“My Prepper Story” Contest: $1000 Worth Of Prizes Await!

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promo_articolHello preppers! How would you like to win some pretty rockin’ prizes just for sharing your prepping, survival, off-grid or homesteading stories?

We know from experience that prepping for survival isn’t as simple as stockpiling food and making escape plans; often there are many burdens to bear and personal obstacles to overcome along the way.

We’ve heard from many of you over the years via comments in articles and letters to the site and have decided that you all have stories worth sharing. In the spirit of fun and community, we’ve decided to run a contest that rewards you for doing just that!

Though the process of prepping isn’t that difficult, we understand that there is much more to it than just the process. Convincing loved ones that we need to be prepared is often the source of much angst. Money can be an issue and if you live in a small home or in a city, it’s difficult to find the space that you need to store supplies and grow food. Off-grid materials can be expensive and hard to find.

We’ve heard some pretty inventive and incredible stories from you about ways to store food and supplies in a limited space. The creative methods that some of you have found for finding enough cash to begin stockpiling is pretty impressive, too. And for those of you who have made the transition from dependence on public utilities to off-grid freedom, we’re in awe and we want to hear about your journey.

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This contest isn’t just about throwing you guys some awesome prizes; it’s about sharing real-world stories and inspiration with like-minded people who may be trying to get started, or are looking for new tricks to help them better prepare.

Homesteading, going off the grid and prepping are all tough endeavors and it could be that your creativity or determination may be just the answer for somebody who has hit a wall.

It’s strange that, though we tend to be private people in real life, we’ve formed a wonderful online network that allows us to share what we’ve learned and to learn from others. It’s in this spirit that we created the contest.

There’s an old saying: many hands make light work. All of us have, at one time or another, gone online to find a solution to a problem or to gain some inspiration from those who have walked the path before us.

By sharing your prepping and survival experiences, you may be offering just the solution that somebody needs to lighten the load a bit.

We hope, also, that you gain some great tips and ideas that will help you along your way.

And, hey – the chance to win some heavyweight gift certificates to an awesome site just for sharing and being part of the community is pretty cool, too!

Survivopedia has teamed up with campingsurvival.com to offer some great prizes, including a $500 gift certificate as first prize, to hear your stories. We’ll keep your name and personal information private, but your stories will be published publicly so that your friends (and the rest of our readers) can vote for your story.

Campingsurvival.comsponsor logo camping survival is owned by Tom Sciacca, an avid hunter, outdoorsman and former Marine. He spends much of his time camping and practicing urban survival and wilderness skills with his family.

Many of the products on his site are ones that he’s already researched and tested so you know that you’re getting the best. He’s extremely customer-service oriented and dedicated to finding products that serve the needs of people who are looking for quality, functional gear and tools.

So, it seems that we have a solid venue for sharing information gleaned from hard-won experience, a great sponsor offering up some high-dollar gift certificates for incredibly useful products, and an unbiased plan to determine the winners.

Now all we need is your stories – they must be original!

To see our full list of rules and regulations along with our privacy policy – personal info won’t be used for anything other than to contact you if you win, and we won’t share it! – check out our contest rules HERE.

Good luck and we can’t wait to hear your incredible stories, see your DIY projects, and hear about the solutions that you’ve found to problems that are common to all of us.

Thanks in advance for sharing your experiences!

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  1. Lori Linde says:

    My family and I don't earn the big bucks. We shop at dollar stores and discounted grocery stores. I can food and the guys hunt. I do not use pre-packaged food as much as possible. Still, I have found ways to collect and make most everything that we need should the SHTF. Finding new ways to reuse many everyday items once they have served their original purpose. My kids have learned how to cook over an open fire, outside, after starting that fire themselves. They've both learned basic first aid and can build a shelter using basic tools along with whatever nature provides. We all are private about our prepping for obvious reasons. We read everything we can get our hands on to find the information we need. We hope none of these preparations will become necessary but we, as a family, are prepared.

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  2. Lori Linde you and others are in the same boat. Money is hard to come by. The internet has tons of free info on almost every survival situation and free or recycled items to make many items. yard/garage sales have stocked me up with many items for pennies on the dollar. Low cost books on most everything are found on many prep sites as well as PDF articles, The biggest thing is to actually go out and use your tools, knowledge to see if you can physically accomplish your goals. First aid classes sometimes can be found free and at least some knowledge is good to have. All in all there is as much learning and practice as there is the latest equipment out there. I have found that multi-tools (quality ones) have saved both room and weight. Makes a big difference if you have to travel/hike a lot.

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  3. Paul Mason says:

    The only plant that prospers in my gardens are Holly Hocks. So, I cut some young leaves, steamed them lightly overnight, and the flavor was bland and could easily be lost in soups or chili. However, the fibers were strong, so the leaves should be finely diced before steaming. I figure the Holly Hock are just another green vegetable, full of fiber and vitamins. A great Prepper food, as it requires no attention or maintenance, and animals don't like the raw flavor.

    Does anyone have more information on the nutritive value of Holly Hock?

    Thanks!

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  4. Excellent resource link for food storage and selection information.
    Guide used by the Mormons:
    http://thesurvivalmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/LDS-Preparedness-Manual.pdf

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  5. Growing up in the Deep South during the Cold War era of the 50's and 60's taught me a lot about self suffenciency and keeping food on the table and shelter over head. I learned how to garden, hunt, trap, build fires, cook, smoke meat, salt meat, preserve veggies. Suffice it to say I am old school survival from an era where it was necessary just to live day to day.
    What am I doing as a "Prepper" you might ask? Well the first thing is keeping what I'm doing low profile and barely noticeable, the whole idea of survival is first taking care of yourself, if your malnourished or injured you are worthless to those family members that depend on you. So with that in mind the idea is that if I'm eating and staying healthy then the ones I love will also be eating and cared for.
    With that in mind it was my decision, ok, my wife's, to move to a rural area of LA, we were looking for a milder climate so we would not have to deal with weather extremes. No snow, moderate rain, no tornadoes, no hurricanes, a few trembles but they are few and far between. We found a cute little 2 acre plot about 40 miles out of LA. Now we have horses, chickens, sheep, goats, fruit trees, plenty of grazing for the animals if store bought feed dries up.
    We have a full on aquaponics system growing Talapia, have put about 20 Lbs in the freezer already. We have all the lettuces, spinach, tomatoes, carrots, beets, peppers, etc that the system will support. Plus we have the regular garden corn, peas, beans, squash, zucchini, cucumber, cantaloupe and watermelon.
    That provides food and meat at will, shelter is another issue, of course the primary residence is the first choice, however given the event of fire or serious earthquake rendering the house uninhabitable we also have a fully self contained living quarters horse trailer that we have spent weeks at a time living in on trips. Equipped with generators, solar chargers, propane refrigeration, propane hot water, Etc., it makes the perfect shelter in place home. We also have a tent and full camping gear if all else fails. A large supply of fire wood put back for heat and emergency cooking fire. Over 50 gallons of propane stored, over 600 gallons of clean potable water stored under the grow beds of the aquaponics greenhouse. Several sealed buckets of Wise survival food, life straws, fire starters, cooking and eating utinsels, lanterns, batteries, self powered radios, walkie talkies, battery chargers, ammo (up the wazoo) stored in three different hidden but dry locations. Five pistols, two high powered rifles, two shotguns, three pellet guns, one compound bow, one cross bow.
    The property is very non descrip from the street view, on purpose, could look abandoned if necessary to thwart looters from trying to take what we have. They would have a hard time doing that anyway.
    Have a few thousand dollars hidden away, at the first sign of economic collapse, grid failure, what ever, we will hit the stores and stock up on what staples we can muster before the sheeple even realize what is happening.

    That's my plan, what's missing?

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  6. G E Grouchey says:

    Dont want to enter one's contest. Don't want to give up any personal information. Just up and out of now where all these contests occurr. How come ? We don't have any thing better than to give out personal information.

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  7. Ok what's a prepping story. I am going to enter this. If I win the 1000 I will put it away and when your home we can do something fun!!! First I need to find out what prepping is? Any idea?

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  8. Norma C. says:

    I have been having so much trouble with computer and mostly Microsoft, I will just send this note as to how I am prepping. I have 2 months supply of your 25 yr survival food. I also have several cases of canned food. large cans of coffee, and flour and sugar, cornbread mixes, and soup mixes. Case of bottled water. I also have 2 of your knives that are also can openers, or? I know this is just a start, but I hope to move to another home soon, and had to have all this to drag on, but I also want to be prepared for the worst. (We are Senior citizens) I also plan to put in some garden, in flower beds if no other place to have one. I have a food dryer, and can dry several foods. I was raised on farm, so can tend to some garden. Contest would be nice, but I just appreciate the things you send about prepping.

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