As with most new hobbies or jobs, when you start to prep, you make a few errors and mistakes. Learning what to do and what not to do requires gaining some experience in the subject. The Urban Survival Site has complied “21 Prepper Tips I wish I’d Heard Before I started Prepping.” We thought we would highlight a few from their list.
1. Manage Your Money
I know we have discussed this in other blogs, but making sure you are financially secure can help when a disaster strikes. If you start living below your means right now that means you will have money left over to buy supplies. Prepping is also something that should be done slowly and steadily. Research and be patient to find the best quality item for the best price.
2. Don’t Store Water in Old Milk Jugs
Although it seems like a good idea, it could end in disaster. Milk jugs can be hard to wash and to get all the milk out. If you store water and there is milk still in them, harmful bacteria may grow. Also, the plastic may break down over time or give out, causing an unexpected mess.
3. Store More Than Just Canned Food That Your Family Eats
We love saving money and finding deals as much as the next person, but if the deal is on something your family doesn’t eat then it will have been a waste of time, money and space. Also, having a variety of food store such as canned, dry and freeze-dried will help diversify your diet.
4. Don’t Put All Your Preps in One Place
Since you don’t know where the disaster will strike, having different locations for different items like keeping a bug-out bag in every vehicle, will help you be prepared no matter where you are.
5. Get the Whole Family Involved in Prepping
Prepping needs to involve the whole family. They may not share your enthusiasm, but they still need the knowledge and know how to be prepared for the worst.
6. Have a Plan A and Plan B
Because you don’t know what will happen, having a Plan A and a Plan B will help you really be prepared for anything that might happen. “Every prepper needs a backup plan to their backup plan.”
Just remember to take baby steps and that, in all likelihood, the world will not end tomorrow.
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