I know that many of you are upset, and even frightened, by the election of Donald Trump. There have even been a few news stories claiming that some progressives are looking to become preppers, to prepare for the coming "disaster of a Trump Presidency" that they fear. I don't really care why you are becoming preppers. I'm just glad that you are. I believe in self-reliance, and I belive that the more Americans who are self-reliant, the better off we all will be.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Tim Gamble, and I am one of Hillary Clinton's "deplorables." One of Obama's "bitter clingers." And I am a Trump voter (though he wasn't my choice in the primaries, as I voted for Ted Cruz). Don't worry. This invitation has nothing to do with politics. I just want to be honest and upfront woth you about who I am.
Here is the invitation: I want to invite you, as newbies to preparedness and survival, to read my website (www.TimGamble.com), and to follow me on Twitter and Facebook.
Why should you? I've been living the prepper/survivalist lifestyle for about 20 years now, and actively writing about it for at least 10 years. You will find lots of great information, advice, and tips regarding the self-reliant preparedness lifestyle on this website, and though my social media accounts. You probably won't like my politics, or even religion, but you can just ignore that stuff, and concentrate on the information you need.
Where to start? I suggest you read my Quick, no frills, down & dirty guide to preparing for the End. This article will give you the outline of what you need to do to prepare to survive any difficult times that may be ahead, regardless of the cause. You might also like my Ways To Get Ready For The Future, which I wrote in 2013 specifically for folks like yourself, rather than my more conservative audience. I think you'll actually like it.
Once you have an idea of what you need to be doing, you can then explore this site for lots of more detailed information. Let me point at a few of what I call my "Solutions" articles:
How to SUCCEED at Prepping
Prepping 101: Finances - Get Back to Basics
Survival 101: Stockpiling as a Preparedness Strategy
Prepper's Guide to Junk Silver
There are a lot of other useful articles, but start with those for now. And check back often, as I usually post at least one prepping related article each week, sometimes more.
Since you are a newbie, I would also suggest the following books:
What Could Possibly Go Wrong??? How To Go From Completely Clueless To Totally Prepared, by Survivor Jane. Written by a woman especially for women (and others) who are just starting to prepare, it avoids much of the technical jargon, acronyms, and doom & gloom often found in other survivalist books. Does a great job of explaining why folks should prepare, and how to get started.
Emergency Food Storage and Survival Handbook, by Peggy Layton. This book covers preparing for short-term
disasters, with detailed information and lists for everything from an
emergency car kit, to a 72-hour emergency kit (aka "bug out" kit), to
building stockpiles of food, water, medicine and other necessities.
Included in the book is a section on ideas for apartment dwellers and
others with little storage space.
How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times, by James Wesley Rawles. When you're ready to take the next step and get really serious about preparing for tough times, start with this book. It is a fairly comprehensive guide to preparing for political and/or economic collapse.
Best of luck,