There is so much information about preparedness online and while it may be all free, it’s also overwhelming.
Your time isn’t free. In fact, your time is extremely valuable. I want to help you get focused on what actions exactly you need to take in order to get prepared NOW!
I don’t expect you to have a year’s worth of food and water right off the bat. The point of preparedness, especially when you’re just starting out is to take baby steps.
These baby steps will help you accomplish a lot more in the long run without burn out and without feeling overwhelmed. Overwhelm will be the quickest way to just stop prepping all together.
Be realistic and attainable with your goals.
Here are 5 actions that you can start doing TODAY to get prepared!
1. Next time you’re at the grocery store, grab a couple extra cans of food. Also grab a couple extra gallons of water. When you get home, put those extra cans of food and extra gallons of water in a specific spot that is designated for preparedness food/water, such as a closet or your pantry or a tub. Boom. You’ve now started, or are continuing your food supply just by doing your normal grocery shopping. If you want to learn more about how to store food and water for emergencies and disasters, you can take a look at my eBook.
2. Keep a piece of paper with your food/water supply and whenever you add to the supply, quickly write down what you added to it. This takes just a few moments and will make all the difference in the world later on. Organization is going to be a huge help to your overall preparedness.
3. Get together a blackout kit. This kit will be used whenever the lights go out. Go around your home and collect all of your candles, lighters, matches, flashlights and batteries and put them into a container of any kind. Put that container in an easy to access spot. Now whenever there’s a blackout, you can refer to that kit and know exactly where everything is, instead of scrambling about looking for all of your items. I would also highly suggest adding a NOAA weather radio to your blackout kit as well.
4. Set aside at least 30 minutes a week to learn a new skill, to read up on prepping or buy a new prepping item. You don’t have to go fast and furious with your preparedness. Take your time, but make prepping a priority. In just 30 minutes a week, you’ll be well on your way to being far more prepared than most of the world.
5. Write up a disaster plan. Without a plan, you and your family will be scrambling around if something bad were to happen. Get a plan in place and make sure the whole family understands what needs to happen in the event of an emergency or disaster. I have an eBook that goes over exactly how you can make a disaster plan for an emergency or disaster.
After you feel comfortable with the above steps, you can move onto making a bug out bag for every family member. But that comes after you’ve gotten in a good groove of the basics of preparedness.
You don’t have to be a hardcore prepper to be prepared. The simple things, such as having extra food and water, will help you to be prepared and take less strain off of your family and off of the system.
You’ll feel confident and secure knowing that you can provide for yourself and your family in the event of an emergency or disaster.
If you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.