challenges for advanced preppers

Challenges for Advanced Preppers
How to thrive as prepper (not just survive)

In times of gloom, Advanced Preppers will surely bloom! They
have planned for abundance so that even in uncertain times,
they will thrive, not just survive. The happiest people on earth
are those who've prepared for a positive outcome. Positively,
we're happy to have Advanced Preppers here!

From the Prepper’s Long Term Survival Guide:, by Jim Cobb:
“When it comes to survival, no one ever ‘arrives.’ There are
always contingencies that haven’t been considered and,
inevitably, an area or two that needs to be fortified.”

Here are Eleven Challenges for Advanced Preppers

Prepper Challenge #1: Hold a Bug
in Graduation!
The school of hard knocks challenges Advanced Preppers to do
without and live off the grid for an extended period of time.
Spend 72 hours without electricity or gas, without use of
toilets, without water from a faucet, without food from the
refrigerator. After this excercise, graduate the challenge to a
longer bug-in scenario. Why not plan a vacation of a week or
more with the same scenario at a different time of year,
perhaps in harsher conditions? This is a Preppers graduation!
Are you up for the challenge?

Prepper Challenge #2: Get out and Bug out for the
What's the fuel supply for your vehicle right now? Go check the
meter. If any of your vehicles are less than 3/4 of a tank fuel
without any alternative source, then you've just failed bug out
graduation. Next, is that fuel secure from tampering, and do
you own a siphon? Does your vehicle have at least one folded
bicycle stashed? If you own a boat, how can you defend your
Noah's Arc from the zombies who haven't prepared?

  • Here are more ideas for bugging out:

Prepper Challenge #3. Food survival challenge.
Learn how to can something, dehydrate something, grind
something, hunt something, grow something, cook something,
or eat something that you haven't because you've put it off.
And if you don't even own a set of MRE meals, then you can't
really consider yourself an advanced Prepper. MREs have their
place even if you've mastered a complete off the grid living.

Prepper Challenge #4 Learn how to dismantel a water
If you were to shut off the gas and water to your home, would
you know how to survive on the water from your water heater?
Advanced preppers know that a hot water heater is a survival
essential. The challenge for anyone who believes they are an
advanced prepper, is in knowing precisely what to do in the
dire situation which would require dissembling the unit. (Kids,
don't try this at home.)

Instead, find your directions for extracting water from the
water heater without the aid of the Internet, which obviously
will not be available. Do you have a book or instructions handy
for how to accomplish this task? Add one now to your Personal
Survival Manual. Do you have all the tools necessary to get at
the water?

Happy Preppers are never devastated or hopeless in dire
situations. Just as they have plenty of manual can openers
handy for food, they have the know-how to get to this
essential resource should the unthinkable occur, and they've
trained others to get at it. Instructions are handy. They are
happy in knowing that they are prepared to tackle the hot
water heater should it be a necessary survival tool.

Prepper Challenge #5  Hygiene challenge.
  • Laundry. Have you tried doing laundry off the grid?
    Pretend to be an Amish woman for the day and see if you
    can wash some clothes. In the Amish community, there is
    a designated day to do laundry, usually on Monday. Be
    prepared, as it's a lot of work! You'll need a family size
    washboard, wringer and a galvanized bucket, and of
    course a clothes line.
  • Sanitation. Set up a sanitation station with our easy
    guide from a simple system to a more complicated one,
    we've got dozens of ideas for you.

Prepper Challenge #6 Get your Family off the Grid.
Advanced Preppers will set up rain barrels, solar panels, build a
backyard chicken coop, as well as investigate wind turbines,
and other high-tech, yet low impact project ideas.

Prepper Challenge #7: Seed a survival garden.
Homesteaders are advanced preppers. It all starts with self-
Learn to be an agrarian! Even if you live in an
apartment you can grow barrel carrots, herbs in the window, or
plant ornamental peppers.
Buy Survival Seeds.

Prepper Challenge #8: Bury a survival cache or two.
The watertight barrel or cache, pictured right, is ideal for your
bug in location. The idea is to stash some essentials
underground in your own backyard. Stash anything from water,
food and supplies. You might even store a bugout bag or
homecoming kit for when you bug out and come back home.
What will you store in this watertight barrel?

Prepper Challenge #9: Build a Faraday cage.
A Faraday cage is shielding device intended to protect
electronic equipment from an intense interruption of solar
Here's how to build a Faraday cage.

Prepper Challenge #10: Get the fancy stuff for your medical
Do you have a dental medical kit or a surgical kit? Now's the
time to stock up on the last of the essentials. See our
prepper's medicine cabinet suggestions for some things you
may have overlooked. Get CPR certified!

Prepper Challenge #11: Read "Without Rule of Law".
This thought provoking and highly controversial book provides
advanced skills to help you survive, and a must read for
anyone who thinks they are an advanced prepper. This book
discusses how to hide, evade, scavenge and infiltrate in a
world without law. The book description comes with a warning
as this "instructional guide covering tactical actions and
capabilities which should only be executed in last-resort
survival situations." And yet it is highly rated on Amazon. You
can't hardly call yourself an advanced Prepper if you haven't
read the book, now can you?

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