Many of us have some spare time on lazy afternoons during the waning days of summer. It is a perfect time to make sure all of your survival supplies are in good order; or, if you have none, take the initial steps to being a prepper.
Becoming prepared for worst-case-scenario events may seem like a daunting task when you consider the amount of time, effort and cost that would go into stockpiling enough nonperishable food and water to last weeks or months. But taking small steps toward being prepared in your spare time can yield surprising results in just a matter of weeks.
You can start small by organizing a basic three-day food supply. Including things like:
- Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables.
- Canned juices, milk, soup (if powdered, store extra water).
- Staples: sugar, salt, pepper.
- High-energy foods: peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, trail mix.
- Foods for infants, elderly persons or persons with special dietary needs.
- Comfort foods: Cookies, hard candy, sweetened cereals, lollipops, instant coffee, tea bags.
- One gallon of water for each person in your household for each day.
Once you get a small store in place, you will likely notice that your efforts to prepare for the worst snowball into a lifestyle that will leave you and your family safe and ready for almost anything.