Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is SHTF Preppers?

We are a website and community dedicated to help people prepare for natural disasters, or man made disasters on a budget.


What is Prepping?

Prepping is preparing for a possible catastrophic disaster or emergency, typically by stockpiling food, ammunition, and other supplies.


Should you bug in or bug out?

Your plan should center around on what you and/or your group can do and on where you live. For example, an area with a large population may result in widespread looting and other dangers. Therefore, it would be important to head to an area with a smaller population.

Additionally, it also depends on what kind of disaster situation is currently occurring. For example, in the event of a natural disaster,  you should listen to the Emergency Broadcast System (EBCS) Warnings and Alerts telling you whether you should evacuate or go to a emergency shelter in your nearby area. However, in the event of a natural disaster among other things, you may be unable to access emergency alerts, roads may be inaccessible, or there may be widespread chaos. Therefore, you must plan accordingly depending on what kind of disaster situation is occurring and what area you live in.


What are things you should/could be prepared for?

Natural disasters
While some of these natural disasters may not apply (depending on your location) it is always a good idea to be prepared for all sorts of natural disasters, as many basic functions of society may be destroyed. Listed below are some potential situations where prepping will be useful

  • Earthquakes
  • Tornadoes
  • Hurricanes
  • Floods
  • Snow storms/Blizzards
  • Volcanoes (including the Yellowstone Super Volcano)
  • Pandemic diseases
War

War can occur for a wide variety of reasons and at times, an armed conflict may seem unlikely to resolve in the near future. If your country is ever fighting a war on their own soil, many resources that we enjoy in our modern day life can quickly become unavailable. In addition, the use of nuclear warfare can render many areas unsuitable for living. Therefore, prepping can allow for a plan for continued survival in the event your area becomes too dangerous.

Loss of Power Grid

While a temporary loss of power may seem to be only a minor annoyance, a long term loss of power can result in the destruction of many of society’s basic functions. For example, without electricity, we could not freeze food for storage. Furthermore, many cars could become unusable due to a lack of fuel availability (as the gas pumps require electricity) or in the event of an EMP attack be unable to start.