Few people realize that you can actually make money as a prepper. They think prepping is just a way to prepare for potential disasters (or merely a hobby for the super-paranoid).
Well, it is, but at the same time, you can earn a decent amount of money as a prepper. In fact, there are multiple ways to make money as a prepper, to the point that it’s not unrealistic to make a few hundred extra dollars a month…if not a few thousand, depending on your circumstances.
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Here are the top ways that you can make money as a prepper:
1. Make Supplies and Sell Them
For example, you could make your own soap bars and sell them to your neighbors or other people in town. Granted, you probably couldn’t earn very much per soap bar, but you can still earn a decent amount the more you sell.
And of course, soap bars is really just one example. You can make virtually anything you want to as a DIY prepper. For example, you could make candles, charcoal, papercrete, infused oils, firestarters, emergency stoves, and all sorts of other things.
2. Start a Blog or Youtube Channel
Start your own blog and/or YouTube Channel on prepping, and you can make money through advertisement revenue and affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing is where you act as an affiliate for products on certain sites such as Amazon, and then link to products on your blog or website. Each time someone buys the product after clicking the link, you will earn a small commission of around 5-10% or so.
With ad revenue, you can earn a few cents each time someone clicks advertisements, on both your blog and YouTube channel. This is why YouTube videos that get thousands of views a day can make decent money. Here’s an intro to making money on Youtube:
But granted, this won’t happen overnight or else everybody would be doing it. Starting a blog or making a YouTube channel needs to be treated like a business and has to be built up over time.
It can be several months or years before you begin to see decent revenue coming in. Regardless, a blog will be a good thing to run if you enjoy writing and want to share your knowledge with others, while a YouTube channel will be good if you are into video production and don’t mind being in front of the camera.
Just check out all these Youtube channels on prepping and survivalism. A lot of the people running these channels are making extra cash every day. Some of them are doing it full time.
3. Write and Sell Books on Prepping
Another idea would be to write an eBook and sell it through Amazon Kindle. The book can be either fiction or non-fiction, but in the case of non-fiction, you can write about your knowledge and tips on prepping.
The outdoors and disaster preparedness niches on Amazon Kindle have a sizable audience, so if you write a quality book and get a quality cover for it, then it’s not at all unreasonable to expect a few sales in the short term.
The more books you write under the same author name, the more of a reputation you can begin to build for yourself and turn Kindle Publishing into a business.
Also, your books don’t have to be very long. Several of the bestselling disaster preparedness and survival books in Amazon are only twenty to thirty pages, which translates to around five thousand words or so in Kindle format.
Here are some of our favorite books on prepping and survival.
4. Teach a Skill Set
We’re all good at something, and if you’re a prepper, you can probably teach other preppers something.
You can either teach people in person or you can set up an online course such as on Udemy. Examples of areas of prepping that you could teach include:
- Target Shooting
- Firearms Maintenance
- Survival Caches
- First Aid
- Map Reading
- Using a Ham Radio
Of course, you’re not just limited to survival or disaster preparedness things either. If you’re good at anything, you can teach it.
5. Make Money From Your Hobbies
Sewing, woodworking, crafts, writing, and so on are all hobbies that you can use to make money on the side.
In fact, there are very few hobbies that you probably can’t make money from, if you think about it. We’ve already covered some ways already that you can make money from your hobby. For example, we’ve covered how you can turn your writing hobby into blogging or Kindle publishing.
But you can always take things a step further. If you like woodworking, then teaching other people how to woodwork isn’t the only way that you can make money. You can also make money from it by selling your woodworking creations to others.
The point here is that you can take virtually any hobby that you have and devise a way to make money from it.
6. Hunt and Sell The Meat
If you go hunting for deer, hogs, elk, moose, or whatever, you will probably find that it’s very easy to find people who would be willing to buy the meat from you. In fact, your friends and family members would likely be willing to buy it from you, and for prices that should sound very good.
It’s no secret that meat from the grocery store rarely tastes as good as meat that’s been freshly hunted, which is why people should be very much willing to buy it. You could even sell fish that you catch as well, though obviously for a lesser price point.
Here’s another thought: You could take the meat and make beef jerky.
7. Sell Your Crops
Besides hunting and selling meat, you can sell your crops a well. This is especially viable if you have a large garden and can spare to sell a few fruits and veggies.
Just go to your local farmer’s market and you should find no difficulty in getting customers to come to you. There are a large number of people who would much rather spend their money on organic fruits grown at home versus what they can buy at the grocery store.
As with meat, homegrown fruits and vegetables just have a richer and more unique taste than what you can buy at the supermarket. Even organic fruits and vegetables at the supermarket may not have the same flavor, which is why you should find a large number of people willing to buy from you.
Another thing you could do is turn your fruits and veggies into jams, jellies, pickles, condiments, and other things.
8. Sell Old Supplies
This one may seem obvious, but a simple way to make money as a prepper is to sell old items and supplies that you don’t need anymore, and at discount prices to amplify the number of sales that you get.
What are some examples of supplies that you could sell? It varies pretty substantially: old gardening equipment, old camping equipment, an ATV you no longer use (maybe you upgraded), old ammunition, firearms you no longer want or need, and so on.
9. Rent Out Yor Bug Out Retreat
Yes, if you have a bug out retreat, you can rent it out. In fact, it doesn’t have to be an official bug out retreat. If all you have is a cabin out in the woods, for example, you can rent that out as an AirBnB.
Many preppers may not like this idea, and understandably so. The idea of revealing the location of their secret bug out location is definitely not very appealing.
But still, you can make money from it. Renting out a cabin for a hundred dollars a day is not at all unreasonable, especially if it’s in a private and beautiful location. In the summer and winter especially, you can expect the demand for a cabin like that to get much higher, in which case making several hundred dollars a month is very realistic.
10. Rent Out Hunting Land
Do you have any land available for hunting? If so, there are many preppers who would pay top dollar to have exclusive rights to hunt alone on private land, and especially land that has a large population of game animals.
As you can see, there are a very wide variety of ways by which you can make money as a prepper. Hopefully, this article gave you some ideas you hadn’t considered before.
No, you may not be able to make a living as a prepper, at least not right away. But still, you can easily make several hundred dollars each month on the side. Just put your creative thinking cap on.
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4 No Cook Meals For Surviving The Pandemic And Food Supply Shortages
When it comes to your food supply, you just can’t risk not having enough. These no cook meals will be a great addition to your food supply planning. Check out the recipes below!
No Cook Meals to Help You Through the Pandemic
As of the writing of this article, there are 20 meat processing plants that have been shut down due to COVID-19 infections. We have been worrying about these types of effects on our food supply for months now, and this is the first real sign of how infections can affect the food supply.
When you walk into a supermarket, you might not see all the choices you had in the past. An empty meat case is a humbling thing for your eyes to fall upon. It’s the shocking realization that the seemingly infinite supply of chickens, pigs, and cows that are butchered for us has begun to run dry!
To deal with this issue, we are going to present four no cook meals that will help you create dinners at home that will feed your family without worrying so much about what’s available, or unavailable, in the meat case.
1. Smashed White Bean, Avocado and Salted Pork Sandwiches
As preppers we get beans. There are a bunch of ways to use beans and this a great example of how you can pack a sandwich with great nutrition and protein.
Serving: Makes 4 sandwiches
- Can of White Beans
- Olive Oil
- 1 Avocado
- 8 Slices of Whole Grain Bread
- 8 Slices of Salted Pork (Prosciutto, Ham, Virginia Ham)
- Begin by draining your beans in a colander then smashing them up in a bowl add a few glugs of olive oil, salt, pepper. This little mix is delicious. If you add some minced rosemary, you can even turn this into a delicious dip.
- Pit your avocado and cut it in half and then quarters lengthwise. Leave the skin on.
- Lay the bread out on a clean work surface for assembling the sandwiches.
- Spread your mashed bean mix onto one side of the bread.
- Peel your avocados and slice 1 quarter for each sandwich. Spread slices over the bean spread.
- Add a few slices of your pork to over the top of the avocado.
- You can finish this sandwich with some lettuces, fresh sprouts, or just eat it as is.
2. Delicious Crab Salad
Canned crab is a protein option that will likely be around through much of this meat crisis. It does have to be kept in refrigeration, but it’s delicious and this chipotle mayo salad is great in the spring and summer.
- 1 Can of Crab Meat
- 1 Bunch of Asparagus
- Chipotle Mayo
- 1 Bunch of Green Onions
- 1 Bunch of Cilantro
- Drain your crab in a colander and set it in the sink.
- Slice your asparagus into 1-inch pieces. Throw them into a bowl.
- Thinly slice your onions and your cilantro and throw that into the bowl, as well.
- Gently toss in the crab meat.
- Squirt on enough Chipotle mayo to coat everything and toss gently not to break up the crab meat.
- Chill in the fridge and serve.
3. Simple Greek Salad
The combination of simple summer ingredients makes for an incredible quick salad that you could add other proteins, too, if you wanted. These could be canned meats.
- 2 Large Tomatoes
- 1 Cucumber
- 1 Red Onion
- ¼ Cup of Feta Cheese
- A Few Sprigs of Fresh Mint
- ½ Cup of Kalamata Olives
- Balsamic Dressing
- I like to cut the tomatoes in large chunks and have them kind of be the main course in this salad. Peel and slice your cucumber in half. Remove the seeds and either dice or slice in half-moons.
- Peel and slice your red onion in half. Julienne your, or thinly slice, your half onion.
- Add all these ingredients to a bowl. Finely slice your mint.
- Add your olives, crumbled feta, and mint to the bowl and add enough dressing to coat everything.
- Stir it up and allow this to chill for at least an hour for the flavors to really blend.
4. Mediterranean Tuna Lettuce Wraps
Using some similar ingredients and adding a protein like tuna, you can create some delicious lettuce wraps. The key to a good lettuce wrap is to have most of the items around the same size. So, consider that when you are preparing this dish.
- Iceberg or Butter Lettuce
- Canned Artichokes
- Canned roasted Red peppers
- Fresh Cucumber
- Feta Cheese
- Minced Olives ¼ Cup
- 2 Cans of Tuna
- Green Onions
- Start by peeling all the full leaves from your lettuce. Set them on a plate either cover them with a wet paper towel or put them back into the fridge.
- Dice the peppers, artichokes, and cucumbers into cubes. Go no larger than ½ an inch.
- Thinly slice your green onions and basil and add them to a bowl with your diced vegetables. Add your loves to this bowl and mix them thoroughly.
- Crumble your feta cheese over the mixture.
- Drain your tuna thoroughly and then add that to the bowl, as well.
- Gently toss this mixture. Try not to break up the tuna and the cheese too much but incorporate it thoroughly.
- If you want, you can add some olive oil to the mix or a few glugs of balsamic vinegar. It’s also delicious just how it is.
- Scoop a few tablespoons into a lettuce leaf, wrap it up and eat up!
These no cook meals should help lessen the stress you feel when thinking of what to feed your family. If you don’t have the specific ingredients, use your creativity, and use what you have. You might discover a new recipe while you’re at it!
What’s your favorite no cook meal recipe? Please share it with us in the comments section!
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Billionaire Whistle Blower: Wuhan Coronavirus Death Toll Is Over 50,000
- Exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui recently revealed leaks from Wuhan crematoriums. He claims based on the number of bodies their furnaces are burning, the death toll could be as high as 50,000.
A Chinese billionaire and whistleblower who lives in U.S. exile says Wuhan crematoriums have burned 50,000 coronavirus victims. | Credit: Chinatopix via AP
- The official coronavirus death toll in China is a little over 800. But an exiled Chinese businessman says crematoriums are leaking the real figure.
- A billionaire whistleblower alleges Wuhan has crematoriums working 24/7. He claims they’ve cremated some 50,000 coronavirus victims.
- Guo Wengui is a Chinese billionaire living in exile in the United States.
The official coronavirus death toll is some 800 people in China. The current official death toll worldwide, outside of China, is 774. But a Chinese billionaire with a history of blowing the whistle on his former government says the real figure is much higher.
Exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui recently revealed leaks from Wuhan crematoriums. He claims based on the number of bodies their furnaces are burning, the death toll could be as high as 50,000. Wengui made the bombshell allegations in an interview with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.
Whistleblower: 1.5 Million Coronavirus Cases In China, 50,000 Coronavirus Deaths In Wuhan
He also claims to have inside information that there are 1.5 million confirmed coronavirus cases in China. Wengui is emphatic that these are not merely quarantined or “under observation” but confirmed cases of coronavirus infection:
China has struggled to contain the coronavirus. But it has also struggled to contain public outcry against censorship and tight control of information. Dr. Li Wenliang, who sounded the alarm about the disease, succumbed to an infection and died this week. The Chinese government arrested him for blowing the whistle.
Then officials tried to suppress news of his death. Afterwards, millions of Chinese citizens saw the hashtag #IWantFreedomOfSpeech on Mandarin language social media. But the Chinese government censored that too.
Are Wengui’s Crematorium Claims Credible?
Watch VICE’s 2017 profile on Guo Wengui. At the time, he published bombshell documents alleging corruption in the Chinese government. He got the attention of the media and reportedly the U.S. State Department.
5 Types Of Ammunition To Stockpile For A Collapse
Every prepper knows it’s a great idea to stockpile ammunition when preparing for a major disaster.
You can use it for hunting, self-defense, or barter.
But which types of ammo should you stockpile?
If you plan on bartering, then you don’t want a bunch of calibers that nobody wants. And that’s just one consideration.
In this video, Reality Survival & Prepping talks about what he thinks are the 5 best types of ammunition to stockpile for a collapse.
Here are his picks:
- .22 LR – Very common, good for hunting small game, very light and small.
- 9mm Luger – Great for self-defense, fits in a wide variety of handguns.
- 5.56×45mm or .223 Remington – Also very common, cheap and effective.
- .308 Winchester – Widely used, works in AR10 and bolt-action platforms.
- 12 Gauge – You can do a lot with it — hunt, defend yourself, etc.
In the video below he makes a much more detailed case for each caliber. What do you think of this list?
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