Jewish Preppers?

Some people finding our website may be wondering what is a Prepper and why does it have a religious affiliation? Well the short answer is...A Prepper is the modern day survivalist. It's not (necessarily) a right-wing militiaman preparing for Armageddon in the boondocks of Montana. But better represented by a normal, educated, middle class individual perhaps living in the most urban of cities, preparing themselves physically and mentally for any upcoming disaster, natural or man-made. This could include anything from earthquakes to volcanic eruptions, social unrest to an act of terrorism. Preparations include: food supply, medical supply, weapons supply etc. and the knowledge and skills to use them. Of course, a Jewish Prepper is just a designation for a small niche of the Prepper Community that is of the Jewish Faith. We are non-profit and nonpartisan. Enjoy!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sukkot Get Together....

Sukkot this year starts on 13 October and continues through 19 October. That includes the weekend of the 15th and 16th open for a truly unique way to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, on in this case, the feast of tents and bivys. OK, there will be also some beds for those who need them.


“... Sukkot are reminders both of Israel's agricultural history and of the Israelite exodus from Egypt.” (judiasm.about.com).

Watching the decline of the dollar, the declines in Europe and here on many different fronts, has me thinking in the prepper mode. As such, a prepper way to celebrate Sukkot seems appropriate as agriculture may take a bigger part of life and that in turn may be preceded by an exodus of sorts.


How would you like to spend a weekend in the country on a farm to see how your gear works in the field, shoot a bit (yours or a borrowed firearm), try out a compound bow or perhaps a crossbow, and the like?


Instruction on some prepper basics will include kayaking, blade sharpening and use (do you know how to baton using your knife?), useful knots, fire craft, how to zero your pistol or rifle, precision shooting, milking a cow, butchering a ram, land navigation (compass use), camouflage techniques, and more. Suggestions appreciated for more. All activities are optional.


Bring your gear to test it out (MREs/food, solar rechargers, tents, sleeping bags, etc) and to see how others’ gear works in a ‘real life’ scenario. Got a machete? Wanna use it? Perhaps you want to sight in at 500 yards? How well can you start a fire using your fire steel? Get the idea?


The location is a small farm in Maine. We might be able to arrange a “shuttle” from/to the airport or Amtrack station. A quick look at Amtrack and tickets are under $100 one way.


Kid friendly, pets on a case by case basis, prior approval only.


Cost: Willingness to let others see your gear, maybe of your some MRE/freeze dried food for a taste test, and mostly good will. BYO food if you are kosher.


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2 comments:

Dov said...

Bring rain gear. It IS Maine!

David L said...

Just in case -- weather is usually perfect over Sukkot!!