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What makes a prepper? This is a very interesting question that deserves some consideration. In the early days prepping is little more than a checklist. Its a list of things that you are terrified about. You are nervous and scared about the new ticking doom clock that is sitting on your shoulders.
The consumption of radical doom news can really exacerbate this situation. However, I promise, it will die down. You will get the reigns on this thing and you will find that there is a clear path in all of this. You will find that prepping is but one big river with hundreds of tributaries.
- Food Storage
These are all examples of those tributaries and the more you integrate these into your lifestyle the better it will become!
It takes some time because prepping can be a beast in the beginning. You are going to see huge benefits if you hang in there.
Most people don’t know what they are getting into when they get into preparedness. However, its not long before your life starts to change. The prepping journey is a mass exposure to all sorts of skills, ideas and things like that.
The Ancient Skills
When you start to really dig into a life of self reliance and independence, you are going to see the reemergence of ancient skills. These ancient skills like wood working, blacksmithing and growing food have carried us through the ages.
This age of convenience is putting distance between us and those skills. Its an incredible thing to consider. The secret about the prepper journey is that its pushing people to be what humans are meant to be. We are being lulled to sleep by convenience.
In the early days you can feel like a prey animal who has to spend money in a hurry. Time will turn that panic into a truly meaningful life.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It’s made of lean, dried meat that’s crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call “survival skills” now.