What is The Prepper Guide?
The tag line for the site pretty much sums up the reason this site exists, "Guiding You To Preparedness Using
our five Core Priciples, Right, Wisdom, Self-Reliance, Frith and Troth." This site is NOT just about survival,
because that is just one phase of a t-plus event.
Details on my personal philosophy: The Doctrine
The site is new, but I intend to cover a variety of topics related to:
- Skills -- Hunting/Fishing, Orienteering, Construction, Food Prep, etc.
- Disaster Preparedness (natural and man-made "TEOTWAWKI")
- Preparedness Logistics -- the movement and storage of preparedness materials)
- Alternative/Off-Grid Power and Fuels
- Privacy & Encryption
- Networking with Like-minded People
- Retreat Security
- Wilderness Survival
- Rural Relocation and Self Employment
- Constitutional Education
- Emerging Threats
I'm a huge fan of being prepared for situations and events. I'm not a gun nut, survivalist freak or any other
demeaning term a limited mind can generate. I believe in preparedness, which means that if "something"
happens, I'll have a greater chance of making it through it with my family. What ever the "something" is, I want to
at least have a minimum amount of preparation at hand.
The big question everyone asks is: What the heck is "preparedness"? Preparation for events, situations and
scenarios. Yeah, it's vague because if it was specific, you'd miss more stuff and be less prepared and that's
counter to the purpose.
If you came to this site with your mind filled with words like 'gun nut, conspiracy theory, survivalist wacko,
bark eater' or came looking or instructions how to build atomic bombs, explosives or any other such stuff, just go
ahead and close your browser window now and do the rest of us a huge favor. You might also want to relocate and
change your name because searching for those kinds of terms on the internet really do get logged and flagged.
While I'm sure I'll comment on political and real world events, conspiracy theories and actualities as well as
over-the-top survivalist stuff, I'll most like leave that in the essays. For this site, I'm interested in not only
jotting down what I've learned and discovered, but I also want to compile some of the more valuable information
that is available so that I don't have to go running around all over the place.
Having said that there are probably some things I won't write about much on this site. You probably will not
come across to which information about creating concrete barricades against invading tanks or the army of
small nations or even this nation.
I believe in a more practical approach to the information being provided here. By that I don't mean that
information such as property defense is unimportant in case of a very serious event, but I think it's much smarter
to prioritize preparations from the most likely advance to the most unlikely events. Even with political upheaval
or drastic polarization, such as what we are witnessing nowadays, the likelihood of the US Army or Sheriff's office
invading our property is a much less likely occurrence then a tornado or ice storm. Therefore it makes much more
sense to prepare for those things first.
I prepare so I thrive, not just survive.
Engaging My Audience
I'm happy to receive "Letters to the Editor" emails regarding anything posted on the site. I don't guarantee
that I'll post them, and I won't post identifying information , just your initials and location unless you tell me
otherwise. No such information is sold or given to anyone for any reason, period.
I'm also interested in having guest authors and posts so if you're interested in participating, please do
so. All submited articles must be original work and the copyright will become property of The Prepper Guide unless
we make prior arrangements. (email me)
I use Disqus (pronounced Discuss) for the commenting system on this site. All comments are
moderated; perhaps, in the future, trusted commentors will be whitelisted. I try not to censor the
comments because I believe in having as much free speech as possible, but I reserve the right to revise, redact or
remove any comments which I deem unproductive to the conversation at hand (flame wars, hate speech, etc.) My site,
my rules, if you can't live with that, don't use the site, that's your right. See The
Doctrine for more info on my personal views on free speech.