Looking for prepper news & how to live off the grid? All about doomsday prepping & the latest survival gear right here. ✓ Click & explore today!American prepper refers to people who prepare themselves for any natural disaster or economic collapse using individual measures and survival gear: through the storage of food supplies, the erection of protective structures or protective devices on existing buildings, the provision of protective clothing, tools, weapons, and other survival kits. Today, you can find many survival blogs, prepping 101 guides, prepper journals, survival sites, prepper websites, and the American Prepper Network on the Internet covering how to be self-reliance and to survive the apocalypse. Also, many prepper shops selling survival kits, preppers gear, ready nutrition, and survival guides explaining how to create your emergency management, SHTF plan or how to live off the grid.
The rise of the preppers were initially persons who prepared for crisis during the US civil wars in the 19th century. Farmers and the inhabitants had to build up reserves that went beyond the usual supplies due to a lack of reliable food supplies. Thus, liters of kerosene, many candles, etc. were often stocked.
Then came the big stock market crash on October 24, 1929, also known as the "Black Thursday." The stock market collapsed, and many companies and banks went bankrupt. Millions of unemployed people worldwide frightened the whole world. A crisis nobody had expected. Currencies fell; inflation rose to infinity; many goods were no longer affordable or even available because the manufacturing companies went bankrupt.
This was the time when humanity as a whole had experienced a crisis that affected the whole world and had no direct image of an enemy. Many citizens, especially in the USA, have started a prepper network and build up stocks and tried to make themselves crisis-proof. Many did not want to let this powerlessness and loss take away their standard of living. Not only food was stored, but also fuels, lamps, candles, water, blankets, clothes, shoes, etc.
The doomsday prepper acquires survival skills over time, taking precautions and dealing with a wide variety of possible dangerous situations and natural disasters such as hurricanes, power outages, floods, earthquakes, economic collapse, wars, etc., as well as the circumstances in his close environment and nature.
Most knowledge and experience are in the following prepping areas:
Food procurement with awareness to shelf life, recycling, and preparation; Packing the right survival gear into a bug out bag; How to build a ham radio; Water treatment and water transport (outdoor water filters, etc.); Rural survival, tactical planning and action (e.g. escape routes and self-defense); Craftsmanship, as in wood and metal construction; the construction of survival shelters, nuclear war fallout shelters, underground bunkers; first aid up to professional medical care in hospital and in the field; Hunting and fishing skills; Store food water in a prepper stockpile and bugout bags; Off the grid living without any need for external power or water.
Self-defense also plays a vital role in disaster preparedness and getting ready for urban survival. Many doomsday preppers have attended self-defense courses such as Karate or Krav Maga. Various self-defense systems are also used, such as alarm systems, animal traps for hunting, shots fired, whistles, and lights. Firearms play a significant role for most preppers, especially in the USA. The US gun laws allow the possession of one or more weapons according to the 2nd Additional Article of the Constitution.
In today's globalized world, with a rapidly growing population and more and more conflicts, more and more people are prepping for natural disasters, doomsday, industrial disasters, wars, and possible economic collapses.
A few years ago the phenomenon of self-reliance was unknown and dismissed by most as a spinning mill due to fear or incomprehension. But in recent years, and not least due to the economic crisis in Europe, the topic of prepping has increasingly come into the public eye. More and more people from all social classes are concerned with the question or questions of whether one is protected and how one can protect oneself and one's family from disasters and conflicts? The American prepper is a caring and far-sighted person who cares about the safety of his family.
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