Professor Preponomics

Welcome to Professor Preponomics

Welcome to the Professor Preponomics Website. We hope you enjoy the articles, information, important news and resources developed for you here at Professor Preponomics, and that you will visit often. Here you’ll learn about how and why you need to live a prepared life, and we hope you’ll join in the journey. Understanding that each of us comes to preparedness from diverse backgrounds, with varying levels of experience, and with a unique set of resources, you’ll find that we try to develop something for everyone – and that we do our level best to encourage ongoing development and forward progress in every good endeavor!

Weekend Homework

Summer Skill Building — Weekend Homework

The weekend is here! Hoping you have great plans in the works, and want to share with you a little bit of “Preponomics Homework” to inspire your thoughts, and encourage the ongoing development of your preparedness plans. For our Weekend Homework, let’s consider the importance of informed awareness and its impact on preparedness. First the background, and the question follows…

Summer Skill Building

Background: The official start to summer is just around the corner now. This is an outstanding time to invest in summer skill building activities. These can be fun, interesting, and engaging for individuals, family households, local communities, and communities of people formed around a common interest. If you haven’t considered this seriously, now is the time. Choose a practical skill or project with preparedness and self-sufficiency in mind. It may be an unfinished project, or something entirely new. We can learn a lot about everything from prioritization to planning in the development stage – and this is an added bonus to skill building and project completion!

Here are a few ideas to start the creative juices flowing…

Summer Skill Building
PORTABLE PARABOLIC SUN OVEN –
SOLAR COOKING APPLIANCE
  • Learn to can, dehydrate and/or freeze dry foods from the garden for shelf-stable storage. Have some fun with pickles, relishes, and flavorful chutneys.
  • Steep your favorite sun tea, and hand churn an ice cream treat.
  • Make gardening a year ‘round endeavor. Plan and build raised beds or a greenhouse for your fall and winter crops (see this video about creating a hinged hoop house for your planting beds to garden year-round). Also visit our GARDENING category for more ideas.
  • Practice cooking a delicious meal with a solar oven, or learn to use a meat smoker.
  • Enjoy nature hikes. Practice land and water safety protocols, learn to identify native plants, and go fishing. Remember to file your flight plans.
  • Study options for basic shelters, and practice setting these up. Tents and tipis (teepees) are a great place to start.
  • Set up a weather station, learn to recognize cloud forms, weather patterns, and storm signals. Put together a storm safety plan for yourself and your family.
  • Visit area parks and historic sites, and learn about how people lived in times past. Be inspired by what you learn, and think about how the practices of the past might be especially useful in a contemporary survival situation.
  • Catch up on your summer reading, scout the best video tutorials, and gather with family and friends for an evening and a thoughtfully chosen movie.

The Question: How can I make the most of the warm summer months by combining fun, summer skill building, lots of learning, and practical preparedness and self-sufficiency projects?

HINT: Survival is one of those pass-fail kinds of courses. A passing answer shall not include “there is nothing else I can do”. There’s a lot you can do. Let’s get started.

Remain steady. Stay well. Be safe everyone!

For discussion, check out our GAB.COM and our BRIGHTEON.SOCIAL pages.

Weekend Homework

Weekend Homework

It’s Friday! Hoping you have great plans in the works for the weekend, and want to share with you a little bit of “Preponomics Homework” to inspire your thoughts, and encourage the ongoing development of your preparedness plans.

First the background, and the question follows…

Background: Preppers understand that even the best efforts cannot prevent every adversity, and are typically found building skills and stocking supplies with the goal of surviving a disaster “after the fact”. They’re wise to do so because there are no good substitutes for practiced skills and a solid stash of supplies. These are essential when navigating forward through a survival scenario. Even so… Preppers, many of whom understand risk aversion quite acutely, all too often fail to engage preventative efforts where those involve political and cultural concerns. A serious danger in this is that there is no true escape from the environment that surrounds us all. While preparing to survive the aftermath of any catastrophe, we should also do everything we can in the present to prevent such a catastrophe from unfolding. Prevention is our first place position as people committed to preparedness.

The Question: How can you maintain your preparedness efforts and survival planning while simultaneously working to prevent the very adversity for which you are preparing? HINT: Survival is one of those pass-fail kinds of courses. A passing answer shall not include “there is nothing I can do”.

For discussion, check out our GAB.COM and our BRIGHTEON.SOCIAL pages. Stay safe everyone!

Weekend Homework – 04.30.2021

weekend homework

Weekend Homework – 04.30.2021

It’s Friday! Hoping you have great plans in the works for the weekend, and want to share with you a little bit of “Preponomics Homework” to inspire your thoughts, and encourage the ongoing development of your preparedness plans.

First the background, and the question follows…

Background: Preppers tend to be foreword looking, diversified in their thinking and preparedness strategies, and skilled in risk assessment. Even so, there is always the possibility of one or more areas not as well attended as others, or a blind spot. This can create one or more places of weakness in an otherwise excellent emergency planning strategy. Have you reviewed your prepper lists?

The Question: What is your Achilles’ heel? …and what steps do you need to take now to resolve the most important areas of weakness in your preparedness planning?

For discussion, check out our GAB.COM and our BRIGHTEON.SOCIAL pages. Stay safe everyone!