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How To Become A Doomsday Prepper

Updated on September 7, 2014

How To Become A Prepper

There are many reasons to become a prepper. Climate changes are evident, unemployment is high, The super volcanoe is more active than ever, and terrorist acts are more pronounced. With some planning on your part it will not be hard to be prepare on a level you are comfortable with.

Have A Bug Out Bag Ready

A bug out bag is a portable backpack or duffle bag that contains the items one would require to survive for seventy-two hours when evacuating from a disaster.

What should my bug out bag contain.

1. A water source:

  • Water purifier
  • Bottled water

2. Non perishable foods

  • Canned Foods
  • Dehydrated Foods
  • Freeze Dried Foods

3. First aid kit

  • Antibiotics (just in case)
  • Sam Splint
  • Wound-closure strips
  • Burn ointment
  • Triple-antibiotic ointment
  • OTC pain-killers
  • OTC anti-inflammatory meds
  • Suture kit
  • Adhesive bandages

4. clothing

Enough for three days.

5. Shelter

Have a tent, tarp,Fly that can be made into an emergency shelter.

6. Important Documents

ID's, birth certificates, phone numbers and addresses.

7. Battery operated flashlight

Don't be in the dark

8. Battery operated radio

Your radio may be your only way to stay connected with the rest of the world. Remember that cell phone services may be down.

9. Survival kit which includes

survival knife



waterproof matches or butane lighter

10. Cash

11. A survival multi-tool


Top Ten Threats To America


Solar Flare- A brief eruption of high energy radiation from the sun. This causes electromagnetic disturbances on the earth.


EMP- This stands for Electro Magnetic Pulse. EMP is a result of a nuclear bomb being detonated in the earths atmospere. A single EMP will virtually wipe out all electronics as we know them.


Asteroid Impact- This is exactly what it sounds like. An asteroids hits the earth and changes life as we know it.


Economic Collapse- A complete breakdown of our economy.


Yellowstone Supervolcano- Eruption of a super volcano will spread ash over the earth and end plant life.


New Madrid Earthquake- Intense earthquakes


Dirty Bombs-A dirty bomb is a bomb that combines radioactive material with conventional explosives.


Bioterrorism- is terrorism involving the intentional release of biological agents.


Civil War- War involving the United States government and civilians.


Nuclear War- A war with other countries where nuclear weapons are used.


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    • GFfriday profile image

      Robert W Shaw 4 years ago from Collegeville, Pennsylvania

      Great starting point for many!

      One can not be too prepared these days.

      There is also some supporting information available here.

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      William J. Prest 4 years ago from Vancouver, Canada

      Dirty bombs today contain depleted uranium (DU) and have been used in battle fields in the middle east since at least 1991. We are already being irradiated from Fukushima, but it is not the first time as all the atmospheric testing in the 1950s-early 60s until the test ban treaty injected huge amounts of radiological material into the atmosphere. Amyone born after 1945 which includes myself who grew up in the shadow of the 1952 Chalk River meltdown, have radiological isotopes in their bodies, mainly radioactive strontium, caesium and iodine.

      We should be prepared to adopt a nomadic lifestyle, because there is no rescue after 72 hours. The New Orleans encounter with Katrina and NY with Sandy are just two outstanding proofs. 72 hours is merely a start for what could become a lifetime change. Include in your list, survival skills such as hunting, fishing, gathering, shelter making on the go, outback first aid without modern medicine, etc. For some of this knowledge, getting to know a first nations elder might be a good thing before they all die off.

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      davidwhoward 4 years ago from Indiana

      Sweet! Good information here. In addition to my articles on hubpages, I also have a prepper blog I keep updated (somewhat) regularly. Check it out if you'd like: