Bite-size Tasks = Big Prepping Steps!
Hey there! Lisa here.
I created Prepper Weekend Tasks to help YOU move forward as a prepper. After all, the weekend is just enough time to do some simple prepping to help you get your house and family in order for uncertain times.
Don’t you agree?
In my own home, it’s always so much easier when someone just tells me WHAT TO DO!!! Sometimes I don’t want to think or research or figure out the best way to do something — “Just tell me what to do!!”
Can you relate?
I selected these particular tasks because they’re affordable, quick, and easy to fit into your weekend.
You can choose one or both options. Your choice! But don’t worry; you can always go back and complete something unfinished. If you didn’t get these tasks by email, you can opt in here for my weekly Sunday morning newsletter.
And if you like these simple tasks, then watch for my 2023 Prepping Calendar going on sale this fall with a year’s worth of tasks and tips just like these.
Alright, let’s get started!
- Add 10 cans of chicken or tuna to your food storage.
- Download the free Zello app to your smartphone and practice using it as a walkie-talkie.
- Add a road atlas and/or paper maps of your city & state to your vehicle kit.
- Read up on how to treat heat exhaustion in humans and pets. We still have a long way to go before summer’s end.
- Buy a small container of plain bleach for water purification and write on the container the number of drops needed per gallon of water. You can find that info here.
- Buy a medicine dropper or pipette and tape it to the bleach container so you’ll always have an accurate way to measure bleach drops. You can get a dropper at any drugstore.
- Review home or renter’s insurance to ensure adequate coverage. Check into flood insurance while you’re at it.
- Declutter a spare closet or cupboard to make space to store preps.
- Learn how to make one DIY seasoning mix to replace a store-bought packet. Here are a few recipes to get started.
- Walk around your home with a critical eye for any security issues. Make a list of what needs to be done to make your home more secure.
- Create a written list of contact information for family and friends so you aren’t dependent on that info saved on your phone or computer.
- Identify a meeting place outside your home in case of a house fire–a mailbox or a specific tree is common. Tell everyone in the family where this meeting place will be, and remind them every now and then!
- Add one sanity-saving item–a book, a deck of cards, etc.–to your vehicle emergency kit. Here’s a list of what that kit might contain.
- Practice situational awareness at a place of business you frequent. What does that mean, exactly? Here are the details.
- Calculate your family’s daily water needs–minimum 1 gal/person/day, but I recommend twice that, plus more for pets. Use this worksheet to calculate your needs.
- Add one day’s worth of water to your family’s water storage, either with cases of bottled water, 1 or 5-gallon containers, or refilled 2-liter soda bottles.
- Add 10 cans of vegetables to your food storage.
- Check your furnace or HVAC system and replace filters.
- Check your food storage for pests — insects, rodents, family pets. Diatomaceous earth has helped keep my food storage area free from almost all insects.
- Involve your kids, grandkids, or nieces and nephews in a skill you’re learning. Here’s a list to help you get started.
Stay tuned! There’ll be a year’s worth of tasks and tips just like these in my 2023 Prepping Calendar going on sale soon.
All the best to you and your family,
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