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I thought it would be fun to run down the list of things, from the top of my head, we do that might out us as preppers. Whether we know we’re a prepper or not.
In a recently recorded video, I just did with a couple of prepping buddies, we considered the idea of Homestead-Esque things we could do as preppers without attempting the 100% self-reliant, off-grid living on a hundred-acre type situation. That got my creative side going.
I wanted to jump into the New Year, 2023, with a lighthearted article. No, I didn’t stay up late last night partying. I stayed up late writing another article, “Ten Steps To Preparedness For Non-Preppers,” which stands at 3,250 words long, as of now. I wanted a little more fun for New Year’s Day. 😉 I’ll publish the big educational article in a day or two. In the meantime,
Fifty Signs You Might Be A Prepper…
You Might Be A Prepper…
- if you have water stored in bottles, pails, or drums – you might be a prepper.
- if you consider home canning a common sense necessity – you might be a prepper.
- If you can handle most home fixes yourself.
- not only do you not worry about a power outage, but you also look forward to checking your generator setup – you might be a prepper.
- when you have a gun for every season and count your rounds by the thousand – you might be a prepper.
- your medical preps are so extensive the local clinic keeps you in mind when their supplies are low.
- when you run low on something important, you always buy at least one extra because you know the value of having extra – you might be a prepper.
- when you spend more time preserving the food from your garden than growing it.
- when you realize you have enough spare parts for your home, cars, and equipment, that finding a way to store it all becomes the biggest challenge.
- when you realize your backups have backups.
- if you get suspicious whenever someone asks you anything as simple as, “Where do you live?”
- when family or friends often ask, “Why do you need so much (fill in the blank)?”
- when you have specific items, you carry on your person every day and you’re pretty sure others don’t.
- if you have gear that you still need to learn how to use.
- when you can cook from scratch far better than anything you can buy at the store.
- when you have alternative cooking methods, just in case the power goes out.
- if you keep a spare, jumper cables, and other emergency gear in your car, just in case.
- when you have a box, bag, or pack of stuff you think you might need if you have to leave your home in a hurry.
- If you step outside into your backyard almost every day during the summer to check on something, pick something, or feed and water it.
- when your backups begin to earn a place of their own in your home.
- if you have so much stuff, you start thinking about how to hide it from others.
- if you’ve ever been sitting there watching TV and picturing where you could place the solar walkway lamps inside your living room when the lights go out.
- if you start planning next year’s garden before you’ve harvested what you’ve already grown.
- if you have a workable AM/FM radio for emergencies.
- if you’ve ever looked into replacing the grass in your lawn with something edible.
- if there’s a pail or basket within reach of your back door.
- if you can raddle off ten things that you can use a mason jar for right off the top of your head.
- if there’s something pickling, dehydrating, or fermenting in your home on any given day.
- if your compost goes into your bin, not the city’s truck.
- if you make your own apple cider vinegar and use it religiously.
- if you can’t throw away a piece of wood, rope, fence, or large container.
- if you’d rather learn to make your own cheese or how to forage than spend the evening at the movies and dining out.
- when every social media app shows you a bunch of food preservation and dog videos because that’s all you watch.
- when you’ve spent more time thinking about how to dispose of human waste than what would be considered normal, should the sewage go out.
- if your first thoughts upon entering a strange room are where are the exits and where’s my best shooting position – you might be a prepper.
- when you have eighteen different pairs of glasses and always carry a spare, – you might be a prepper.
- when you start looking for a gas station once your tank gets close to the half-full mark.
- when you never leave the house without an emergency method of wiping your butt, – you might be a prepper.
- if you give survival gear out as gifts, – you might be a prepper.
- if your idea of a good night out involves a tent or hammock.
- if you can catch a fish without a pole.
- if you have three ways to start a fire in your pocket right now, – you might be a prepper.
- if you think of emergencies as degrees of SHTF, – you might be a prepper.
- if you have the material to sew up a shirt, canvas tent, or a slice in your arm, – you might be a prepper.
- if you know a dozen different ways to preserve a tomato, – you might be a prepper.
- if you have a flashlight and a headlamp in every pack and vehicle, you are a prepper.
- when you know crayons and Doritos are better as candles than their intended uses.
- when your kids have known how to build Dakota Fire since they were eight years old.
- your dress pants are khaki tactical, you might be a prepper.
- when every shirt and jacket you own are sized specifically to hide your concealed carry, well, you just might be a prepper.
I hope you’re enjoying this special lifestyle as much as I am. Happy New Year, Brian