TEOTWAWKI is an acronym for ‘The end of the world as we know it,” however; it does not mean it is the end of the world. It is a slang term used by Preppers or those who prepare for emergencies in advance.
You might be a prepper if you…
- grow a garden for storing up foods.
- dehydrate or can foods in Mason jars for long term storage.
- know how to make a fire with anything other than a match or lighter.
- have a 72 hour survival backpack filled with items needed for food, shelter and protection for 3 days in case of an emergency or disaster.
- have a secret location with food, water and shelter in case of an emergency or disaster.
Are you a sensible prepper?
There are so many reasons to be a prepper and they are too numerous to cover in one article. This Sensible Prepper video on YouTube.com will help you understand and plan ahead for emergency situations. Talk is cheap if you don’t follow up with actions, know that you’ll still need to prepare. Here are the top things that will make you better prepared than 90% of the population.
This video covers many topics you’ll need to know as a prepper. Everything from having a minimum of 1 gallon of water a day per person but 2 gallons per person is better to help with personal hygiene. The Sensible Prepper gives examples of what to do and why to do it such as filling a 5 gallon bucket with tap water or using water from the water heater when no other water is available and knowing you can use toilet tank water as well.
A Family That’s Prepared For Anything
Jeff Probst talks with the Southwick family (from “Doomsday Preppers”) about the extraordinary lengths they’ll go to so they’re prepared for any kind of disaster. Jeffprobst.com
“It’s better to be prepared and something not happen then not be prepared and something happen…” Braxton Jr.
The Sensible Prepper list his top ten items for survival.
Flashlight w/ Extra Batteries
Security (Firearm w/ 100rds of ammo and/or other defensive tools)
Fire Starter Kit
A Growing Number of Americans Prepping for the End of the World
Sky’s Dominic Waghorn has been given access to a former nuclear missile facility that has now been turned into a high-tech refuge for a growing number of people in the U.S. who are preparing for the end of the world. At 3 million dollar only the rich can afford these underground condos, farms, saunas and swimming pools.
Top 10 events people chose as there TEOTWAWKI – things that change life in an instant
The American Prepper Network has listed the top ten things that can upset your life as you know it. This is called TEOTWAWKI. The end of the world as we know it.
- Economic Collapse
- Natural Disaster
- Cyber Attack
- Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP)
- Coronal Mass Ejection (Solar Flares)
- Near Earth Objects (NEO)
- Nuclear War
- Zombie Apocalypse
$15 a week on food storage
Here is a simple plant that will let you easily increase your food storage drastically without a huge investment. By simply buying 10lb of rice, 4-8lb of beans, and utilizing the last of your money to buy items like sugar, flour, canned goods, etc you can easily build a one year food supply in about 6 months with that simple $15 investment. Any serious prepper can afford $15 a week especially when it comes to being self reliant and building long term food storage for any disaster situation.
Random Questions and Answers for Preppers:
How long will food last and will it taste the same?
Answer: It depends on the acidity of the food. High acid foods like oranges and pineapple have a short shelf life (not much longer than the Best By date on the can); the acid in the foods will break down the nutritional value of the food. Low acid foods like meat and beans will last decades. Yes foods will slowly lose flavor over the years.
When it comes to canned goods buy anything that has low acidity. High acid items like oranges, tomatoes and pineapple lose nutritional value quickly. The acid in these foods will literally digest the nutrition. Yet low acidic foods such as meat and beans have a long shelf life that can span over decades.
Typically 5 years beyond expiration is acceptable if the can is not damaged or rusted on the outside. Smell and taste test first. If it smells and tastes good, then eat it. if it smells pungent or sour or rotten, stay away from it.
What is the cheapest and best way to store water?
Answer: Plastic soda or milk containers can be used for water storage. Clean them out, then put 0.5 tsp bleach per liter capacity in your container. Fill with water, make sure to get it on the outside of the threads. Screw on the cap and let it sit for 5 minutes to sanitize it. Rinse it out and refill, then write the date on the outside and store it, preferably somewhere with a stable temperature and out of direct sunlight. Under a bed or in a basement are good options. It’ll last a year like this, so cycle it out.
What is the best way to get vitamins needed during a crisis?
Fruit loses vitamins when heat processed so canning fruit is fruitless when it comes to nutritional value. Vitamins are not found in the body naturally, all are supplemented via nutrition or the things we eat. And when prepping, the best supplements are liquid since with a starch heavy preppers diet won’t allow pills to breakdown and vitamins will simply pass through. If having quality supplements is important to you, then you must prep with quality liquid vitamins. Stock up on liquid vitamins instead of pills.
How can I control my blood pressure if medicine is not available?
Answer: If you run out of medicine or are pregnant with high blood pressure you can stock up on garlic pills and take one a day. Another option is to place peeled garlic in water, and store in the fridge or cooler and drink the garlic water daily for high blood pressure or cut garlic bulb in 4 pieces, like pills, and take with water.
*This is shared advice always find a reliable educational resource to verify these answers.