SparkPeople Prepping and Survival Skills Team Messageboard This is for anyone who wants to be prepared in case of emergencies, whether it be a power outage for a few days or something more serious. Also survival skills. SparkPeople Prepping and Survival Skills Team Messageboard New Team Leader Good Morning. Prepping and Survival Skills was the team I was hoping for. However I found it be forgotten by most. Never been a Team Leader but thought, why not. <BR> <BR> My name is Pat, from NC, 50+ and need to lose about 70 lbs. Health is now in danger. Things must change. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone will become active again with this Teams. And if I am not doing something right, send me an email and tell it like it is. <BR> <BR> Yall have a BLESS DAY <em>334</em> <em>25... Thu, 18 Feb 2016 09:49:49 EST Too quiet Sorry this doesn't seem to be a popular team. Wish it was. Bye for now. Sun, 2 Nov 2014 13:12:52 EST What are you doing to prepare - August 2014? I really love prepping pages and would really like to see this one active. The only way to do that is to start conversations! <BR> So what are you doing today throughout all of the whole month that is preparation for whatever it is you are preparing for? Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:27:32 EST Hello all! Hello all, I'm new to the team. I am battling auto-immune and food allergy issues making losing weight difficult - not impossible, just difficult to find that perfect combo. Anyway, I'm in the 170's and would like to make it into the 120's. For the first time though, hubby is joining me in this health journey. We are juicing, making smoothies, and back to eating salads before our evening meal. Now when we go anywhere hubby is asking me if certain things are fattening and stuff which is cute :... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:43:08 EST Things to save for emergencies, A through Z... Ax Sun, 29 Dec 2013 11:35:03 EST Howdy from NE TX Hello everyone, we are in NE TX, and have been homesteading for over 12 years now. We have chickens, ducks, goats, and two kids still at home whom we homeschool. We are trying to live simple, and teach our kids to do the same, just living a practical, prepared for the just in case, praying for the best life, while living life to the fullest. Wed, 4 Dec 2013 18:47:44 EST Wild Edibles/ oraging, Herbs, etc. uhh that should say Foraging. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Here are a few web sites I've used. When I'm trying something I didn't know was edible before, I check at least a couple of sites on it to make sure and look at different photos. <BR> <em>126</em> <em>376</em> <em>137</em> <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> Wild Edibles <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> <... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 22:16:59 EST Food Storage and Preservation A good way to prepare for emergencies is to store food in a long-term way. I started storing dry foods with oxygen absorbers. Many foods can last up to 20-25 years when you store them in air tight containers with the oxygen absorbers. I use mylar bags and then put the bags in large plastic tubs, which would keep critters out. Mylar bags can be sealed with a hot iron. Very simple and fast. Many people like to use buckets and then seal them. <BR> <BR> I did a blog post on that if you want ... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:41:09 EST "under new management" ;) Hi everyone. <em>213</em> <BR> Our team leaders are MIA so SmallerMelorie and I, CillaLilly, decided to become co-leaders. I'd like to integrate more survival skills into it too so will work on some topics soon, so it's "under construction" too. ha ha :) Please feel free to make suggestions and start topics on different subjects if you would like. Maybe we can spread the word a little and get our little team to grow some more. <BR> <em>378</em> <BR> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:23:07 EST General Chat So where is everyone from (state), if you don't mind me asking? I'm from Upper Michigan, west of Sault Ste. Marie. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:02:05 EST hello from Michigan! Hello from the UP (upper peninsula) of Michigan. Yep, it's cold up here. lol Mon, 12 Nov 2012 17:51:08 EST Hello preppers! My name is Heather and I'm happy to have found this group! Perhaps we each have some ideas the other hasn't thought of? Always excited to get new ideas and fresh perpectives! Sun, 22 Jul 2012 11:56:08 EST Where did I put that... One of the things that people will often forget when they are prepping is gathering together all of their important information so that it is ready to evacuate with them if they needed to. <BR> Somethings you might want to gather together include: <BR> <BR> Birth Certificate <BR> CCW License or Gun Permits <BR> Change of Name <BR> Court Orders <BR> Drivers License <BR> Medicare / Medicaid Cards <BR> Military ID Could be highly usefull in an evacuation situation <BR> Passport Every Person... Thu, 14 Jun 2012 12:18:16 EST Water Do you know how much water your family needs for an emergency storage? <BR> It is recommended that each member of your family have 1 gallon of water per person / per day. <BR> So for a 72 hour kit it is recommended that you have 3 gallons (or 24 of the 16 oz water bottles) of water per person. <BR> <BR> Do you know how much water is recommended for a longer term storage? <BR> 2 weeks of water is recommended for a longer term storage, again 1 gallon per person / per day, with a water filter... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:42:10 EST B.O.B., G.O.O.D., and 72 hour kits So what is in yours? <BR> Do you rotate your food in your bag? <BR> Do you have something unique that other (like me) people might not have thought of? <BR> Do you have bags for your kids? <BR> Is it light enough for you to actually carry? or have you gotten a bag that rolls? Mon, 11 Jun 2012 21:08:15 EST Natural Disasters So I am curious the kinds of Natural Disasters this team is preparing for (I know there are other types of disasters but for this topic I'd like to focus on Natural Disasters) <BR> <BR> I used to live in CA and there I was actually more worried about flooding and fires. (I didn't live near enough to a fault to worry about an earthquake). <BR> Now I live in KY and I am worrying more about blizzards, tornado's, fires, and roads flooding (my home isn't in a flood area though) <BR> <BR> What ar... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 11:22:43 EST Hello Preppers Hello, <BR> I'm Kelly. I have grown up on prepping and love it! <BR> Well a little about me then, I have lot's of interests and hobbies including music and genealogy, I am a divorced mother of 2 daughters, and I am currently starting over as far as my preps are concerned. I am hoping that the four of us will be able to talk about the unique aspects of long term food storage and the implications it will have on our health. And what physical activities you find most important when considering... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 11:15:23 EST Hi Im Ali Hi my name is Ali, I guess I can be called a prepper, my hubby and I have always wanted to be prepared for the worse, we are just taking it more seriously now that we have kids. Nice to find the group :) Sun, 3 Jun 2012 00:17:20 EST Hi.. I'm Mona Not sure if I'd really classify myself as a 'prepper' but I have always wanted to be like a Boy Scout (and ready for almost anything). <BR> <BR> I grew up in S FL so my family was always prepared for Hurricane Season (extra water, burners for the camp stove, easily stored and prepared foods, etc). <BR> <BR> Then I married another Army Brat who is helping me take things a few steps further (we live in earthquake country). We currently have enough food/water/suupplies to take care of ourse... Sun, 13 May 2012 10:58:56 EST So what exactly is a prepper? Like I said, you do not have to be Chicken Little to be a prepper but you do have to prepare yourself and your family to survive any incident. A prepper is one who is prepared to not just survive an incident - be it natural or man made or even government created - but to live as close to normal afterwards. I encourage everyone to share suggestions and techniques here in a non judgemental manner. Thank you and again - welcome! Wed, 9 May 2012 10:33:09 EST