Last Friday I read Aimee’s comment on my Facebook page and immediately wished I could rush to her side and help her. Then I realized there are hundreds of SurvivalMoms with great tips for Aimee and all the other Aimees out there. Here is her Facebook comment.
I just don’t know where to begin in prepping for anything. I am a city girl living in the country. I don’t know how to can, sew, garden or shoot. I do tend to stock up on canned goods, water and tp. I love all your info but whenever I read new things I get a sick feeling in my stomach and feel overwhelmed! I feel that the worst is coming and I want to be better prepared! HELP!!!
My advice to Aimee is to start preparing for a two-week emergency. Assume that no help is coming, your family is on their own, and the power will be out the entire two weeks. Now what? You have to think about stocking up on enough food for two weeks that doesn’t require heating, necessarily, or refrigeration. You can do that! Think about how you could heat up water and cook food. Do you have a way to cook all that meat in the freezer before it goes bad? What if someone gets sick during those fourteen days? Do you have a well-equipped First Aid kit and medicine cabinet? How will everyone stay entertained and happy without a TV, computer, Wii and other electronics? When you start thinking and planning for a short-term emergency, it’s easy to keep going and prepare for three weeks, then four, and so on.
Oh, by the way, Aimee, stocking up on water, canned food, and toilet paper is hugely important!
What advice do you have for our overwhelmed friend?
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