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Preppermann on Twitter!

Posted: November 1, 2015 in Uncategorized

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It’s official!  Preppermann is now on Twitter!  This is great platform to keep you up to date on all things prepping.  As I scour the interweb I can send you all kinds of useful links to tips, gear reviews, articles, and other useful sites.

You can hit me up with questions, comments, tips and links of your own.  There is a very robust prepper and survivalist community on Twitter already, so jump in!  There will usually be a couple tweets a day so if I don’t post enough new blog posts for your liking (as many of you so often remind me!) This is the answer!  Blog posts take hours to write and sometimes I get a little busy with my medical practice and family… Luckily, it only takes me a few minutes to get some useful tweets out there.  Make sure to check out the people who I follow on Twitter as they are great resources.  You’ll be amazed how much you learn.

Best of luck out there, keep it preppy! Preppy Story

Preppermann

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Getting Started

Posted: November 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

People often ask “How do I get started?”  This is a great question.  Preparedness is a huge task.  Let’s look at it from the angle of what is going to kill you the fastest.

1. Oxygen

2. Temperature (thermoregulation)

3. Water

4. Food

Oxygen – you will die in minutes without oxygen.  I can’t really help you prepare for this.  If the oxygen is all of the sudden gone we are all screwed, no need to prepare for this!  (See, one thing off your list already!)

Temperature – most people think that lack of water kills you first.  Wrong!  You can die in minutes from environmental exposure either hot or cold.  Maintaining regular body temperature (98.6 degrees F) is called thermoregulation.  Clothing and shelter are your most immediate concerns in any survival situation.  Luckily most of us already have shelter and clothes.

Water – you will die from lack of water in a matter of days depending on the situation.  Dehydration is a major factor in any surival or emergency situation.  You must have access to clean water.  I can’t over emphasize this enough.  Rule of thumb – 1 gallon of water per person per day.  (Water for drinking, washing, brushing teeth, etc)  This goes up quickly if it is hot and or you are working hard and sweating.

Food – you can go weeks to months without food.  It takes quite a long time to starve to death.  The last 2-3 weeks will be very miserable.  Most of us could go quite a long time with all the extra fat we have stored.

More posts to follow on each of these things!

In the interest of getting started I would recommend getting one of the two fiction books in the book section.  One Second After or 299 Days.  Both are fantastic reads and you will learn something.  They are very entertaining stories of things that could happen.  (Currently One Second After is only $2.99 on kindle – awesome deal!)  They will scare you a little bit and this, for the most part, is a good thing.  Nothing like a healthy fear to spark that prepper fire in your soul!

Genesis

Posted: November 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Well this is the Genesis of my blog.  I have had multiple people request that I put down some of my thoughts and ideas about all things preparedness.  I started typing out word docs and emails with notes, tips, and gear recommendations.  I figured I might was well store this all in a central location for anybody interested.

The central theme of the blog will be around emergency preparedness or being a “prepper.”  I believe in the Boy Scout Motto which is “Be prepared!”.  There is no better time than now to get our homes and lives in order.  Bob Dylan’s words have never been more appropriate, “The times they are a-Changin.”

Whether you are preparing for a disaster, economic collapse, zombie apocalypse, or second coming there is a lot of information out there.  I won’t pretend that most of this is new or original in any way.  Most, if not all of my information comes from people much smarter than me.  I have spent a lot of time reading, watching videos and trying different things.  A lot of what I will share is simply things that I found useful.  I will often try and distill it down to the essentials.  I will usually supply a link to the original source and I would encourage you to investigate further.

Lastly, feel free to add your own insight and experience.  This is a community endeavor.

Welcome!

Preppermann