Posted March 26, 2020 9:37 am by Comments

By Jacki Billings

Stocking up on essentials before an issue arises doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. (Photo: Jacki Billings/
Erin Palette may be the face of Operation Blazing Swords but she also knows a thing or two about survival. A founding member of Blue Collar Prepping — a blog and Facebook group — Palette shares her knowledge and tips on preparing for the unexpected on a budget.
If survivalism is an art form, Palette uses her budgetary know-how to weave portraits of how regular people can stock up, prepare and ready ourselves for tough times. chatted with Palette to get the scoop on the modern-day prepper and even grab some tips on how to start your survival stock. I think for a lot of people, they hear prepping and imagine some crazy hoarder in a tinfoil hat with paper towels stacked to the ceiling in their basement; but the reality is that’s pretty far from the truth. So for those that may be confused by the term prepper, how would you define a modern prepper?
Palette: The pithy answer is “an Eagle Scout with more disposable income.” A more complete answer is that a prepper is someone who acknowledges that disaster,


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