What Are the 3 Most Important Items for a New Prepper to Get Started With?
Our friend Brian over at the Organized Prepper has a great post this week that we wanted to share.
He asked 45 of the top Emergency Preparedness & Survival Bloggers which three items they thought were the most important for a newbie getting started prepping.
From his post: “Getting started as a Prepper can be a daunting task. You’ve made the leap that there is “something” out there you need to be prepared for – whether that’s being ready for next hurricane season or a world-wide financial system collapse – you need to do something.
But where to start? As a newbie you will quickly find many websites giving you lists and lists and lists of what to do and you can quickly get into a paralysis from information overload – especially as you start to learn about other disasters you hadn’t even considered before.”
Our Advise Here at Preparednessmama for the Three Most Important Items for a New Prepper Is:
1. Get the mental attitude – understand what your specific challenges will be and make a plan to be safe in those instances. Do you need to prepare for earthquakes, wildfires and civil unrest? How will your family communicate if you are separated? Once you have a plan you can buy or make the things you need.
2. Get your water storage together. Purchase containers and fill them. Learn about the ways to find and make your water safe when your supply runs out. We know in the Pacific NW that we can’t count on the city water pipes working after a major earthquake. I like the LifeStraw filter because it’s small and easy to use.
3. What are you going to eat if you have to bug out? Survival Food is important. Look for something that’s simple to store and quick to prepare. It should take a minimum of energy to cook it. So MRE’s (if you like that kind of thing) or freeze dried foods are great for on the go eating.
Then of course there’s… a bug out bag, emergency cooking options, flashlights, radio’s….it never ends really. I don’t know if I will ever be able to say “I’m done preparing!”
The 3 top things from The Organized Prepper – First Prepper Expert Roundup? Prepping 101
1-Water 2- Food 3- Knowledge
Follow the link below to the Organized Prepper and see all the comments for starting prepping. It is well worth a look and I found some new preparedness websites to follow – you will too!
Brian received such a great response, that it required two posts to put in all the information. Way to go and thanks for giving PreparednessMama a spot in the Prepper Expert Roundup!
Organized Prepper Getting Prepped, Part 1
Organized Prepper Getting Prepped, part 2
Hello Shelle! So glad to meet you – thanks for stopping by my blog! I guess I’m a natural prepper by heart – which means I have always wanted to be one step ahead – just in case. My hubby and I are trying to build a homestead where we can live a fairly self-reliant life – off the grid, growing our own food, collecting rainwater, etc.. Right now I am experimenting with acorns, which are abundant where our house will be built, as another source of protein. My first experiment did not go well and I posted the results on my blog. I am in the middle of round #2 right now, using a different method to extract the tannin out of the acorns. Wish me luck! I subscribed to your site – lets keep in touch!
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