Friday, December 27, 2019 by Grace Olson
If you’re just about to start prepping, it can seem like a daunting task. There are so many things to prepare and learn, and sometimes, people put it off until the disaster is looming at the horizon. The best time to start prepping is now. Here is a simple five-step guide to give you a rundown of the things that you should know. (h/t to UrbanSurvivalNetwork.com)
It’s important to understand that preparing for every possible scenario is impossible. Countless things could happen when SHTF and even the most knowledgeable prepper may encounter some problems when disaster strikes.
However, you can sort it out by likelihood. Consider your area first. What are the likeliest disasters to happen? If you’re by the beach, you may want to prepare for a tsunami or a strong storm. If you’re living near the forest, a forest fire is always a risk.
Also, natural disasters are not the only thing you have to watch out for. Consider other disasters like an economic collapse or a plague. Consider the following disaster types:
Additionally, your area will dictate which foods you can grow and determine your access to food and other resources. Knowing your area is crucial to figuring out which supplies you need to stockpile.
Multiple agencies and institutions have different recommendations when it comes to preparing for disaster. Here are some key terms you need to know:
When SHTF, regular establishments will most likely be closed. Moreover, upon the announcement of disaster, you don’t want to wrestle with last-minute buyers on supplies. Stock up long beforehand and consider the following needs:
Beyond supplies, however, your skills are your greatest asset. If you run out of supplies, your skills are all you have to ensure your survival. Here are some of the things you need to start learning:
When SHTF, you need to act fast. People often freeze up in the face of danger, so preparing beforehand will help you stay calm and collected once disaster strikes. Here are the things you need to consider when bugging out:
While prepping, you might lose motivation after a while. Remember that a disaster may happen at any time. As the saying goes, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Here are some tasks to add to your prepping checklist:
While this guide barely touches all the tips and tricks you need to know before SHTF, it’s a good start to your prepping journey so you can ensure that you and your loved ones survive any emergency.