Morgan Rogue has moved her family to rural Alaska just in case of a zombie apocalypse. The 37-year-old mother of two has been preparing for the end of the world for the past 11 years.
Rogue said that she got into preparedness in 2010 when a brief power outage gave the mother a change of thinking. She says that she was not able to charge her phone and it made her realize that she wouldn’t know what to do if the electricity went off forever.
“When I first started prepping, it was specifically for one or two types of disasters, but as I continued to prep and become involved in the community, I realized that if I’m prepared for one type of emergency, I’m prepared for it all,” said Morgan Rogue. “The more I started prepping, the more extensive my preps became, and the more self-reliant I wanted to become. So many things are out of our control – natural disasters, car accidents, attacks, contaminated water and so on.”
By moving her family to live off the grid in rural Alaska, Morgan Rogue has taken her preparedness to a whole new level.
“Preparedness,” or “doomsday prepping” as it’s sometimes called, is a type of survival where people limit their dependence on outside sources, such as grocery stores and electricity. They do this so that if there is a disaster, whether it be natural or a government collapse, they would be prepared to survive independently.
The term “doomsday prepping” became famous after the National Geographic 2011 TV show, Doomsday Preppers.
For Rogue and her family, prepping has become a way of life. They currently have six months of food ready just in case a zombie apocalypse happens today. Rogue and her husband both hunt, and have been supplying the family with meat.
The family also has their own garden, a collection of farm animals including chickens, and are planning to create their own root cellar for food storage.
“We run on solar power, generators, and soon, wind power. We will soon have a well with a pump that will run on solar power, as well as a hand pump,” said Rogue.
The family is hoping that they will be 50% self-sufficient in five years.
With each step that the family takes towards prepping, Morgan Rogue is learning more and more about the skills she needs to survive off the grid.
“I’m constantly working to learn new skills so that I’m less reliant on others. I hate buying bread, so I make my own and I realized I needed to grow the grain, grind the grain and harvest wild yeast in order to make it,” she said.
She shares these skills with her family, and her growing Instagram following. Morgan Rogue goes by @rogueprepardedness on Instagram and the mother of two has a following of about 12.3K. On her Instagram she shares tips and tricks from her life as a doomsday prepper.
Rogue says that her two children have also been helping with the family preparedness and as they grow older she has been letting them do more. The children, ages 5 and 2, help with food preparation and even pack their own emergency supplies.
Their mother hopes that even if they don’t continue with prepping when they grow up, that they’ll take the skills that she’s taught them and be prepared when any situation comes their way.
The mother of two said, “You can be prepared and still live a normal and happy life. Preparedness is part of your life – it doesn’t become your life. Every single person can be prepared, regardless of where you live or how much money you have. It’s never too late – conquer tomorrow by preparing today.”