A Behind-the-Scenes Peek at the Summer Prepping Intensive Course

June 10, 2016

Do you need to up your prepping game?

Sometimes, even though we know the importance of prepping, life just gets in the way. For example, right now, I’ve got meat birds that need harvesting, a vegetable garden to tend, and some heavy work responsibilities. Add that to summer break and driving my kiddo hither and yon, and it can be difficult to focus.

We’ve all got stuff going on.

But the current events have stuff going on, too. Bothersome stuff. Stuff that should keep you up at night if you aren’t well-prepared.

Do you want to prep but you’re not sure how to get started?


We can help. Go on over to Preppers University and check out our Prepping Intensive course. And if you’ve been at this for a while and want to take your preparedness to the next level, check out our 6-Week Advanced Prepping Intensive.

Which Prepping Intensive Course Is Right For Me?

Anyone can lose a little mojo.

A while back, I was discussing how easy it is to get distracted from prepping with Lisa Bedford, also known as the Survival Mom.  We figured that if we’ve both experienced those times when we know we should be more focused on preparedness, a lot of other people probably have too.

And that’s when the idea of a summer school for preppers was born.

In a whirlwind of typing our little fingers off, reaching out to experts, getting sponsors to offer up amazing prizes, recording podcasts, and setting up an interactive communication program, our vision of the Summer Prepping Intensive came to life.

It has been a lot of work, but I love projects like this. It’s why you haven’t seen quite as many articles lately and why I’ve been all-but-absent from social media.  It’s why my daughter has had to holler “Mom” about ten times at increasing volume to get my attention when I’m typing away. Oh, and why I really, really need to vacuum.

The only word I can come up with to describe the process of co-creating this is “driven.”  Lisa and I have both been driven to help create a guideline to take people from thinking about prepping to actually being ready to face a disaster. We’ve been putting in 12 hour days to make it happen, and now, we’re ready to share it with you.

See what the Summer Prepping Intensive is all about.

Prepping can be a lonely business.

One thing I’ve long noticed about the prepping lifestyle is that it can be very isolating.  If you have a certain outlook on life, and you focus on being ready to meet challenges head-on, sometimes hanging out with the uninformed can make you grit your teeth. They’ll think you’re nuts if you start talking about a year’s supply of food, an ammo stash, or a bug-out bag, so you just keep it to yourself. The very thing that defines your life philosophy of being prepared to take care of your family turns into this deep, dark secret. Then, even in a crowd, sometimes you feel alone.

And who can you ask questions to when you don’t know other preppers (or at least not ones who are more experienced than you)?  You can dig through the internet and read books and watch YouTube videos, but there is always going to be a disconnect.

Part of the reason we wanted to set up this school for preppers is that we realized it can be a lonely business. It can be difficult to reach bloggers (we often get hundreds and hundreds of emails per day to sift through) and it can be hard for us to personally respond to everyone.  There just aren’t enough hours in the day.  But with a small, dedicated group of limited numbers, we can be a whole lot more approachable. We can define some goals, organize some information, and get to know each other.

Who will benefit from this course?

While SPI is great for beginners, we like to think that there’s something for everyone!

  • Brand new preppers: You never thought about prepping until just recently.
  • Intermediate preppers: You were once off to a good start but became distracted.
  • Experienced preppers: You are looking to network with other like-minded people, get organized, and learn a few new tricks.

The cool thing about this curriculum is that it can be adapted to fit your needs. Assuming you don’t already have a bug-out castle with a moat full of sharks and ten years worth of food and an aquaponics cave in the cellar and… well, you get the idea.

Who are the instructors?

We have an amazing array of instructors for this course but they won’t just be talking and giving a lecture. These will be interactive conversations. In the webinars, aside from Lisa and me, you’ll be able to ask questions of experts like these:

  • Michael Snyder, author and founder of The Economic Collapse Blog, is speaking during Week 9, and sharing signs of a coming collapse and how to best prepare.
  • Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper’s Blueprint and founder of Ready Nutrition. Tess comes from a background in emergency response and in Week 10, discusses long-term preparedness, beyond buckets of wheat and stockpiled supplies.
  • Fernando Aguirre is better known to some as FerFAL, author, blogger, and survivor of Argentina’s economic decline and collapse. Fernando will join us during Week 6 to talk about real-life getting out of Dodge..
  • Dr. Arthur T. Bradley is nationally known as an expert in EMP research. He has written numerous books, both fiction and non-fiction, and joins us during Week 3 to talk about EMP preparedness.
  • Jim Cobb is the author of 9 books related to survival and preparedness. During Week 8, he joins SPI students to teach Suburban/Urban Survival and Security. Jim is a private investigator and is the lead consultant with Disaster Prep Consultants.
  • Herbalist Cat Ellis shares her experience and expertise during Week 7, in a session focused on natural remedies for times when there is no doctor. Cat is a blogger, author, and hosts 2 podcasts.
  • Jim Acosta‘s background ranges from years in law enforcement, EMT, and disaster response. During Week 3, he will discuss natural disaster survival from the viewpoint of one who responds and rescues and give tips for surviving a worst-case scenario served up by Mother Nature.

Personally, I think this is the coolest thing yet about the course. The actual conversations  that you can have with the folks whose work you’ve probably been reading for years. I seriously fan-girled about the fact that I’ll get to  of these pick the brains of these people!

Check out the Summer Prepping Intensive.

Since we announced the course, I’ve gotten a whole lot of questions. This isn’t meant to be a sales pitch, but just a post to let you know what’s going on and what I’ve been up to. You know, besides feathers, chicken poo, homeschooling, and growing veggies.

First of all, we aren’t going to suggest that you must spend tens of thousands of dollars to get prepared. For goodness sakes, I’m a single mom and there are weeks when I skip the grocery store in order to pay a pending bill. Thankfully, I have a hefty stockpile to back me up during times like that, and I want you to have the same thing.

I really, really want to help and this was an opportunity to truly make a difference.

I feel as though something major is coming, and coming fast. With the insanity (literal insanity – I think the candidates are likely certifiable) of this election, the increased rage in our communities, an angry Mother Nature, and an economy that has been teetering on the brink like one of those nightmares where you know you’re about to fall but your slow motion hand can’t seem to reach anything to stop you…well, you get the idea. It’s time.

If you aren’t as prepared as you wish you were, take a look and see if the Summer Prepping Intensive is for you.

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Daisy Luther

About the Author

Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, voluntaryism, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper. She is widely republished across alternative media and she curates all the most important news links on her aggregate site, PreppersDailyNews.com. Daisy is the best-selling author of 4 books and lives in the mountains of Virginia with her two daughters and an ever-growing menagerie. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, and Twitter.

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