I’m really excited today over a few recent developments, and I also have way more information to bring than I can actually post here. I’ll do what I can, so let’s get started.
For starters, I recently moved to Chattanooga TN and chose my location partially based on a pretty awesome prepper store nearby. It’s called P5 Preparedness. Of all the prepper places I’ve ever been to, this one has the trifecta in place…
Knowledgable and friendly staff (in some places the staff are absolutely horrid). I’ve gotten to know them quite well. The owners and staff are salt of the earth kind of guys. Beyond simply owning the store and selling you quality equipment, the owners are also more than willing to go a step beyond and offer personalized consulting if that’s what you need.
Excellent inventory. The P5 store is set up like an extremely professional retail store, except their wares are the kind of stuff you’d be looking for. Imagine it as the ideal place for a dude to shop while his wife looks for clothes or gets her hair done.
Training. The shop has a weekly networking group and also regular training on topics like first aid, communications, and bug out bags. I’ve been attending the weekly groups since I moved and can attest that it is a great help. The people that drop in represent a great variety of mindsets and preparedness levels and the groups take on a discussion of best practices with a lot of input. There’s also a great mix of men and women and individuals and families because real preparedness is not just a sausage fest of nutbags. It’s just real people who want to be ready for anything from an adverse weather event to a zombie apocalypse. The networking group is really great and one of the highlights of my week.
I’ve visited other prepper stores when travelling and I always drop in to any military surplus or outdoors stores I come across. Some are good. Some aren’t. P5, however, hits a whole new mark. I would go so far as to say that P5 is a destination store. It’s worth driving from out of town just to visit and attend classes at. Chattanooga TN is also a big enough town that there’s plenty for the spouse and kids to do while you’re there, unless of course they’re also joining you in the classes. When you visit, be sure to tell them Dr. Dave sent you.
And now, to give you a few thing to think about as you plan your first trip to P5 Preparedness…
Strip or Retire. There’s a great deal of information you can read on The Art of Manliness that will get you ready for the apocalypse (samurai toilet practices, for one), but this latest post on having skin in the game is a life changer for mindset.
Project Sunroof. Despite the fear many of you have that Google will herald the apocalypse, they’re still coming up with some really useful stuff. The new Project Sunroof will help you plan how best to use available solar power.
Killer Bees Are Still a Problem. As you can see from this recent incident in Riverside CA where two construction workers were killed by bees, they could still be a potential hazard during the collapse of civilization. As a matter of fact, there’s mention of a Beeclipse in the book How to Survive a Sharknado. I’m sure there’s a Syfy movie on the subject as well.
That’s all for now. Hopefully, I’ll see some of you at P5 for a class.
This message was written by Dr. David Powers and his team of preppers, scientists, and reliable conspiracy theory wackos. You can always find me at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!