Prepping Basics Bootcamp

Learn how to handle whatever disruptions life throws at you in just six weeks. You’ll end up with exactly the supplies and skills you need to prepare for and survive the majority of emergencies (or your money back!)

This class is a great choice if you feel overwhelmed by prepping, like a more structured course with personal feedback, or just want to learn the basics as quickly as possible with a group of like-minded people.

We’re building the course now. Space will be limited to 150 people or less per batch, so save your spot in line with your email address:

    This doesn’t sign you up for anything. You’ll only get two emails total and can change your mind later.

    Many new community members have asked us for a class that takes you from “zero to hero,” a kind of well-rounded prepping 101 bootcamp that covers both gear and skills. People also asked for a more guided class (as opposed to the other self-paced courses) that’s as close to an in-person experience as you can get online.

    • The course will run once per quarter, likely lasting around 4-6 weeks.
    • You’ll have direct access to top preparedness teachers and guest experts, including weekly live Zoom sessions to talk about anything.
    • Each week will have a theme with major new lessons you can watch on your own schedule.
    • We’ll send you daily emails with quick lessons, tips, and simple tasks to help you stay on track.
    • Downloadable reference notes and checklists.
    • Places to chat with and help your fellow students.

    Some of what you’ll learn:

    • Exactly what to do, in order, to get your home ready for sheltering in place.
    • Simple tricks that are easy to mix in with normal life, such as buying normal stuff you like from the supermarket that also doubles as emergency food preps.
    • How to store, find, and treat water.
    • Practical tips for personal finances and physical health.
    • Where to meet like-minded people in your area, help the community during disasters, or form prepper groups / resilience circles.
    • How to build a bug out bag and customize it for your needs.
    • Communication when the grid goes down.
    • What goes in a proper first aid kit and how to use that gear.
    • The most important tips for dealing with common events like power outages, storms, riots, home invasions, car accidents, animal encounters, or just getting lost on a hike.

    At the end, you’ll understand the full picture of what sane prepping looks like — and if you want to go further than the basics, you’ll know exactly what to do next.

    Let us know you’re interested and save your spot in line:

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      Whether you’re totally new or just want a refresher, we’re confident you’ll be a successful student.