Return of the Prepper
As I mentioned yesterday, one of my resolutions for the year is to get back to the ways of the Prepper.
Before I came to Steem, prepping was very much my thing with a good dash of homesteading thrown on top.
I’m not a Doomsday Prepper guns and camo type. I’m more Good Life wind and two veg.
My prepping journey began in the 70s with John Seymour’s ‘The Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency’ and trips to the Centre for Alternative Technology.
My early adult life took various twists and turns until, at the symbolic age of 40, we moved to our homestead in the hills. 17 acres and a lake on a Welsh mountainside.
The dream finally came true. I was where I wanted to be.
Alas life/work/business got in the way a little, and not all the grand plans fell in to place. But the self-sufficient, or perhaps better termed self-reliant, life has always remained firmly in our sights.
Now 20 years on, with the world getting hotter both politically and climatically, it seems an appropriate point to take stock and refocus our efforts.
We will be consolidating what we have already started, and we will be starting what we haven’t.
Food production will be ramping up, water provision will be expanded, energy generation will be initiated.
We will be starting in the middle and working out.
It does feel a little selfish to be focusing on the us, but I hope we can expand out from here.
Making more connections locally, producing surplus food to give to those in need, sharing resources and skills with others around with a similar mindset.
A big part of prepping is community. That is very much part of the plan.
We are not lapsed preppers by any means, but the last couple of year I have rather taken my eye off the ball at times.
But this year I am feeling rejuvenated and eager to get back on it.
Stay tuned for what comes next…
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