Who would you pass your preps onto?

Here is a question that could be posed to the pack. Since some of us on the over side of 50+. Have they thought who they would pass their preps on to, and know that they would be put to use instead of being given a way or sold.

Credit for this should go to [granny W], she was the one who brought it up in the comments.



  1. Whoever is strongest! 😉

  2. Thomas The Tinker says:

    Until our baby gets into her first house….. brother and sister in law in Mo. They are preppers.

  3. Nebraska Woman says:

    Good question. If my brother goes before I do, I guess my step kids would inherit. As non-preppers, they would probably donate it to a food bank. Food banks would not accept the expired food, so I guess the landfill would accept it.

    • NW
      You must have friends that would take it and put the supplies to good use, and not the land fill?

  4. F4phantomgib says:

    I’m the youngest (at60) of three with only one child myself and 5nieces and nephews. I’m the crazy uncle in the attic. Everyone is over listening to me talk about the problems in our economy and the coming “economic readjustment.” I’ve bought the land and I’m moving out there with the intention of being able to feed them when the time comes.

    I think about who to leave my efforts to all the time. Unless my daughter comes to her senses (she thinks she’s a lesbian) it will probably go to my youngest first cousin. At 12 having an eccentric uncle is cool to him.

    • F4phantomgib says:

      (Previous post continued)
      I’m also researching how I can create a legal trust of some sort that would preserve this homestead for the family and prevent whomever lives on it from selling it off. The goal is to have it perpetually in the family for several generations.

      • F4phantomgib
        There is such a program, at this time I can not give you the exact term you would use for searching. If your area has a paralegal that do the paperwork and file it with the courts, they would know what you are wanting.
        We have a trust for our place with my sister as the executor, actually it all goes to her.

  5. I think about this sometimes because my son is as I put it a late in life child. (I was 30 when he was born) But we have brought him up prepping , so unless gets stupid , it will go to him.

    • Encourager says:

      “Late in life child” because you were THIRTY?! I was 34 when I gave birth to my oldest and nearly 40 when I gave birth to the second….THAT is late in life,not 30! lol

  6. I only know one person that would know and appreciate the efforts Ive made to be prepared. Ive already told him that in the event of my death,come get what is of real value in my house. Ive even showed him where the keys are hidden. (yes,I would trust him with my life)

  7. Chuck Findlay says:

    I only have one son so it would go to him. He knows a bit about my prepping but not a lot. He has little interest in prepping and he hangs around with a group of people I don’t want to take care of if it were to hit the fan. They would come, consume all I had and contribute and do nothing but to eat food and fill up the septic system. And then move on when all my food was gone.

    I’ve made comments about him buying supplies and food, but that would interfere with the 2 latest game computers and the 3 Playstation-4 games he has. Plus a lot of game to run in them and a very high speed (expensive) net access to be able to kill zombies with his on-line friends all over the country.

    So I keep things from him because if he were to come over post-SHTF, he will bring 4 other people with him and not one of them has a clue, they have no skills (other then killing electronic zombies), and a few of them are on Welfare and have never had to work a day in their life.

  8. 1. other preppers in my family. 2. non-related preppers I know & trust.

  9. I have a nephew that would understand and care for my preps. Never married so no children of my own.

  10. GrandmaDD says:

    The first looters in my house after I run out of ammo or am dead on the floor here will inherit my stash. I’m alone–idiot family 1200 miles away.

  11. mom of three says:

    I will pass it on to the three kids, all understand what we do and why. Our oldest, has moved to Tennessee, so I don’t know when we will see him again. The younger two have a few more years (4) &(8) years before they leave the nest.

  12. Passing things on isn’t something I concern myself with right now – yet. I only have my daughter, who lives very far away.
    I guess, since I have my will made up with her as the beneficiary, she’ll get everything but sad to say, she’s not yet into believing the way I do. Give her time, she’ll come through.

  13. TN Farmer says:

    My DH and I have been prepping since 1998. We have a LOT of stuff. My boys live in the West and my step-children live in Florida. All know what we have and plan to come here if it gets hairy out there. If my husband and I pass away before all the preps are needed, our hope is that everything will be evenly divided between every sibling. If they dump all the canned beans, tomato sauce, other fruits and vegetables that I spent years canning, I will come back and haunt them for the rest of their lives!

  14. When ‘Granny W’ brought this subject up during a discussion, I thought about it. My sister would get the house and property, but the preps would go to the oldest niece, her sister & friend as they think like my dh & I. They were slowly trained by their aunt(adopted aunt to their friend), you need to take care of yourself, no one is going to do it for you.
    As their grandfather would state, “the world does NOT owe you a living”. We were raised not to accept government assistance, we had two feet, two hands and a brain an we had better put them to good use.

  15. Every thing goes to my surviving son to do with them what he may. He’s a big 2nd Amendment guy, but no sane person would want ALL my firearms so he can sell them or barter them or I might leave him a list of friends and cousins who might appreciate getting the ones he doesn’t want to keep.

  16. I would like my preps go to the people who gives my dogs a forever home. Dog food storage too. One would probably be my brother.

  17. Curley Bull says:

    I do remember this subject coming up before and I remember praying about it and coming up with the idea of burying several caches. Certain family members and some friends would each receive an envelope with a map to their inheritance. The rest would go to my son with certain instructions to help his stepbrother and stepsister. Oh, and my son also knows to contact Brad over in the next state and inquire as to what he may need most and get it to him if I have it.


    PS: My late wife and I were like Teri H, Mary, and some others in that we were doing it before it was called prepping. Just the way we were raised. My current wife and stepchildren think I’m paranoid and maybe even a little senile.

  18. Encourager says:

    My preps would stay with my dh unless he was already gone. Then they go to my two sons; the oldest is the one who got us prepping and the other is coming along.

  19. k. fields says:

    I’ve given this a lot of thought – especially lately. Although I’ve been very lucky dealing with this cancer so far (they estimated 6 months and it’s now been 2 years and 6 months!) but the odds are against going on like this for many more years. So what happens to my property when I die – I have no family left, so I need to pick someone who is deserving and who would be able to handle this life style but for some reason hasn’t been able to get their own place together.

    And there is where I run into a problem – what have they been doing that was more important to them than getting a place for themselves and their family? And why would they give up whatever it was now, to try to maintain an off grid existence with little hope of financial reward?

    I hear it all the time, “we wish we could get out of the rat race and have a place like yours”, but they do not really wish anything of the kind – their world is too beguiling, too comfortable, too safe, too financially secure. This is why everyone left the farms for city life in the first place. They want their workday to start at 7 and end at 4 – giving them time to “enjoy life”. They want “weekends”, those 2 days in a row where they set aside their work and pursue their “hobbies”.

    They may dream of living off the grid, their days governed by their own timetable, their work governed by their own desires – but they want the fantasy, the “get-away” experience, not the reality of the day-in and day-out work.

    There are no sick days here where the work continues on pace without you, there is no vacation where you are given your wages to stay at home with your feet up, there is no medical plan, unemployment compensation nor paid retirement. This homestead may pay for itself, but it certainly won’t pay you for running it.

    So, for someone to take over this place, they would need to already realize all that, accept those realities, and have the skill and knowledge to carry them out – which always brings me back to the initial question, why then don’t they already have their own place?

    My hope is to discover a family who already has a small place and have been saving to get something bigger where they can actually be self-sufficient. Folks who know what the reality is and are already working hard to get there anyway. Folks who could stand here, look around, and actually appreciate what it took for a 22 year old and his wife to build what they see today.

    I only hope I can find them soon.

    • k.fields
      They are out there, have you looked at the Ag magazine that comes out every two weeks? It should be found in a ranch supply house, or ask if they know where you can locate it.

      You are right you have to have the drive to get up every day to take care of the critters. Your set up is different than ours, it requires more hours of work, but you are correct no sick days are allowed.
      Holidays……the critters come first before dinner, and guests. Make that any meal for the humans comes second to the animals, first lesson learned from my uncle, he was a true old cowboy. We were going to purchase his 40 acre ranch but he wanted the neighbors son to purchase it, so the son would be close enough to take care of his mom who out lived my uncle. He was 93 when he passed, an yes he had cancer.
      Do not always believe what the doctors tell you, we have a friend who is a lung transplant. The medical doctors told him he would pass over three years ago, & he is still with us.

  20. Don’t have that perfect place to give, but if push came to shove oldest daughter would get a shot at what she wants and then down the line. None of them prep. The DD who has the same liking for my firearms unfortunately, is living with a felon, so can’t even consider the grandkids at this point.

    Excess food stores and supplies could go to a worthy redout location. I am sure there is always a need for something.

  21. My family would get my preps. There are a lot of us all like minded funny how sometimes that will run in families and sometimes not. A very good friend has told us repeatedly that should he die we need to race his wife back to the house to get the “weird shit” he has in the basement out before she takes it to the curb. That comment would sometimes make me giggle and sometimes make me cringe and then he said it in front of her one day and it started a conversation at the dinner table (how old fashion talking to each other over dinner lol) about what we could take and what she wanted to keep. Turns out she is more of a prepper than he thought she was they just differ on what type of stuff each of them feels is needed and worth spending money on. The hazmat suit was the biggest bone of contention. LOL!!!

  22. My youngest son isn’t quite into prepping yet but does realize the world is very unstable. Since he’s the married one with kids and most sensible, if trouble arises I know they’d come here to survive and he’d be in charge of everything. My oldest son believes in prepping but is too lazy to get organized so he’d be here getting a share but not in charge. My younger sister has a farm and her own supplies. The rest of the family can whistle up the wind, they’re just a bunch of takers.

  23. That is one of the many lessons me &DW are teaching the Cub . His dog eats before he dose. Take care of your animals & they will take care of you

  24. axelsteve says:

    It would go to my youngest son. He is the one who is more into it then anyone else in my family. He is already kind set with defensive preps.

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