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Level 4: Advanced Preparedness

By | 2016-10-29T21:33:41+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Gear, Levels, News, Prepping|

In our prior posts on different levels of prepping, (Level 1 - Everyday Preparedness, Level 2 - Scenario Preparedness, and Level 3 - Journeyman Prepper)  we talked about the two most common ways people approach their own preparedness and then looked at their growth into becoming a Journeyman Prepper.  While many millions of people fall into the first two, and even into Level 3, you might expect that far fewer people would be considered the Advanced Level of preparedness.  Considering there is an estimated 3.5-4million people in the US as of Jan 2016 calling themselves "prepper" or "survivalist" even a modest subset of that group is a significant number of people heavily and actively learning, stocking, practicing, honing,

Overview: Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Off Grid Power System with Solar

By | 2016-10-29T21:33:41+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Gear, Prepping, Reviews|

There's a lot of interest in the prepper community about the Goal Zero Yeti Off Grid Power System.  We're big fans of solar solutions of many types, but we also know there are applications for standard generators as well.  Given the interest in this product we thought we'd pop this in the Journey Blog for you. Here's the video overview from the guys at GizmoChat.  Enjoy!

Level 3: The Journeyman Prepper

By | 2016-10-29T21:33:41+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Gear, Levels, News, Prepping|

In our prior posts on different levels of prepping, (Level 1 - Everyday Preparedness, and Level 2 - Scenario Preparedness) we talked about the two most common ways people approach their own preparedness and subsequently how that most often leads them to look at other areas in their life they want to shore up to be ready for anything.   In the post we talk about the most common outcome of the journey and that's (not surprisingly) what we call The Journeyman Prepper.  We like to think of this as a sensible, mature, approach to preparedness, sustainable living, self-sufficiency, and the level we hope everyone attains in their life.   What you see happening at this level is

Level 2: Preparing for Specific Scenarios

By | 2016-10-29T21:33:41+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Gear, News, Prepping|

In our post on the beginning level or prepping:  Level 1: Everyday Preparedness we talked about the most common entry point most people start when they're just beginning to adopt a more prepared philosophy about life.  However, Scenario Prepping is also an extremely common starting point as well.  In this case a person wants to know that if one (or more) specific scenarios were to happen, they would want safeguards in place to help them navigate through it.  Often these scenarios are regional such as earthquakes in the western part of the USA,  hurricanes along the Gulf Coast, or blizzard conditions in mountains or northern climates.  They may also be related to the after affects that

Level 1: Everyday Preparedness

By | 2016-10-29T21:33:41+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Gear, News, Prepping|

We know that being prepared (or prepping) doesn't just come natural to many people.  It starts out as an idea, then you look into and get overwhelmed, and it sort of fades.  However, once you've planted that seed it keeps coming back around in your mind- "I really should do something about being ready for __________" or "Oh man, we dodged that scenario again, but we're gonna run out of chances.".    So we suggest that it's best not to eat the ham in bites instead of the whole.  The way we like to think about it is in levels.  We believe you can start your prepping journey at the first level and then work you way over time