For every event that causes food shortages, southern prepping is actively working a plan to deal with it because the people prepared will survive.
When a crisis strikes, it is too late to start planning and stockpiling food and water, etc.
Remember, it wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark!
All hell can break loose, but southerners traditionally have jars of venison, jams and jellies stashed under the bed.
And, there is plenty of canned flour and yeast on hand to bake “wonderful bread.”
The common natural disasters they prepare for are fire, flood, tornado, and hurricane—that happen infrequently.
However, it is the common everyday disasters that most people overlook such as job loss, prolonged illness, financial emergency, and temporary loss of income …
Man made problems like civil unrest, terrorism, nuclear power plant explosion, chemical spills and volcanic eruptions also happen from time to time.
These emergencies have the biggest impact on most people because they didn’t “plan for survival.”
Southern people who grew up in a state of poverty and scarcity live by a sense of survivalism.
In any emergency, food is high on their list of priorities—and they’re always adding to it.
Running out to the supermarket or McDonald’s is not an option.
Having a well-stocked supply of home-canned meats, vegetables, fruits and dry goods will help anyone survive.
Each person should activate their own prepping plan.
During an emergency event, most southerners hunker down at home because they are prepared—for any survival scenario.
You can be certain that they have food, water and secure shelter, medical supplies, solar power, communication equipment, sanitation supplies, weapons and ammo and utility equipment.
After these basic prepping supplies are secure, you can add CB Radio, Walkie Talkies, and Amateur Radio …
There is a lot happening in the world, so it is important for you and your family to start prepping, especially now.
In 2017, the U.S. could face a Cuban missile crisis, and China has expanded their power by building military islands.
On top of that, the U.S. is having a worrisome war of words with North Korea, Russia and ISIS.
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The reality of all of this is unnerving—not to mention not being prepared for food shortage.
Whether it’s world events or weather at home, we all have serious reasons to start prepping for our survival.
Many people probably think southern preppers are crazy and there is no need for it.
When nature comes calling, it can be very unpredictable.
If that’s not difficult enough, people in mountain areas have to worry about wildfires and evacuations.
They also have to worry about landslides and mudslides that happen after heavy rains and melting snow.
Everybody else in the nation have a wide variety of harsh weather.
My southern mother and grandmother’s way of life was preparing long-term food storage.
That is why they always had enough.
Southern prepping is just taking emergency preparedness seriously.
If there were ever a time to take it seriously, then it is now!
Southern prepping is a 72-hour kit for each person in your family, a one-year food supply, or add food to your pantry regularly.
Something is better than nothing!
Don’t waste time—get started prepping at the dollar store.
Choose an emergency preparedness solution that works for your family and budget.
Within a month, you will be surprised at the sense of relief you have by taking a few simple steps.
In order to survive disasters, you must take emergency preparedness seriously and adopt most of these ten resources:
Prep for short-term emergencies first with a 72-hour kit.
More common than widespread disasters are weather or local emergencies that temporarily disrupt power, water, or access to food for a few days or weeks.
For these “extended inconveniences,” consider storing basic food and staples in forms your family use every day such as:
These items have several months-long shelf life and can be stored in a pantry or closet.
Rotate and replenish these items during regular use, if possible.
72-hour food kits could be expensive, but store for years.
These kits provide short-term food security in the event of an extended emergency.
Emergency food kept in a bug out bag is similar to food listed for the 72-hour and every day carry kits.
This kit commonly consist of meals ready to eat (MRE), which are individual meals in lightweight pouches.
MRE’s are used primarily by the United States military for its service members.
If they’re good enough for the U.S. military, then they’re good enough for everyday carry kits.
They can be easily packed and kept in the trunk or camper ready to use during disasters.
A 30-day emergency food supply contain foods from a 72-hour, bug out bag and/or every day carry kits.
Most southern preppers select the bug out bag and shelter in place food storage pantry.
As a beginner prepper, select either a 30-day, 72-hour bug out bag or the every day carry kit for your initial emergency food supply.
Food supplies for one year or more include hundreds of pounds of wheat, rice, beans, honey, powdered milk, canned goods, dehydrated fruit and vegetables, salt, pepper, spices, oil and vitamins for several months.
In addition, the extended duration kit often contains high-calorie energy bars, a cooking kit, utensils, liquid soap and towels.
Water supplies include bottled water, filtering kit and, chlorine bleach for water purification.
Food preparation and washing equipment include items such as a manual can opener, pot-in-pot refrigerator, kerosene lamps and heaters, propane stove, extra fuel, and washboard.
At this level of southern prepping, you are doubling food supplies to last for an extended period of time.
There are many charts online to help you determine how much food you need for your family’s long-term food security.
When preparing a shelter in place food storage, there are three primary types of food.
Canned goods, dehydrated and meals ready to eat are the common long-term pantry foods.
More importantly, it is best to stock only food that you and your family will eat.
Southern preppers prefer to home can the bulk of their pantry food.
During the summer, fall and hunting season, they put up vegetables, fruit and meat opposed to commercial canned foods.
As an alternative to Ball Mason, the Weck jar canning system uses glass jars and bottles with reusable rubber seals and glass lids.
Another interesting canning system is French LeParfait jars that save money because they are so versatile.
Secure shelter and other supplies and equipment are necessary, but a stockpile of food and water is invaluable.
Southern prepping is preparing to become self-sufficient and help you survive a catastrophe.
For your fearless survival under any emergency, you and your family will require more than a bug out bag, 72-hour, every day and/or three-month supply of food.
You will need at least 12-24 month’s worth of food for you and your family in preparation for the possibility of a sudden event.
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