What does the Bible really say about prepping for hard times? Should Christians be preppers? Let’s Crack Your Bible to find out!
⭐ “Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.
How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.” – Proverbs 6:6-11 ESV
🥯 PREPARE WHILE TRUSTING IN JESUS ✝️
While you cannot out prep the Beast System or assume that your preps will save you, it is wise and Biblical to prepare for hard times.
- It is much easier to buy and store food when you have money, than it is to pray that God helps you stumble upon a bag of rice or a drink of water in a great depression or famine. If you’re hungry and thirsty, you might sell out to the Antichrist for less than Esau’s bowl of soup.
- Don’t take for granted that stores will have food and supplies for you to purchase at a moment’s notice. This quarantine has shown us that that is not the case. Likewise, don’t take water and electricity that you have now for granted either.
🌾 PREPARING TAKES TIME 👩🌾
When people think they can quickly prep for inflation… Ummm lol.
Canning takes time, dehydrating takes time, freeze drying takes time and gardening takes the most time. In my small Harvest Right freeze dryer with an oil-free pump, this is what I can process in 1 whole week in back to back loads, constantly running 24/7:
⚠️ (My separate Freeze Drying Experiment Instagram)
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How much food can you process in a Harvest Right small freezer dryer in 1 week? (168 hours) It took me 165 hours 15 minutes 45 seconds to freeze dry: 🥯 15 @daveskillerbread #bagels 🧇 1 1/4 #waffles 🥣 4 L #ChickenTortillaSoup 🍛 3 L #ThaiRedCurry with Chicken 🐷 2.5 C Ham & #SplitPeaSoup 🍗 4 L #ChickenSalad 🧊❄️ Freeze Drying Tips 🔥 ⭐ If you don't have enough of one items to fill all trays in your freeze dryer, make sure the foods are the same consistency and flavour profile so that your foods aren't ruined if they absorb some of the smells of the other food (savory, spicy, sweet, etc.) ⭐ Make sure you see a complete seal of the rubber gasket on the acrylic door when closing your freeze dryer. The pump cannot form a vacuum if even the tiniest spot is not sealed and you will need to restart after fixing the seal! ⭐ Save time by pre-freezing your food. Harvest Right goes through a 30 minute pre-freeze cycle for foods that are pre-frozen before being put into the machine. ⭐ Reconstitute by adding 1/4 cup boiling water to 1 cup of freeze dried food. Let absorb for 9 minutes. ⭐ Store in sealed mylar bags with an oxygen absorber to extend shelf life for 25+ years. #HarvestRight #freezedryer #freezedried #Freezedriedfood #Prepper #preppergear #foodstorage #emergencypreparedness #longtermfoodstorage #offgridliving #offgrid #vanlife #kitchengadgets #kitchengear #cooking #zombieapocalypse
🚫 LIVING OFF OTHER PEOPLE’S PREPS ISN’T A PLAN 🚫
Don’t assume that your neighbors / friends / family will share their supplies with you. It’s your job to prepare to take care of your own household. People are not likely to take on another mouth to feed simply because you’re related in really hard times.
⭐ “Do not forsake your friend and your father’s friend, and do not go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity.
Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother who is far away. Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him who reproaches me. The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.” – Proverbs 27:10-12 ESV