HOW TO START PREPPING- PART 1

For many of us out there we have to be able to judge our current situation and what you can put forward into your new “hobby” I call it my hobby because I have so few and it allows me to redistribute some income into my new found fun. For me it was 2011, I just came back into town the night before from Canada and our Honeymoon. So hours later we just crossed the border back into the US. The news was on all day from the events and I needed to get gas immediately. I knew at that moment that I was not prepared. As life goes on, and a week or two go forward we get settled back into our daily rituals and we forget. That’s what I did. I forgot and continued forward. Hurrican IKE came through the US and the winds drilled Ohio. This was 11 years later and we were without power for 12 days. We still made it through but again I quit.

How many more global incidents will happen and you still will not begin. Well not today, today is Prepping 101 well kind of.

To Start Visit and Bookmark this Site: SURVIVAL TOP 50 – A great resource that I still have saved to my desktop. Its crucial to spend some down time reviewing and taking notes from various websites. Downtime is at work (lol) while you are in the bathroom pooping. haha

OK- Next is to start figuring out your budget $$$ – Now we have all seen the “preppers episode where these folks spend every last dollar on prepping food and items. I would not suggest this. The GOAL, is to set aside some funds weekly, bi weekly or monthly for your hobby and your survival.

So we set some money aside but what do we do? How should we prepare? This part is the most important step. Find your “WHY” – Why are you going to spend your time and effort. You must find your WHY because when things get rough and hard your WHY will keep you going through the dark days. Your WHY is also the reason as to WHY you are preparing.

First and foremost you need to get your hygiene items in order:

Shampoo
Soap
Toothpaste
Comb/Brush
Clippers
Floss
Razors
Vitamins
Fish Antibiotics – In a grid down situation a healthy supply of these could save a life. Also get the Survival Medicine Handbook to know how to use them.
Hand Sanitizer – Also good for lighting fires
Sunscreen
Chap-stick
Feminine Products
Alcohol and Hydrogen Peroxide
Calamine Lotion – Benadryl
Children’s Fever Reducer
Neosporin or Fish Antibiotics
Plenty of bandages
Latex or Nitrile Gloves (these are cheap so buy two boxes)
Face-masks (regular and N95)

These are just a few and very easy on the budget. Start compiling these items monthly. I start by compiling my 5 Gal Bucket and if you need to visit that with the list CLICK HERE.

This is a quick video and a list to get your bucket together. This is step one.

Along the way, I will tell you what I started building up and why I slowly started to back track. In the early days prepping under a budget I bought a 5 or 10 lb package of rice, Beans and Franks by the can, and Roman Noodles. As I built this up, I found that if all life was cut out the Rice and Roman Noodles would take a lot of water to cook. So you need to plan for that.

In this Part 1, I want you to get the wheels spinning. Get your extra Hygiene and basic foods. Prepare an area of your house to store this inventory.

NOTE: As soon as you bring any items in the house document the expiration dates per items. This is great and at first I did not inventory my items. I had an AHA MOMENT when I figured if I did this for my job- Would my Job ask for an Inventory Sheet with Items and Expiration Date? Yes they would so why wouldn’t I!

This is just to get you started and the wheels spinning. Don’t wait for another tragedy. START NOW.

Email me with questions, leave comments and share.

Thanks,

Cardinal Prepper

 

 

D.I.Y 5 Gallon Emergency Kit

Building your own 5 gallon Emergency Kit is very simple and exciting to do. So much I began building mine and a couple of family members.

As I begin this fun task, I felt the need to gather even more water just because. With everything going on in the world its crucial to help our family and friends out because they don’t think like we do. FEMA and DHS ask and encourage us to have at least 10 days worth of supplies in case of emergency. “I Know, I Know” what you may be thinking. I’m not a prepper and those folks on TV are nuts. Listen- If you have a fire alarm, an escape plan in the event of a fire in the house and a meet up spot if the family is separated then YOU ARE A PREPPER!

With Harvey and Irma most recently it has shown that we can never be too prepared. With that being said we all agree that this bucket can save your life. The bucket is not ideal for carrying around while you bug out on foot. But this is also a good size to throw in any size vehicle just to have, in case your stranded on the side of the highway because you ran out of gas while attempting to leave the path of a Hurricane.

YOUR DIY 5 GALLON BUCKET

HYGIENE:

-bar of soap 2.25 oz, Kleenex Pocket Pack 10 issues, dental floss, baby shampoo, hand lotion, sunscreen, toothpaste, toothbrushes 6 pack, feminine hygiene pads, comb, toilet paper 1 roll, wash cloth.

LIGHT AND WARMTH:

-glow stick 12 hrs (5), flashlight and carry case, liquid candle (1oz), matchbooks (3 pks, 20 matches ea), mylar blanket 84 x 52 (2) hand warmers 2 pairs, 1st Aid Kits.

USEFUL STUFF:

-AM/FM Radio, Whistle, Laynard, Sewing Kit, Extra safety pins, blank notebook, 2 pencils, batteries 4 AA for radio, and flashlight batteries, zip ties, John Wayne Can opener, Trash bags, N95 mask (6), duct tape, Tarp 6 x 8, Paracord 550 16 100ft. Safetly googles, leather gloves.

 

14 Days Left- Spread this Message

Its time to wake up and get people to Vote. Stand up for our Lady Liberty, Stand up for our Nation. This is not a time to take a knee!

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Preparing for a Nuclear Emergency

County Prepares for Nuclear Emergency

The week-long Perry Nuclear Power Plant Evaluated Exercise, which is overseen by FEMA, centered on a ‘mock event.’

The effort was not in response to a leak or terrorist attack, but a “mock” nuclear emergency mandated bi-yearly by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said Mike Fitchet, Ashtabula County EMA director.

The week-long Perry Nuclear Power Plant Evaluated Exercise, which is overseen by FEMA, centered on a “mock event” occurring at the plant, 10 Center Road, Perry, less than 10 miles from the Ashtabula County border. County officials coordinated their response from the bowels of the Ashtabula County Courthouse, where the Ashtabula County Emergency Management Agency is housed.

Fitchet said the exercise includes four steps ranging from “an unusual event” through a “general emergency.”

“The worst case scenario would be a general emergency,” he said

I encourage you to do further research on these three sites. The first two are and has been uninhabitable and Fukushima was most recent and more intel will come.

Chernobyl occurred in 1986, Three Mile Island in 1979

The bumper cars were scheduled to be turned on May 1, 1986, for the Soviet May Day celebrations in Pirpyat, Ukaraine. That was, however, about a week after the Chernobyl disaster and desertion of the community.
The bumper cars were scheduled to be turned on May 1, 1986, for the Soviet May Day celebrations in Pirpyat, Ukaraine. That was, however, about a week after the Chernobyl disaster and desertion of the community.

Still uninhabitable

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“Since there is currently nowhere to take the waste, it has be indefinitely entombed on the island in the middle of the Susquehanna River and he’s not hopeful it will be removed this century.”

We are talking about decades of Nuclear waste and nothing really done since. So what do you do?

There are two types of Nuclear fallout in the first stages: Nuclear Radiation and second there is Residual Nuclear Radiation

If you get hit by Nuclear Radiation in the beginning chances are your dead! No sugar coating here. The second is from fallout and can happen from weapon debris, fission products, and, in the case of a ground burst, irradiated soil.  This can on set radiation poison for the next months to come. When we dropped the bomb on Japan they were airbust and cancer occurred much later.

A ground burst will produce much more fallout than an air burst.  In a nuclear war, most countries would use airbursts; they create damage over a larger area, but minimize radioactive fallout. The enemies attempts would to be cause the most damage in the long run not the initial.

When a blast happens and you are near as a prepper its game time try not to be like the sheeple and stare at the blast. It can cause blindness. I know its hard not to look ans stare in awe even in today’s world maybe a quick snap chat before we loose service. Don’t begin to bug out or hunker down.  When this happens if you stare or you are drawn in more light energy is received on the retina than can be tolerated and you can be permanently damaged or loose vision for around an hour.

Same thing can cause thermal burns if you don’t duck and cover. The absorbed thermal radiation raises the temperature of the surface and results in scorching, charring, and burning of wood, paper, fabrics, etc.  If the material is a poor thermal conductor, the heat is confined to the surface of the material.  Depending on your distance from the blast it is possible that the flash can ignite fires and poof you go up in flames.

Chances are if this is coming down the pipeline you won’t have enough time but enough to duck and cover, check the wind as to which way it is blowing and get ready to go in the opposite direction. Wind can carry fallout for miles. Be aware of your weather patterns and directions as simple as North, South, East and West can save your life.

This is when you need to know and prepare if you are going in the BlackoutBunker or you are bugging out. After an attack or accident it is crucial for you to know how long it may be before you try to take a deep breath of air. It could be up to 3 weeks that you cannot step outside so again its crucial for you to know the difference.

I am not the expert, I am prepping for all things related to a collapse, if a county is trying to run “Mock” evacuations then maybe its time for you to do the same. As we have seen FEMA and our government has dropped the ball on many disasters lately. So don’t put all your eggs in them just helping you when things go bad, who knows maybe a nuclear plant could have a meltdown near you.

Prepper Jae.