Eight Acres - the blog — prepping

Pandemic prepping for non-preppers

Mar 19 2020 6 Comments Tags: prepping

In case you hadn't noticed... we are now dealing with a global pandemic of COVID-19. As countries are gradually closing boarders and restricting gatherings, the magnitude of the situation seems to be affecting people in different ways. Here are some actions you can take if you are not a prepper.

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Getting prepared

Jan 08 2018 3 Comments Tags: prepping

This post is about how we plan to provide our own energy, food and water needs if SHTF, whether is for a few days (one year we had no power for three days following a summer storm) or indefinitely.

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Are you prepared?

Nov 17 2014 0 Comments Tags: floods, prepping

I guess there’s something about this time of year that gets me thinking about disaster preparation. In summer in QLD we either have hot dry weather, perfect for bushfires, or wet weather, storms and floods. Either way, we are at risk of losing power for up to a week, being isolated, or being forced to evacuate. No wonder being prepared is on my...

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I'm not a prepper but....

Nov 18 2013 0 Comments Tags: prepping

A “prepper” is someone who is preparing for some unknown, but catastrophic eventuality, variously known as “a zombie apocalypse” or TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it). Some preppers are more specifically preparing for such things as the collapse of world financial systems, peak oil and/or a coronial mass ejection. Whatever the reason, the idea is the same, to be prepared to live...

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