More often than not, the biggest complaint that I hear about getting prepared is the time involved to do it.
While some tasks can take a while, there are plenty of tasks that can be done in 30 minutes or less. Do you have 30 minutes a day or even a week to devote to preparedness?
Well, do you have just 10 minutes a day or a week?
I think we can all find 10 minutes somewhere to devote to an easy task.
On my YouTube channel I did a series of videos (7 total) that showcased easy tasks that can be done in just 10 minutes. So I thought I’d expand on that over here at the blog to showcase 50 of them!
Again, not all tasks are going to able to be completed within 10 minutes or less, some will take longer and that’s when we can budget the time in to complete those tasks later on.
However, doing a little bit here and there is better than doing nothing at all.
Here are 50 tasks that you can complete within 10 minutes or less:
- Learn to tie knots
- Make a fire starter
- Go people watching
- Read a few pages of a book
- Watch a couple YouTube videos
- Read a couple blog posts
- Play some Conflicted card game
- Make a 1 minute paracord bracelet
- Practice dry firing
- Rotate food storage
- Inventory a small kit
- Check your batteries to make sure they’re all still good
- Check your first aid supplies
- Sharpen a knife
- Check your medications
- Go for a brisk walk
- Start a fire in BBQ or fire pit
- Check your smoke detectors
- Make sure your fire extinguisher is up-to-date
- Put batteries in your flashlights to make sure they work
- Write a list of prepper goals
- Write a wishlist of gear
- Research past disasters and learn from them
- Listen to a podcast (may take longer than 10 min, but you could start and finish later)
- Google local prepper/survival/first aid/self-defense classes in your area
- Practice making feather sticks
- Practice using a ferro rod
- Learn how or practice with flint/steel
- Try a canned food you’ve never tried before
- Buy a nonperishable food item and a bottle of water (while out grocery shopping)
- Study for the HAM technician license
- Search for wild edibles in your backyard/neighborhood
- Organize some of your gear
- Setup your tent in backyard/living room
- Practice lock picking
- Walk around inside/outside of your house to find any holes in your home defense
- Cut up some fruits or vegetables and put in the dehydrator
- Start planning meals for your long term food storage
- Get outside and just enjoy the trees and fresh air
- Make some cordage from gorilla tape
- Request a free map
- Download helpful prepper/survival apps on your phone
- Set reminders in your phone or on a physical calendar to inventory kits
- Start planning your fall or spring garden
- Start sprouts for sprouting
- Find the exits when you’re at a local store
- Practice with a sling shot
- Practice with your bow
- Start creating a list of skills you want to learn
There you have it. I’m sure there are many, many, many other tasks that can be completed within 10 minutes or less or even 30 minutes or less.
Prioritize your time and you’ll be able to squeeze any of these tasks (and plenty more) into your busy life.
Conquer tomorrow, by preparing today!