Prepping Intensive Orientation
Welcome to Prepping Intensive! Around here, we refer to it as PI. This is going to be a fantastic 8 weeks of classes, mentoring, networking with your prepping peers, learning the best strategies for your own home and family, as well as fun! We have weekly giveaways planned as well as a few surprises along the way.
But, first things, first!
Whenever a new school year begins, every student needs supplies. For SPI, you will need:
- A 1-2 inch 3-ring binder
- A few plastic page protectors. Not required but nice to have.
- Printed SPI dividers. You can download them here.
- 3-hole paper for taking notes. Again, not required, but you'll be able to organize your notes much easier in your binder.
Let's get started!
Begin by, first, inserting each divider in a page protector and organizing them by week number. In addition to 8 dividers for the 8 weeks, you'll also have dividers for Vital Documents and Miscellaneous. These should all be organized in your divider alphabetically.
Print out the Prepper Assessment and answer the questions. This assessment will help you know where your strengths and weaknesses lie as well as helping you set some prepping goals. If you would like to share this with us, and it would be very helpful if you did, scan and email your completed assessment to [email protected]
Next, take a look at our Calendar of Events. As a member, you have access to everything on the schedule -- every webinar, every live Q&A session, every giveaway, every bonus, and every Sunday Night Check In. Mark on your own calendar these events so you don't miss even one of them. (However, if you should miss a webinar, those will all be recorded and available here.)
Be sure to get your freebie!
Just in case you missed it, every member received a digital (ebook) copy of Lisa Bedford's book, Emergency Evacuations. We want to make sure you received your copy. If you didn't, click here and download it to your computer. It's full of excellent advice for customizing an evacuation plan, whether for an urgent scenario like a house fire or something that allows more time to get out, such as a hurricane. The checklists will be especially helpful.
One more freebie for you is Survival Mom Lisa's "Top 12 Instant Survival Tips." These are creative prepping tips she has used over the years.
Have you thought of inviting a friend?
Everything, including prepping, is more fun with a friend. Invite friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, anyone, and if they register and list your name as a referral, you receive the book of your choice by any of our many SPI speakers! Here's the link to share:
Get ready to network and socialize!
In the Student Center, jump into the new forum, introduce yourself, and begin asking questions, sharing your own experiences, and begin to network with other members of Preppers University.
You'll find we have a mixture of experienced preppers as well as those who just learned about prepping and are total beginners. Everyone has something to offer and the forum is the place to get acquainted.
There are other opportunities to network with our members during the Sunday Night Check-Ins. You'll receive more information about those when classes begin.
Here are some articles to get you started...
You may need a little refresher, or you may be just getting started. To keep you busy until class starts, here are some very basic articles for your review.
3 Types of Emergencies That Could Happen to Anyone
The First 10 Things Every New Prepper Should Do (Some of Them Are Free!)
The One Simple Secret to Surviving Any Crisis
Forget Doom and Gloom: Preparedness is the Ultimate Act of Optimism
Get Your Prepping On Track With the 3 List System
OpSec Lessons From a Military Wife (and brat)
An Open Letter to Single Parent Preppers
Be sure to also check out our Frugal Living Archive!
Hang tight! We'll be ready to go on Sunday, September 11!
We'll be in touch via email with a few more instructions, but in the meantime, get plenty of sleep, take a daily multivitamin, and get ready to PREP! Thanks so much for joining Prepping Intensive!