Most of the actual Physical Prepping advice is on the GroomDayPreppers Pinterest Page. Pinterest is full of Preppers, so just do a search for more very good pages full of advice.
By far the most important item you need is a High Quality Emergency Water Filter. I find it funny how on Doomsday Preppers almost everyone
makes the mistake of stockpiling bottled water. It takes up way too much space, way to heavy, and you will get plastic leaching into your drinking water. With a good Emergency Water Filter you can filter rain water, lake & river water, pond water, snow, and almost any kind of water that may appear otherwise undrinkable. It would be a good idea to know where your resource of water is going to be, or to have a rainwater collection system, but to try to store vast amounts of drinkable water is not advisable.
Many survival sites out there recommend the Big Berkey. That is an OK system. But Professor James McCanney recommends the Doulton System. You can read about it’s history here. It dates all the way back to the early 1800’s, and if it’s good enough for Royalty, it’s good enough for me.
Prof McCanney sells his very own line of Doulton water filters and he has some unique systems that you will find no where else. His site is a little hard to navigate, but just keep scrolling down until you find them.
He sells exclusively this stack able bucket system and the Chemical Radiological Pre-Filter System. This would be for highly polluted water which you would want to send through the Pre-Filter first before the ceramic filter.
You can also make your own Pre-Filter out of a bucket with holes punched in bottom filled with sand and layers of charcoal and other filtering materials. Or even just a plastic bottle. This site recommends Peat Moss. You can make your own Charcoal, or you can stock high quality Activated Charcoal, which has many other uses too.
Layers of Filtration In nature, water is pulled by gravity through multiple layers of soil, sand, rock and gravel. Each layer removes different pollutants and provides its own energetic enhancement of the water. The R-Garden percolation encourages natural spiraling of the water, which adds oxygen Pure Water System uses 4 stages of filtration to remove sediment, chlorine, rust, bacteria, heavy metals, detergents, organic chemicals and other pollutants by allowing water to flow through multiple filtration layers. Gravity, rather than pressure, maximizes filtration time and allows water to migrate naturally. Slow, gravity-controlled water and energy as contaminants are removed. The R-Garden Pure Water System is beautifully designed to accent the natural elements of water purification found in Nature. See-through materials allow everyone to experience the process – almost like having a waterfall in your own home.
Another terrific Water Filter is the Kangen Water System which produces highly alkaline, clustered water. I’m a distributor if you’re interested. This system however would not make a very good Emergency Filter since you need Electricity and it hooks to your tap, and you may not have running tap water. There are ways you can get pretty darn close to Kangen Water with the much cheaper R-Garden above. If you simply drop a bag of Prill Beads into the bottom of the filter, you can create alkaline, clustered water. It won’t be as high a quality as Kangen Water, but close enough.
What are Prill Beads? Lasting many years, these small beads create water that is wonderfully moisturizing, and is absorbed immediately so that every cell (be it human, animal or plant) is properly hydrated. This is the key to natural healing, and the maintenance of health.
Precious Prill Water is super-hydrating, and is a far superior moisturizer to common water. It will enhance your nutrient absorption & toxin elimination, and this will improve your health. It has increased oxidation reduction potential to help reduce the damage from free radicals in your body, and lower surface tension. Prill Water has alkalizing potential to raise your body’s pH. These are another must have item. They are cheap enough and last a long time.
And then you can make your water even more alkaline by adding Alkaline Drops from Alkazone. This is a blend of minerals that will help turn any beverage more alkaline. You can add them to coffee, tea, cocoa, juice, even alcohol. Many of these beverages are acidic, so carrying these drops around with you should become a habit. They are tasteless, and again, cheap enough .
So there you have it. An R-Garden or Doulton, a bag of Prill Beads, and some Alkaline Drops and you will be drinking some of the best possible water anywhere. Even if it came from a pond. Another option of course is finding your closest natural Spring Water, which you can do using their database of Springs all across the Nation. This would actually be the best water you could find because it was filtered by nature, but it may not always be feasible to do so in a Chaotic World.
After water, the next item is obviously long term storable food. You will find tons of different companies on various survival sites. Here are some that I would recommend that have very good prices: Best Prices Storable Food, Pleasant Hill Grain.
By far one of the best and cheapest items to store are Flax Seeds.They will last forever and can be eaten multiple ways (sprinkle on oatmeal & soups, smoothies, ect). You could survive on Flax Seeds alone if you had to. Flax Seeds will be a great Barter Item. Make sure you buy them in their Whole Seed form, and then grind them as you need them. Buy in Bulk and save money. Got Flax website
You may want to learn how to make your own Ezekial Bread. It is truly a biblical survival item. Ezekial was facing the very same situation we are, the Fall of JerUSAlem: Ezekial 4:9 “Take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and spelt; put them in a storage jar and use them to make bread for yourself.” You can find Ezekial Bread mix at The Power Hour, along with many other items. Sprouting in general is very important to learn. There are lots of other seeds you can stockpile for the purpose of sprouting. And learn about cultured foods.
Another good thing to stock is Super Silver, natures anti-biotic. You do not want to use anti-biotics because they destroy the Probiotics in your gut, which are very important. Glenn Parnham is the Silver Expert, his site is full of very good health tips and videos. Why do you think many of the vessels in the Temple were silver? Why did people used to have actual SilverWare? Because of it’s germ killing properties.
Super Silver Solution is a NEW technically advanced form of a product that has been sold worldwide for decades called colloidal silver. Super Silver’s manufacturing process is so unique that it was granted the only patent ever issued for the method of construction of a silver based product. Super Silver consists of tiny (about 10 nanometers long) particles of pure elemental silver suspended in pure water.
You may also want to get a Silver Generator so you can make your own. I would recommend getting one from Independent Living. We will most likely be facing Biological Warfare, Man-made pandemics, and Terrorist Bio Attacks in the near future. Super Silver will be your #1 defense. You can get inhalers and spray bottles for decontamination on Glenn Parnhams site.
Another thing you will want to stockpile is Living Bentonite Clay. Remember what the Lord formed us from? Doesn’t it make sense that the substance we are made from can help heal us? Here is one book:
Natural Healing from the Earth By Ran Knishinsky
This is the definitive book on clay consumption. This book contains complete information on this natural and gentle dietary supplement that is effective in treating a wide range of illnesses. Not all clays are alike — not all Bentonite Clay is alike – – – and this book teaches you the qualities of distinction.
Naturally absorbent and extremely gentle on the system, clay can treat ailments affecting digestion, circulation, menstruation, and the liver, skin, and prostate. Clay also remedies symptoms of arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, gum diseases, and migraines. The Clay Cure contains complete and up-to-date information on choosing the appropriate type and form of clay, how and when to take it for your specific complaint, the science and history of ingesting clay, and the value of minerals contained in the many varieties of clay.The Clay Cure discusses the science and rich history of clay ingestion and its nutritional value. Clay has a fascinating history, as well as many uses in modern societies of today.An exceptional source of minerals, clay has been ingested as a nutritional supplement and detoxifier throughout the world for thousands of years.
Closely related to Bentonite Clay is Dietomaceous Earth. It has many, many uses in addition to Detox. Great for Pest Control for you Survival Garden.
You are made of clay and you are also the ‘Salt of the Earth’. So how about stockpiling some Himalayan Salt – the purest salt on earth? Here is an excellent article from Dr Mercola:
Salt is essential for life — you cannot live without it. However, most people simply don’t realize that there are enormous differences between the standard, refined table and cooking salt most of you are accustomed to using and natural health-promoting salt.These differences can have a major impact on your staying healthy.If you want your body to function properly, you need holistic salt complete with all-natural elements. Today’s common table salt has nothing in common with natural salt.
Your table salt is actually 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% chemicals such as moisture absorbents, and iodine. Dried at over 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, the excessive heat alters the natural chemical structure of the salt.
This Salt Is Over 250 Million Years Old
This is by far the purest salt available on earth and is absolutely uncontaminated with any toxins or pollutants.
This salt from the Himalayas is known as “white gold.” Together with pure spring water, Himalayan Crystal Salt offers all the natural elements exactly identical to the elements in your body — the very same elements originally found existing in the “primal sea.”
- Regulating the water content throughout your body.
- Promoting a healthy pH balance in your cells, particularly your brain cells.
- Promoting blood sugar health and helping to reduce the signs of aging.
- Assisting in the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in your body.
- Absorption of food particles through your intestinal tract.
- Supporting respiratory health.
- Promoting sinus health.
- Prevention of muscle cramps.
- Promoting bone strength.
- Regulating your sleep — it naturally promotes sleep.
- Supporting your libido.
- Promoting vascular health.
- In conjunction with water it is actually essential for the regulation of your blood pressure.
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