Hey ya’ll! We’re back with Shaun, from INCHSurvival.com and today he’s going to give us the basics of prepping! So whether you’re a newbie or a pro at prepping, Shaun has got some great tips for you!
Mom Prepares: Our main audience is moms who are still taking steps into emergency preparedness. If you could offer one piece of advice to prepping moms, what would it be?
“This piece of advice that I’m about to give will cover a few things. When it comes to our children, making sure that they are safe and healthy is one of our top priorities as parents. Our economy today is not looking good at all and with the looming threat of collapse, war and other economic issues, we need to be getting ourselves prepared and have to start taking matters into our own hands. Being prepared will also add a sense of comfort and security to your family in the event that something does happen. Remember, it’s better to be prepared and have nothing happen than the other way around.
If you’re just starting to prep it can be overwhelming, especially if you are trying to plan for all types of scenarios that could arise. The best thing in my opinion is to start small.
A) Make yourself a bug out bag regardless if you’re planning on bugging in or out. You never know when you might need to leave your home for whatever reason. Also make sure that you have maps of your local area and state/province in your bag. Your bag doesn’t have to have everything, but try and include all of the main necessities you would need for your family to survive for at least up to a week if you had no power or were forced out of your home.
B) Start a small stockpile of supplies for your home such as canned goods, emergency meals (mre’s), bags of rice, etc. Make sure that the food you purchase has a long shelf life and that you rotate your supply regularly. If you can’t afford much, get a few extra cans of soup or other cheap food when you do your grocery shopping. It’s better than nothing and you’ll notice your stockpile growing rather quickly.
C) If you want to be more self-sufficient, consider planting a garden this summer so that you don’t have to rely on the grocery store for your vegetables. Plant some fruit trees or raise some chickens either for eggs or for meat. There are lots of inexpensive things that you can do that will make a big difference in your life.”