I bet you didn’t know I could write! Ha haa haaa. Seriously though, there are times for video and then there are times for the written word. I hope you find something here that is useful…….or at least entertaining!
When SHTF happens, there will be a need for disposing of your waste products. I came up with a simple solution. I went to Wal Mart and bought a bunch of 50 cent toilet paper and crammed it into a 5 gallon bucket and mashed it down until it all fit. I also have a plastic insert that I cut from the bottom of another 5 gallon bucket that’s slightly smaller than the original bucket, then cut an appropriate sized hold in the original one. My idea is to dig a nice deep hole, do my business and clean the bucket, then fill the hole and let nature do the rest. When finished, drop your insert back into the bucket and cram it full again if you’re going to relocate. All thoughts appreciated.
Oh, and I used a swimming pool noodle to fashion a seat on top of the bucket for comfort.
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Hey John, Thank you for giving us a “safe space” .. LOL. I’ve been watching the videos and gives me allot to consider. I appreciate the group input, especially since we are all here to be informed and not talked down to. Thanks again!
Hi Crawford, I hope you’ve checked out the Forum. There are multiple “conversations” that you may find interesting and would your contributions would be welcome! Come join us and if you have a hot button topic, be it question or information, chime in!
Greetings fellow Preppers! If you are new to the club or if EMP information is of interest, here is a link you may find valuable. The data is supplied by My Patriot Supply but if you put aside the sales stuff, has good information…particularly if you are new to the subject. https://www.mypatriotsupply.com/Articles.asp?ID=640&utm_source=10%2F28%2F17+Scout+-+Latest+EMP+News&utm_campaign=10.28.17+Scout+-+EMP+News+Update&utm_medium=email
Cut and paste the URL onto your browser if does not show up a link. Admin, first time doing this so hope does not violate TOS.
Thanks for the site. utube has been censoring anyone that does not conform to their thinking. I am a lone prepper and wish that I could meet other people in my area, but all I talk to about look at me as if I have grown a third eye. They just won’t see that this country is in dire straits.
Welcome, Paul! Thanks for coming to The Club. Did you check out the “Prepper Connect” map??
Whereas your area? Mine is in Western Texas .
Thanks for getting all this set up! I would love to meet up with others like minded people, but really don’t feel right about adding my name to the “prepper connect”. Makes me uneasy thinking an unwanted person or group might try to use the list for a reason none of us want. I guess i’m getting more paranoid with all the research that is so easy to do nowadays, just so much back door deals and the general seedy nature of everything government. I still might add my name to the prepper connect with general info. Thanks again John in the west for all this info. Stay frosty, John in the east
We’re working on a forum ?
Geetings ADMIN (The Prepared Mother) Thanks for launching the Forum!
Hello TN Homesteader! The forum is up but still pretty empty! Hopefully we can start filling it up ?
Just watched one of your videos on the intersection of prepping and MGTOW. I’m a (real) woman married to a man who *thinks* he’s anti-feminist (having been raised by a strident feminist himself), yet can’t seem to see how much of the feminist worldview he ingested and exhibits. And so this anti-feminism/feminism comes out in weird ways, like being afraid to attempt “manly” (yet simple) tasks like fixing a leaky faucet but not wanting to be outdone by letting a woman do it. [Not a huge deal, I know; I’ve lived with that damn faucet for a couple of years now and the house hasn’t caved in.]
And, overall, my husband’s a good man, just has some blind spots. In his case, feminism broke him. And simple anti-feminism couldn’t fix what feminism broke.
But now I’m trying to prep for my family, because I see the handwriting on the wall. And he says that he sees it, too, and tells me to go ahead. But then he thwarts my efforts.
I recognize my family’s vulnerability, and my own vulnerability, when SHTF. But – having organized by life around *being* a real woman in the face of everything (and having raised a ‘special needs’ child who’s now 17 and has overcome his difficulties to the point of being rather kick-ass himself) – I now don’t have enough of my own resources to do much of what needs to be done.
I *don’t* want to go my way – to be WGTOW ? – yet I’m feeling the urgency that my DH, apparently, is not. So my son and I are basically on our own in this.
And – while I have skills and knowledge, and am in the process of acquiring more – I wouldn’t feel right saddling some prepper group with a family of three, when one of the them has already shown himself to be more of a can’t-do person.
Is there any way, do you think, to be a married lone-prepper and still survive – and, hopefully, be an asset to others – when SHTF?
if nothing else do a few cans of food extra each week . seeds to grow a garden . save jars and lids whenever you can . learn to can , smoke and preserve meat , do a small vegetable garden in your back yard to get a feel for what you need to do when shtf. mind set and knowledge are important.
Hello Shi, I’m sorry you find yourself in the described situation. Per your description, seems like a passive-aggressive approach from your husband. If you are able to do your own thing, pursue. If he is thwarting your efforts, then seems similar to a “bad apple” in your prepping group. That, requires you to determine your actions. Any input from somebody else, no matter how well intended, would be somebody else’s perspective and it must be yours and only yours. Now, as you state having skills and continue to gain them, you should not be a burden. However, your husband would not be well received if he is a “no can do” or does not bring skill/asset to group. Focus on yourself and your son with skills and other value adds you can bring to a group, food, medicine, defense, etc. The skills is a great focus area that would not require monetary investment should that be an issue. If your husband continues to be the “couch potato”, then he will find out soon enough but you will again be put into position of “what are you going to do?” To your bottom line question, yes, I think you can be a lone prepper but depending on your locale, you may be better served by looking to availability of group thus the assets and value add.
Greetings and Salutations fellow members of The Prepared Mind Club!!!
Hello! Welcome to “The Club” ?
I live in central Virginia and looking for other peepers and like minded people.
Hi Caveman, welcome! We have a new feature, Prepper Connect. It’s an interactive map. http://thepreparedmind.club/connecting-with-other-preppers/
Is there a forum or specific place to post general questions? I have a question to pose to the community and I’d like to get feedback. I’d like to see how others advise (for or against) a financial decision I am thinking about pursuing.
Hi Ruprepd. We currently don’t have a forum here on The Club. You can probably get some lively feedback on the Facebook Page, @thepreparedmind
ok great i will try that. thanks! if you’d like some help setting up a forum i’d be happy to help.
Are you a WP developer?
Rodricusperry@gmil.com / im a Preppers i want to contact
Hi Rodricus. Thank you for your message. We have a page, Prepper Connect, where you can enter your location so that other preppers in your area can connect with you. Here is the URL. http://thepreparedmind.club/connecting-with-other-preppers/
Can you please create a way to post a list of “prepper” or post-apocalyptic movies? Like The Road, which we all who have watched it know it will give you nightmares, but then you will watch it again because there’s likely something you missed…..but also movies like After Armageddon, Dragon Day, etc. Might be helpful. Thanks for all that you do John!!
thanks for your time
Thanks for setting up this blog John. I hope this takes off like your channel and we get some great minds on here. Right now I’m looking for a good group to join here in the Denver, CO. area. I have been prepping for over 2yrs and my family and I are pretty well set for 6mo of SHTF and working on my 1yr plan. However, I’m still in need for a B.O. retreat, I just don’t have the funds to set up my own off-grid location. Anyway, I’m looking forward to interacting and getting new ideas from the members of The Prepared Mind.
Keep your eyes & ears open and stay alert! DRJAAM.
Try contacting Dan Mize, YT , Motel 6 guy … in that area. He would have the best handle on finding you a group, or vetting you into his group. YT Dan’s Urban Survival and Prepping. His email is on the site.
We are working on setting up an interactive map, Prepper Connect. Hopefully this will get filled with Preppers that are looking to connect with other preppers!
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