Take Your Prepping Efforts to the Next Level

Let’s be honest.

A lot of preppers lose steam building their supply because it takes such a long time and so much money.  You shop the sales, you buy in bulk, you continuously do inventory, and discover that you still don’t have the supply you’d hoped for.

Do you want to know the secret to getting prepped and doing it fast?

It’s having a plan and support.

There is so much information out there that sifting through it all to find the things that will work for you could be a full-time job. What’s more, a lot of it is contradictory. And, you know, if you had $10,000 sitting there to spend on preps, it sure would be a lot easier.

There is help available, though.

Lisa Bedford, The Survival Mom, and Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper, created a course called The Prepping Intensive. It is an 8-week course that takes all the guess work out of getting prepped, and best of all, they help you to create a plan that will work for YOUR family, not some idealized website family.  They won’t suggest that you move out to the boondocks, either, because they know that many of us are tied to urban locations for a variety of reasons.

Don’t have a lot of money to get prepped with? Don’t worry! Many of the steps on the to-do lists are cheap or even free.

You’ll get this training and information from:

  • Downloadable guides
  • Printables
  • 24 live webinars
  • Live interviews with the experts, with plenty of time for Q&A
  • Weekly check-ins for accountability
  • A like-minded community of people on the same path as you

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This could be the most important class you ever take and it’s one I personally recommend.

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The Buddy Burner


Making a Traditional BuddyBurner

If you grew up in Girl Scouts, the chances are good that you made a Situpon or a BuddyBurner.  The BuddyBurner is a fun and useful project to create with the kiddos. Not only does it make use of common items that would normally be tossed into the trash, it becomes a useful item for preparedness.

You will need:

  • An empty tuna can (save the lid if possible)
  • Corrugated cardboard cut into 1-inch wide strips across the corrugated grain
  • Broken crayons, wax remnants from used candles, or paraffin wax

Open the tuna can with a safety opener that leaves no sharp edges. Regular can openers can leave sharp edges that you must be doubly careful of. No matter the method be careful of sharp edges.

Coil up the 1″ corrugated strips tightly. Continue adding strips until you have enough to tightly fill the tuna can. If you have extra space cut a few small strips and slide them in spaces until the can is completely filled with the coil.

Melt the wax or crayons and pour into the can. Allow the wax to fill the spaces in the corrugated cardboard. The cardboard becomes a wick and the wax become the fuel.

The saved lid can be used as a quick way to extinguish the flame and preserve unused fuel.

To use, place the burner on a fireproof surface, where it may remain when it becomes hot. This is an activity best done outdoors. Simply light the cardboard wick. The burner will become very hot.

A larger can with holes punched in it for airflow may be placed above it to heat water or food.

For a bit of a walk down memory lane, go to http://www.girlscoutsla.org/documents/6_Griddle_Skillet_Buddy_Burner_Recipes.pdf and enjoy some Girl Scout fun. Don’t forget to support your local Troop with a donation of money or purchase of cookies!