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Back in 2011, I called out the “Year of the Prepper”. Little did I know that 2012 and 2013 would also be the year of the prepper as we grow in strength and in numbers. More and more, I am thrilled to see individuals and families begin to take responsibility for their own well being should a catastrophe come into their neighborhood.
That said, there is always room to grow and to pick up a new tip or two – beginner or not. Case in point: a couple of weeks ago I read Alex Smith’s book “Getting Home” that is clearly for beginners and picked up more than one new tip that I have now incorporated into my prepping strategy.
How about you? Would you like to pick up a new tip or two or three? Read 10 Tips for the Beginning Prepper.
THE FINAL WORD
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Bargain Bin: Here are a few items for your consideration – none are expensive and yet they fill a vital role in every prepper’s pocket or kit.
Windstorm Safety Whistle: This particular whistle can be heard a long distance away and above howling wind and other competing sounds. Every respectable prepper needs a good whistle.
Swedish Firesteel: Using this basic pocket fire-starter, you can get a nice fire going under almost any conditions. This is a small, compact version.
Pepper Spray: It is always good to have some form of defense that will temporarily halt a bad guy that is in your face.
Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets: These come in compressed packets small enough to fit in a pocket or wallet. You will be surprised at how warm these will keep you.
The monthly specials at Emergency Essentials feature discounts of up to 35% off sometimes a bit more. I have a monthly budget and each month I add a bit more FD products to my long term storage – always making my selection from sale items.
There are a lot new items that are put on sale each month – be sure to take a look.
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