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Expats and Guns – Defending Yourself in Another Country

Part of being a prepper is being able to defend yourself and your family from threats. Many preppers feel more secure with a supply of firearms and wouldn’t dream of having to give them up. However, if you are planning on becoming an expat prepper, the gun laws of the country you are moving to might be prohibitive. by Jolina Flowers, SHTFblog’s Expat Prepper There are many challenges with being an expat, let alone challenges with being an expat prepper. If you are from a country that cherishes its gun…

The Danger of Being a Woman in Mexico

There is a danger to being a woman in Mexico. I know – I live here. by Jolina Flowers, SHTFblog’s Expat Prepper Being a female expat has its own inherent risks and challenges. Depending on the country that you move to, you may find that the culture, laws, and social norms are designed to foster a submissive role for women. I can’t speak about the issues in other countries, but the transition from the United States to Mexico has been eye-opening for me as an expat prepper. Mexican Discrimination Against…

Challenges of Becoming an Expat Prepper

As you probably already know, an expat (expatriate) is someone who lives in a country other than the one he or she was born in, and a prepper is someone who actively prepares for emergencies. Therefore, expat preppers are people that live in a country not their own and are prepared for disruptions in society, natural disasters, and personal emergencies. by Jolina Flowers, an expat prepper living in Mexico Expat preppers have chosen to leave their home countries for a variety of reasons. Perhaps they are working or studying abroad.…

Mexico Earthquakes: Preparing as an Expat Prepper

Mexico is located on three large tectonic plates making one of the most earthquake-prone and seismologically active countries in the world. Earthquakes can happen any day of the year and can not be predicted. Thus, being an Expat Prepper in Mexico means learning a little bit about earthquake survival. by Jolina Flowers, an expat prepper living in Mexico In 1985, Mexico City was hit by a series of earthquakes. The foreshocks, aftershocks, and main earthquake caused somewhere between 5,000 and 45,000 deaths. Many bodies were never recovered. There were at…