Apr 19 2018

What Is Prepping | Why Do People Prep | Should I Be A Prepper

What Is Prepping?

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Preppers are Survivalists in a calm state of Emergency Preparedness

There is no such thing as your 'average' UK Prepper.

We come in many shapes and sizes, many different backgrounds and certainly cant be put into any social media group.

There is only one defining factor that unites us all - the simple fact that - Preppers are ready for emergencies that may occur due to no fault of their own. These emergencies can bring a very abrupt halt to the type of life and lifestyle as we know It. 

Don't be fooled by the over the top TV programs that are going around at the moment showing how you have to have a secret underground bunker, fortified and filled with every imaginable item to ward off herds of crazy people hell bent on doing you harm...!

That type of prepper is few and far between, most are just normal people going about their normal lives, whilst beavering away securing a future for themselves and their family.

Some People Are Preppers Without Even Knowing It

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Quite a lot of people 'stock up' with essential items and store them in there house just to make sure they have enough - it's the 'just in case' syndrome.

Everyone has insurance of some sort, from home and life insurance, to even having pet insurance.
We all have a spare wheel in the car, maybe a tool kit and first aid box, but why?
Well they are can be all seen as needed for the 'what ifs', just like prepping is.

But a prepper is just that bit more dedicated than just having your normal day to day insurance - including planning a strategy  to ensure they have an emergency supply of ALL essential items that will last for days, weeks, months or even years.

Along with stocking up with essentials they will plan for various survival situations and also have a full disaster plan for when SHTF.

Quite often this will include emergency equipment if they decide to leave their home - this is know as Bugging Out.

A prepper will always have a fully equipped bugout bag, with essential survival equipment should the worse happen, and you need to remove yourself from an unsafe situation.

To keep things fresh, most preppers know the importance of bugout training and practice, and regularly hone their skills.  

When a disaster strikes a prepper/survivalist will be in a state of emergency preparedness and be able to fend for themselves and for their family.
If you have began prepping, there are logical steps along the way which will help you become a real survivalist. Steps that include mastering survival and bushcraft skills, and learning ways to survive even without modern equipment.

In the survival world - knowledge is king, and by combining knowledge with good equipment you increase your survival chance greatly. Meaning that prepping and bushcraft skills go hand in hand, and are practised by all preppers.

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Having a plan and being ready to implement that plan is a major art of being a UK Prepper.

By browsing this website you have already started to find out more information,  help, tips and advice, as well as offering you a host of equipment to view and to purchase.
Hopefully you can see the benefit. - Start your Prepping now.

Prepping is not always about hording tons of supplies of food, in fact prepping is massive subject, encompassing all aspects of survival skills, that should be learned and practised before anything happens, and as well as that, it a very interesting and fulfilling hobby.

So whats your
level of preparedness?

Do you really have any idea whats going to happen when the SHTF?

Do you think you could survive a major disaster? Or should you be prepping for life?

Are there any risks involved? What are the prepper risks?

And finally, why do preppers prep? Should You Be Prepping For Doomsday?

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    • John on April 29, 2018 at 1:45 am
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    My thought has always been what if you are nowhere near your supplies when TSHTF?

      • Simon on May 5, 2018 at 8:51 am
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      Definitely thinking that some long life food items and a plan for water if the worst did happen isn’t a bad idea. Even if local communities started pulling together and growing food items it would be months before you could harvest any crops. Would be worth being able to fill that gap.

    • Capt W Hawkins on August 29, 2016 at 9:41 pm
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    So what’s the difference between a prepper with thousands of pounds worth of equipment and supplies and a prepper with 20 years of survival skill and zero supplies?

  1. Interesting take. I like the very practical perspective, and how you point out that some people are prepping while not even realizing it.

    It’s like, if you ask an “old timer” about prepping, they would be confused. However, if you asked them how they did things “back then,” you would find they were prepping.

    Good article. Keep it up 🙂

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