What is a Prepper?

A prepper is a person who believes a catastrophic disaster or emergency is likely to occur in the future and makes active preparations for it, typically by stockpiling food, ammunition, and other supplies. The term prepper is often used as a synonym for survivalist, but some preppers may have different motivations or goals than survivalists. Preppers may prepare for various scenarios, such as natural disasters, economic collapse, war, pandemic, civil unrest, or nuclear attack.

Some of the common activities that preppers do are:

Learning skills such as first aid, gardening, hunting, fishing, cooking, and self-defense.
Building shelters such as bunkers, cabins, or underground facilities. Acquiring tools and weapons such as knives, axes, guns, bows, and crossbows. Storing food and water such as canned goods, freeze-dried meals, bottled water, and water filters. Creating emergency kits and bug-out bags that contain essential items for survival in case of evacuation. Forming networks and communities with other like-minded preppers for mutual support and protection.

Preppers may have different levels of preparedness depending on their budget, resources, location, and personal preferences. Some preppers may only have a few days’ worth of supplies, while others may have years’ worth of food and equipment. Some preppers may live in urban areas and rely on stealth and mobility, while others may live in rural areas and rely on isolation and fortification.

Prepping is not a hobby for many preppers; it is a way of life. Preppers believe that being prepared is better than being sorry. They also believe that prepping can give them peace of mind and a sense of control over their future.

If you are interested in becoming a prepper or learning more about prepping, there are many websites, books, podcasts, videos, and courses that can help you get started. You can also join online forums and groups where you can interact with other preppers and share tips and advice.

Remember: prepping is not about fear; it is about readiness. Prepping is not about paranoia; it is about prudence. Prepping is not about hoarding; it is about helping yourself and others.

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Simple Pump



We are your simple pump dealer! Are you looking for a hand pump that will lift water out of a drilled well? Simple Pump may be a good option for you. We also install the old-fashioned pumps with a cylinder down below. They may require more maintenance depending on usage. You may have to pull them out of the well every year in order to redo the leather. The simple pump has a stainless steel cylinder and uses neoprene. We haven't rebuilt any Simple Pumps due to their durability. Deep wells can have additional spring assist so that even a child can pump it easily. We also offer a optional DC motor with the pump jack that attaches to the simple pump. They can be installed right beside your pump allowing use in any condition. The Simple Pump and cylinder are both made with stainless steel for long-lasting durability. 

Water Storage

One important component of the off-grid water system is storage. Whether you are collecting rainwater, pumping water from a well or obtaining water from a river or Creek. Storage is important component to think about if it's for human consumption. When considering a water storage tank you need to calculate how much water for your needs. Retired people are fairly conservative with their water usage so a 5000 gallon tank will last an elderly couple about a year. Another factor is the pumping mechanism, having work done on anything mechanical can be time consuming. You need to have enough water to last you while you're getting repairs completed. If you're depending solely on your rainwater system. You need to account for dry seasons and go even larger on container volume. 

Here's some questions you need to ask yourself. Are you concerned about freezing? Are you concerned about a bullet hole draining the tank? Are you going to use gravity to feed water into your house? Are you going to bury the tank? Finding out whether you're going to put it in a building and insulate it or are you going to have a water tower. If burying the tank using a pump is something to consider. Some customers buildings were quite a bit higher than their house. We were able to install bullet resistant walls around the tank and gravity feed to their house. We've had situations where we put the tank next to the house or in the basement and used a hand pump to bring water up to the sink. Tanks in a small building can use a booster pump so you could have pressurized water. Power or hand pump but no power for both systems being able to work at the same time. There's many different options for your homestead. Contact us today and speak with a specialist about your needs.  Electric systems, water systems, hand-powered systems, irrigation for your garden or livestock.