since they are more expensive and valuable.
- The art and science of herbal teas, medicinal tinctures, and refreshing beverages are important to preppers. Avoid the temptation to consume excessive alcohol which can lead to potential problems and even loss of life.
- Candles are handy items to have in the event of power outages. Avoid burning candles inside a home because of a greater risk of a fire which could be devastating. Only burn candles outside using extreme caution to avoid starting a fire. Citronella candles can be very useful to repel mosquitoes when rain and water cause more to breed.
- How well can you handle axes, hatchets, knives, machetes, and saws? Do you know how to safely sharpen and store them? These are key skills for passionate preppers.
- A dehydrator is a great item to own and use. They come in very handy to dehydrate food when it is abundant and low-cost surplus. If you still have access to some power many items in your freezer or refrigerator can be dehydrated and saved from going bad. Passionate preppers like to learn how to make a simple solar dehydrator.
- Ponchos, rain jackets, and tarps can come in very handy during heavy rains, storms, and wet weather. Being cold and wet during a disaster can be a deadly combination.
- Be sure you have your special and valuable items packed and stored in containers or waterproof bags for easy transport to safety. Think about what items would be most difficult and disappointing if they were destroyed or lost.
- Tents can come in very handy in the event the children or family need to sleep outdoors to stay comfortable and cooler. It is important to have good tent designs with adequate airflow and bug screens to be as comfortable as possible. Going tent camping for a week is one of the best ways to get back in touch with nature and teach preparedness skills to the family. Camping is a great way to simulate rustic living and teach preparedness success skills.
- Cash is king when the power grid goes down during a disaster so having extra cash safely stashed is a smart suggestion if SHTF.
- Fishing gear and hunting weapons can be lifesavers during a prolonged disaster. Passionate preppers also believe having weapons to protect your family and homestead are high priorities to focus on now in order to be properly prepared. During severe adversity and chaos, the police will be overwhelmed. There are people that are not prepared and are willing to take advantage of you and steal your stuff if you are not a passionate prepper and prepared to protect it. Even during the good times there are lots of criminals and thieves so invest some thinking time to research what happens when the criminal elements and gangs go on a rampage and riot. Passionate preppers want to be prepared when the dark side shows up to do dark deeds to unprepared people. Study history and be prepared to avoid ending up sad, sick, and sorry.
- Garden knowledge, seeds, and tools can be priceless in the event of major chaos and supply chain issues. Consider starting a victory garden now to produce some fresh and healthy food.
- Physical fitness, resilience, and survivor mentality require conditioning, discipline, and training. Remember the words with wisdom about the laws of nature and survival of the fittest.
- Being a passionate prepper means investing the energy, money, and time to survive and thrive and avoid being a helpless and hopeless victim. It is all about your choices and decisions each week. Stop wasting money on fake and fast food and turn off the mindless media and negative distractions that turn people into pathetic and pitiful zombies. Schedule time each week to connect, learn, and role model passionate preppers with smart solutions. Having a network of passionate preppers is a great investment in your health and wealth.
- Being prepared is based on conditioning, developing, and training our emotional, mental, and physical abilities and skills so that we can face adversities, challenges, and extreme difficulties when they present themselves. Remember: An Ounce of Preparedness can Prevent a Pound of Pain and Suffering.
Passion for People & Planet
The passion and purpose of Morningstar NEWS are to condense hundreds of hours of reading and research down to two minutes of education, information, and inspiration. Being prepared for significant health, safety, or environmental issues can give us better confidence and peace of mind knowing we can fulfill our family leadership roles. In several hours you can begin to create a basic emergency preparedness plan and start thinking like a prepper. Now is the time to gather your family together and begin designing a family contingency plan to build confidence and success skills for being better aware and better prepared.
The peace of mind from taking action to be prepared is priceless. Remember to have a plan in place for your pets so the kids will be happy knowing all members of the family are taken care of. A preparedness plan is a written plan and a plan in your head is a daydream. Every family deserves to feel confident and prepared to know they have an action plan and written checklist to guide them.
“Be Prepared! The family that plans together and prepares together has the highest probability to be happy, healthy, and hopeful during any chaos or crisis that may occur. Failure to prepare sends a message to the universe that you are prepared for failure and are OK with that outcome.” — Michael Morningstar
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