Survivalist. Prepper. Homesteader. Paranoid. A little of column “A,” a little of column “B.” Uncle Sam now encourages people to have 72 – hour kits and emergency plans. What does all that mean to me?
With those words I started this blog in May of last year. I planned to write something once a week or so, and if I could reach 100 people, I'd have been pleased. That's about how it went until Jan. 1st. I've been making daily posts since then. Readership has skyrocketed. I've got 223 fans of Facebook. I've got some fantastic sponsors who believe enough in what I'm doing and the wonderful readers to put their money down on advertising. I'm supremely grateful for all of it. This is my 100th post, and I'm committed to bringing you daily quality posts for a long time to come. Thank you very much!
My Great-Grandfather Prepped
As we head into the future with If It Hits The Fan, I thought we'd take a look at the past. My Great-Grandfather died several years before I was born, but from what I've learned about him, he was an interesting man. He had two master's degrees, one from Davidson College in North Carolina, and one from Yale. My Grandmother was born in Texas in 1919 while my Great-Grandfather was a professor at Austin College. He brought the family back to Richmond and left academia to become an accountant. Fast forward to 1961. He was retired and concerned about the Red Menace. Like much of America at the time, he decided to build a fallout shelter for him, my Great-Grandmother, my Grandparents, my Mom (who was in college) and my Uncle (in high school).
I have a folder with his notes, some articles, and his inventory. Take a look at it and see what you think of his level of readiness. Compare the items on his list to yours. Don't compare the prices, it might make you cry.
Who knew that General Mills made survival food? I think I'll have to pass on the Multi-Purpose Food, though and stick to the THRIVE or Wise. How about those Vitamin C wafers? Anyone have anything like that in their preps? Do they still make those?
Do you have a personal radiation meter? Personally, I carry a Nuk Alert with me at all times. What about building your own out of common household items?