Life can be unpredictable and even life-changing. Just a few months ago the Coronavirus didn’t even exist, and now there’s a worldwide pandemic. With that said, there has never been a better opportunity to make sure you’re always prepared. In this blog, we will discuss the art of prepping for any situation or emergency.
No matter how well-prepared you are in life, anything can happen. That is why we should learn how to best prepare, especially in case of emergencies.
Home must-have checklist
First and foremost, a stay in place prepper needs to get their house in order and stock up on essential goods and supplies to eliminate the need to go out and protect their domain.
This doesn’t necessarily mean only protection from looters. You should also prepare your home essentials in case of bad weather and other safety outdoor hazards. This can include plywood boards for windows, home security, defense weapons, and a plan for quick escape. The essentials every stay at home prepper should have:
Preparing to bug out
There are times that you will need to get out of your house due to safety emergencies. In such cases, you need to bring along the essentials for when you get out on a moments notice. One key component to the art of prepping for any situation is to have a ‘bug out bag’. A ‘bug out bag should not be more than 25% of the carriers body weight.
Here are some of these important items that you should include. Keep in mind that some of the essential home supplies shown above will also be part of your ‘bug out bag’ The key here is being able to grab the essentials in a hurry.
Food and water
Choose foods that won’t expire easily, such as canned goods or biscuits. You should also store water, too. Better yet, invest in a portable water filtration straw.
How would you know which items are essential? It should answer these questions:
Examples of non-food essentials that you should have in your bug-out bag can be the following:
You might also have to find a bug-out location. Meaning, a safe place where you can temporarily stay in case you have to leave your home due to safety emergencies. These are things that should be done ahead of time.
What you need to know about emergency prepping
First of all, you need to know the how-to’s of emergency prepping. Among some crucial things you need to prepare to include the following:
You should not commit the following common prepping mistakes. Unfortunately, a lot of people are guilty of such mistakes due to a lack of knowledge. Such situations do not only happen in movies but can also happen in real life.
Learning the art of prepping for any situation
Anything can happen in life. Natural disasters, job loss, accidents, crimes… these things happen without warning. It will catch anyone off-guard. Unfortunately, no one is exempted from these uncontrollable instances.
More so, prepping with a limited budget is another skill that a lot of people are yet to unlock. There’s a lot of things happening right now, including the global pandemic that is COVID-19.
That said, now is the time to take prepping seriously. At the end of the day, only you can help yourself in case such unfortunate situations do happen.
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