What Will You Find Here
I’m Becca, founder of The Well Prepared Mama. If you’ve ever felt as though you may not be as prepared as you’d like to be, then you’ve come to the right place. Here at The Well Prepared Mama, I try my very best to help my readers get on track and stay on track with being more prepared to handle emergencies, both on a small and large scale. Whether you are interested in food storage, meal plans, natural remedies or more in depth emergency preparedness planning, you can expect that you can find that all here. And I try my best to help you do all of this in a self-sufficient manner. Getting prepared is no easy task and can sometimes feel overwhelming. I’m here to help ease a little of your anxiety and help you along the way.
What Does It Mean To Be A Prepper?
Whenever I hear the word “prepper”, I have images in my head of gas masks and underground bunkers, and although that is in part true, it is not the entire picture. Many families today are concerned with life’s every day emergencies, natural disasters, terror attacks and financial crises. It is not unusual to find families who have their pantries, freezers and storage closets stocked with food, water and supplies. The key is to learn how to do that on a self-sufficient level so later you can sustain yourself and your family long-term.
What Does Self-Sufficiency Have to Do With It?
It is also not unusual to find families who are trying to live a more simple lifestyle and that plays a part in being prepared or being a prepper as well. In fact, many families I have met that would be considered “preppers” are just every day people who rely more on themselves than on the government. They live a very self-sufficient lifestyle and prepare for whatever life has to throw at them. When we consider all the reasons we should be preparing, depending on the Government now or grocery stores and manufacturers now isn’t really the logical step to be taking. What good is it to have a pantry full of size #10 cans if one day those cans are going to run out? Is it not better to learn how to grow and preserve your own food so later you are able to sustain your family and yourself?
Why Did My Family Start Prepping?
I was pretty much born into a prepared family. My father was and still is an avid hunter and outdoorsman. My mother, was always adamant about being prepared for whatever was thrown our way. We always had water, food and medical supplies, and there was always survival gear around due to my father being the outdoorsman that he was.
As I got older, I kinda went my own way and did things the way I felt they should have been done. I surely didn’t stock up as much as my parents had and my family didn’t enjoy the outdoors or a self-sufficient lifestyle until about 10 years ago. It wasn’t until after my mother’s death that I realized how important of a skill it was to learn how to grow and preserve my own food, keep enough water around for emergencies, enough medical supplies just in case and to be sure my husband and I were able to protect our children. It’s been a long journey and it surely isn’t over yet, but it is one that I am glad I am on.
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Just Want To Say Thank you!
Thank you for dropping in, I really mean that. It doesn’t matter to me where you are in your preparedness and self-sufficient journey, you are here and that means a lot to me. Our online community wouldn’t be what it is today without all of you. If it wasn’t for everyone sharing with me their tips, suggestions, trials and tribulations, this community wouldn’t be as amazing as it is. You all have made it what it is and I truly want to thank you for that. I appreciate all your comments, emails and shares, you all are what makes The Well Prepared Mama awesome!
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Here are some articles to get you started!
- 5 Preparedness Skills Every Woman Should Know
- 52 Survival Skills Your Kids Should Be Learning
- 77 Prepper Dollar Store Finds For A Buck
- Off-Grid Essentials For Your Kitchen