‘Housewife Prepper’ offers valuable tips on having a backup plan

Today’s uncertain times have led some Americans to prepare for the worst-case scenarios and a Bozeman, Montana woman who calls herself “The Housewife Prepper” has been providing a valuable service with tips on having a backup plan.

Since starting her social media pages on TikTok and Instagram last year, Carrie and her husband Colton have been helping millions of viewers with preparations for the day that it hits the fan by posting a series of videos on things like bug-out bags, alternate power sources, essential items to have and most importantly, not trusting the government.

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She posted her first video after a Chinese surveillance balloon entered American airspace last year and was allowed to transverse half of the United States before President Joe Biden ordered the U.S. Air Force to finally shoot it down off the South Carolina coast, a wake-up call for some that anything can happen.

“I was like, oh my gosh, you know, this is a no-controlled situation. We need to start preparing for anything,” Carrie told Fox News Digital. “We’re allowing this other country in our airspace, like what’s next?

The video showed simple but essential prepping including having batteries and plenty of water on hand as well as a solar crank radio which can be purchased for a reasonable price on Amazon or other outlets.

“We should all be aware of what’s going on and take care of our families ourselves and not rely on the government to take care of us in a disaster situation,” she said.

Movies and television have stereotyped preppers as loony conspiracy theorists but in reality, taking precautions is becoming more mainstream, especially given global political uncertainty, the threat of WW III under the Biden regime, the explosion in violent crime and the COVID pandemic.

“Everyone should be prepping. Women, we are naturally gatherers, you know, we’re the ones that go to the store and we do all the shopping. So, I think that’s just I grew up with those traditional values and I’m using that in my marriage,” Carrie said.

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“According to a March report by Zion Market Research, the global survival tools market is expected to reach $2.46 billion by 2030, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 7 percent from 2023 to 2030,” Fox Business reported. “Companies have cropped up dedicated to freeze-dried food for long-term storage and large corporations like Costco have started supplying emergency food packages.”

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Before moving to Montana, “The Housewife Prepper” grew up in California where her dad made sure that the family would be prepared for earthquakes with “the big one” always being a possibility. He’d make sure the car was stocked with such essentials as jumper cables, dried food and a “bug-out” bag.

The bag is an emergency kit with supplies to be kept on hand in the event of a crisis and the need to evacuate quickly.

Carrie listed some of the items that such a bag would commonly have including clothing, a first-aid kid, radios and batteries, freeze-dried foods, water packets and radiation meters. Every member of the family – including pets – should have a “bug-out bag” with enough supplies to last for 72 hours.

“If you live in Oklahoma, you need to prepare for tornadoes, Florida, hurricanes, Texas, maybe the border, you know, things like that. That’s when carrying self-defense on you in any form comes in handy,” she told Fox News Digital.

“I think with food prices, people, if they see something on sale, they are buying it and they’re stocking up,” Carrie told the outlet, noting that younger adults have taken to being prepared for the worst. “So, they’re prepping for multiple reasons, food shortages, medication shortages, job loss, anything.”

“Most of the feedback that we received from followers, even our close friends and family, has been that shift, that prepping is more of a way of life and just something that needs to be done, not something that was negatively looked at,” Colton said. “It’s having a backup plan to the backup plan.”

Chris Donaldson

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