Prepping Basics

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Just getting started with prepping? Has some piece of news scared you to death for the future and that of your family? You can become better prepared for …whatever…by just jumping in and doing something proactive today. I posted List #1 here.

  1. Track down a source for free, white plastic buckets. Bakeries, restaurants, delis and grocery stores all have them, often for free. I get mine from the bakery counter at my grocery store. You’ll use these to store larger amounts of dry food and for organizing smaller items that you begin to accumulate, such as toothpaste and bars of soap.
  2. Watch for sales on canned goods, and then buy as much as you can afford. Focus on canned soups, canned meat (tuna and chicken), canned beans, and canned veggies. Also, cans of ravioli and beef stew come in handy. Generally, canned food has a very long shelf life and, once opened, doesn’t require any cooking in a dire emergency.
  3. Does every member of your family have a good pair of walking shoes? Are they comfortably broken in? If you ever need to walk for a long distance, you’ll need them. Consider storing them beneath the seats of your car or in the trunk for a worst-case scenario in which you’re miles from civilization, have a broken-down car, and are wearing flip-flops!

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