Welcome To Mixed Crafts!
Hey there, I am Jimmy Rourke, founder of Mixed Crafts.
Prepping does not have to be complicated.
Don’t get overwhelmed by all the different advice you read on the internet.
Here, at Mixed Crafts, my team and I break down all the complex prepping advice and survival information out there. We will only give you the stuff that actually works!
This beginner’s guide is the perfect place to start for anyone just getting their feet wet in the prepping world.
Common Prepping Myths
First, I want to dispel a few common myths that I keep seeing about Survivalism. This just goes to show you how much bad advice we’ve been given:
Myth 1: All preppers are crazy because they all believe in a ”Doomsday Apocalypse.”
Often times, preppers are associated with a “doomsday apocalypse” type of scenario. Although there are different levels of preparedness one can achieve, this stereotype does not describe all survivalists out there.
Most preppers are average, everyday people that prepare for disaster scenarios that are likely to occur near them. Many times in the United States, these will include: hurricanes, tornadoes, and even tsunamis. Having an emergency preparedness plan for any one of these is a positive step towards the safety of your family.
Believe it or not, FEMA actually has its own list of items they recommend for a Bug-out Bag. https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2009/06/02/grab-and-go-packing-emergency-preparedness-kit-easy-and-essential
If “all preppers are crazy” were true, then we would have to agree that FEMA is run by crazy’s too. To tell you the truth, I believe that you have to be clinically insane to not be prepared in life.
Myth 2: All preppers are unorganized hoarders.
Although this may ring true for some, again you can’t hold this blanket statement over the entire community. It really depends on the person.
Now, most would agree that before jumping into something in life, a little bit of organization goes a long way. A car mechanic needs to know where each tool is so it’s readily available. School teachers need to have their lessons well-planned in order to concentrate on the hectic classroom.
I’ll admit, the first time I started buying bulk supplies, it took me a little out of my comfort zone. It can especially be overwhelming watching it pile up around your house. Over the many years of trial and error, I’ve come up with several ways to keep things clean and organized.
I can honestly say that being organized is one of the most fundamental elements to living a peaceful life. Check out this article on 5 ideas for prepping organization, and tell me what your thoughts are.
Myth 3: There is no need to prepare since there are proper authorities to help us in a disaster.
First of all, this last myth is only partially true. Each survival situation is of course different. With that being said, I’ll agree that in general, here in the US we have an outstanding emergency response team. They are great at what they do when they themselves are prepared.
Ironically, all emergency response organizations in the government base their training on preparation. Unfortunately, as you all know, there was a lot of miscommunication on the days that followed the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. That experience, my friends, is the main reason that I am talking to you right now.
The Government Couldn’t Help Us.
Now I won’t give you all a history lesson here. Look it up for yourself. Use Hurricane Katrina as an example, and ask yourself if you’d rather wait on your government for help.
The bottom-line is preparing your family is the best thing you can do for them. Read more about how to prepare your family for hurricane season in this article.
Why you should follow Mixed Crafts
You can read more about me and my story of how I started Mixed Crafts here. My goal is to bring honest, genuine, actionable survival advice to as many people as possible.
In short, Mixed Crafts is for people who want to:
- Be Prepared
- Keep Organized
- Be Aware
- Stay Safe
- Live Longer
We cover all sorts of survival topics related to these goals. Some examples of things we talk about include:
- Prepping Organization
- Home Defense
- Water Filtration and Storage
- Food Storage
- Periodic Prepping Maintenance
- Off The Grid Advice
- Signs to Bug-Out
- Keeping Family Safe
Why Mixed Crafts is different
Survival and prepping advice is a crowded market these days. With so much information (and misinformation) out there, we go the extra mile to give you the absolute best chance at improving your Survivalism knowledge. At Mixed Crafts, we do the following:
- Make it easy – Living the survivalist lifestyle is not easy at first, but if you follow our guides, we cut the crap and get right to it. We will break down all the complicated mechanics and explain it in a way that anyone can easily follow. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to follow us.
- Give advice for real people – All of the advice on Mixed Crafts is geared towards real people. This means we actually understand that most people have busy jobs and a family to take care of. We make our advice fit into your busy schedule.
- Offer a step-by-step approach – Most of our advice is presented in a series of action steps for you to follow. This means achieving your prepping goals could not be easier.
- Give an unbiased view – Many emergency preparedness survival experts avoid criticizing certain products. We strive to give unbiased advice so you can make the best informed decision for the safety of your family.
How to use this website
You can find our top content on our home page and our newest content at the top of our blog. We also review many of the best emergency preparedness products on the market on our reviews page.
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