- Make an evacuation plan for your home, hold a family meeting, and conduct a drill.
- Learn how to use a solar oven.
- Take a First Aid or CPR class.
- Take a basic firearm class or an advanced class if you already know the basics of shooting.
- Choose a family hobby that is preparedness oriented.
- Learn how to start a fire using three different techniques and three different types of tinder.
- Go through your monthly expenses line by line to see which expenses can either be eliminated or decreased.
- Find the shut-off valve for your home’s water and gas systems.
- Try a new variety of freeze dried food to see how your family likes it.
- Find seven new recipes that primarily use only the food in your storage pantry.
- Learn how to bake bread from scratch.
- Go camping.
- Start an herb garden and dehydrate your own herbs.
- Plant three vegetables that your family enjoys eating.
- Make a list of all the non-edible products used in your household in a typical week.
- Get your Concealed Carry permit.
- De-clutter one room in your house to make space for for your food and supply storage.
- Get an annual physical.
- Take a walk or go on a bike ride with your family.
- Make a family plan to gather everyone together In the event of an emergency that occurs while everyone is away from home.
- Buy $25 worth of “junk silver.”
- Plant a variety of medicinal herbs that are suited to your climate and will be helpful to your most frequent ailments.
- Read a preparedness related book.
- Find someone with a preparedness skill you’d like to learn and schedule time for a lesson or two. (e.g. fishing, carpentry, knitting)
- Write out a Family Evacuation Plan.
- Take a class to learn orienteering.
- Sign up for a local CERT class.
- If you have firearms and ammo, do an inventory of both to determine if you have too much of one and not enough of the other.
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