Home: The Last Prepping Frontier

Home: The Last Prepping Frontier

Home is your place. Your place of calm. Your place of refuge. Your place of sanity in an insane world.

Home is the one place you can control. You can control what is going in, going on, and going out. You can do as little or as much as your want to at home. You control your inputs and outputs. You decide what will happen, when it will happen, and why. 

Many people understand this, but it is the last place where people will give their maximum effort to improve. You will provide work and everything else 100% of all your efforts. You then make your home your last priority when it should be your main priority after your family.

Why? There are various reasons why, but you can change that.

Now, more than ever, you should be concentrating your prepping efforts on what you can do at home. Your home should be your castle in essence. You should be able to keep it stocked, defended, and ready for whatever battle is coming your way. You should know what needs to be done and be willing to do it even in times of difficulty. You should have plans ready for any emergency. You should be ready to go at a moment’s notice.

Does that seem overwhelming? Maybe it is, but that is what the world is coming to now. You can’t control what is happening in the world. Your voice is one of many screaming, but those in power aren’t listening. You can be online all day, every day, posting about what the government needs to do, but what you are doing?

That’s right. I said it. What are you doing? What are you doing at home to be prepared? 

Do you have a cash fund at home if your bank accounts are frozen?

Do you have a month’s worth of food or more if you aren’t able to purchase groceries?

Do you have extra water stored if the power goes out for an extended period of time?

Do you have the means to defend yourself and your home?

Do you have a way to heat your home if the power goes out?

Do you have extra gas on hand for your generator and your vehicle?

Do you have a plan to become more self-sufficient and are actively executing that plan?

You may not be able to answer all these questions. You may think I am overexaggerating and being all dramatic. Whatever. I don’t care because I am more concerned about what I am doing in my home to be prepared. I want everyone to be prepared at home. Not at their bugout location or their cabin, but at home. The place where you lay your head every night. That place.

If you already have those areas covered, good for you. However, how can you improve them? How can you do better? 

Times are going to get tougher. We may be placed into a war that nobody wants to be in. Even though many valuable lessons can be learned from WWI and WWII in terms of preparedness, warfare will be different this time. With all the technological and biological advances in military weapons, we face a different time. 

However, some things will not change. Embargos will still be used to cut off supplies to other nations. If we choose to support one country, we will be severely cut off by another country (or countries). You will have to learn to use what you have and make things last for as long as possible. You will have to deal with items being rationed or no longer available. You will have to reuse and recycle everything possible. 

In WWII, American and British governments put strict orders in place for the people to follow. Both governments had propaganda and booklets available to help and remind their citizens to be more economical at home. People turned to gardening more land, foraging, hunting, keeping rabbits and chickens, and saving and scrimping whatever they could to keep fed and support the war effort. 

The home was the emphasis. That is where your efforts need to be placed now. Many people will worry about things that seem important but forget about their homes. Don’t be one of those people. Concentrate your efforts at home to be sure you are prepared for whatever may come.

Thanks for reading,
Erica

My books:
The Prepper’s Yearbook
The Dirty Truth About How to Start Homesteading

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