The Sunday SHTF Survival Weekly – Week 12

Aug 12, 2012 by

SHTF Sunday Summary

This week flew by for sure and it’s Sunday again.  Lots of great reads on prepping in this week’s Sunday SHTF Survival Summary.

Prepping

1. With the recent talk about drones and blimps being deployed over US cities, you are getting the impression that government is gearing up for some major civil unrest.  Mac at SHTFPlan.com adds to what Charlie at Wide Awake News covers so well.  They try to help us understand that the government is and has been preparing for a major collapse.  We should be as well.

2. Gaye at Backdoor Survival has always been one of my favorite writers on prepping.  She doesn’t disappoint with her excellent article on FEMA and the rumors surrounding their actions.  Gaye was actually able to interview a high ranking FEMA official and posts her findings for all to see.  It seemed like a simple interview but as Gaye highlights there was lots of legal red tape to fight through and eventually they got some answers.  Very interesting that they did not answer the “What are your top 5 worries for the US” question.  Especially since their missions statement includes “to protect against… and mitigate all hazards”.

3. We all think we know how to prep and classify ourselves as “preppers”.  However, Lisa at SurvivalMom challenges our definition of a “prepper” with her Top 5 Ways How Not to Be a Prepper.  My favorite is the how you should not model your prepping after the families showcased on Doomsday Preppers.  While you can pick up some nice tips, Lisa reminds us that their situation is unique given their situation and surroundings.  Prep for your situation.

Economy

4. I often struggle with how to convince my family to begin prepping seriously.  I don’t want to send them an Alex Jones video or some other over the top website.  Mike at the Economic Collapse Blog may have given me exactly what I was looking for.  In his 14 Questions People Ask About How To Prepare For The Collapse Of The Economy, he covers the basic questions we all (as preppers) asked ourselves along the way of our journey.  My favorite is #2 – What should I do with my money – hide it in multiple places.  One terrible hiding spot – the stock market.  ; )