I'm going to take this first blog just to introduce myself. We'll get into the prepping business soon!
First, if you met me on the street, you would not assume I'm a prepper. I think many people have a preconceived notion of what a prepper is- pretty grizzly, maybe flannel-wearing or long prairie dress wearing, log-cabin dweller, and probably strictly religious in some way. Well, I would not fit any of those stereotypes. I'm a petite female, I wear $20 mascara and get my hair colored every six weeks. I'm married with two kids and you would think my kids don't have a care in the world. They go to really good public schools, have a wide variety of friends, and are constantly caught up in the latest video games and gadgets and the sport of the season. My husband and I like a good movie and dinner. I love to cook, love to read (warning: you may get some future Twilight references! Consider yourself warned! giggle giggle), can sew a seam and a button, can cook better than Emeril, buy mostly designer jeans because i've learned that they fit better and last longer.
Still, I have secret plans and secret stashes. My kids carry emergency kits in their backpacks and have a plan if we are seperated. My husband and I always have a Plan B. I feel like being prepared in case of an emergency was simply a matter of taking responsibility to plan for our family. I feel like being prepared mid-to-long-term was not a matter of the Second Coming or End of Days, but knowing that there are some very real, very frightening scenarios that could come to fruition and I would not want to be wandering around waiting for FEMA!!
I'm not originally from North Dakota, and therefore had to learn the hard way that there are some things that you have to be prepared for in this unique environment. I think the fact that I have to think of these things-- whereas for locals, it's just second nature-- gives me a unique perspective, and the ability to tell you what you need to know if you're new here, find yourself here at an inopportune time, or even if you are from here but have not started preparing yet.
Preparing for what? Who knows.
Anyway, follow me along as I hope to help others in or around this area! Make it a great day!