How to Start Prepping

Here are some tips for beginning preppers.

How to get started prepping by getting your house ready to bug in and avoid the biggest prepping mistakes.

If you are a new beginner prepper and you’re wondering how to get started prepping well I have some tips for you.  Stock up on emergency survival supplies a little at a time start with the most important prep – water – buy water storage containers and fill them up yourself. Plan to store at least one gallon per person per day for many days at least 30 days to start.

Get a supply of everyday prepper pantry foods. The best foods to stockpile are canned, packaged, easy to prepare shelf-stable food that you normally eat.  Get some long-term food storage foods that last a long time things like beans, rice, oatmeal, and honey. You can buy those foods in number 10 cans or buy them in bulk and store them in jars or food grade buckets for long term emergency food storage.

Stock up on first-aid supplies.

Buy a comprehensive first-aid kit then fill it in with first aid items that your family needs. If you take prescription, medicine or wear eyeglasses take into account these must-have items.

Next – hygiene supplies.

Stock up on extra things that you count on using everyday like soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper, feminine hygiene supplies, and household cleaners, paper towels and trash bags. Look over the things that you use every day and make sure you have extras of those put away in your stockpile.

Emergency lights can be critical in a power outage or emergency situation make sure you have flashlights with extra batteries, candles with lighters, matches, and lanterns and lamp oil.

Next, whatever the special needs and supplies that are specific to your family.

If you have elderly family members, infants, or small children figure out the special items you would need for those people and make sure you have plenty of that on hand.

Make an important papers file.

You need to have copies of your identification your credit cards your social security information your bank information, tax records, medical records, birth certificates, insurance information and a list of important contacts phone numbers like your family your work number, even your babysitter.

Then make a bug-out bag or a 72-hour kit.

Assemble the things that you would grab and go in an emergency evacuation situation things that could keep you going and keep your life on track for several days.

Being a sensible prepper prepping doesn’t have to be scared to death and waiting for an apocalypse, it just means you’re smoothing the way for your family so you’ll always have what you need.

You can make the best of any circumstances.

Don’t panic – you got this…

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