Prepper TO DO list
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Prepper TO DO List
100 ideas to spend your Prepping time

Wondering what to do this weekend? Not sure how to start prepping? A Prepper's
work is never done! While the list is endless, at some points in the Prepper lifestyle
you may feel as though nothing has been accomplished at all. You need a preppers
checklist! For such times and for extra time on your hands, consider these ideas on
how to spend your time wisely:

Prepper Top 100 "TO DO" list:

  1. Be happy and grateful. Take a moment to be grateful for your current life of
    abundance. Be grateful for the toilet paper! Be grateful for a cup of coffee or
    chocolate or bacon. Be grateful as you take a shower. Explore every good thing
    in your relationships, your health, and your finances, and be grateful you have
    them now. Practice gratitude daily and more good things will grow and come
    your way. Rejoice in planning for abundance in an apocalyptic world because
    you are making preparations to have things for survival.
  2. Get free prepper stuff on Amazon. Shop on Amazon and use your American
    Express card membership rewards points or open an Amazon Visa card and get
    products for free. Visit American Express Membership Rewards to learn more
    or check your monthly statement. To get the rewards Visa card
    with $30-50 off instantly, click on any product in our site and add it to your cart.
    There you'll see the rewards offer. It's like getting free money for
    prepper tools and freeze dried goods.
  3. Create a food and supplies journal. Get a pad of paper and write down exactly
    what your family eats for an entire week, right down to the snacks. You'll be
    amazed at your family list and it can serve as a personal guide to food storage.
    This will help you build your food storage.
  4. See if you have these 37 foods in your Prepper's pantry. Have you stocked
    the 37 essential pantry food items? Check your pantry against our list and get
    them before they're gone from supermarket store shelves.
  5. Shop for bug-out clothing. Everyone looks better in camouflage; even so, don't
    wear camouflage clothing directly after a disaster or you could compromise your
    safety if you live in an urban setting. Looking too much like military is a signal
    that you have good things. Select the right bugout clothes now.
  6. Turn that brown thumb into a green one.  Who says you need a garden? In
    five days you could sprout seeds in a seed sprout tray, and add a crunchy home
    grown goodness to your sandwiches, pastas or salads. Antioxidants found in
    seed sprouts help protect your body against free radicals. Try sprouting lentils,
    green peas, garbanzo, and mung beans too. Grow potatoes as they are much
    easier to grow than you think. Or grow mushrooms for a tasty addition to your
    soups, stews, pastas and salads. Get survival seeds and grow them.
  7. Learn to make fire in more than one way. A magnifying glass is a good option
    for starting a fire if you don't a have a lighter. A good magnifying glass is around
    $4 and available with free shipping. Other good firestarters include a
    magnesium stick, fire ribbon or waterproof matches. Learn to build a fire.
  8. Do today's laundry (just get caught up). Get all your laundry caught up. Yes,
    it's an everyday task, but today is the day to air your dirty laundry! Suppose the
    power grid goes down, and you're laundry is stacked to the hilt. You'd be
    wasting precious water and time laundering by hand tomorrow. Discover off the
    grid laundry techniques and never wait until tomorrow what you can do today.
  9. Do tomorrow's laundry (off-grid method). Get an inexpensive washboard and
    do your laundry the old fashioned way. The Maid-Rite washboard,  pictured
    right, will do the trick. Or try the green Laundry POD, which has an easy to use
    spinning, washing and draining system, clean clothes by hand in less than 10
    minutes. While you're at it, get some clothes pins, hangers and a wash line!
  10. Do your dishes (enjoy your dishwasher). Be happy and grateful in the
    goodness you enjoy everyday, like the convenience of a dishwasher. Know that
    the dishes you pile into the dishwasher today could be your last. While you're
    at it, you may as well check your supply of paper plates, napkins, and
    disposable utensils. You won't want waste precious water doing the dishes by
    hand if the power grid goes down! Also, get yourself some basins so you can do
    the dishes by hand.
  11. Make doctor's or dentist appointments. Get a checkup while you can (before
    you have to be your own doctor or dentist).  Never delay surgeries. Get that
    new prescription. Talk with your doctor and stock your cabinets with extra
    supplies. Smile knowing you have made preparations when there is no dentist.
  12. Hold a yard sale or garage sale. Shedding non-essentials will not only create
    more space for you to stock your prepping essentials, but it will provide funds to
    buy more prepping gear, hunting equipment, camping equipment, or food
    storage. Or sell your collection on eBay. Would you rather have a collection of
    freeze dried food for your pantry or a collection of Beanie Babies? Enough said!
    eBay is the perfect venue to convert collections into supplies and food to meet
    your Prepper's list of essentials.
  13. Go to a garage sale. You'll find plenty of emergency preparedness supplies,
    including used camping equipment, survival books, inexpensive bicycles and
    shelving, or hand-crank tools and more at a garage sale.
  14. Get a grinder! Grind your own wheat and save money baking your own breads.
    A Wondermill Grinder, pictured at the top of the page works with wet/oily
    grains; legumes, coffee, garbanzos, seeds, nuts, also!
  15. Check your bicycle (and have repair tools on hand)! Your bike might be the
    only mode of transportation in an extreme power grid failure. If you don't have
    a bicycle head to Amazon (we recommend getting an adult tricycle to load your
    essentials). Of course you can always procure a used bicycle at a garage sale.
    Extras would be great for bartering or backup! Ensure you have a bike lock for
    every bike and at one bicycle repair kit on hand. The bike tool kit left is just
    about everything you need. Add patches, extra tubes, chains, oil and a bike
    pump and you're just about good to go. You'll need some expertise in repairing
    bikes. Get bike tutoring help at where you'll learn how to tune
    up your bike, how to straighten a bent disc brake rotor and more.
  16. Count how many cans you have that contain liquids. Your food shelf space
    should contain 10 percent liquid foods. Any liquid foods you have will help you
    conserve your water supply. For example, you can make rice with chicken, beef
    or vegetable stock or and as mentioned above, coconut milk. Pineapple juice
    has an especially long shelf life (4-5 years). Other liquid cans include;
    vegetable juice (such as V-8 Juice) or tomato juice; and evaporated milk.
  17. Fill a pitcher of water for the refrigerator. Everyday, stock your refrigerator
    with ordinary tap water (even if you only drink filtered water). Filter it if you like,
    but fill a pitcher or jug. This will be your first source of water in the event of a
    disaster. Make the habit of putting water in your coffee maker in the evening,
    so it's ready in the morning and you'll have that much extra water in your
  18. Stay thirsty my friend. Enjoy a glass of water, right now. Most of us just don't
    drink enough water. If a survival scenario commences, most people will be
    operating at a deficit. You can tip the odds in your favor by quenching your
    thirst. Walk away from the computer and do it now, then go on to read the rest
    of this survival checklist. The Big Berkey Water filter, right is a prepper favorite
    for clean drinking water.  A water check is on the Prepper TO DO list!
  19. Rotate your canned goods. Prepare a meal from eligible stock or donate items
    that haven't yet met their expiration date to a food bank. Look for dented,
    rusted, or cans that have bulged and throw them out. While you're at it, check
    out the Food Rotation System: can food storage rack at the top of the page. It
    will fit in just about any pantry.
  20. Assemble something. Take something out of the box and test it. Assemble the
    camp cooking stove or try out the new solar oven. You may find it's missing or
    broken part or it doesn't work as well as you thought. It's better to find out
    sooner than later.
  21. Clean a closet or drawer. There's a closet you've been meaning to re-arrange,
    isn't there? You don't need to take on the chore all at once. Take it one drawer,
    box, shelf or compartment at a time.
  22. Buy an extra bucket opener. You already stock extra can openers, right? If
    you've got buckets of stored foods, purchase some extra bucket openers and
    Gamma Lids. You might not be able to open them otherwise!
  23. Check for leaks on your water supplies. Perhaps you've stacked water too
    high or a notice that a bottle has sprung a leak. Monitoring could save the day!
    If you neglect water supplies, the leakage could damage floors and possibly
    ruin your food sources and other supplies, like toilet paper and paper towels.
  24. Learn a new skill. Preppers always have new skills to master. Take up a new
    hobby today whether it's coin collecting. What the heck is Charcuterie? Find out
    how this skill could help you as a Prepper.
  25. Start chopping some firewood! You know you'll need seasoned firewood,
    right? Your wood must be a half year old to burn it. Get chopping, my friend!
    This will be the most difficult part of an off-grid life: keeping firewood stocked.
  26. Build a fire. Hawke's Special Forces Survival Handbook has an excellent 30
    page guide in chapter four on how to build a fire. In it he discusses the
    importance of lighters, goes over the fire hierarchy and shows you how to
    produce a spark and build a fire. Read 15+ Firestarter Methods.
  27. Fill your car with gas. A tank is never more than half empty in a prepper
    household. Keeping vehicles prepared also means having regular maintenance,
    and checking the oil and water levels. You'll be your own mechanic in the event
    of a major catastrophe. (Learn how to save money on gas.)
  28. Stock up on car maintenance items. You'll always need oil changes, coolants,
    spark plugs, and air filters. While you're at it, check your spare tires. Stock a fan
    belt and a timing belt.  If you can, put a car battery in your Faraday cage! Be
    sure to stock survival car essentials.
  29. Take a hike! Preppers and their families are in their best possible physical
    condition because they walk, run and exercise everyday. Hiking is a skill that
    may be required in the event the unthinkable happens. Do something active
    with your family to keep in peak shape!
  30. Say Howdy to "Double Doodie": Poor hygiene in the aftermath of a
    catastrophe could be one of the biggest killers for mankind. Because of the risk
    of infections of poor sanitation, it's important to get your portable toilet set up
    and go "Double Doodie." Plan your sanitation today, before the stuff hits the
    fan tomorrow.
  31. Get to know your neighbors. Perhaps there's a medical doctor, nurse or an
    EMT down the street. Ask him or her to review your first aid kit. Dentists and
    hygienists could provide some dental assistance. Just remember the first rule of
    Prep Club: don't talk about Prep Club. Be a good neighbor. If you are public
    about your prepping plans, which we don't advise, then you must integrate
    neighbors in your planning efforts. Help them develop their own means of
    survival! An acceptable way to approach neighbors is to set up or participate in
    a neighborhood watch. This is equivalent to pioneers banding together and
    "circling their wagons" to defend themselves on the prairies.
  32. Read a Prepper's books and articles. Pick up a book on prepping. Visit
    regularly for new articles. Surf Bing, Google or Yahoo for Prepper blogs. Head to
    YouTube for Prepper videos. There are always new ideas to consider to
    enhance your Prepper lifestyle!
  33. Try out a new Prepper recipe. Make dinner tonight with ingredients from your
    Prepper's pantry and stored Water you've never tried that sun oven? Now is
    the time to try a recipe and to calculate how long it will take to get that meal
    prepared from foods in your pantry. You may discover that you need some new
    recipes or to expand the ingredients of your everyday pantry. Here's our
    preppers list of foods to stock.
  34. Spend ten bucks. You can prep on any budget and the dollar stores are a great
    place to start. Read 99 ways to spend a buck at the dollar stores. Or shop
    online: we'll help you with prepping on the cheap for $10 or less.
  35. Head to the drug store to get some canned meat. You'll find canned meat
    inexpensive at the local pharmacy. DAK canned hams are sometimes two for $5.
    That's one pound of excellent Danish ham for $2.50!
  36. Live off your freeze dried foods for a week. Buy the individual sizes so you
    can sample a variety. Calculate how much water you'll need and how much food
    you need to eat as a family to feel satiated. Often the recommended serving
    size on the package will not match your actual needs. You'll also quickly discover
    the need for variety and you'll also recognize that your stomach will feel
    differently. Take heed and get some fiber pills! You'll also need more water.
  37. Consider adding a jar of Vaseline to your supplies list. Petroleum jelly is an
    excellent fire-starter when paired with cotton balls soaked in the stuff. Paired
    with gauze it's also an effective ointment for scrapes, burns, and cuts for your
    first aid kit. Additionally, it can soothe chapped lips, and prevent chafing
    between legs minimizing friction between skin and clothing for walking or
    running long distances.
  38. Learn sign language. You may find yourself in a situation where communicating
    with family members covertly will be the best course of action. Practice a few
    essential signs (made up or real ones) to help you communicate should
    marauders threaten your family and supplies. Learn words in American Sign
    Language at
  39. Clear the condiment shelf of your refrigerator! Use the added shelf space for
    bottled drinks. You can never have enough water stored and this is a way to
    squeeze in some extra space. While canned foods can last well beyond the use
    by date, condiments in open bottles can be dangerous to your health. There's
    no need to store a salad dressing from 2009 or a hot sauce that's too zippy for
    your families tastes. Get rid of it.
  40. Listen to your inner voice. Take a moment to pause and reflect. Everyone was
    born with an inner voice that commands right from wrong. You don't need any
    person or agency telling you what to do. Listen only to the inner voice that
    guides you to do the right thing, in the right way. This is a universal command
    that transcends all. You've known it all the time.
  41. Test your Prepper knowledge. See if you know the glossary of Prepper terms
    in our Prepper's Dictionary. It means you're about halfway to becoming a Happy
    Prepper. "Ghee" there are a lot of words defined there.
  42. Talk with Great Grandma or Grandpa. Perhaps someone you know survived
    the Great Depression. Lend an ear to an elderly person to find out how they
    stocked their pantry in the old days or how they survived hard times.
  43. Shop a farmer's market. Supporting locals may not at first seem like a Prepper
    thing to do, but when you shop a farmer's market, you are supporting local
    families and you may find the perfect ingredients for your home canning or
    dehydrating projects. Most farmer's markets are organic: that's a total bonus!
  44. Check the sodium content of your canned goods. FEMA warns salty foods
    increases the amount of water you want to drink. This extra thirst threatens
    your water supply by depleting it faster than if you had low sodium goods.
    Donate the foods with high sodium to food banks, and find alternative canned
  45. Add more iodized salt to your shopping list. Iodine is an essential trace
    element; and salting is an important task in preserving. Check the label as
    you'd be surprised that many sea salts do not contain iodine. Learn about salt.
  46. Boil some rice. Seriously, you don't know how to boil rice? You may rely on the
    directions for box of rice, microwave frozen rice dishes, or plug in a rice cooker,
    but none of these options will work if there's a power blackout. It's better to
    work on this skill now before you need it. Now come up with some recipes
    around this inexpensive staple.
  47. Make some food with grains, beans and legumes. Sure, you've stocked-piled
    long term survival foods, but do you know how to cook something with them?
    Make some lentils with rice, mill some flour and bake some bread, sprout
    something. Practice making something edible from samples of your food
    storage. Legumes (including beans, lentils, peas, and peanuts), are rich in
    protein and also a good source of fiber. Plus they're low in fat. But if you don't
    know how to cook something, then they are worthless in your pantry. Rice and
    beans will probably be your staple, so you'll need to know how to make
    something tasty. Brown some rice in butter, then add some diced tomatoes and
    brown sugar and you'll have a wonderful Mexican style rice, that will be very
    tasty with beans.
  48. Stock up on board and card games and books. How will you pass the time with
    your family when they watch T.V.? Buy books and games early for the holidays
    and keep them in reserve for the day the lights go out. Here is a list of our
    favorite family board games for prepper families.
  49. Splurge on a Prepper's Cookbook. There aren't many around and the
    Prepper's Pantry, pictured left is a good one. Where else are you going to learn
    how to cook those dehydrated potatoes?
  50. Learn how to read a map. Figure out how to navigate without a compass. A
    compass might not work and GPS might not be available. Your bug-out plan may
    require that you check alternate routes.
  51. Learn how to use a compass. The Silva lesson on how to use a compass is a
    great use of just six minutes of your time. Bookmark this page and watch the
    video if you don't know how to use the bezel ring on your compass. If you don't
    already have a compass, know that the Silva compass, left is highly rated. Keep
    your compass in the car or on your person so that you always have one with
  52. Get product in a can that repairs punctures and inflates  your tires. Two
    popular products include "Fix a Flat" or Slime "Quick Spair" either is great to
    have in your car to help you get to your destination. See our Car Essentials
  53. Be thankful if you love meat, consider eating bugs, and say goodbye to
    vegetarianism. Americans could certainly learn to live on less meat. Mykel
    Hawke, Captain, U.S. Army Special Forces, and star of "Man, Woman, Wild" on
    the Discovery Channel, says that "About 90% of bugs and animals can be eaten
    by humans, but 90% of plants can not." That's enough information to know that
    you simply can't beat meat when it comes to your prepping plans. One can only
    stay a vegetarian thanks to a stable agrarian society. Once we've been
    knocked off the power grid, survival kicks in an sustains itself through meat.
    Americans could certainly learn to live on less meat.
  54. Zip supplies in plastic zip-locked bags. Bags will help protect macaroni and
    flavored rice products from moisture and vermin; plus you can identify expiration
    dates quickly. These extra plastic bags would become useful in an emergency
    survival situation too: use them like gloves, set them out to collect rainwater
    and so much more.
  55. Get into the medical stuff.  Think about Dental First Aid \ and be sure to add a
    dental medic kit to your first aid lineup, pictured right. Consider holistic options
    too; for example ginger is a spice that can aid in stomach upset.
  56. Switch toilet paper brands. If you're not buying Scott's 1000 toilet paper, then
    you're changing the roll too often! Test this product and you'll see. You may
    prefer the fluffier stuff, but because Scott's is concentrated and is not fluffed up,
    it will store away more compactly for your emergency toiletry supplies.
  57. Cut your old garments. If you're not going to donate or sell them, then start
    snipping your old clothes into quilt sized sheets to use when the toilet paper
    runs out! This material will surely store better than toilet paper. You'll need a
    plan B anyway. When water is sparse, you don't want to use it for your arse.
  58. Check your tarps and supplies. Do you have enough plywood to patch up a
    broken window or to batten down the hatches in the event of a world in chaos?
    A tarp can help you in a pinch. Tarps have many other uses! A tarp can help you
    temporarily patch a roof. The thing is ordinary blue tarps may attract too much
    attention. Prepper's often want to stay under the radar. The camouflage tarp,
    right can help you hide many things. Be sure to have enough duct tape, bungee
    cord and stakes on hand. Yes, they make camouflage duct tape. Get some
    camouflage nets, too!
  59. Buy some non-food supplies at the grocery store. Toilet paper: check. Paper
    towels: check. Trash bags: check. Can-opener: double check! Consider
    disposable vinyl gloves for sanitation, and dish washing gloves to help protect
    your hands. Then there's disinfectant wipes, and freezer bags. There are so
    many non-food supplies to hoard while they are still available.
  60. Get your hands on some shop towels. Generally used by auto shops, you'll find
    shop towels will be a rugged addition to your Preppers storage. Heavy duty
    shop towels will pack more compactly than ordinary paper towels.
  61. Head to the pawn shop. Pawn some useless stuff and get into junk silver coins
    or hard cold cash. Investing in precious metals could pay off the day the dollar
    devalues to next to nothing, just the way it did during the Great Depression,
    (owning pre-1964 coins can be considered a collectible, and likely won't be
    confiscated) but if you don't have a year's supply of food or more, don't even
    bother with trying to get some silver.
  62. Hide and save your silver, start collecting nickel and copper. Now that you've
    got some junk silver, find a good spot for safekeeping. Next on the list is to go
    through your coins and start sorting the old copper pennies and nickels from
    the new ones. Nickel certainly has more value as nickel than the 5 cents it's
    worth. Likewise, so does the copper penny. These raw materials may prove to
    be a barter item in the new world.
  63. Bake biscuits from scratch. Bob's Red Mill has wheat and wheat-free varieties
    of biscuit and baking mixes. Add some cheese, butter, water and salt and you
    can have some tasty cheddar biscuits.  Yes, they make canned butter.
    Advanced Preppers can try baking biscuits with a stick on an open fire by
    wrapping it around the stick.
  64. Roll some tortillas. With masa harina, some warm water and salt you can make
    delicious home made tortillas. This will certainly be a welcome addition to all
    those rice and beans you've stored. Learn more about Masa Harina here.
  65. Explore some new canned meats. Put down that can of SPAM and see what
    other varieties of meat you should stock in your Prepper's pantry.
  66. Start a Prepper's Binder (Survival Manual). Gather all your favorite articles,
    recipes, instructions and checklists in one place. This personal resource will be
    invaluable to your family in the event you are not able to continue preparing
    and protecting your family.
  67. Review your homeowners insurance coverage. FEMA says everyone lives in a
    flood zone. Ask your insurance agent to advise you on proper coverage. Oh
    forget FEMA, instead get your own food insurance!
  68. Prep for your dog or cat. Buy Friskies & Pedigree canned meat! Not to eat,
    silly! Although, we've heard of some crazy Preppers who plan to eat this
    inexpensive meat source (not us); however, surely, it's better than eating
    crickets. But when you buy your pet foods on Amazon you'll save money and
    get it delivered to your door (no lugging required). You get 24 cans for around
    $11.96 and your purchase is eligible for FREE super saver shipping. That's .50
    cents a can. And for dogs you can get 24 cans for around $19.44.
  69. Get some thermal under wear under there! Available year round on Amazon,
    see what they have right now for family, including thermal shirts and pants.
    Now those are some Prepper's panties! Think about your bugout clothes.
  70. Crank it up with a crank radio. Information could be the difference between life
    and death. If you have a crank radio, then you're able to stay on top of
    important news if it should surface. Best of all, all the power you need is
    available in your hand.
  71. Join like minded friends on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Visit
    HappyPreppers on Twitter and hook up with others who are preparing for the
    best case scenario. Remember the first rule of Prep Club is "Don't  talk about
    Prep Club!"
  72. Get a fire extinguisher and learn how to use it. Let everyone in the family
    know where you've stashed the fire extinguisher and give them a quick lesson
    how to use it. You just may have to play firefighter someday.
  73. Think with your head! Lice will probably be more prevalent if the world goes off
    the grid. If you don't want to take on the harsh chemicals of the traditional lice
    treatments, then at minimum get a special lice comb.
  74. Plan ahead for your growing kids. For little kids, buy the next size up of
    diapers, and plan ahead for toddler foods. Get more powdered milk to replace
    the formulas. Set aside some sturdy shoes for each of your kids in a size larger
    than they currently own. Garage sales are a great place for such finds. You'll
    also want to stock up on larger sized socks (find them inexpensively at the
    dollar stores) and underwear, too. If you have prepubescent girls, consider
    stashing an extra supply of menstrual pads. Hume schooling might be
    necessary, so get some material, such as an illustrated dictionary and some
    work books a few grades ahead.
  75. Watch a Prepper video. See our list of Prepper television shows and movies.
    "Take Shelter" DVD, right is on it. Noah had his arc, Curtis had his bomb shelter.
    This Cannes Film Festival movie is food for thought and will help you at least
    feel camaraderie with your fellow Preppers. When all the world thinks you're
    crazy, this movie certainly will at least make you feel normal in the insane world
    where most people don't prepare!
  76. Consider the art of self defense: using psychology. There is an art to using
    the right tactics to defend yourself. Anyone can avoid, hide and disguise,
    diffuse, surprise and retreat. Read our guide to self defense on these very
  77. Buy NON-GMO foods. Look for the "Non-GMO project verified" label to
    ensure that food you buy is not genetically modified. High risk crops include
    alfalfa, canola, corn, papaya, soy, sugar beets zucchini and yellow summer
    squash. Look also for grass fed meats, and milk. Cows/cattle should eat grass,
    not corn, barley, wheat, soybean, or rye, because these grains are an
    unnatural diet for them. Cows bloat eating those foods and need antibiotics.
    Preppers are concerned with non GMO foods. That's why they buy heirloom
    seeds that art non GMO. Besides, the protein can be dangerously low in other
    seeds.  You'll have to make some choices about foods in your survival pantry,
    including buying more organic. Thankfully change is starting through awareness.
    People are buying organic foods. Even Wal-Mart, which now carries organic
    products! Learn the truth about food production in the United States. Want to
    learn more about how cows eat feed pumped with toxic chemicals? Watch Food,
    Inc. to learn exactly why.  
  78. Discover Scoutcraft. Pickup a Boy Scout Manual and learn how to "be
    prepared" the original Boy Scout way. The original aim of Boy Scouts was to
    promote the ability in boys to do things for themselves and others. They were
    the original Preppers! "Scoutcraft" includes first aid, life saving, tracking,
    signaling, campcraft, woodcraft, chivalry and patriotism among other subjects.
    Learn to make a sundial and more.
  79. Know what you'll do to survive. Watch this short urban survival video
    featuring survival expert Cody Lundin. You may not take his advice, but at least
    you'll know what he's doing. Get to know Cody, the shoeless survivalist from
    Seattle. You may just want to purchase "When all Hell Breaks Loose: stuff you
    need to survive when disaster strikes," pictured right. In it you'll learn the
    various uses of ordinary freezer bags and the realities of food plan.
  80. Realize they make solar freezers! The price will probably come down, but if
    you've got a spare $1,200 lying around, then buy a solar freezer. It sounds a
    bit like an oxymoron, but they really do make a solar freezer appliance. Ideal for
    off-grid solar homes or applications where grid electricity is not readily available,
    you'll get used to the idea of adding solar appliances to your home. Try a solar
    powered battery charger or a solar oven, or an inexpensive solar flashlight.
  81. Dump your Teflon. When you know the facts, you'll want to get rid of any
    Teflon product you own. Teflon emits toxic particles that has been known to kill
    birds. Instead, invest in a cast iron skillet, which provides a healthy does of
    iron and is available to cook on any kind of heat source. You can throw an iron
    skillet right on the fire! A prepper favorite is Lodge Cast Iron, pictured left.
  82. Know how to make your own electrolytes. A pinch of salt, a fistful of sugar
    and a half liter of water could prevent you from a diarrhea death in the event
    you don't have any Vitamin Water or Gatorade on hand. Learn more about
    drinks for survival: preppers must hoard survival drinks in seven categories.
  83. Learn how to tie knots. Teach your kids how to tie knots, too. With all the
    Velcro around, it's an art that has gone by the wayside and yet tying knots is av
    very useful skill.
  84. Get some help for nausea, diarrhea and upset stomach. Your diet will certainly
    change in a survival situation. Stash your medicine cabinet with your favorite
  85. Go to target practice. Build your marksmanship. You're only as skilled as your
    last shooting session.  Your husband may get on board now that you want him
    to have a gun in the house. Don't like guns? Learn archery or pick up a sling
    shot and practice.
  86. Eat some chocolate and stash some. Chocolate is a superfood for teeth and
    better than fluoride at fighting tooth decay. It is also a luxury to savor. Stash
    some in your preps.
  87. Make an extra payment. To reduce debt, start with the card balance that's
    smallest and make an extra payment to get that debt paid off. Then work
    towards your next goal. Ideally preppers should have no debt. It is possible!
  88. Read the Richest Man in Babylon. Not your ordinary prepper book, this is a
    book of parables on money written in the 1920s by George Clason that's easy
    to read and imparts secrets of the ages with regards to finances. In just 145
    pages, you will learn how to "fatten thy purse, control thy expenditures and
    make thy gold multiply." This is invaluable information for Preppers, though it's
    not the typical of books recommended for Preppers because with more
    finances, you can buy more preps.
  89. Order some canned butter, canned bacon and hamburger. Yes, they make
    pure creamery butter, the real stuff and packaged it in a can. Really! And while
    you're at it, consider Yoder's canned bacon. Prepper's don't have to suffer.
    Yoder's also makes grass fed hamburger meat in a can.
  90. Buy distilled water (the purist form of water). Reconsider your water supply.
    Get the facts about your local tap water and start drinking distilled water and
    storing it instead of tap water. Take some time to learn why fluoride is deadly
    in your water. There may be more lead and minerals in hard water, so get the
    facts about water softeners too.
  91. Get your water supplies off the cement. Storing water bottles directly on
    cement of your garage may be dangerous. If the cement heats, which it often
    does in an unventilated garage space,  the cement may leach chemical. Store
    your water on a pallet or platform to prevent lye leaching. Even a plank of
    plywood is fine.
  92. Check your freeze dried foods in relation to stored water. On average you'll
    need to store 1 cup of water for each individual serving of freeze dried food.
    Grab pen and paper and jot down the servings per #10 can and add it up. You
    may be surprised where you stand.
  93. Start saving your pennies: quite literally! The copper value of a penny is two
    or three times it's value as copper than as a penny. Think of it this way, copper
    is a metal you might be able to barter. Learn the copper value of pennies, and
    start saving them. The value of nickels is approximately the same equivalent of .
    05 cents. Interestingly, nickels aren't 100% nickel (they are actually 75%
  94. Enjoy National Geographic Doomsday Preppers. Controversial with the
    Prepper Community, because of the sensationalized nature of the program, look
    on YouTube or search On Demand with your cable company to find it. Enjoy it as
    comedy and compare strategies just for fun.
  95. Make a Zeer pot. See survival manual links for more information on how to
    make a zeer pot.
  96. Build a Faraday cage: Okay, now we're getting in to the fancy stuff. A Faraday
    cage is shielding device intended to protect electronic equipment from an
    intense interruption of solar radiation. Here's how to build a Faraday cage.
  97. Turn off the grid! Have a drill with your family and bug in for the weekend
    without electricity. See what you learn from a bug-in weekend. This is a
    graduation to advanced Prepper status and you won't soon forget the
  98. Set up an inventory spreadsheet. Once you've amassed enough supplies,
    create an inventory. Soon you'll feel better knowing that you've prepped well or
    you'll know exactly what you still need, so you can create a wish list. At the top
    left hand of the page is a free Android app to help you make your TO DO list.
  99. Keep quiet. The first rule of Prep Club is "Don't talk about Prep Club." Avoid the
    unwanted commentary you'll receive from friends and family by simply keeping
    prepping secretive. Rest assured, you're not a crazy Prepper! People of the
    past were always Preppers. They stockpiled food and supplies for lean times
    and for Winter. The way of our past has simply been forgotten by the
    convenience of our current economy.
  100. Be happy! Be a Happy Prepper! Realize that you're never done learning and
    never done prepping, but you can be happy knowing you are protecting your
    family. Yes, Prepping isn't always easy, but Prepping will surely ease your mind.

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