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Thursday, September 9, 2021

September is Preparedness Month: Free Resources for You



Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…

ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources


National Preparedness Month


National Preparedness Month (NPM) is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

I got my start ‘Prepping’ because of the Mormon [LDS] community in AZ.

Most in this community store up at least a year’s worth of food & survival goods…I learned much of this concept in the Boy Scouts as a youngster and learned more survival skills in the military.  We promoted this in earnest in 1999 when my wife and I launched the Minimalist Group from our 38-acre farm where our monthly meetings were held.

Personally, I feel too many Americans are no longer self reliant and could use a refresher course as offered in a Boy Scout manual. [Ever notice how so many are caught with their 'pants down' whenever a national disaster happens; racing, in a panic, to the store to grab supplies...]

Top 5 Prepper Expos

Prepper conventions and survival expos are some of the best places you can visit if you want to take your preparedness to the next level.

The exposure to other likeminded individuals alone is worth the price of admission. You’ll learn about what other people are trying and the philosophies they have behind their own prepping plans.


   Just finished reading Garrett's book on bunkers...outstanding and well researched tome...

Bradley Garrett is a social geographer, explorer and photographer based at University College Dublin in Ireland. He has published over 50 academic journal articles and book chapters and writes for several newspapers and magazines, including The AtlanticVoxGQ, the Daily Beast, and The Guardian. His urban landscape photography has been published in dozens of high-profile international periodicals including National Geographic.




When making a prepping plan, there are numerous things at the top of the “to do'' list. And for most of us, it is unlikely that putting together a binder of files, forms, and photos will be as high a priority as Band-Aids, beans, and bullets. But, they should come in a close second.  

While the exact documents each prepping family may need may vary, there are multiple common types of information and papers that truly need to be preserved. During or after an SHTF, you may need to prove your identity or prove that your children actually belong to you...

5 Important Documents Every Prepper Should Have

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The Bomb Shelter


1.     How to Build a Bomb Shelter - SurvivalRing › pdf › build_a_blast_shelter

· How to Build a Bomb Shelter Some good suggestions that'll make your job an easier one If you should want to build your own shelter, how would you go about it? First of all, you need a sharp pencil and a lot of paper. Shelter plans are designed for the average person. You are not the average person.


TRS volt power bank  - Back in stock!

3000mAh Power Bank Battery by Volt comes complete with a micro USB charging cord. This battery can be used as an extra or replacement battery



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Terry said...

I read the Bunker book also & found it highly informative as well.

Martha said...

Between Afghanistan, the economy, and today's social climate, history teaches us that unfortunately, things will most likely worsen. However, history also shows us that there are those, who in times of great peril, rise up to push back against the darkness...people like you give us hope!

Don said...

I read the Bunker book too; good but he likes to quote anti-trump whiners [their comments made no sense] but I liked the distinctions pointed out by Mormons who look at prepping as common sense vs just doomsday scenarios.

Bruce said...

Check out resources from emergency radios, backup solar chargers, food & more [it's what I use & often sell]

Frank said...

In all the years you've posted, you always manage to come up with new resources. Thanks!

Marcia said...

Just to let you know, we got our solar radio & it looks great-thank you!