Storm in DC Knocks Out Power Doesn’t Faze Preppers

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widthIn late June and most of July, the East Coast was experiencing massive storms that cut power and delayed and cancelled many flights.  Reports say the severe thunderstorm caused power outages for almost 300,000 people.  For most people this was a terrible inconvenience, but for others this was just a learning experience and a time to get out the prepping supplies.  Reginald Johnson of did a great article on how the power outages became a dry run for some preppers.


I’m happy to see that preppers were shown in a good light.  The DC resident Tim Stockton, who is a prepper, was interviewed for this article. He gives some great tips and a great perspective on the mini disaster that happened.  It is situations like this one that lead me to believe it is a great idea to start prepping as soon as possible.  He said in the article he knows the electricity will come back on, but he isn’t too worried as he can stay comfortable and live off the preparations until the power company fixes the problem.


Take a look at the list of ten things DC Residents (I believe this could be for anybody) can do to be prepared.  Tim’s list is great to keep himself prepared and to teach others the keys to preparedness.  The only thing I would disagree with Tim about is that DC is one of the safest places to be.  I feel like a large densely populated city would be one of the worst places to be. WashingtonDCnot only has high crime rates, but would also be a key target for terrorists using nuclear or biological weapons.  Another reason for it being a poor choice for a prepper is, if there was a societal or economic breakdown it would be quite difficult to flee the city and get to a bug out location. The traffic and rioting may be so vast that you would be in danger.  Let’s just hope that others will start to prepare and be ready for disasters.


Here is the link to the article on

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I am Josh the owner of Beat The End. I am a prepper and trying to be more self sufficient. The most likely thing I am preparing for is an economic meltdown/civil unrest. I am a hunter, fisherman and outdoors man. I have also made a part of the website to explain and inform to my readers the importance of liberty and freedom and libertarianism. If you would like to see the political part of the site please go to

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One Response to Storm in DC Knocks Out Power Doesn’t Faze Preppers

  1. Eda says:

    I love the Prepper’s Pocket Guide. In fact, I’ve made a handful of vedois about the exercises and steps she recommends in her book, for the viewers of my daily video survival blog (a couple in particular that I did were the “hollowed out book safe” and the “cooking with rice and beans” chapter). Apartment Prepper is really living it, and it comes through in the book. I like how she comes from the apartment dweller’s perspective, because as you mention, more and more people are taking an interest in survival all the time, and yet not everybody has a retreat or fallback.I used to live in a tiny apartment in downtown San Diego, and dealt with the exact same constraints. Thanks for the great post Scott!

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