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50 Easy Prepping Tasks in 10 Minutes or Less

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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:

  1. Learn to tie knots
  2. Make a fire starter
  3. Go people watching
  4. Read a few pages of a book
  5. Watch a couple YouTube videos
  6. Read a couple blog posts
  7. Play some Conflicted card game
  8. Make a 1 minute paracord bracelet
  9. Practice dry firing
  10. Rotate food storage
  11. Inventory a small kit
  12. Check your batteries to make sure they’re all still good
  13. Check your first aid supplies
  14. Sharpen a knife
  15. Check your medications
  16. Meditate
  17. Go for a brisk walk
  18. Start a fire in BBQ or fire pit
  19. Check your smoke detectors
  20. Make sure your fire extinguisher is up-to-date
  21. Put batteries in your flashlights to make sure they work
  22. Write a list of prepper goals
  23. Write a wishlist of gear
  24. Research past disasters and learn from them
  25. Listen to a podcast (may take longer than 10 min, but you could start and finish later)
  26. Google local prepper/survival/first aid/self-defense classes in your area
  27. Practice making feather sticks
  28. Practice using a ferro rod
  29. Learn how or practice with flint/steel
  30. Try a canned food you’ve never tried before
  31. Buy a nonperishable food item and a bottle of water (while out grocery shopping)
  32. Study for the HAM technician license
  33. Search for wild edibles in your backyard/neighborhood
  34. Organize some of your gear
  35. Setup your tent in backyard/living room
  36. Practice lock picking
  37. Walk around inside/outside of your house to find any holes in your home defense
  38. Cut up some fruits or vegetables and put in the dehydrator
  39. Start planning meals for your long term food storage
  40. Get outside and just enjoy the trees and fresh air
  41. Make some cordage from gorilla tape
  42. Request a free map
  43. Download helpful prepper/survival apps on your phone
  44. Set reminders in your phone or on a physical calendar to inventory kits
  45. Start planning your fall or spring garden
  46. Start sprouts for sprouting
  47. Find the exits when you’re at a local store
  48. Practice with a sling shot
  49. Practice with your bow
  50. 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!

Conquer Tomorrow by Preparing Today

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Morgan is the founder of 'Rogue Preparedness' (formerly 'Armed Rogue'). She has been a prepper for about a decade. She is constantly mastering new skills and techniques and then passing on that knowledge. It is her hope to reach as many people as possible to help them get prepared for emergencies and disasters.

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