Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of teenagers reaching out to the prepping community asking how they can get prepared. They see the value, but their parents don’t. It’s frustrating for them because they may not have a lot of control to do a lot of major preparedness activities while living with their parents.
But don’t fret, there’s hope.
Are you a teenager who wants to get prepared? Then read on!
- Talk to your parents – Maybe your parents just aren’t aware of how strongly you feel about getting prepared. Help them understand the importance by sitting down and having a mature conversation with them about the pros of preparing the household against any emergencies or disasters.
- Do what you can to prep on your own – Whether your parents are or aren’t on board with the whole ‘prepping’ thing, there are things you can do to prep on your own. Create your own emergency disaster plan. Make sure the carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors are good to go. Carry your own EDC. Pack an emergency bag for the vehicle and place it under a seat. Read books. Read blogs. Watch YouTube videos. Make your own bug out bag. Consider making a bug out bag for your family members as gifts.
- Get a job – There’s a lot more to being prepared than surviving in the woods. Get a job and start bringing in your own income so that you can be a little more self-sufficient and help out around the household.
- Save your money – Put some money aside for rainy days to help yourself or your family in times of crisis.
- Learn and practice skills – There are a ton of skills that you can learn and practice. Navigation. Fire making. Working with paracord. Getting your HAM license. Go for a hike. Exercise. Learn to cook with nonperishable food. Learn to fix things.
There’s so much you can do on your own. It’s ideal if you can get your parents on board, but if that’s not possible, don’t give up! Do whatever you can on your own to get yourself, and your family, better prepared for emergencies and disasters.
Conquer tomorrow, by preparing today!