Keeping Up With The Preppers

Simple and easy to understand prepping ideas that just may save your life.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Why On Earth Do People Become "Preppers"?


A Little Bit About Me

I served for eight years in the U.S. Army as an Electronic Warfare Non-Communications Interceptor/Analyst in fun places including Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Field Station, Korea at Camp Humphries, NSGA Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Intelligence Center Pacific (IPAC) at Camp Smith, Hawaii, Fort Stewart, Georgia, AETCAE in Augsburg, Germany, ARCENT TCAE during Operation Desert Storm, and Fort Hood, Texas. 

During my military service, I time spent in the field in many places including the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), Team Spirit 1985 and 1986 near the DMZ in Korea, the swamps of Fort Stewart, Georgia, the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, Ca, and of course the big sandbox during Desert Storm in 1991. 

I recently retired from a combined 25 year law enforcement career.  I am not an expert in any particular area, but I believe I can pass information from my training and experience that may help people out there looking for tidbits of information.

I intend to gather information from different sources in an attempt to make sense of the world of prepping.  All information will be sourced so you can see for yourself and make your own determinations.  

We at Keeping Up With The Preppers are not selling anything and we offer anything you find on my blog for anyone to copy and use.  We would appreciate it if you sourced this site as most of what's on here are photos we've taken and the text mostly comes from my training and experience.

Why On Earth Do People become Preppers?

Contrary to popular belief, most "Preppers" start down the road of prepping after experiencing an event where they found themselves unprepared to deal with the situation. 

Ever lose power for days after a severe thunderstorm or have your water cut off due to a broken water pipe? Our power was cut off for three days after a bad storm, and we lost all of our food in our refrigerator.

A broken water pipe on another occasion left us with no water service for over a day. This made us realize we weren't prepared for even the most common emergency event.

We would like to share simple steps we've taken to prepare for any event ranging from a simple power outage to a total "Grid down"  or civil unrest situation. 

We also welcome any and all ideas from anyone that's willing to share to help others to be more self sufficient during an emergency. 

We believe it will become clear that "Prepping" is something every family should do before it's too late.


Emergency Power Alternatives

Water / Food Storage Ideas

Shelter / Bug Out location

EMP / Grid Down Scenarios

Weapons and Silencers

Security During a Grid Down Scenario

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