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Building the Prepper Pyramid, by J.S.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 0:10
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Are you prepared to survive if an economic crisis arises? What about a massive devastation of any political or social event or a natural disaster? If your answer is “maybe” or you aren’t sure, think over it again. If you get to know that within the next few years, energy crisis and shortages, economic crisis, worldwide famine, and financial conditions will come over to cause dangerous disasters in the world, you probably will start thinking over it now.

Since we have relatively a safe time right now, addressing knowledge on how to prepare during these times is of a greater concern. In spite of a lot of awareness that has spread through the Internet and other sources, there is still weakness in this movement, and still some knowledge about it should be addressed. If it is not acceptable to us that we still need to learn and have a space, we are already defeated even before starting to prepare.

Unlike the usual tips provided on how to prepare for survival or how to prepare a basic kit of essentials that you can find almost anywhere on the Internet, here is a general phenomenon to explain the hierarchy about how a prepper can build his pyramid in order to understand the priority and relevancy.

Everyone in the world would have different levels and priorities on how to prepare for different situations, but generally considered here is how the hierarchy of pyramid should go:


For some people, food and water would be the first priority, as no one can live without water for more than three days. But having no shelter at all and carrying your bug out bag along with yourself wouldn’t even be easy if you don’t have a shelter, be it a sleeping bag or a small tent. Of course, it is obvious that you do not get a permanent shelter during a situation where you can only look for your survival, but something is better than nothing. A shelter can keep you protected from rain, sun, wind, snow, and insects. Exposure to cold, for instance, for a longer period of time can increase the risk of getting sick and weakening the immune system, and at such times shelter would be the first priority for survivalists.

Food and Water

Moving up the pyramid are the items of life that you need for your survival support. Of course, at hard times like natural disasters or economic crisis where you have to run for your life or simply stay in a confined place for long, storage of food and water is necessary. If news arrives where you have to instantly prepare for emergency survival, you’ll need to run to get the food items, as there might be a shortage within the next few hours and then in the next two or three days, you never know if the wholesalers go out of stock as well. Therefore, it is recommended to store food and water according to the number of people you are with.


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