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The age of prepper OPSEC is at risk. It’s going away. You are going to find it harder and harder to be prepared without others knowing about it. Of course, there are a number of things that are going to affect this but we have to be prepared for it.
I want to talk about a number of preps that are going to be most troubling to those around you. If people learn about or see these types of preps they could get very uncomfortable. It’s an interesting thing but it’s one that is going to take hold more and more as we lose our privacy in large chunks due to technological intrusion.
Guns and Ammo
In this day and age, a collection of guns and ammunition are going to get some looks. If you have a brick of ammo you could find that people get really sensitive about these things.
It’s one thing to have a hidden gun safe with some hunting rifles but when you start talking about lots of handguns, thousands of rounds of ammo you are going to get some looks.
Maybe don’t tell everyone about the guns and ammo you possess.
Long Term Food Storage
You are going to find that when people see your food pails or cans of freeze-dried TVP their hairs will stand up and it will make them terrified.
For some reason when you get into nuclear preps you are going to get looks. Although we know the severity of a nuclear disaster people attribute gas masks and radiological suits with people who are just too damned paranoid.
It’s a very interesting thing but it’s real. Keep your Geiger counter hidden.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.