Prepping for the Beginner

Updated – Sept. 12, 2013

This page is a launching page for a bunch of links that will help the beginner prepper.  Don’t get overwhelmed, get informed and act! This page will be added to frequently.  If you have article suggestions for this page, please email me – todd.sepulveda [at] prepperwebsite.com.

 

 

• Food Storage
More food storage tips. A Tiered Strategy.
Food Preservation: Let’s Talk Methods
Food Sales
Massive VID library on food storage and water purification
Getting Started in Food Storage – Good Article w/ advice & expiration dates

• Water Purification
Water Purification ideas, You want me to drink what!?
Safe Water – Forum w/ a ton of info.
Back to the Basics: Water for Survival

Firearms
Firearms for Beginners
Understanding Caliber, Millimeter, Gauges and Ballistics
Video: How to Hold a Gun (Rifle)

• Medical
The Case for Medical Preparedness

• Gardening
Gardening Tips for Beginners
Gardening Link Bomb – Tons of Great Articles Sorted for You

• MISC
Six Tips for Dealing With the New Prepper
Portable power generators in an emergency and things to consider
Back To Basics – Things you should keep
Getting Started Prepping! – My Spouse has Doubts!
Making A Campfire – A Beginners Guide
First Things First: Key Questions Facing The Beginning Prepper
Common Prepping Mistakes
What if Nothing Happens
Ten Fast Track Tips for the Single Apartment Prepper
12 Months of Prepping – The First Year
9 Mistakes Typically Made by Preppers
PODCAST: Zero to Prepared – Fast, Simple and Low Cost
10 simple ideas on how to start prepping
A lot of good stuff easy laid out
POD: Holy Crap I Just Found Out Everything Isn’t Super – Part 1 (Good Newbie Info.)  Listen to Part 2.

14 responses to Prepping for the Beginner

  1. On May 29th, 2012 at 10:56 am , Ilona said...

    Doctor PrepperI have been prepping tgurhoh most of my life. My grandmother did it, my mother did it and now I do it and my grown children are doing it. There have been a few times tgurhoh out my adult life that I did have to rely on my stores. The last of which is right now! I suddenly became disabled after being a nurse for 42 years. I did not plan on retiring, but here I am. My income is about 25% of what it was while I was working. Thank the Lord that I have prepared! My life style has not changed and I have plenty to eat. I will be moving into a smaller dwelling in the near future, but that will be the only change. My vehicle is paid for; I have no debt; I have more than a lot of people do today. I will continue to prep no matter what. Now that I am no longer working outside of my home I have found that I remain quite busy with my large garden, canning, quilting, needle work and sewing. I have more time to make most things from scrtach and in turn save more that way. I cannot imagine why anyone would choose not to be prepared.Thank you Mr. Stevens. I personally appreciate all of your efforts.Sandy F

  2. On November 11th, 2012 at 9:00 pm , Rodolfo Garza Jr said...

    I know a lot of people , well they say this is all nonsense , it will never happen. I believe it will happen, the writting is I the wall it’s just a matter of time. I don’t have the funds to make this happen right away but hope to get started in something to get ready. To many people wearing blinders im not one of them i see it coming. Thanks for the info.

  3. On December 21st, 2012 at 11:28 am , Survivor Mike said...

    This is a great resource and we’ve linked to it on our site.

    Love the site.

  4. On December 21st, 2012 at 8:06 pm , Todd - Prepper Website said...

    Thanks Mike!

    Peace,
    Todd

  5. On February 6th, 2013 at 10:45 am , Thomas said...

    Calling on all preppers. Please save a young family and pass this message on if it does not pertain to you!

    I am new to the preppers basic and advanced skills. I want to learn skills for my family before buying anything of significant value only to find out I wasted it later on. Minimalizing gear, time, skills, only down to the required ones would be my end-goal. So much as to not waste time.
    My name is Tom. I am young (26), and am healthy. I also do not smoke or drink. My hobbies and interests are already gardening, adventuring, hiking, camping, and survival! I need help. There are too many skills to list here, but I want to get started. Whatever your area of expertise is please let me know. I will settle for short brief sessions to an all-out, take me out into the deep dark wilderness in the night. For a month(s). Haha.. well, actually I would! I am not burdensome or stupid. I pick things up fast and can do much of any physical activity required. So I am helpful.

    I am calling on someone who has the time to show me the way unto thy skill. I have endurance and health on my side and have had a prior passion of survival before I realized I should be learning them much sooner. Again, I do not have many resources so I would rather focus on learning and helping someone.

    I would even do things as a challenge over the internet or phone if I could not meet and be with someone in person. I have lived outside in the woods for six months before. When winter came around I had to stop. And this is where I am. I found out, I have zero skills for cold weather! Help me someone! I will bless you in any way I could. I do not intend to be burdensome!

    -Tom
    From everywhere usa. Currently I live in Iowa State.
    tvzinecker@liberty.edu

  6. On February 18th, 2013 at 11:45 am , machele said...

    I have just recently realized that I need to start prepping. My question is I currently live in VA on 1/4 acre of land. While I am somewhat in the country my house is still easily accessible from just about anyone. Is there a better state to actually set up for mine and my husbands safety?

  7. On March 16th, 2013 at 4:35 am , GraywolfSurvival said...

    @Thomas: I live quite a ways away from Iowa but if you have specific questions, you can always email me at graywolfsurvival@gmail.com. I’m not an expert in everything by any stretch but I’m government trained and have lived in 4 combat zones and grew up in the back country – enough to know that I don’t know everything, but also enough that I’ve survived a few times I wouldn’t have otherwise. In most cases, a lot of money isn’t going to be your answer anyway so at least you see that already.

    @Machele: There is no perfect ground, especially for an unknown threat, but there are some basic concepts that you could pick up from some military sources. Some states may have some advantages over others but it would be much easier to either improve your current location or move somewhere that would cost less. I don’t really know your situation but you may want to consider banding with neighbors or those close by, and improving your communication ability instead of the cost of uprooting everything. Remember – each year, thousands of people move from the East Coast to the West to improve their lives, and each same year, thousands of people move from the West to the East. Work with what you have as you learn, and then change what you have as you learn what’s better.

  8. On March 23rd, 2013 at 10:32 pm , economic colapse said...

    I see it coming to problems are already coming up. My advice is start small but work your way up. Whatever you are prepping for keep an eye on what’s happening. And remember DON’T listen to people who call you crazy, stupid, or insane because when something does happen you’ll get the last laugh.

  9. On April 3rd, 2013 at 6:09 am , wolfpack said...

    The government has sixteen trillion dollars in debt and only about 10 trillion in their possession.Hmm,six trillion dollars under no problem there.

    P.s.please do not reply to me.

  10. On April 3rd, 2013 at 6:33 pm , Eric said...

    I have just realized I have been a prepper for over 30 years. When I found myself living in my car in the middle of winter freezing my butt off and starving. I had a lot of time to think about why I was in that position. I swore I would never be unprepared again. so I have always kept portable shelter and food at hand. In recent days I have realized that I need to increase my preps. your site is looking like a good source of info. Thanks

  11. On September 10th, 2013 at 6:15 am , duggy dugg said...

    hardening doors and windows is a must ..canned foods..solar panels…dehumidifier …ibc for water storage …so far i have the canned foods …prepping is a big deal in time and money

  12. On September 25th, 2013 at 1:59 pm , Survival Gear said...

    Interesting. I had no idea prepping was getting so big! My family and I have been ‘prepping’ since the early 80s. Now we have a solid fort, replenishable food&water systems, and everything you can imagine plus a lot of secret goodies…

  13. On January 5th, 2014 at 3:33 pm , Castrophia said...

    Hello, due to the state of the economy and other external stimuli I would like to start prepping for total social collapse that I estimate will occur fairly soon. My only trouble is I am 16 and when I broached this subject to my parents they neglected my concern saying that it is not eminent and my time would be better well spent managing school and a social life (I don’t really have any friends outside of school and even in school my friends and I often discuss situations like the one I believe is most probable.) I love my parents but I don’t think they take my concerns seriously and I want to make sure they are safe if this happens because in all probability I will be out of state. If possible I would appreciate it if anyone could give me advice on how to get my parents to view my concerns seriously so that I can make sure they are safe.

  14. On March 30th, 2014 at 6:02 pm , Dan said...

    Cool video and great page man. Looks like this has been up for a while, but for some reason, just now seeing. For as much crap as southern prepper1 gets, I feel like he’s a good dude that’s done a lot of good for our world. great to see these guys together.

    Thanks for posting Todd!

    Dan C.
    dan@thedailyprep.com
    http://TheDailyPrep.com

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