How to Be a Prepper (and Live Happily Ever After): (Dec. 18, 2014) Being a prepper is not just about hoarding food and supplies. Prepping is about combining your skills, hobbies and interests to survive whatever comes your way. Prepare to live happily ever after with us!
Got water? Make sure your family has enough water to survive a pandemic or other disaster where water may be in short supply. A family of four needs 270 gallons for a three-month supply, according to Utah State University. We have a unique water storage tank that will fill 260 gallons. (The other ten gallons are up to you.)
Christmas is almost here! Here are three ways to be merry and prep happy:
Read to a prepper child! Left is a the book by Kermit Jones Jr., and Christy Brill from the Prepper Pete series: Twelve Days of Prepper Christmas. Instill the values of prepping this Christmas time with Prepper Pete Prepares!
Essential oils make great stocking stuffers: This holiday season, preppers will find a fascination with the biblical references to Frankincense and Myrrh. Essential oils have been used by mankind for thousands of years to help enhance physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health; and now science is unraveling the health benefits of oils like Frankincense and myrrh. These precious liquids and powerful compounds work to affect the body and mind and were gifts to the Christ child:
Frankincense: The botanical name for Frankincense is "Boswellia serrata." It has a rich woody, earthy scent with a deeply mysterious nuance dating to biblical times. According to Matthew 2:1-12, wise men came from the East to visit Jesus, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense (an aromatic gum resin used in incense and perfumes), and myrrh (another aromatic plant resin). Frankincense is indeed mysterious. It's not only an excellent mosquito, flee, tick and fly repellent, but it is an antiseptic, astringent, carminative (to prevent formation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract), diuretic, sedative, tonic and expectorant. It has a grounding aroma that's often used in meditation. Frankincense may help rejuvenate aging skin, and is effective with bacterial and fungal infections as well Frankincense is a luxury, but doesn't have to be expensive. Left, is the affordable Plant Guru Frankincense.
Myrrh: Also mentioned in the bible, Myrrh (botanical name "Commiphora myrrha") has a warm, rich, spicy balsamic aroma. Oil of Myrrh comes from the resin of small, thorny tree species of the genus Commiphora. This essential oil is an oleoresin or natural gum. Oddly, Myrrh is used in embalming, making it an unusual gift for the baby Jesus. That was the third gift to Jesus and often overlooked luxury. Though Myrrh Essential Oil can be possibly toxic in high concentrations and it was used as an embalming oil, Myrrh is an antimicrobial, antifungal, astringent. Perhaps the embalming qualities would make it good for burial of Ebola victims.
How to prepare for an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)
"We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology," so says Carl Sagan. It's true, our humans depend on the grid. Certainly Solar Flares and EMP are on preppers minds in addition to the Ebola matters. Recently NBC reports X- Class Solar Flare Cause Radio Blackouts.
Thieves Oil and Ebola: They say Ebola isn't airborne, but why not dab a little Thieves Oil during this whole Ebola thing for extra measure? Thieves Oil by Young Living Essential Oils, pictured immediate left was tested at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, and found to be effective against airborne bacteria! During the 15th-century plague, thieves used an oil of cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics to protect themselves while robbing plague victims.
Grab your Thieves Oil for Enterovirus, too! Enterovirus EV-D68, the other pandemic, is spreading with thousands of kids nationwide. What are the symptoms of EV-D68? Primarily Enterovirus is a respiratory illness, accompanied by fever, skin rash, mouth blisters, body and muscle aches. Its' time to get out your Thieves oil, elderberry, Calcium pills and other super immunity boosters.
Mouthwash saves lives?
Certainly mouthwash helps prevent cavities and plaque buildup as it delivers its promise of freshening breath, but mouthwash has applications preppers also as an antibacterial (kills bacteria), antiseptic (kills bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses), and a disinfectant (destroys bacteria, viruses and fungi). This article highlights the
Got antibiotics? Here are 19+ natural antibiotic alternatives. Take a closer look at the available natural antibiotics. Prescription antibiotics may not be available when you need them most, so you'll need alternatives. There are many natural, botanical antibiotic alternatives to find in the natural food stores or search easily online. Natural antibiotics can be your first line of defense (before going to the doctor for antibiotic drugs). Natural antibiotics can help you with sinus infections and colds, sore throats, urinary tract infections and ordinary cuts and scrapes. You need only have the knowledge of the right natural antibiotics.
Emergency foods that boost morale! 10 Morale boosting snacks. A basic human need for sustenance and comfort, a prepper's pantry is filled with variety. When levels of stress are high, having the right kinds of foods can help at a subconscious level to improve morale and help you survive. Preppers can help plan for a sense of well being and normalcy in uncertain times by stocking variety.
Master List of Prepping Supplies
Alcohol – Even if you don't drink, preppers should stock alcohol: rubbing alcohol for first aid and also spirits for bartering.
Antibiotics – You may not have access to antibiotics from the doctor, so consider the natural antibiotics available to you now.
Antibacterials – Good hygiene is the start of being happy and healthy. Go beyond antibacterial soap and find options.
Antiseptics – Neosporin (or polysporin if you are allergic) are only the beginning.
Axe / hatchet and sharpener for wood chopping. Learn also about the importance of a Pulaski axe.
Blankets – Stock up on both mylar and wool blankets. Mylar is lightweight and helps you retain 90% of body heat (it's essential for you bugout bag). A fire- resistant wool blanket for first aid is a valuable prep to own and ideal for Winterizing your vehicle.
Bleach – 10 Things you should know about bleach before you buy too much.
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