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Best Prepper Jobs To Help Rebuild Society After SHTF

Best Prepper Jobs To Help Rebuild Society After SHTF
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During a long-term TEOTWAWKI disaster, all of your attention and energy will be focused on surviving each day. Now is the time to prepare, not just for an SHTF event, but for what comes after. Survivors will be tasked with rebuilding their communities, and ultimately society as a whole.

After a mega disaster, the dollar bills in your pocket will be as useless as a college degree. Unless that education is in a field that would be useful for a nineteenth-century existence.

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Bartering and precious metals will once again become the accepted currency in the post-apocalyptic world. The wise prepper will figure out how to turn his or her self-reliance hobbies and skills into a lucrative “income” during the reconstruction stage that will emerge after a long-term disaster.

So what will be the best “careers” for preppers after the collapse? Here are 25 possibilities.

25 Best Post-Disaster Prepper Career Choices

1. Medical Workers

Of course, any person with a medical degree of any type will be in high demand and handsomely rewarded by SHTF survivors. But one does not have to be a doctor or nurse to offer something of value to the community.

It would be wonderful if every doctor or nurse survived the TEOTWAWKI event; they surely would be taken in and protected by prepper families. But such an assumption would simply not be realistic, especially if you live in a rural area.

First responders (EMTs, paramedics, and firefighters) also have advanced first aid training. Most athletic coaches and school teachers are also certified in first aid and communicable diseases. Taking classes to get certified and advance your knowledge would be wise. It will give you something valuable to barter after a disaster when doctors and nurses are in short supply.

Related: 9 Most Important First Aid Skills To Learn

2. Vets

A veterinarian or assistant vet can also use his or her skills to help treat humans when no longer bound by laws preventing the giving of such care. Every farmer and homesteader I know has acted as their own vet at least a few times.

Advancing your livestock skills so you can render aid to sick or injured animals is highly advisable as well. Losing a cow is upsetting to a keeper now, but after an SHTF event, it would be a tragedy that could leave the family incredibly hungry.

Related: Protect Your Livestock From Deadly Diseases

3. Herbalists

Herbalists, whether professional or amateur, will become the post-TEOTWAWKI pharmacists. Growing and foraging for your own natural remedy ingredients, preserving them, and learning how to treat a broad range of conditions could not be recommended more highly.

The general populace doesn’t know how valuable the weeds in their backyards truly are, or how to make a fever tea, burn tincture, or elderberry cough syrup. A portion of the family’s prepping budget would be well spent investing in healing herbs and roots that cannot be grown in your area. You should also consider getting a manual capsule maker, as well as lots of capsules in various sizes.

Related: How To Make An Herbal Medicine Chest

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4. Butcher

Raising your own meat will be vital to the everyday life and health of survivors. Knowing how to butcher meat will be yet another prime bartering skill or prepper career choice.

Preppers who raise their own livestock and hunt probably already know how to butcher their own meat and have the means to do so. Gone will be the rigid government rules and health department inspections that prevented you from offering butchering services to community members before the SHTF.

5. Blacksmith

Horses, not cars, will fill the roads once it is safe to travel after a long-term disaster. The demand for tools, gates, horseshoes, fencing, wagon wheels, and weapons for members of the new society will make this rare skill popular again.

Related: Blacksmithing Basics – 7 Things You Need To Know

6. Carpenter

The ability to work with wood without the aid of power tools will make preppers with carpentry skills vital to the rebuilding efforts. Chicken coops and goat pens will dot the landscape of every home – and someone must have the skills and tools to build them.

Homes and barns will need to be repaired, foot or horse bridges will need to be constructed, and scores of other home and infrastructure projects will need to be completed.

7. HAM Radio Operators

Any HAM operators that still have a functioning radio will be able to connect with the outside world and serve as the “newsman” or woman in the developing community.

If a band of marauders is headed toward the town, a pandemic is spreading in your direction, or some semblance of government is reforming, you will definitely want to know about it and plan accordingly.

Related: Read This Before You Buy a Ham Radio

8. Masons

Skilled tradespeople of all varieties will be needed to build and repair structures, bridges, and roads. Homes without a fireplace or wood stove will need them built to keep the family warm and to give them a cooking surface.

9. Beekeepers

A beekeeper can obviously sell honey for eating, food preservation, and medicinal purposes, but a beekeeper can also barter for use of bees to pollinate crops and sell beeswax for making candles and salves.

10. Teachers

One-room schoolhouses or even large living rooms will become places of learning during the first generation after the collapse of society. Children won’t be sitting in desks all day while being treated like robots. Instead, they’ll quickly learn the basics of reading, math, science, and social studies before spending the rest of their days developing vocational skills as apprentices.

An education degree will no longer be required to teach children, but supplies and some type of experience in this area can help a survivor establish a marketable skill to the community in exchange for firewood, food, and medical care.

Related: 7 Survival Skills They Should Teach In School

11. Cooper

Learning how to make barrels for storing food and materials, and to make buckets for hauling water for the fire brigade, will also be a useful post-SHTF career choice.

12. Seamstress

Clothing will become exceptionally worn during a long-term disaster when manual labor is part of daily life. Children will grow and new babies will be born – they too will need a regular supply of clothing. Investing in a manual sewing machine, practicing sewing skills, and stockpiling supplies can help an avid sewer turn a hobby into a full-time job or stable bartering skill.

Search the internet for free sewing patterns and print them on sturdy cardstock paper for use after the long-term disaster. Hit yard sales and buy every cheap item of clothing you can find to stockpile for barter or use as fabric. Think outside the box and buy sheets, tablecloths, and even curtains that can be used to make clothing, outerwear, and bags.

Related: Needle & Thread – Sewing 101

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13. Leathercrafters

A leather artisan will be able to barter his or her services to make or fix saddles, create gun holsters and knife sheaths, make and repair footwear, and create bags.

14. Potter

Finding a manual pottery wheel is not an easy thing to do. It took me three years to find one… and they are not cheap. Learning how to harvest your own clay from the ground and how to fire it in a homemade kiln will allow a survivor to make cookware and storage containers in the new society.

15. Gunsmith and Reloaders

Building and repairing firearms after a long-term disaster, as well as making ammo to sell to community members, could turn you into a post-apocalypse millionaire. There is a risk associated with this prepper career because the guns could fall into the wrong hands and set your home up for a deadly robbery.

Related: How To Make Old-Fashioned Gun Powder

16. Sawyer

A woodcutter will be able to barter firewood and deliver it to community members and emerging businesses in the new society. This will be a year-round business even in warm climates because wood will be the primary fuel, not just for heating homes, but also for cooking and blacksmithing.

17. Rope Maker

Turn this bushcraft skill into a new career to help the community during the reconstruction phase. Ropes will be used to lift heavy objects since mechanical machinery will likely have ceased to function.

Rope will also be used to secure goods on wagons, keep satchels and baskets closed, and for a myriad of other tasks in the 1800s-era existence we will find ourselves in after a TEOTWAWKI disaster.

18. Tinker

The ability to make useful tools and cookware out of tin will be a valuable skill in a society that no longer has access to stores and disposable kitchen goods that were once carelessly purchased and tossed away.

19. Distilled Spirits

Moonshine will once again be brewed far more freely, along with other spirits and liquid morale boosters. You need not open a saloon to sell your great papaw’s apple pie recipe, but doing so would vastly increase your new world income opportunities.

20. Trading Post

Open a trading post or old fashioned general store and barter with other residents. This spot could also be a gathering hub for the survivors to enhance the sense of community and to get news from travelers.

21. Cobbler

A shoemaker and repair person who stockpiled the necessary materials (including boot laces) should see a steady flow of customers. If you could combine this skill with leather making, a great bartering income potential will exist.

22. Basket Weaver

Learn how to weave baskets as well as game and fish holders to trade with community members or barter for services in the post-SHTF society.

23. Wheelwright

The wagons pulled by horses will need wheels made and repaired on a regular basis. Wheels can also be used to turn water into an energy source and as part of windmills.

24. Water Hauler

Not every community member will live near a creek or pond or have a well and manual pump. The ability to haul water and build rainwater catchment systems will be yet another valuable skill after a long-term disaster.

25. Hunter or Angler

Barter your hunting and fishing skills with members of the community who make goods or provide other services. Combining this service with the ability to butcher meat would provide you with an even more lucrative post-disaster business.


Devote some time to determining which society rebuilding service or business best suits your existing skill set and the region where you live. Once you have decided on one or two post-SHTF careers, set aside part of the family prepping budget to stockpile tools and supplies for the endeavor. And in the meantime, work on your skill set as much as possible.

Surviving the disaster remains every prepper’s primary focus, but planning for what comes next will be essential to the longevity of your family.

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4 No Cook Meals For Surviving The Pandemic And Food Supply Shortages

prosciutto avocado sandwich

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

Smashed White Bean, Avocado and Salted Pork Sandwiches | No Cook Meals for Surviving the Pandemic and Food Supply Shortages

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

Simple Greek Salad | No Cook Meals for Surviving the Pandemic and Food Supply Shortages

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

Mediterranean Tuna Lettuce Wraps | No Cook Meals for Surviving the Pandemic and Food Supply Shortages

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
  • Basil


  • 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

  1. 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.


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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:

  1. .22 LR – Very common, good for hunting small game, very light and small.
  2. 9mm Luger – Great for self-defense, fits in a wide variety of handguns.
  3. 5.56×45mm or .223 Remington – Also very common, cheap and effective.
  4. .308 Winchester – Widely used, works in AR10 and bolt-action platforms.
  5. 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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