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(Dec. 18, 2014) Being a prepper is not just about hoarding food and supplies. Prepping
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  • Winterize your prepping!
  1. Buy a generator is before you actually need one!
  2. Get cozy by the fire and grab a few good prepper books!
  3. Warm your apocalypse soup with sweet and savory soup toppings!
  4. Check your windshield wipers and think about building a car survival kit!

  • Water storage and water purification:
  • 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:
  1. 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!
  2. Is Santa visiting? 101 Stocking Stuffers and small gifts for preppers,
    homesteaders and survivalists.
  3. 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.

    You don't have to quit your job and move to the country! Start living off the grid
    now and enjoy your urban homestead. Get started with this list of 50
    homesteading skills anyone can try.

    Settle in with a good Prepper fiction book this Winter, or hone your survival skills
    with expert tips from Bear Grylls, Mykel Hawke or Creek Stewart.

  • 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

Master List of Prepping Supplies
  1. Alcohol  – Even if you don't drink, preppers should stock alcohol: rubbing alcohol
    for first aid and also spirits for bartering.
  2. Antibiotics You may not have access to antibiotics from the doctor, so consider
    the natural antibiotics available to you now.
  3. Antibacterials Good hygiene is the start of being happy and healthy. Go
    beyond antibacterial soap and find options.
  4. Antiseptics – Neosporin (or polysporin if you are allergic) are only the beginning.
  5. Aspirin 11 Weird (and not so weird) uses of aspirin for preppers.
  6. Axe / hatchet and sharpener for wood chopping. Learn also about the
    importance of a Pulaski axe.
  7. Bic lighter.
  8. BlanketsStock 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.
  9. Bleach 10 Things you should know about bleach before you buy too much.
  10. Bugout bag
  11. Bugout bike
  12. Boots (hiking, work boots). Stash an extra pair of good walking shoes in your
    car and another at the office.
  13. Borax
  14. Bucket Openers. You'll need a way to open your food storage.
  15. Buckets of Emergency Food. Bulk Emergency food (three months minimum)
  16. Bullion – silver and gold (for long term scenarios)
  17. Cable ties
  18. Camp stove, The Volcano collapsible grill and stove, pictured right, takes three
    kinds of fuel: 1.) propane, 2.) charcoal 3.) Wood.
  19. Camp solar shower.
  20. Cash in small bills will be immediately useful; however, not in the long term
  21. Compass and maps
  22. Communications (cell phone, weather Radio, CB, HAM radio, two wave radio,
    walkie talkies)
  23. Candles (emergency candles) and candlemaking supplies
  24. Canned foodmeats, fruits, vegetables, soups, stews, stocks
  25. Can Openers – multiples for redundancy
  26. Carts – hauling food, water, wood, and equipment
  27. Chemical Suit. Pictured left, is a chemical suit strong enough to handle Ebola!
  28. Chewing gum. Chew on this: Gum could help save your life in a survival situation
    and we'll show you how, so don't over look this inexpensive part of your preps!
  29. Cigarettes  – for tinder and bartering
  30. Cordage - paracord
  31. Dehydrator
  32. Duct tape
  33. Dental aid dental wax, braces kit, Chlorahexamine
  34. Dental Hygiene –  dental floss, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash (which is
    an antiseptic!)
  35. Disinfectants (chlorine bleach, Steramine tablets)
  36. Drink mixes, powdered milk, and other emergency drinks
  37. Electrolytes – Pedialyte, Saltstick Electrolyte Capsules
  38. Epsom Salt
  39. Flashlights – LED, hand crank, and solar
  40. Flu Mask
  41. Firearms (guns and ammunition)
  42. Fire extinguishers
  43. Fire starters – BIC lighter, matches (including waterproof matches), flint, fire
    steel, magnesium fire starter
  44. Freeze dried foods Augason Farms, Honeyville Farms, Mountain House,
    Legacy Foods, bucket of potatoes.
  45. Fishing gear – fishing pole and reel, fishing line, lures, swivels, sinkers, tackle
  46. First Aid supplies – bandages, butterfly bandages, finger cots, finger splints,
    smelling salts, (see also Medic Bag)
  47. Fuel – kerosene, propane, white gas
  48. Gas Mask – Nuclear Biological and Chemical (NBC) gas mask
  49. Gardening tools – rake, hoe, planters (see also shovel and spade)
  50. Generator
  51. Grains
  52. Grain mill
  53. Hammer and nails
  54. Home defense tools – barbed wire
  55. Homestead supplies – chicken wire (aka poultry netting) and garden staples,
  56. Hunting – alternate gear including, BB gun, crossbow, snare wire, slingshot,
    pellet gun
  57. Hygiene – cloth diapers, plastic diapers, sanitary napkins or tampons, adult
    diapers, wipes
  58. Hydrogen peroxide
  59. Immunity Boosters - Vitamins
  60. Knives (fixed blade knives)
  61. Knives (folding knives )
  62. Lanterns  – solar, gas, hand crank
  63. Laundryoff grid washing machine, centrifugal dryer, washboards, clothes pins
    and washing line
  64. Pandemic Personal Protective Equipment – chemical and splash resistant,
    disposable clothing, booties  pandemic mask, goggles, nitrile gloves, gauntlet
  65. Protein bars, energy bars, cereal bars, granola bars
  66. Manual kitchen tools – butter churn, cheesecloth, cheese wax, manual egg
    beater,  manual knife sharpener, juice press, corn husker, heavy duty apple
    /potato peeler, pea sheller.
  67. Mason jars
  68. Medic Bag and first responder supplies – scalpels, Quickclot
  69. Morale boosters – chewing gum, coffee, hard candy, desserts
  70. Pressure cooker – for home canning
  71. Rain barrels
  72. Rice and beans
  73. Respirator – Niosh certified (e.g., N100 or N95)
  74. Salt
  75. Saw, plus saw horses, clamp
  76. Screwdriver and screws
  77. Seed vault (non-GMO, heirloom seeds)
  78. Soap laundry
  79. Solar chargers  – cell phone solar batteries
  80. Shoe repair –inserts, laces (or thin paracord), rubber heels savers and soles.
    Shoe Goo
  81. Shovel and spade
  82. Sewing Kit –  sewing notions (needles, thread, sewing awl), patterns, treadle-
    powered sewing machine
  83. Spices
  84. SuperGlue
  85. Survival Guide(we recommend Mykel Hawke’s Survival Guide)
  86. Tarps (green or camouflaged, not blue)
  87. Thermometers disposable, no-touch, digital and analog!
  88. Tent, car camper recreational vehicle, temporary shelter or bugout location
  89. Toilet paper
  90. Thermometer, no touch (infrared) or disposable.
  91. Vaseline
  92. Vinegar
  93. Vehicle essentials – jumper cables, fluids, tire repair kit, tire chains, tow straps
  94. WD-40  –  a good all-around lubricant
  95. Wood, seasoned.
  96. Water filtration system and water purification system (there is a difference).
  97. Water Storage. If you have kids, you'll want a 260-gallon water tank that will
    ensure a family of four has water for three months.

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