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Bags, Bullets, Beans, Band-Aids, Bunkers and Boots, Book – Google Books

Attention all survival enthusiasts! Are you prepared for any situation life may throw your way? Introducing “Bags, Bullets, Beans, Band-Aids, Bunkers and Boots, Book,” the ultimate beginner’s guide to survival prepping.

With this comprehensive guidebook, you’ll learn how to establish a plan and different levels of preparedness to make sure you’re ready for anything. You’ll also discover how to create a Mutual Assistance Group, the importance of Bags and their different types, including the Everyday Carry Bag (EDC), the Get Home Bag (GHB), the Bug Out Bag (BOB), and the I’m Not Coming Home Bag (INCH Bag).

In addition, you’ll find a wealth of knowledge on Bullets and other Weapons, including hand weapons, knives, clubs, pistols, rifles, shotguns, antique weapons, and even artillery. You’ll learn how to create your own Bean stockpile, including tips on growing and preserving your own food, as well as raising and caring for animals like bunnies, chickens, goats, and pigs.

This guide also includes information on basic first aid and how to create a first aid kit, along with a First Aid guide, CPR, and treatment for burns, breaks, bullet wounds, and more. You’ll even learn how to create Bunkers and other Structures for defensive purposes, including fortifications, lighting, sandbags, and more.

Last but not least, this book provides a comprehensive list of clothing and gear, including cold and warm weather gear, car emergency gear, and overlanding gear.

Don’t be caught off guard during an emergency or crisis. Be ready with “Bags, Bullets, Beans, Band-Aids, Bunkers and Boots, Book,” the ultimate guide to survival prepping. Get your copy today and start preparing for whatever the future holds.

Building a Community: The Benefits of Joining a Prepper Group

The idea of preparing for emergencies and disasters has become increasingly popular in recent years. Many people recognize the importance of being ready for unexpected situations that could leave them without access to food, water, shelter, or other essential resources. One of the most effective ways to prepare for such events is by joining a prepper group.

A prepper group is a community of like-minded individuals who share a common goal of being prepared for emergencies and disasters. Members of these groups come from all walks of life and have a variety of skills and knowledge that they bring to the table. By joining a prepper group, you can gain access to a wealth of information, resources, and support that can help you prepare for and survive emergencies and disasters.

In this article, we will discuss the benefits of joining a prepper group and provide some tips for building a strong and effective prepper community.

  1. Access to Knowledge and Expertise

One of the biggest benefits of joining a prepper group is the access to knowledge and expertise. Prepper groups often have members with a wide range of skills and experience, including survival skills, first aid, gardening, food preservation, and more. By tapping into the collective knowledge of your prepper group, you can learn new skills and gain valuable insights that can help you become better prepared for emergencies and disasters.

  1. Sharing of Resources

Another benefit of joining a prepper group is the sharing of resources. Prepper groups often pool their resources and knowledge to help each other prepare for emergencies and disasters. This can include sharing information about the best places to buy supplies, trading or bartering goods and services, and even pooling funds to purchase supplies in bulk. By working together, prepper groups can stretch their resources further and ensure that everyone has access to the supplies they need to survive.

  1. Support and Community

Joining a prepper group can also provide you with a sense of community and support. Prepper groups are made up of people who share a common goal and are committed to helping each other prepare for emergencies and disasters. This sense of community can be invaluable during times of crisis, providing you with a support network that you can turn to for help, advice, and encouragement.

  1. Improved Safety and Security

By joining a prepper group, you can also improve your safety and security. Prepper groups often work together to create plans and strategies for dealing with emergencies and disasters, which can help to minimize the risks and increase the chances of survival. Additionally, prepper groups may also collaborate on security measures, such as setting up a neighborhood watch program or sharing tips on how to secure your home and property.

Tips for Building a Strong Prepper Community

If you are interested in building a prepper community, here are some tips to help you get started:

  1. Find Like-Minded People

The first step in building a prepper community is to find like-minded people who share your goals and interests. Look for local prepper groups in your area or consider starting your own group by reaching out to friends and family members who are interested in preparing for emergencies and disasters.

  1. Establish Clear Goals and Objectives

Once you have a group of interested individuals, it is important to establish clear goals and objectives for your prepper community. This could include developing a list of emergency supplies, creating a communication plan, or identifying key skills and expertise that the group wants to develop.

  1. Communicate and Collaborate

Communication and collaboration are essential for building a strong prepper community. Make sure that everyone is on the same page regarding the group’s goals and objectives, and establish clear lines of communication for sharing information and resources.

  1. Regularly Meet and Train

Regular meetings and training sessions can help to keep your prepper community engaged and motivated. Schedule regular meetings to discuss progress, share regular meetings to discuss progress, share information, and plan for upcoming activities. Consider offering training sessions to develop specific skills and expertise, such as first aid, food preservation, or self-defense.

  1. Build a Network of Resources

Building a network of resources can help your prepper community to better prepare for emergencies and disasters. Consider reaching out to local businesses, community organizations, and government agencies to establish connections and resources that could be beneficial in a crisis.

  1. Be Prepared for Different Scenarios

Prepping is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and different emergencies and disasters require different strategies and preparations. Make sure that your prepper community is prepared for a variety of scenarios, including natural disasters, economic collapse, and civil unrest.

  1. Practice Operational Security

Operational security (OPSEC) is critical for maintaining the safety and security of your prepper community. This means being discreet and cautious about sharing sensitive information and avoiding attracting unnecessary attention.

In conclusion, building a strong prepper community requires finding like-minded individuals, establishing clear goals and objectives, communicating and collaborating, regularly meeting and training, building a network of resources, preparing for different scenarios, and practicing operational security. By following these tips, you can help to create a strong and resilient prepper community that is better prepared for emergencies and disasters.

Thinking about building some Tracks for my Car

When speaking with some of my friends from the 4×4 community, they were rather scathing of my choice of off road vehicle.

I have a 2001 RAV4 4WD as my hunting/general day to day car.
and apparently this isn’t very good in “real off-road” bashing


But, the thing is ..
I already own it.
Its paid off.
its in great condition and has done low mileage.
They are common as dirt and parts are still easy to get and cheap.
Its lighter on fuel than many others.

some down sides
no diff lock, only limited slip EBD/abs
not great ground clearance.
Tyres are more for road then off road as its in use mostly on road
Continue reading Thinking about building some Tracks for my Car

Nuclear War and Pandemic Survival tips

First off

get a Gieger counter NOW …. you can get cheap ones that will do well enough that plug into the audio jack of a cell phone  .. and cost under $35.

Decide whether you will  bug in and convert a basement room into a bunker, or setup a bug out fall out shelter far from your home either way Continue reading Nuclear War and Pandemic Survival tips

Investing in silver and gold

In the case of localised economic disasters
Gold and silver are excellent ways to preserve your purchasing power, when the economy crashes your silver will still be worth something to someone and so even when the Rand slides against the dollar physical precious metals still hold value.

Paper money and coins with a face value can easily lose value when inflation hits and can be devalued by the central banks — silver and gold bars cannot be.

Coins like the Mandela coin are based not on the value of the metal but the value people are prepared to pay for the face value – this is highly inflated.
Continue reading Investing in silver and gold


Scout Oath or Promise

On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
To help other people at all times and to obey the Scout Law

Scout Law

A Scout is:
and Reverent.
Boy Scout Motto

Be Prepared!