Like everything else, prepping has become very specialized. Prepping for an earthquake, which can happen in the blink of an eye, is different than prepping for a hurricane, which usually involves plenty of advance warning (not to mention flooding). Prepping to be in lockdown mode in your home is very different from prepping to bug out.
But some things remain the same. Regardless of which particular disaster strikes and whether you’ll have to stay at the home front or evacuate, you’ll still have some basic needs such as food and water. Every now and then, it’s a good idea to review your plans to handle emergencies in order to make sure you’re ready. It’s kind of a back to basics concept.
A vast majority of people will be looking for help in a crisis. By being prepared, you can take care of yourself and family members, and maybe be in a position where you can help some folks you care about who never heeded your warnings to prepare. You’ll probably never have to remind them again after they go through an emergency.
In addition to food, water and shelter, you’ll want to have a plan established that you and your family can follow in case of an emergency. If everyone in your family knows what to do and how to do it – in advance – you’ll be able to handle a crisis situation better than 95 percent of the people around you. Be ready to hunker down and be ready to bug out.
This article, “Are You Prepared for Basic Survival?” is a few months old, but these concepts never grow old.
How far along are you in terms of prepping for a crisis? Do you have food and water stockpiled for a week, a month, three months, or a year? Do you have bug out bags fully stocked and ready to go for each family member? What do you still need to do to be as fully prepared as you know you should be? Let me know where you stand. Maybe we can help each other out with ideas.