Have some extra time to spare? Whether you’re bored or just sitting and watching TV/YouTube/Netflix, there’s always something that can be done to further your preparedness.
I’m a big fan of multitasking. While I watch TV, I’m usually doing something else, as well. I can pay attention to multiple things at once. When it comes to my preparedness, there’s always something that can be done, even if I’ve done it a thousand times.
Practice creates muscle memory and makes it easier to recall when you really need it.
Here are 32 preparedness ideas that you can at any time:
- Practice knot tying
- Make a new kit or check your current kits
- Learn and/or practice your hand sewing
- Learn/practice leather crafting
- Read a prepper/survival magazine/book
- Write in your preparedness planner
- Make anything out of paracord
- Make some homemade fire starters
- Carve wood into spoons, bowls, etc. (can be done inside if you put towel/garbage bag down to catch shavings)
- Make candles
- If you own/carry a firearm, practice dry firing techniques
- Play the conflicted card game
- Exercise (lift weights, run in place, do push-ups, yoga, whatever, lots of types of exercise techniques can be done at home)
- Look over your emergency disaster plan
- Put together a folder of all important documents
- Organize your preps
- Sharpen your knives
- Make a checklist of your preps (food, water, kits, etc)
- Download and/or print free preparedness eBooks
- Make hardtack
- Make your own toothpaste, deodorant, shampoos, etc.
- Make your own bug/mosquito spray
- Make an oil lamp
- Download/order/print road and topo maps
- Make bread from scratch
- Taste test one of your food storage items
- Look over your first aid kits
- Search eBay for prepping gear deals
- Make something with gorilla/duct tape
- Put together your own homemade MREs
- Come up with a menu plan for your food storage
- Strap on your bug out bag and walk around the house, do some jumping jacks, etc.
There are numerous other things we can do when we have some extra time or while we’re watching TV/Netflix/YouTube. The best thing you can do for yourself and your family is to practice proper time management. Do whatever you have to in order to prioritize preparedness.
Conquer tomorrow, by preparing today!