“Could you use a little help introducing your children or grandchildren to prepping?
It’s Prepper Pete to the rescue!
Who Is Prepper Pete, Anyway?
Prepper Pete is the creation of Kermit Jones, Jr., who has written fun and colorful books aimed at introducing young children to preparedness. As the book cover shows, Prepper Pete is an ant. You remember the little story about the ant and the grasshopper and how the ant was busy preparing to survive winter. Then there are Scripture verses from Proverbs chapter 6 urging us to look to the ant as a positive example.
So who is Kermit Jones, Jr.?
He was my guest on this week’s DestinySurvival Radio. I’ll let him tell you more in his own words from bio info he gave me.
I was surprised during our conversation to find he came to preparedness through a different route than his military background. It so happens that his life’s experiences have provided stepping stones for prepping.
Check out the blog post and the 50 minute interview!
or just listen now!
I recently got the opportunity to review a very interesting book from Kermit Jones Jr.
This military Chaplain and father of 4 young children needed to figure out how to introduce the concept of personal preparedness to his daughters without scaring.
In this book Kermit uses the old prepper analogy of prepared ants to explore the concepts of prepping through the life of one particularly smart ant named Pete.
In Pete’s travels he and his family decide they need to prepare and in a simplistic and non-judgmental way they store food, learn skills, and prepare for a variety of unknown and known disasters.
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“Upon reading the book, I thought it would be a great addition to our AP Book Feature. I must say even adults who are “in denial” about the need for prepping would benefit from reading this book. I sent Kermit a few questions related to kids and prepping and he graciously sent us the following responses:”
Read the rest of this review here!
“Gun of a Son” is approaching release! Christy just went though all the ants perfecting them this morning and is going to go back though all the guns. We also made it through the “Big Editor” (Kari) who helped to smooth the order and really improved flow.
“The clever illustrations and gentle words helps bring the idea of preparedness to a child without causing strife to those who are unfamiliar with the concept, and encouragement for those who are already preparedness-minded. There’s nothing like a child’s book to give us that “A-HA! We do that, too!” for those kids who are already preppers at heart.”
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I’ve been waiting for this one for quite some time! Gaye over at Backdoor Survival has Book Festivals throughout the year with some great summaries and reviews. Today she brings us comments about my favorite book – Prepper Pete Prepares!
Head over, check it out, and leave a comment for a chance to win a copy.
“After awhile, one prepping book starts to look like another. It does not really matter whether it is fiction or non-fiction, they all tend to have a common theme. Now don’t get me wrong, I thirst for – no crave for – more. Every book has its own twist on the survival and preparedness message so I keep reading and reading and reading. Okay, you get the drift.
Anyway, today’s book is something unique and different. Prepper Pete Prepares is an introduction to prepping for the kiddos – you know, those little guys and gals that motivate us to keep our planet and world safe for generations to come.
Read the rest here!
Had a phenomenal interview with Vincent Finelli of USAPrepares.com on January 31st. Broadcast on nearly a dozen stations worldwide, we ended up ranking #12 out of 100 (Glenn Beck was number 2 – so we’re doing pretty well)!
Topics discussed ranged from emergency preparation of children and steps parents should teach them to dealing with emergencies when they are away from home.
You can download and access the show archive here.
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“Kermit helps children understand the importance of making sure that they and their families have back up plans just in case there is ever a natural disaster or other problem. As someone who has children in their prepping community, I think this book is a great tool to help the younger children relate to and make them feel that they too can play a role in their families survival. As a learning tool this book opens up dialog that can engage children and help them use creative thinking to see what they can think of in order to help keep their family safe, and opens up being able to talk to their children about gun safety and proper handling. The book talks about keeping the family safe from bad guys, which allows parents to establish who the children can and can not trust. I believe Prepper Pete & Friends will make a great impact on the prepping community and that every family should own a copy or two of these great books.
See the original here!
– Prepper Days
Prepper Pete & Friends in our USA Prepares interview from January 7th! Great discussion on Children and prepping with Vincent Finelli!
Sorry for the delay in posting this – we scored 12th on the rankings!
Download here: http://archives2014.gcnlive.com/Archives2014/jan14/USAPrepares/0107141.mp3