Month 11 of 12 Months of <strong>Prepping</strong>

Month 11 of 12 Months of Prepping

Month 11 of 12 Months of Prepping

This is the tenth in a series. Read Month 1, Month 2, Month 3, Month 4, Month 5, Month 6, Month 7, Month 8, Month 9 and Month 10

As we enter Month 11, it might be easy to become complacent and decide to set aside this month’s preparedness tasks until some other, more convenient time. After all, if you are following along in accordance with the calendar year, there are family gatherings and holiday preps to attend to this month.

Please do not slough off and let that be a deterrent to the task at hand. Prepping is a lifestyle and a commitment to preparedness, courage, optimism and family values. Let us use this opportunity to continue our learning and to continue to pursue our quest to be ready for whatever disruptive event may cross our path.

Speaking of which, what is a “disruptive event?”

The dreaded ‘disruptive event’

Back in 2013, I started using this term to describe any event that could potentially transform our personal lives into one of chaos, distress, confusion or all of the above. Interestingly enough, today I could not find many references to this term using Google, so the how, where and why I started using it most likely has to do with my own thoughts on TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it).

TEOTWAWKI was a commonly used acronym in preparedness and survival circles until the end of 2012 when various predications of the end of times did not materialize. The term is still used today, in a much broader sense. At Backdoor Survival, for example, TEOTWAWKI refers to anything that disrupts our normal way of life. This could be something as devastating as an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) taking down the power grid, to a more mundane (but equally devastating) job loss or loss of a family member.

Disruptive events are common and that is why we prepare. In this series of articles, we are preparing for short-term disruptions of a few weeks. And in doing so, we are going to be better prepared than 95 percent of our friends and neighbors.


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