Prep Fx is about sustainability and preparing your family in a self-reliant, sustainable way. We seek to provide preparedness advice that can be used in any situation, and will not try to influence your views on what to prepare for.
What Prep FX Is
Prep FX means to Prep For X. My goal is to provide a prepping site that doesn’t try to convince you of what to prep for. Whether you want to understand basic hurricane preparedness, or prep for economic collapse, we want to provide good information you can put to use in whatever your scenario is. Your reasons are your own.
We will cover topics such as the outdoors, sustainability and provide product reviews so people can make better decisions before spending their money on gear.
What Prep FX Is Not
Prep FX is not a prepping news website. In no way are we trying to break the latest news about how the world is ending, or the most recent suspicious sightings we’ve seen. There are plenty of other websites that cover those things. Many of them do a great job, and if your concerns align with those sites, then absolutely follow them.
What to Expect
Prep FX believes that skills are better than gear. Yes, we will provide gear reviews, but we will also provide book reviews because skills are so important. Prep FX is a prepping resource that people use to help their families get through tough times. We seek to redefine prepping so that we can shed the image of only doom-and-gloom. There are many reasons to prep and getting rid of the stigma is our first mission.
We also aim to make it fun and help prepping fit into your lifestyle. Many people don’t prep for lots of reasons, including:
- Not knowing where to start.
- Financial problems.
- The fear of being labeled “crazy.”
Our hope is to eliminate the “crazy” label and demonstrate why prepping is just a smart, responsible decision. We want to teach people how to prep on a budget, how to get prepping gear that serves multiple functions and we want to redefine what prepping means. We want to teach prepping basics that anyone can use. Prepping for beginners will be a very big focus for Prep Fx.
This will be accomplished by writing well thought-out articles that explain different concepts for prepping as well as reviewing products that might help in prepping.
We promise to provide the best information we know how and to do it in an honest and transparent way. This is the tenet that we will always look to when crafting new content for our readers. In addition, we will review products that we believe in, and not just anything that we think will make us money.
Who We Are
Right now, it’s just me and my family, but I’m sure others will want to join in. Prep Fx was started by me in February 2015 in response to seeing so many friends and family completely unprepared for times in their lives. In one breath, they were having trouble getting by, but in the other breath, preppers were a crazy fringe group.
I don’t know when it happened, but all of a sudden, having some food on hand and a way to provide for yourself became “crazy.” Then I realized, television had transformed the idea or “preparedness”, or “prepping,” into this activity that only crazy people did.
They did their best to make preppers look bad and, hopefully unintentionally, made people think that being prepared was for fools. People threw the baby out with the bath water. Prepping meant you were crazy. People never considered that it’s what their grandparents did.
What does prepping mean?
The TV would have you believe that prepping means buying lots of guns and a bomb shelter. Don’t ask me why. I guess it gets people looking. Prepping means having the resources in place so your family can get through difficult circumstances.Prepping means having the resources in place so your family can get through difficult circumstances. Click To Tweet
What circumstances though? That’s for you to determine. Prep Fx is here to help you figure out what that is and how to prepare for it.
Why do you think everyone should prep?
There are many reasons to prep your family. While we won’t cover all of them on this page, I’m sure you can think of a few reasons. Our most common response is because it’s simply responsible. Why wouldn’t you want to prepare your family?Why wouldn't you want to prepare your family? Click To Tweet
Where does sustainability fit into all of this?
As preppers, sustainability is inherent. Prepping is about maximizing resources and using as little as possible. If you use your resources inefficiently, then you run out of them quickly! Prepping is 100% about getting the most function out of the least resources.Prepping is 100% about getting the most function out of the least resources. Click To Tweet
If you’re a prepper and your mindset is “screw the earth” I’m going to burn as much of my coal as possible, then you’ll only hurt yourself. Once that coal is gone, assuming you can’t obtain more, you’ll be living on your prayers alone.
Modern life is based upon the idea that you can always drive your car to the grocery store to get what you need. Modern life is based upon the idea that resources and raw materials are just a WalMart or Home Depot trip away. But what if you don’t have the money, or worse, the system doesn’t exist like it used to?
Prepping and sustainability go hand-in-hand. You don’t have to be a tree-hugger to agree that the earth has finite resources and we don’t want to ruin them or waste them.You don't have to be a tree-hugger to agree that the earth has finite resources. Click To Tweet